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Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello

Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello

A very wise man once told me that there is no such thing as not saying anything.  He explained that even when we don’t talk, when we don’t say a single word, we are saying a lot. So in my silence during 2018, I didn’t mean to say, “Good-bye,” but in many ways, that is exactly what I was saying.  Good-bye.

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I stopped talking to you here, sweet Creativity Tribe.  I pulled myself off some of my favorite social media platforms (for some, I still haven’t returned), pulled away from some of my local friends, and I dove deep into myself.  I didn’t do this out of a sense of pain or as a way of escaping.  I did it because my heart, at the end of 2018, was blown WIDE open, and I knew this was an opportunity to enter into myself to explore my HeartSpace with the lights turned on and the music of my spirit turned up high.  Who can say no to THAT?!

Into the HeartSpace

The events that led up to the opening of my heart are for another visit… it’s a really beautiful story.  What I do want to share is a peek into the journey of diving into my heart.  Haha!  Also, a really beautiful story.

Hello Heart

In the first days of 2018, I realized I had to say yes to the heart journey.  I began by tapping out of the regular rhythms of my life.  I spent extra time with myself.  I took time waking up. I played with my lingering dreams, stretched them out into daydreams later in the day.  I payed attention to the energy that pulsed through me.  I felt more alive.  I brought myself to the page… my thoughts, the images that accompanied them, and the curiosities that danced around me…. I wrote them out, drew and painted.  I EXPRESSED what was inside.  And all of this led me to know myself in new ways.

What I Discovered

I could see strength and confidence I had not known for many years.  I discovered how powerfully I was loved in this world… so much love!!!  And I could see very clearly some of my deepest wounds and the atrophy of my lifeforce those wounds had produced.  And then I decided to re-vitalize those places.

This brought me to my Body Wisdom Journey.  For as long as I could remember, I had struggled with weight.  My weight not only weighed down my body, it also weighed down my dreams.  My lifework suffered because I struggled to move.  My hip has been a source of pain for the last several years.  It has held me back from sharing myself, my art, and my ideas.  But that changed after I began my Body Wisdom Journey.

My body wisdom journey has had me saying goodbye to so much.

In July of this last year, I discovered an eating plan that really worked for me.  I began working with a coach and my body loved me for it.  That was a gamechanger.  It meant that I could do more.  And it meant I could dream bigger.

That brings me to the whole reason I am writing to you here again.  I am ready.  I am…

Saying Hello, Creativity Tribe….

I am looking forward to 2019 with the same passion I looked forward to diving into my heart at the beginning of 2018.  I am looking forward to this because it means I can share the lessons, wisdom, and beauty I found inside there.  I have more projects than ever planned for Creativity Tribe.  Some will be in-person, but many are opportunities for us to connect on-line so that Creativity Tribe is without bounds.  #CreativityTribeWorldwide!

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Full Body…Full Moon

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Full Body…Full Moon

I am honoring my Full Body this Full Moon.

We love Her full body…can’t keep our eyes off of it.

She fills up the sky with a brightness that draws us out, into the dark.

We turn our heads to Her.

Call friends and family to point out Her majesty.

We tell stories about Her, that old woman in the sky.

I say, “She is my Grandmother….

Our roundness and light run in the family!”

And so, this month, as I look into that expanse above

With adoration for Her Fullness,

I will remember that what I love in Her

I should also adore in myself.

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An Invitation to Celebrate YOU

I want to invite you to do the same.
Yes, you….Round Woman, Full WombMOON!

Every woman has some Roundness to her.
Round Hip,
Round Breast,
Round Lip,
Round Shoulder,
Round Belly,
Round Booty,
Round Minded,
Round Hearted.

 

 

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Look for opportunities to bless the Roundness
in your life this MOONth.

