with Caron McCloud
Havi Mandell and the Red Madonna Sisterhood
My Dear Sister,
Do you know the Source of your Inspiration? The Source of your Creative Fire? Do you want to deepen an intimate, powerful, and personal relationship with that Source? Do you long to feel connected to the Sacred Feminine? Do you know what your soul longs to express?
In 2013, I’ll be guiding a powerful and magical group of women to cultivate that connection through intentional creativity. This year I will be joined by my mom, Caron McCloud to lead The Tree of Life in our mystery school. We’ll also be supported by our guest Teacher Havi Mandell. Won’t you join us? You can start anytime. This is a continuation and expansion of The Red Madonna, started in 2012, during which over 100 women experienced the profound transformation of their relationship to the Divine Feminine.
I know, too well, what it’s like to feel alone – like you don’t fit, and to be searching for a place to call your Home. I spent years challenged by seeking a “place” in the physical realm in which I could connect and praise my Source, Great Spirit, Creator. You know how the story goes, that we have to find it inside or we will never find it outside. And so, I embarked on a very personal quest to connect with SOURCE through my painting and writings and now I share that with you here – the process I used to discover my deep and continual connection, I am sharing with you.
This is an invitation to go deeper on your own path – no matter WHERE you are on it, this is a WAY to take your sacred path to a VERY profound level because our prayers are not just spoken, but painted, written, and witnessed by a supportive community of women. I’ve guided hundred’s of women to find their Sacred Path through CREATION of art, poetry, and prayer, and I’m inviting you to make 2013 the year that you discover your Sacred Path – and never feel alone again in the way that you have. To say this is LIFE changing, is an understatement. This is life awakening.
This experience has profound value – just one aspect of the program is the monthly painting video, where you are guided and taught to paint your ICON. This alone is worth the 97 a month investment. But there is much more to The Red Madonna than just the development of your Creative Spiritual Practice.
There is so much more. Support. Connection. Red thread…Are you ready to join us in this monthly adventure into the soul?
You are a Woman who feels the call in her bones and in her heart to express herself onto the pages of her life.
You are hungry to pick up the pen, the prayer shawl, the paintbrush and the possibility…can you feel this longing?
You are tired of the mundane and ready to call in the Sacred, that will light the fire on your heart.
You are dedicated to developing your own Creative Spiritual Practice – so that connection with Source is continuous.
You know there is more to life, and that your own awakening is required in order to open to your aliveness.
You desire a deeper connection with your Source – and know that Creative Acts are connected with that knowing.
You feel called to paint, to call forth your inner artist. You know, somewhere within that you can do it, and you want to.
You are excited by the idea that you can create your own body of work in poems and paintings, and yes you can.
You would love to be a part of the re-mothering experience, being guided from within by Our Lady, for you.
You long to be a part of a Red Thread Circle of Support and Connection with like-minded and like-hearted women.
This is a Mystery School because it is through our devoted creative acts, and intentional prayers that we enter the mystery. We move between the worlds and the veils to discover who we are and what Spirit wants to reveal to us. Our theme of the Tree of Life is about inviting you to take a stand and know what you think, believe and feel, and bring WHO you are into alignment with your spirit path. This is the work of the Medial woman, the woman who stands between two worlds, one foot in each and is able to bring information back from both places to create a life that reflects who she is on the physical and spiritual plan. This is a mystery, because I cannot tell you here what you will truly experience as you access your Source through the process of CREATION. You, like our sisters from last year, will not even BELIEVE what you are capable of bringing to life.
It is the act of INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY that sets this apart from anything you have experienced before. This is not just another online community, this is a circle of LOVE and ENERGY that will inform your own personal process.
We will be living The Tree of Life, using prayer, painting, and poetry to get to the deepest expression of Self and how that self connects with our Source. You will have invitations to CREATE every month – the bringing forth into the world that which did not previously exist is the POWER behind the process. YOU WILL MANIFEST FORM and be AMAZED. Your creative fire will be lit, and it will light up the rest of your life. Jesus says: You are the light of the world. So then, let’s let it shine.
What is the Tree of Life as a ‘context’?
The Tree of Life is an archetypical symbol found in every single major spiritual tradition world-wide – for thousands of years. This is part of what makes this a Pathway for each and every one of us to explore our own spirituality. It has held the context for thousands of years for millions of people.
