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Autumn New Moon Wishes and a Decade of Kisses

meaning and magicI adore the story of how I met my husband.  As it happens, today marks a decade since that fateful night.  Time is such a strange way to measure things because in some ways it means something and in other ways it means nothing at all!

time mattersI feel like we only met yesterday, our relationship still feels so new….and yet, I feel like I have known him forever.  We just click that way.  He is my family, my dearest friend, my creative go-to-guy, my biggest fan, my truest critic, and the love of my life.

I met my artist husband under a full moon while camping  out at a wild life preserve.  The evening, like the one below, was magical.

Sister Jo Bangels Play Your Drum

This Polyvore set, created by my artist hubby, depicts the night we met.

We were in costume…. I, as a gypsy, and Eric….a Renaissance artisan. I was on stage, drum in hand.  I spun out a story that talked of following the heart,  falling in love, and wishing on stars.

Up, he walked after my performance.  He seemed more confident than I have ever known him to be since.  In the distance we could see the wildlife moving in the shadows.  The tents for the medieval reenactment group transported us to someplace far away, even though we were not far from our Texas roots.

love is in the air

We sat, visiting and clumsily falling over our words.  I had a hedgehog in my pocket (see it in the corner of the picture he created?) and a little girl named Grace came to play with it…sitting right between us.  I couldn’t help but think her name might mean something.  I imagined myself someday telling someone that when we met, Grace sat between us.  (I have said it at least two dozen times since.)  And I think in that moment I let my heart wish for something MORE in my life and wonder if he might not just be IT.

Later that night he drummed and I danced under the moon and stars with the lake glistening in the background. I could feel the air thick with the stuff dreams are made of…that fairytales are spun from.  That began a short long-distance romance followed by marriage within the year.  We have been making beautiful music together ever since.  (Sounds pretty sappy, but it is every bit true. )

Let the air be thick with possibility for you during this Autumnal New Moon.  What do you wish for?  Begin forming your wish in the comments below and let us all energize those dream seeds together! I have been crafting my life in the manner for some time now, letting the moon take me close to my dreams and letting my dreams spill out into my life.  It is power… simple…. and energizing.  Dig in with hope…. and who knows what dreams may come!

Eric and Rachel 10 years together

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

 

Vision Board Workshop

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Vision Board Workshop

Art Center of Corpus Christi
Saturday, September 6th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Instructor: Rachél Payne
Cost: $35, Supply List Below

Vision Board Workshop

They say if you can see it you can achieve it! Vision boards help us focus on what we want to create in life while giving us a daily reminder of what is important so we can steer our life in the right direction. Creating a vision board with others is a great way to officially claim our goals. Join Life Coach and Artist, Rachél Payne, for a workshop that helps you create a visual representation of your dreams and makes your goals come to life right in front of your eyes.

 

Supply List:

* Sturdy surface for the vision board…like a large piece of cardboard, foam core board, large watercolor paper or poster board

* Plenty of glue stick or rubber cement.

* Inspirational magazines and other images (calendars, ephemera, etc) to be cut up.

* Journal, sketchbook, loose paper to make notes and brainstorm you goals.

For More Details or To Register
Visit Event Page for
Art Center of Corpus Christi 

 

Internet Made a Radio Star

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Okay, maybe star is taking it a bit far, but it certainly feels that way. What little girl doesn’t dream of being on the radio!? I know I did. I was a theatre geek from middle school all the way through college. While other kids were playing house, school, store or doctor, I was playing radio and tv.

We used to put on elaborate shows, my friends and I. You know they say a kid will turn anything into a gun (I have seen some pretty funny guns in my time…french fry gun, finger gun, manual can opener gun, cat gun…not nice), well, I could turn anything into a microphone!

Today is one of those dreams come true days. I have been invited to be a guest on the Lucid Waking radio show tonight. I have been thinking about it for days, between art shows and live workshops. Dreaming about what I want the experience to be about, what I want it to feel like. This last year has been so much about creating the life I want. I have spent a lot of time combing through my dreams, my desires and my passions. My imagination has been the place where I do that most, that and my journal.

When we can hold the picture in our minds of how we want something to be fleshed out, it seems that the Universe has an easier time giving it to us. So here I am, making yet another leap closer to the life in my dreams. It’s really pretty awesome.

I hope you will join me tonight. I am leaving a link with all the info below. I will be sharing about the Spirit of Giving and the word I chose to guide me in 2013. Come by and have a listen, call in and let’s chat. You are part of my dream. Help me flesh it out!

