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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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Creativity Tribe Bare Bones

My mind envisions its big dreams with full curves and in living colors.  But in real life, dreams don’t often happen that way. They take shape one bone at a time with bits and parts being brought together in illogical, chaotic bunches.  Sometimes the content in front of us looks like a mess, but the soulful Creative holds fast to the inner vision and carefully manages its assemblage.

This website has had that kind of blind focus to it. I have sat in front of it for weeks pulling this element up to link with that element, wrestled wryly aspects of my dream into the confines of the web world to see what shape it will take. This morning as I look at what I have before me, what is ready to be shared with the world, I do so with a reminder to my eager dream-mind that this bare boned structure is the foundation of the creatura that Creativity Tribe will evolve into.

The lesson of the bare bones is such a valuable one for me. It is actually one of the first wisdoms I took in as a young Creative. I learned it from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Este’s book Women Who Run With the Wolves.  She told the story of La Loba, the Wolf Woman, who collected the bones of dead animals, which Clarissa suggested were discarded dreams with the potential to be resurrected. La Loba, the ultimate Wild Woman, stored the bones in a cave and when she was ready, she pulled out the bones of the animal she wanted to work with. She would place one bone next to the another until the entire sculpture was in place. Then, she would sit in front of the shape and dream about the song she wanted to sing.

When she was ready, she would open her mouth and sing out her song. As she sang, the bones would begin to flesh out. Sinew, muscle, skin, fur, tooth, and nail. Cell by cell, the wild animal formed. And when the last strand of hair and the last tooth were in place, La Loba would sing even deeper, from the depths of her soul. As she sang, the creatura would begin to move with an inhalation and exhalation, with life. Still, La Loba would sing deeper. And the animal would spring into action, running right out of the cave, into the darkness. Somehow as she ran, it is said that it might have been the way the moonlight shone on her fur, or the way the starlight sparkled in her eye, something changed her. And the animal transformed into a woman, a woman laughing wildly as she ran towards the dark night.

I am La Loba today. Before me sits the beautiful white sculpture that is the foundation of my dream come true. Each bone is a dream I have tended to in the seclusion of my soul, saving them for just the right moment to share with the world. This moment.  This is my wild animal, my own wildness ready to spring to life. I offer her to you, to witness, to join. As I sit in front of her, I listen for the song I will sing and without a doubt know that my song will be an amalgam of many diverse voices from around the world….perhaps to include yours.

I hope you will be listening for your part of the song, that you will sing deep, from the depths of your soul, so that together we can give our wild, Creative Spirits reason to laugh as they run into the beautiful mystery that is life itself.

Welcome to Creativity Tribe, welcome to a sanctuary for your Creative Spirit, and to an evolving opportunity for creativity, community, and celebration.  I invite you consider this your home, a place where you come to be inspired, where you offer your creativity as inspiration for others, a place for gathering those discarded dreams you wish to claim once more, a place for transformation.

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