I feel I am in the middle of a quickening. Something I don’t understand but that is calling me to question everything I know about myself and the world. It is provoked by my own journey, world events, loved ones and creative process – but it is something all together it’s own. A quickening….and in this crucible of transformation….I am being changed.
“keep it yours”.
Keeping your expression yours is one of the key teachings in all things Cosmic Cowgirls – we are all about unapologetic beingness. Discovering what that is, can sometimes be a head-scratching riddle. The thing is that sometimes to open up to this dynamic flow and unstop the blocks you need learn, from someone. Sometimes you don’t, but in my years of experience I think that is the exception – most of the women I work with are coming into Intentional Creativity to unblock that vitality and meet their muse, so she can become the ally instead of the critic. Then after the tools we teach, to open it up, you can move towards the ‘keeping it yours’ part. Wait for it…wait for it…finally something that is yours. I didn’t create something that was truly mine all through art school – years of nothing being mind. When one continues to create, one finds one’s own way of creating which opens us up to real communication with our soul’s language.
Here is an inquiry to consider that I ask myself all the time, and in this case, connected to the famous quote of dear Martha Graham…
Do you feel that you are doing what is yours to do it this life?
You might have heard me sharing about some recent back pain ‘stuff’ – and I have been putting it all to the test by writing, painting, praying using intentional creativity. And while I am not through my healing yet, the insight and actual pure joy I am experiencing, is surprising me…and making me more curious about pain, and paint and how they can dance together. If you want to see my little slideshow about pain and paint, it’s here. The crazy thing is even with my pain, I am feeling profoundly deeply wildly creative. Hmmm. there is something to this and I am doing my best to explore it – and enjoy the ride…
YOU CAN BE AS GENEROUS AS YOU WANT
this doesn’t mean it won’t hurt sometimes