My coach, Whitney Freya, is always talking about infinite possibilities…”Just like the blank canvas, infinite possibilities exist in the art that is your life,” and “Life is the canvas of your soul”. That is so, so true. I had NO IDEA at the beginning of 2015 what an adventure I was in for. Sometime at the very beginning of the year I posted some art I was working on in a Facebook post and it prompted an old friend to comment, “you need to be a part of our tribe”. What the heck? It turns out this friend had taken the Creatively Fit program from Whitney a few years before and was thoroughly enjoying the “infinite possibilities” that had now become a large part of her life. Always being open to new opportunities and because I was beginning to allow my creative juices to once again flow, I asked her to connect me to Whitney so I could learn more.
I knew in my heart that I wanted to create more. My Zentangle training had awakened my Artist Within and now I wanted to continue on that journey. Although I grew up in a family of artists, I never had any formal training, and I always thought that I needed formal training to be called an artist. One of the first lessons I learned from Whitney was that I was an artist! My Artist Within wanted to get out and begin participating in the art that was my life! Because, you see, just as you create art from a blank canvas, you create the life you want on the canvas of your soul. How exciting is that?? Although I wanted to be creative, I needed guidance. Whitney became that guiding force through her program, now called VISION QUEST.
As I began creating art on a daily basis (even for as little as five minutes), I began to understand that my right brain had been dormant for way too long. I’m a pretty organized person (if you go into my closet you’ll see that all my shoe boxes are labeled…okay, okay, maybe a touch of OCD – LOL) and I keep track of my life with my calendar and to-do lists. My left brain was so strong that my right brain was crying, “help me, I’m melting!” My left brain was the dominant force and my right brain really, really wanted to have a say. Through the Creatively Fit/Vision Quest experience, my right brain is getting stronger every day, providing me with insight and understanding of the infinite possibilities that can and are occurring in my life these days. I’m now using art making as an expression of my life! The connection between personal creativity and personal growth and fulfillment is real and your Artist Within knows it.
YOU have an “Artist Within.” Your Artist Within lives in your right hemisphere and is the part of you that thinks intuitively, fearlessly, and creatively. You might also call your Artist Within your Higher Self, your Soul or Spirit. It is infinitely creative, infinite in its perspective, and the only part of you that can CREATE miracles, joy, passion, and radical AUTHENTICITY. ART making is SO much more than creating product; it’s about creating a life that is ART!
So, would you like to ignite your passion, experience more ah-ha’s, enjoy more excitement and feel less stressed? Join me on the VISION QUEST journey this September (open the EVENTS tab). If you are anything like me, you’ve spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on books, online courses and other “stuff” that is probably STILL sitting on your bookshelf and in your computer! The Vision Quest experience will provide you with accountability and you will never be the same! I will accompany you on that journey every step of the way! Commit to four months – change WILL happen. Your Artist Within WILL be unleashed!
Here is a quote from another fellow Rainbow Warrior Vision Quester. Her words echo exactly what I feel…
“Before the Creatively Fit Program I felt very stuck, and while I intellectually took responsibility for my life, I had repressed my soul’s callings and labeled them as ‘impractical’…In spite of having many ‘successes’ and blessings, life felt very ‘heavy’ and ‘quietly desperate’ (Thoreau)….Immersing myself in Creating & the Creatively Fit program has brought such New Life and has helped me to see possibilities. While I’m very much still on this Journey, I more fully ‘own’ truly being the Artist of My Life. I’m more accepting of letting things flow vs. needing to have detailed plans. I’m becoming more brave in putting my art ‘out there’ and am filled with new energy & excitement. This program has truly changed my life and has greatly supported me in excavating my true self.”
YOU can become part of this “tribe” THIS SEPTEMBER 2015!
You want to create change, to invest in what you know is POSSIBLE for you, and to open up and expand the way you feel about your life. Your Creatively Fit Coach [ME :)] is here to hold you accountable, tailor the experience to your needs and love you through the process.
It starts SEPTEMBER 11, 2016, and ends JANUARY 11, 2016! Here’s where you’ll find all the information — Open the EVENTS tab once you arrive at the site. We are combining personal creativity, art making, spirituality, self-awareness and personal transformation in a whole new way. Not just for a weekend, or an evening. It won’t be experienced on an isolated page somewhere in cyber space. It will be personal, interactive, communal and expansive. Big change requires time and integration, guidance and inspiration, support and contrast, creativity and courage.
Four months from now, you won’t remember what it was like to NOT be surrounded by your own original art, your talismans and messages from your Soul.
You WILL remember your purpose, your passion, your own special “secret sauce” that is what you, and only you, can bring to the world. You WILL remember that, in fact, you are the sole CREATOR of your experience and you WILL remember how to take back that power.
Watch out world. Here YOU come!