• Coaching,  Sacred Creativity,  spirituality

    Sacred Cacao Ceremony

    Sacred Cacao Ceremony I’ve just come from guiding a sacred cacao ceremony. I playfully call it the Chocolate Temple Journey.  It was an intimate gathering.  Each individual came for their own personal reason. We each sat, sipping a cup of warm, rich chocolate made with sacred cacao from Guatemala. We shared what called us to explore our inner landscape during this particular gathering. And then, each of us gently opened ourselves to the see what aspect of life wanted to join our collective playtime for the evening. This Chocolate Temple Journal is a collection of my personal reflections on sacred cacao and the inner sanctuary of Self and Source.  I share some…

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  • Art Meets Life,  spirituality

    Stolen Sharpie Revolution and the Little Cat Who Could

    My day started in a bit of a funk.  I don’t know where it came from but when I woke up, it was in my face enough to make me close my eyes again.  I began thinking about what our home had been like in the years past when my hubby and I shared our bed with our cat Schatzie.  She was our bestie beastie, our forever furry. She had been with us exactly 7 years when she passed this Summer.  The first month after she died, I missed her terribly.  Then I picked myself up and have been scooting along in my new normal.  But today, my heart was…

  • meditation,  spirituality

    Sacred Cacao Highlights: First Time

    Sacred Cacao Circles I am excited to begin offering face-to-face personal development work with ceremonial grade cacao.  My first public gathering will be in conjunction with a Red Tent Event at the end of August.  As a lead up to event, I want to share stories of my cacao journey with you.   My first time to sit with cacao was during a time just before Creativity Tribe was fleshed out as a website, so I am starting us off with a look back to July 2012. Originally posted at Art of Collecting Yourself, my first blog. Please look for a series of posts following this one that are designed to…

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  • spirituality

    Sacred Cacao Ceremony: A Red Tent Event

     My Journey with Sacred Cacao Two years ago, I stepped into my first Sacred Cacao Circle.  The circle was ripe with possibility…..and so was I.   I was greeted there by some of my dearest friends who had experienced cacao in the Highlands of Guatemala with a man many of them referred to as the Chocolate Shaman….also known as Keith.  He was there that night, in the little city in Texas that I call home.  The Chocolate Shaman had come to us. As I drank my first cup of warm cacao, I felt my heart open.  My body felt relaxed and alive all at the same time.  Keith made his…

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  • Creative Growth,  Faces of Creativity Tribe,  personal growth,  spirituality,  Travel

    Running Buffalo Journeys: Spiritual Adventures

    Sometimes at night as I am drifting off to sleep, I follow my imagination to Guatemala.  The space around me becomes green with plant life, alive with the sounds of monkeys and children laughing, in my hand waits a steamy cup of pure, ancient-sourced cacao.  Somehow I feel at-home in that dream even though I have never been to Guatemala. I know part of that comfort comes from the connections I have with friends who have made Guatemala their home and the stories they tell of their adventures, both physical and spiritual.  Someday I will join them there.  In the meantime, I am planning and dreaming. Today I want to…

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  • Creative Growth,  spirituality

    Seeking Sanctuary {Building a Self-Love Altar}

    Seeking Sanctuary in the Self  Seeking Sanctuary in the Self is a deepening of a practice I have been cultivating for years.  It is about falling deeply in love with who I am and trusting in myself.  Right now it is an organic process that pulls in art, meditation, intuitively working with my essential oils and crafting my relationships with other so that they honor what is important to me.  Selfish?  No, I feel like that is something due each of us.  Including those I am in relationship with. This month I will be sharing some inkling from my Seeking Sanctuary practice.  I thought Sunday would be a good day…

  • Creative Growth,  Spirit of Giving,  spirituality

    Surprise Gifts from the Universe + A Freebie from Me

    I have decided to engage a little experiment with the Universe this month.  I am asking it to open up the field of possibility and shower me with gifts, and I am expecting that, just as I might know with strong certainty that a light switch will give me light, the Universe will open up to what I need and desire. My experiment in inspired by E Squared by Pam Grout. It is an easy, enjoyable, fascinating read! Surprise Gifts from the Universe: Everyday a Party! I set up my blog post so that I could easily just slip this portion in at the end of the day, sharing what…

  • Spiritual Art,  spirituality

    Angels & Faeries Week: Power Animals

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring Power Animal Art When I was a toddler, my parents gave me a stuffed animal, a small red fox. I didn’t play with baby dolls then, I just wanted my fox. What was it…

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  • Spiritual Art,  spirituality

    Angels & Faeries Week: Tea Cup Angel

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring My Tea Cup Angel This little angel lives in my studio.  She was done as part of an art challenge hosted by my dear friend and Flying Lessons classmate Kathleen Conrad of A New…

  • Spiritual Art,  spirituality

    Angels & Faeries Week: Spirit Doll

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring My Spirit Dolls One of my favorite ways to find inspiration is within my own art.  Often I will do a doodle, sketch, drawing, or painting and some element will jump out at me.…

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