All of my life is lived through CONTEXT. A CHOSEN CONTEXT of how I shall live my life, life is just not happening to me, I am happening to life. And much of my work with women is an invitation for them to choose the context in which they are living their lives. It is placing my knowledge and creation into a CONTEXT that allows me to follow my Sacred Path. That’s what we’ll be doing each month – CHOOSING the CONTEXT, the lens through which we VIEW ourselves, our world and our relationship with SPIRIT. I cannot even tell you how much this changes the VERY FABRIC of our lives – how we live them and view them and how we relate ourselves as spiritual beings.
This is an invitation to explore the mysteries together. There is so much beauty and possibility here, amongst all the challenges and hardship, when we CHOOSE the CONTEXT and and then CHOOSE to relate to life as a creative spiritual exploration – watch out world. Here we come. Wild, wise, wonderful, creative brave women who are rocking the world because we are LIVING from OUR OWN CORE TRUTH through our connection to SOURCE, backed up BY a community of women who believe in us. This isn’t a class. This is a lifestyle change.
We’ll start with establishing the Context of the Tree Of Life. This is the Framework – the Backbone – we will use to access and express the Divine each month.
Each month, we will focus on the Spheres, or Sephirah located on the Tree of Life, and on Iconic representation and lens through which to view our relationship with the Divine.
You will be guided to the act of Creation each and every month. These concepts will be the pathway through which you CREATE. With this mystical lens, you will develop your individual Body Of Work – 12 Poems and 12 Paintings – that brings the Context into Reality.
You will experience CREATING and journeying on YOUR OWN Sacred Path – through your conscious acts of creation, it will be revealed to you. YOU will be creating FORM so that you can explore YOUR own interior wisdom from the heart, and not just the mind.
We begin with a full month of introduction and exploration into the context of the Tree of Life. It is here that you begin to explore and express your personal relationship with the Source and set down the ROOTS from which your practice will grow. To what are you dedicating YOUR year? Your life? Your path?
Writing and Learning: From this strong foundation and context, we’ll begin to explore the Spheres. You’ll receive weekly teachings from Poet and Teacher Caron on the Tree of Life Sephira, including poetry guidance and assignments, meditations and prayers.
Painting and Practices: Visionary Artist and Maestra Shiloh Sophia will explore the Iconic theme for the month, whether it be a Saint, a Warrior, a Mystic, or a Madonna – sharing Creative Practices, and step-by-step intuitive painting instruction so you can PAINT YOUR OWN ICONS. AND YES anyone can do it.
Participation is up to you: This is a go at your own pace, no requirement course. You can play or not play. You can download the videos for the month and just paint and not interact if you don’t want to. How you participate is up to you.
Community Calls: Once per month, you’ll gather with Shiloh, Caron, and the other Visionary Women from The Red Madonna sisterhood sharing this sacred path to connect, pray, expand, share and hear the voices of your community.
Develop a Context -
that will further provide and sustain a personal creative spiritual practice.
We are empowered to the degree that we are aware of that which defines us.
Connect to Roots & Source -
to honor and be inspired by that which we are informed and formed.
We are empowered to the degree that we know, acknowledge, and use Source.
Take a Stand and Initiate a Dialogue -
to become more aware of and responsible for what one thinks, feels, and believes,
and more capable of hearing and honoring what others think, feel, and believe.
We are empowered to the degree that we know and can share ourselves.
Produce a Body of Work -
as a result of this Stand and Dialogue, Connection, and Context create paintings and writings.
One of our members said: I am loving be part of this circle and am awed by the courage, love and the sharing. The sacred feminine is a palpable presence and I can hear her heart speaking to the world and asking to be invited in.
Awaken Your Heart inside a Sacred Community
You will be profoundly changed by the soul-stirring conversations you will experience inside the circle. You will experience – perhaps for the first time in your life – a connection with other women also opening to their Source, and you’ll have a container for sharing your expression – in words, poetry, and art – with women who understand, appreciate, and will guide you through – and too – listen to the messages of your own sacred heart.
For those of you called to prayer – The Prayer Wall on the Red Madonna site has 1000′s of visits by our members, and you will be connected to that spiritual power. Be able to offer up your prayers, desires, praises and needs, and also support other women on their path.
Light Your Creative Fire through regular Creative Spiritual Practices and Tree of Life Teachings
Create 12 paintings and 12 prayers or poems over the next 12 months. Pick up your paintbrush and experience a profound connection with Source – like you have never experienced before using Shiloh Sophia’s Color of Woman painting method, you will be led from within your own spirit, how to paint. Guided of course by her proven step-by-step painting technology. This way of creating gives you access to your own interior wisdom so that you can manifest it in form, your OWN content.
Allow your life to be transformed by the act of CREATION through the Creative Spiritual Practices offered at The Red Madonna.