Bringing Your Creativity to Life

Create a Full Moon altar….
an art installation in your bedroom or a special space in your home.
Here you can add reminders of how you are the same as Her.
Place a Round bead there or stone.
Light a candle.
Adorn your body. Move in celebration of your curves.
Anoint yourself with oils.
Pretend to BE the Moon….full, majestic, magnetizing!
Write a poem or letter to your Roundness…to your Fullness.
And discover what blooms in you as you honor all that you are.

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Body Wisdom Art Cards

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I am excited about all the potential October is bringing.  I have put together a loose schedule of subjects I want to explore that I think will give us some opportunity to visit some of my favorite ways to insure life is meaningful with just a touch of magic.  Here is my Blogtoberfest plan…. keep in mind I will have a few surprises blended in to keep it FRESH!

Blogtoberfest

Don’t forget to visit Blogtoberfest 2013‘s page!

  • Tuesdays…. This SENSE-sational Life:  Using the senses to cultivate a sensation life
  • Wednesdays… Body Wisdom Wednesday: An intuitive, creative check in with the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies
  • Thursdays… Surprise Gift from the Universe: Cultivating a mindset of possibility that encourages the Universe to shower us with gifts
  • Fridays… Inside Creativity Tribe Studio:  A peek at my latest works of art
  • Saturdays… Dear Creative Spirit:  Prompts to help you infuse your life with creativity and your creativity with life
  • Sundays..Seeking Sanctuary:  Going inward for the journey to being and becoming

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A beautiful symphony of self-care practices is coming together for me right now.  Looking at having surgery sometime in the not so distant future, I have been checking in with what the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies need.  So often they are intertwined.  Our physical body has aches and pains that call attention to emotional wounds which point the way to spiritual shifts.

Part of my treatment for all three (physical, emotional, spiritual) is to check in with the physical body first and allow it to point the way to the needs of the emotional, finally, letting the spiritual do the work.  For me, creativity and intuition are a huge part of my spiritual life.  They open the door to deeper awareness…inevitably offering deeper healing.  For the month of October, I will be sharing some of my Body Wisdom Cards with you for Body Wisdom Wednesday.  You may find that they tap into any of the three bodies mentioned above or into a combination of them.

Today’s cards were inspired by my interview on Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit.  The interview is up for about 24 more hours.  There is a free gift called the Creativity Booster Pack that I hope you will check out!

It was also inspired by Jon Gabriel’s 21 Day  Meditation for Weight Loss Challenge.  Now I am not one who is a proponent of diets for myself.  I really believe they have messed up more than they have helped, but Jon Gabriel’s mind-body approach to weight loss is very different and revolutionary as far as I am concerned, so I jumped at the opportunity to take part in the challenge.  And so far it is delightful and inspiring!

My Body Wisdom Cards for Today

I started working with my Body Wisdom Cards by listening to the mediation Jon Gabriel sent out today.  It was centered around the affirmation… “I radiate health and vitality, I naturally release excess weight.”

Next, I checked in with my intuition as to what essential oil I might use to support a deeper understanding of all three levels of the body.

I chose Wild Orange, a happy scent that is both uplifting and calming at the same time.

Art Card Process 1

This is an image I designed for the BSC Telesummit.

Art Card Process 2

I worked on the two cards initially as one piece. The first representing a more structured idea, the second inviting in more of an organic flow.

Art Card Process 3

I eventually separated the two.  The first I embellished with matte and shimmery water colors, Prismacolors, and paint pen.  The second, I repeated some of the themes discovered in the first and began to tell a story about what is going on in my body.  The circle with flowers and a heart is the symbol I have been exploring in my journals as I explore what it means to me to have uterine cancer.  The ovaries have blossomed into flowers.  (I later realized that it also resembles an orange…perhaps a Wild Orange!)  The little snail is a recurring character in my art which I believe to represent curiosity.

Art Card Box

I chose a box I had in my studio to hold my card collection. I intend to continue working with the cards and exploring them during my 21 Day Meditation Challenge.

