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One Little Word 2016

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One Little Word for 2016

I am always looking for creative ways to help me guide my life in the direction of my heart, my passions, and my dreams.  In 2012 when I discovered Ali Edward‘s One Little Word project, I delighted in the idea.  The practice has become an annual tradition for me, my family, and much of the Creativity Tribe. It is an important part of my work as a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide.

Choosing My One Little Word

In years past, my one word for the year has come to me in various ways.  It isn’t uncommon for it to come to me weeks before the end of the year.  This year, the days ticked away and nothing felt right.  Finally, on the night before New Year’s Eve, I felt my mind playing with a new idea.

I realized there were a few thing in my life that I felt were important to having a healthy, enjoyable human experience that I just wasn’t doing.  If pressed to answer why, I wouldn’t easily be able to say, but I could feel something was holding me back from my best life.  I could also feel certain limiting beliefs that were ready to be challenged.  I wanted the shifting of these blocks to be the focus of the year.  Wouldn’t life feel so much more free if they were!?

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One Little Word to Create Great Shift

I played with various words…. elevate, radiate, shift….then I felt transcendence.  I was laying in bed, in the dark.  The letters were swirling around with the sounds in my imagination, and transcendence became… trance-n-dance. I thought it was funny.  I welcomed the new perspective.  That shift is what I was asking for.

What does trance-n-dance mean to me?

One week in mid-November a friend, Phyllis Lejeune, came to stay with us.  Phyllis is affectionately referred to by a few dear friends as a Cajun Mystic.  She is funny, a wonderful storyteller, sage, and artist of life.  She also facilitates Trance Dance.

Phyllis Lejeune, Trance Dance, Cajun Mystic

My mind drifted to the first moments of the Trance Dance ceremony with Phyllis.

I am blindfolded.  I know where I am but can no longer see my surroundings.  Others are around me, also blindfolded.  I have just breathed my intention into the bandana which is now shutting out the light.  The music begins to offer a beat, and Phyllis tells us to remain seated until our bones call us into movement.  I wait.  Then the bones begin to move.  I am journeying in the dark, body moving: twitching, swaying, bouncing, writhing, releasing, inviting, crying, laughing, living.  And then silence, stillness, ….and yes, transcendence.

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Sometimes life feels like this.  Moving blindly in the dark with just an intention and my bones to get me through to the other side. This is the essence of intentional living.  And if I am lucky, I discover something about the self and existence along the way.

So this is my practice for 2016….explore transcendence as trance-n-dance.  Yes, I will be dancing blindfolded on occasion. I will also be exploring the more existential, symbolic dance in the dark, the LIFE dance of sacred creativity….with only my inner light to guide me.

Trance Dance One Little Word

Do you have an annual tradition for directing your life?  A tradition for creative living?  I would love to hear about it.  Share in the comments below or join our conversation over at the Creativity Tribe Facebook Group.

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Gathering Creativity Tribe

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When I sat down to think about where Creativity Tribe wished to grow in 2015, I just kept coming back to YOU.

Gathering Creativity Tribe!

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I usually pick one word to guide my year, but this year I picked two, one personal and one professional. I have been writing about creativity for years now.  This year I am leaning into the next word of my business title and focusing in on Tribe.  It’s my professional Word for the Year.

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This is the time for gathering Creativity Tribe: the people, the connections, the reflecting to one another what we see when we look into the heart of someone who revers the powerful force that creativity plays in our lives.

That action of creating life, of sculpting our reality, of calling in something of the soul is at the heart of Creativity Tribe.

Faces of Creativity Tribe

Takes Creatives to Build a Tribe

Another part of connecting with Creatives is offering a space for awesome people to discover other awesome people.  With that in mind, I have designed a page on the site that features creative blogs.  Faces of Creativity Tribe is a page with a linky showcasing close to 50 blogs.  There is definitely room for more!  Have a Creative Blog?  Jump over and connect!

I also have a Creativity Tribe Badge that creative bloggers can proudly post on their blog letting others know they identify themselves as a Creative.  Claim your creativity!

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Creativity Tribe Facebook Group

Creativity Tribe Facebook Group

We are gathering Creativity Tribe on Facebook. Over 300 Creatives are part of our Creativity Tribe Facebook group.  I encourage them to share their art, creative process, thoughts on creative living, and support one another’s creative spirits!  Click the banner above to join!

Collaborative Posts

Within the Creativity Facebook Group you will find regular opportunities to join me in a blog post.  I toss over a post prompt, and the Tribe chimes in with their responses.  Then, I scoop up their comments and blog about it!

The first collaborative post explored tips the Creativity Tribe uses to Re-ignite their Creative Spirit.   Check back next week for Creativity Tribe’s words for the year.

Are you a Gr8Full Cre8ive?

In the Fall of 2014, I announced that I had been invited to join the instructor team over at Cre8ive Klatch.  I am thrilled to share that I am now officially partnering with CK for the Gr8Full Cre8ives Project.

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We are inviting Cre8ives to practice cultivating gratitude with us by offering them daily prompts.  You can find the prompts on Instagram or the Cre8ive Klatch website. We are posting to Instagram, Facebook, and blogs with the hashtags… #gr8fullcre8ives #creativitytribe #cre8iveklatch.

More to come…..

I am also working with my Word for the Year, Tribe, within my love of blending art, creativity, personal growth, and spirituality.  I have more workshops, classes, and gatherings planned both online and in-person.

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Seeing it all written out feels ah-mazing!  Can you feel that excitement about connecting with others who see the world through glitter colored glasses?!  Let me make it easy to connect.  Here is a list.

Gathering Creativity Tribe …. get you some!

  • Subscribe by clicking the box below the Hello Creatives Selfie
  • Join the Creativity Tribe Facebook Group
  • Post your blog to the Faces of Creativity Tribe Page
  • Grab the Badge for your own blog.
  • Explore other blogs from the Faces of Creativity Tribe page, and let them know you are one of their Creativity Tribe peeps!
  • Head over to Cre8ive Klatch and grab up the prompts for this week.  We will be looking for your gratitudes.
  • Leave a comment, and let me know you were here.

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