Express Your Most Authentic Voice – What is it you are longing to say?
Many of us do not feel like we live in a world where your voice is welcomed and celebrated. Have you had this experience? Most of our sisterhood has.
Inside the Red Thread Circle of Support and Connection you are always Welcomed – and Celebrated – and Supported. Through this Sacred Community, you will discover the voice you have always had. And you will develop your Voice to its fullest EXPRESSION in the world.
Explore the Divine Feminine
Use the Tree of Life Context to uncover the Feminine Divine Source that is at the root of your own Creative Power. No longer struggle with the Masculine 0r Feminine context for creation – uncover your Truth and acknowledge Her and Her presence in your own life.
Finally find the place where all of your Spiritual viewpoints and experiences are validated and contextualized with your evolving consciousness. There really is a Sacred Path for you and you will create it here.
If you are in NEED of a heart centered community of women to walk with you as you create your path, have a desire to light your creative fire and area ready to embark on a spiritual journey through the mystery, join us in The Red Madonna!
The Red Madonna is an explorational community of women. For those who are ready to commit to a Creative Spiritual Practice, develop their own Body of Work, find and express their Voice, and create a connection with other fabulous women, The Red Madonna offers:
HERE is a sample teaching from one video process on The Red Madonna from Shiloh Sophia, this is called, Blocking in. Get inspired with your big brush!
We cannot wait for it to ‘be the right time’ or get done with everything first. YES this is an investment in time and resources, but how long have you been waiting to say YES to you, putting other people and things before your own creative soul life?
If your spirit is LONGING for connection, I hope you will say yes to this transformational experience, if you feel called. Saying no might mean putting off, again, what is important to you on your path
My promise is that if you play – and risk expressing your creative self, you will deepen in your creative spiritual connection to yourself, your Source and in your relationship with others.
All offerings in The Red Madonna membership are optional and your participation is not monitored or required so the amount of time you spend is up to you. Our only request for membership is that you DO want to deepen in your relationship with the Blessed Mother and desire to be a part of a community of women. For the woman who is ready to paint. No experience is required. This is a most powerful membership because you get to work with HER image.
The Red Madonna is a concept regarding the Feminine Divine. All over the world, the Blessed Mother has been appearing to her people and passing on messages for their life that are timely, needed, and truly desired. The Red Madonna is about she who rises in your heart. The time has come to listen to her voice within you. She is here, right here. And when we engage in devotional acts, with the intention of connecting with her – we begin to hear her voice within us, guiding us on our path. And together, we bring transformation to our lives.
Signed in red thread and rose petals,
Slideshow from La Caridad from 2012
Your guides through The Red Madonna -
Shiloh Sophia McCloud
Shiloh Sophia McCloud has dedicated the past seventeen years of her life to the study and practice of art as a spiritual discipline as well as to helping equip women with the tools and understanding to develop their own creative potential. Shiloh’s artwork is dedicated to providing healing images of women and family. As a leader in helping to build a transformational art movement, Shiloh lives and teaches a philosophy that all art forms are tools for individual, social and spiritual transformation. Thousands of women have deepened in their creative practice through Shiloh’s illustrated Color of Woman journals and her workshops. Shiloh is the founder of Cosmic Cowgirls Ink, LLC a woman and girl owned university publishing company, magazine and membership community that now produces five Color of Woman journals with dozens more on the way. Shiloh is also the founder of Palm of Her Hand, (501c3 pending) which collaborates with artists. poets, musicians to create events and products. Shiloh’s paintings are internationally collected and her product line is represented at galleries and fine shops throughout the Unites States.
Caron McCloud is a writer, artist, designer, teacher, and entrepreneur. She is an award winning performing poet, and the poetry teacher for Leading a Legendary Life, Color of Woman, and Red Madonna. She has over a dozen chap books to her credit, and a book, Rachel’s Bag, In Search of the Qabalah of Our Mothers, (illustrated by her daughter, Shiloh McCloud), which examines the radical actions of Old Testament women. She is currently in the editing process for her collection of poetry, Neon-Cuneiform, and completing a book on Qabalah, Living the Tree of Life.
A student of the Bible all of her life and of Qabalah for over forty years, McCloud’s focus is on the name of God and of the revelation and restoration of the Divine Feminine, “whose existence,” she explains, is inherent in the original language of that name. She practices and teaches via spiritual and creative process as experienced by living life contextualized by the Tree of Life and its Sephiroth. She claims that, since we are created in Creator’s image, the first commandment is “Thou shalt create!”
for women who are ready to rise