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Painting Up a Storm

Art Heals

There is a storm in my body.  I think it has been brewing for a long time, although I didn’t know it.  Recently it made itself known in a big way.  And now, I am sitting on the front porch of my soul watching it pass over me.

In the last several weeks it has felt so big that all I knew to do was sit with it. As luck would have it, I was in my studio the other night, and I began painting while I was doing that sitting.  The painting felt good.  I could tell it was doing something in my body.  Something…a hormone or feel good chemical, perhaps the workings of my creative spirit….something was helping the storm dissipate.

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This isn’t a huge surprise to me….this feeling that comes when we dive into creativity, no holds barred.  That is one of the benefits of art, it is a catalyst to healing.  And so, I am painting up a storm….or should I say OUT a storm.  And my body feels grateful.

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So grateful for the release that I have just kept painting…..a piece of cardboard, a bigger piece, a small canvas, then larger….then the entire top of my studio table.  The more I paint, the more cleansing.  The more I paint, the less dark the storm.  The more I paint, the better I feel.

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This is how creativity leads to healing, how it helps us understand ourselves, and connect with the world we have spinning inside.

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Creativity Prompt:  Invite yourself to sit with simple art supplies….pencil and paper, pen and paper, cardboard and paint.  Nothing fancy, just what is at hand.  Close your eyes and let the supplies give life to what you feel.  You don’t have to paint pain….but you can if you wish.  You don’t have to draw storms, but you can.  Perhaps what wishes to come up is that smile that doesn’t get to glow often enough or bright enough.  Don’t think too much and don’t halt what comes forward.  Make a mess.  Start with silly, ugly, scribbly, doodles, dashes, and wing-a-dings.  It doesn’t have to make  sense or look beautiful.  Think of it as giving your creativity permission to wander around.  When you are done, let it be what it is. Share it or keep it to yourself.  But KNOW….that this kind of self-expression builds bridges to healing us.  It gives us permission to express who we are and love ourselves in the process. 

Creatively yours….

Rachel Payne Life Coach

 

Reflection Moon & Creativity Boosters

Body Wisdom Project

Body Wisdom Project

Each New Moon for this year, I join with my friend (and sometimes workshop partner) Jessica to explore our relationship with the body by choosing a focal word for lunar cycle.  We have been focusing on February’s Believing Moon, exploring what it means to believe in the wisdom of the body.  As is often the way with intuitive journeys like the one we are creating together, each level can unfold with a certain balance of mystery and synchronicity.

The mystery comes out of traversing the unknown.  This is especially true when you give yourself up to the guidance of a collaborative experience.  Having Jessica’s input makes my experience more rich, but it also takes me to places I would never have gone on my own.  There is a degree of fear that accompanies a shared journey, but I find that the results feel almost divinely inspired.  Is that the wisdom of the body leading us to a richer more meaningful experience?  Is it the spirit of friendship that is crafting a course of healing for us both individually and as a unit?  Or perhaps it is just the nature of creativity….that something bigger than the parts will find its way into existence. 

Whatever it is, the Believing Moon has reminded me that something guides my path and that when I listen to my body and what it has to offer, I am made more whole.

Reflection Moon

March’s Moon….

After a bit of discussion, Jessica and I are delighted to name the focus for the next lunar cycle…Reflection Moon.  We have both signed up for Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Days of Mediation Challenge (would love for you to join us!…starts today!) and will be stretching that out to fill the entire Moonth.

Reflection Moon

The Reflection Moon will be about

  • looking into the self,
  • sitting and reflecting on what it,
  • encouraging the self not to strive for more but to simply be willing to admire what is reflected of the self,
  • falling in love with the wonder and authenticity of what IS before reaching for something more.

Join Jessica and I as we explore the relationship with body. We will update our blogs on the New and Full Moons and will post to our Facebook pages as inspiration strikes.

