Claim the power you hold as a human being - the power to create.

Claim the power you hold as a human being - the power to create.

Either you believe you are a creator or you do not. While you might have vacillated between these two beliefs throughout your life, at some point you have to take the leap, you have to claim the power you hold as a human being — the power to create.

This choice is within you in every moment. This power to create is immense and it is loving. It wants to give. It wants to pour itself into the world as an expression of love and compassion and joy.

Can you feel this?

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The Unsatisfied Force Within You

The Unsatisfied Force Within You

On the surface, we might seem similar or very different, but under the surface, something strong and alive pulses inside us.

Here, under the surface, we are very much alike.

Under the surface, we long for something, and this longing is more than just a simple whim or desire that comes from our more pedestrian human lives. It is way under the surface. Way down where marrow enlivens bone and blood runs thick, hot, and blue.

We don’t trust what lies within us, but at the heart of who we are is a love so powerful that it must unfold itself into the world because when it does so, life increases, life grows, life expands — and this is what allows life to continue.

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Fostering Creativity: Bridging Reason and the Imaginal Realm

Fostering Creativity: Bridging Reason and the Imaginal Realm

While it might feel as if there are two worlds — the one we see and the one we intuit, sense, and ‘see’ in our imagination — one is born of the other and sometimes, if we are lucky, this realm of the unseen reveals itself to us through form, shining clearly the light that is of all things. Oh, the dry lives we lead when we presume to believe the truth of matter and science as the ultimate language of our existence.

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I Was Mansplained

I Was Mansplained

It’s a practice to learn to stay in connection in conversation rather than resorting to needing to be right or explaining to the other person what’s true and ‘how things are’. We can learn to not fall into the trap of believing that we don’t know what is true for us. When we do, it becomes much easier to stand in our own authority without denying the other person theirs.

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Desire Seated in the Lap of the Deep-Knowing of Self as Holy

Desire Seated in the Lap of the Deep-Knowing of Self as Holy

As we become more and more embodied, becoming conscious in these places that have been numb for so long, we must feel the old feelings that have been held hostage there. The journey into my body, consciousness awakening in the cells, has brought me deeper down into the root and into the place where our sexuality and creativity rise up out of. I discovered a great amount of grief was stored in my body, most recently in this sacred place where our sexuality stirs. This isn't surprising considering the world we must inhabit as women, this world where women are denigrated and shamed for being sexual creatures, while at the same time being objectified in a way that tells us our sexuality (and the erotic) is for men yet not for ourselves.

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Unveiling & Embodying the Soul thru Deep Listening to Self

Unveiling & Embodying the Soul thru Deep Listening to Self

To be fully expressed, this is key. Otherwise, we are expressing what we see in the outer world rather than the new freshness of soul in its own vibrant intelligence. As creativity becomes more important in our outer world, this capacity to hear and liberate what is within becomes more vital. When you liberate yourself from within, you add to the liberation of all of life and you enhance your capacity to do the deeper work in the world that requires your inner strength, resiliency, compassion, power, intuition, and joy. These are all within you waiting to be set free.

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Act On Your Caring OR Big Dog, Little Dog; When it Doesn't Go So Well

Act On Your Caring OR Big Dog, Little Dog; When it Doesn't Go So Well

I know I need you. I need to know I matter. But more importantly, I need to know I have something to give, something that in these moments makes a difference, in the everyday moments, when another needs something that only a human being can offer. I was fortunate to see that my instincts offered were graciously received and that in some small way the love I offered made a difference. This was the huge gift I was given. The love that came through me knew what was needed. I was the one, though, that had to act for it to do so. 

Will we act upon our caring when we don’t know how to but know we must?

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The Struggle for Freedom is a Creative, Communal Act

The Struggle for Freedom is a Creative, Communal Act

The struggle for freedom is a creative act — but an error many of us have made in the past is to believe the struggle is for our personal freedom, for our personal equality, for our personal world to be bettered. 

No longer can we afford to see freedom and creativity as such. Freedom and creativity have never been about the personal. Even when one is creating in solitude as an artist or a writer, what comes through that creative act is always something for the whole never just for the creator.

The idea that we are individuals first and foremost is and has always been wrong. Our individuality is born out of the wholeness of life. 

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Leadership & Lettuce — Learning to Trust in and Lead for the Process of Growth and Change

Leadership & Lettuce — Learning to Trust in and Lead for the Process of Growth and Change

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce.

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Love in a Time of Personal Power

Love in a Time of Personal Power

But the feminine is not moving within all of us because we haven’t become conscious of how she is within us. And we become conscious of how she is within us when we come to see what is hidden within us, when we find the courage to face that which we haven’t wanted to see. When we do this, our hearts can break open. Our compassion can flow. And, our love can pour forth.

We can come to remember our wholeness.

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Choosing to Stay and Be Human

Choosing to Stay and Be Human

As I’ve contemplated this dance between Eros and Thanatos, I’ve wondered if I (and any one of us) can truly make a full choice to stay, can truly choose this once, or if it has to be chosen over and over and over again. And I’m not just saying this in the large sense of life or death, but in the small moments where it feels like you will die if you stay and can only survive if you run, or when it feels like you will die if you run and can only survive if you stay. Moments in relationship with others, with yourself, with your work, with a creative project.

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Liberating Ourselves from the Pervasive Bind of Being Reasonable and Logical

Liberating Ourselves from the Pervasive Bind of Being Reasonable and Logical

We are not logical creatures. We never have been. We are imaginal beings, sacred to the core, mystical beings appearing as real live people, here to awaken love, here to find delight and joy in living, here to not turn away from ourselves or each other when we forget what we are.

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Writing Directly Out of the Vast, Deep Mystery

Writing Directly Out of the Vast, Deep Mystery

We are so deeply interconnected through something much greater than any one of us. When you write what brings you joy or deeply moves you,  and you faithfully express it as you hear it, you move those who feel a similar way or need to hear it, or something else related. There is a connection. There is a correlation. We do meet our audience through our words but not in the way we 'think' we are supposed to.

Something greater than any one of us connects us through the deep place of love within each of us. It is this that drives creative expression. It is this that we honor when we write what we hear. And our writing becomes so much easier through this honoring.

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Transforming who we believe we are and what we know ourselves to be capable of.

Transforming who we believe we are and what we know ourselves to be capable of.

The creative process is a transformational process. By entering into the unknown space where true creativity can emerge we must let go of what we think we know, acknowledge that we do not know, and be open to receiving that which will both carry us across the creative unknown and transform who we know ourselves to be and what we know we are capable of. 

It is by facing the obstacles we meet, as well as being able to ask for and receive help along the way, that we become more aware of our essential capacities within that have been there, silently waiting for us to call upon them, all along.

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