The show details (Wow, Shar stuck an extraordinaire in there! Well, now…)

Lucid Waking presents: Creative Consultant Extraordinaire, Rachél Payne and The Spirit of Giving.

8 p.m. EST, 7 pm CST, 5 pm PST

Hope to here from you the.

 


What Dreams May Come

 

I have been visiting an old memory, going back in my personal history to a time just a few years into adulthood.  I remember feeling like I was chaotic inside, a tangled pile of jewelry. So tangled I wasn’t sure anyone, even the most patient of souls, could clear the confusion.  And yet something made me examine the knots with an eye bent on weighing out the treasure that might be held there.  Sure enough, I discovered the snarled pile of bobbles and trinkets promised to offer a few genuine gems.

It began with a line, a hope stretched out before me, turning into a curve and loop, a reach and dip until it created a map of my future.  For years that map served as my guiding light.  On it, I proposed that I might help people, that I might help others find their voices, show them how to activate their creativity.  I fancied the idea of being a published writer, of traveling cross country to speak at conventions, retreats, workshops, and intimate circles.  I wanted to offer experiences that would move people to be better, and somehow (and I really didn’t know how it would happen), I would be happy, confident, at peace with who I was, and stable enough to serve as a leader to others.

I have been visiting that old memory. They come in flashes, moments over the course of a month or so when I looked deep within my battered spirit and tried to scry a future for myself.  That memory represented a gamble I was taking….on myself and on life.  Did I dare dream?  Did I dare contemplate a possible destiny that was THAT big and THAT different from where I thought I was?

There are some choices in my life when I have chosen bravery over staying at the status quo, flat out said to myself, “To do this takes courage.”  I am grateful for the choice I made then.  It is because I took a chance on that possibility that I am where I am today.

Where I am on my Life Map

I am a helper.  I open doors for others.  I help them find their voices. I show people how to access their creativity.  I have been published.  I have traveled across the country to speak at a convention, been honored with an award for blending my helping skill with my creative gifts.  Have taught workshops and led intimate circles.  I offer experiences that move people…that move people to a better place.  And somehow, thank all that is good, I am happier than I have ever been in my life.  I am stable enough to serve as a leader to others, am confident and at peace with who I am.

I would say the map worked!

And so today, I sat down and began looking at that once tangled web of treasure….now put in order and set as a lovely collection of the beauty that is me.  I asked myself where these riches might take me, what new horizon was in store.  And I began working on a new map, an act two to my BIGGEST, BESTEST dreams come true.

The paper was too small to hold my dreams.

This coming week I will be making a shift here at Creativity Tribe to offer life coaching as my primary service.  It make sense on paper and in my spirit. I have been in the helping profession for years, teaching theatre and art, acting professionally, selling my work.  I have help creatives risk exposing their inner thoughts and imagining, assisting them in redefining what being an artist means so that they don’t have to come from a place dark and twisted to create.  I have been a massage therapist for a decade now, growing my understanding of human anatomy and the anatomy of the spirit all at the same time.  I have been asked by friends to serve as officiant at their most sacred life shifts: marriages, house blessings, births, menstruation celebrations, deaths, and funerals.  I have pursued my interest in the creative arts by earning an undergraduate degree in communication arts and have followed my desire to help by attaining a masters in counseling.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to put my hands out and say, “I have this to offer.”

The word coach doesn’t describe what I feel like I offer, but it is the closest term our culture has.  Companion, champion, wise woman, mentor, or perhaps guide?  Whatever feels comfortable, I am here to help….I am a helper.  It is what I have wanted to do professionally for years and now I am making it official.  I am a coach…of life, of creativity, of dreams wishing to be fulfilled.

What adventure awaits you?  I am in!  Shall we?

(All the Life Coaching details will be rolled out next week. You can subscribe to the blog by email ….at the top of the side column …if you are interested in following the shift in the site.  I would also like to invite you to celebrate a peace-filled holiday with the StressLess Holiday Cheer Party….my gift to you.)

This post coincides with the ending of Art Every Day Month.  What an adventure it has been!  Personally I have felt indulgent, diving into creativity for such a long streak.  I also have a very deep appreciation for the relationships that have grown out of this adventure.  I hoped to meet a few creatives, and was delighted when  a few stepped forward to connect as friends!  Thank you, each of you, especially Leah, for offering your creativity and your support.

 

 

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