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Once a month I host a free call that explore some aspect of living life with a  touch of creativity. I share a few tips, answer questions, and then open the call for a bit of micro-coaching. The call last about an hour, and if you happen to miss it you can catch the replay.

March’s Party Line….

  • Do you battle the old tapes about owning your truth?
  • Do you doubt yourself so much so that you sometimes can’t share what wants to be expressed?
  • Do you wish you could just relax into your creativity?

Join the Creativity Tribe as we explore

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Body Wisdom Project {Believing Moon}

Body Wisdom Project

This moonth’s focus word for the Body Wisdom Project is believe.  The Believing Moon…..as I like to think of it.  There are many ways to interpret that word and even more ways to apply it. My intention is to hold onto what I know of the word and let it be my partner as I investigate the wisdom the body has to offer.

This has brought up a lot of uncertainty for me.  What does it mean to believe in my body?  What does it look like to live in a way which honors the wisdom of my body as if it is real…as if I can believe in it and trust in it?

I think belief in the messages of the body is something that grows stronger with practice. It is like the best friend who is shy at first but who talks more and shares more as they discover that you are willing to listen and hold a space for them.  The body wants to be heard.

Like every body, mine has its fair share of aches and pains, stories and wounds.  The Body Wisdom Project has helped me cultivate a relationship with my body so that I can hear the course towards bringing peace to the storms of the body.  The medicine it needs varies.  Sometimes I have listened and heard that I needed a certain food or supplement, more water, or a certain kind of movement.  Sometimes I needed to place my hand on the wound and bring attention to it…..like a long, embrace.

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Most recently, I have found myself needing a kind of comfort that I don’t know how to give myself…..a kind of comfort that felt like it had to come from something greater than me.  In those moments when my body and spirit have desired deep renewal, I have felt myself remembering my mother and grandmothers, teachers and mentors who have passed.  I remembered what it felt like as a child to have my hair and face stroked by my mother….attentive and loving.  My imagination took me to a place where these Wise Women surrounded me, and as they gathered around, I noticed my body sinking into a profound relaxation.  I sighed.  I took it in.  And then, I made the decision to BELIEVE.

This kind of imagining is what I call Sacred Play.  It has become one of my favorite creative acts. I love that it has shown itself in The Body Wisdom Project.   As the Moon makes her way to darkness again, I will continue to explore, along with Jessica of Hearth Roots, how the word believe relates to the body.

Do you have a bit of Body Wisdom to share?  I would love to hear it!

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Just a reminder, too, that there are just a few days left to take advantage of the special coaching package I am offering. 

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Saying YES to a program like this is not saying YES to me….it is an invitation for you to say YES to yourself….YES to your dreams…. YES to that part of yourself that wants to ride the edge of growth into a place of newness, a place of discovery.

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We Now Interrupt this Regularly Scheduled Program

Regularly Scheduled

If you have been hanging out with me since the first of the year, you might be expecting a post for This Sense-sational Life today. Or perhaps some words of wisdom from the Body Wisdom Project.  Well, I have a Sense that I am coming down with a little something, so I am going to listen to my body’s wisdom and tuck in for a bit of self-care.

In the meantime, please enjoy this Full Moon Meditation I was saving for a rainy day….or if you have been anywhere around my neck of the woods, you will know I was saving it for a super windy day!

Be well!

Full Moon Meditation

If you know someone who might enjoy this Full Moon Meditation, please feel free to share the link with them. They just might need it. 

Here is a list of the senses we have explored since the first of the year…

Just a reminder, too, that there are just a few days left to take advantage of the special coaching package I am offering. 

30 x 30 times 3

Saying YES to a program like this is not saying YES to me….it is an invitation for you to say YES to yourself….YES to your dreams…. YES to that part of yourself that wants to ride the edge of growth into a place of newness, a place of discovery.

Want more info about working with me, including a FREE Discovery Session?

Special Coaching Offer

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