Whoosh….days are warming, here in the high desert, there is still a welcome touch of coolness in the air ~ we have had an abundance of lilac blooms this year, their purple tones shining like amethyst jewels.
I have had the pleasure this month of meeting up with my friend , Melanie Weller. She has a delightful point of view of Story in the Body. We have blended our two talents in our second collaboration, I do hope that you will consider joining us next week, Friday, May 21 for an experience of Art & Science in our body & our creative life as we reclaim our Sacred Breath.
For those of you who attend, we each have offered an additional gift from our treasure chest of courses !
A big thank you to all the responses to my website this past month ! April certainly brought a lot of sweet surprises. I learned about branding, I restructured my website and am actually learning how to work Mailchimp. For each question of “how do I do that” there is a training, boy it is quite a spinning whorl to shake off once you have gone thru it.
This coming week, May 12th a special Cosmic Smash Book class is planned “Reveal Your Genius” with Value as our theme. Read more here on the class page. More events are brewing in my Cauldron of Creativity that will be announced next week. ( maybe even in a newsletter ! )
How does today’s artist have the opportunity to stretch beyond their limitations ? Take my website for instance. It began as a vanity site for me to voice my thoughts regarding my various interests, then it became an endeavor in braiding those interests into the visual world, now , as with the seasons, my site continues to refresh and reorient itself to take itself into the marketplace.
Am I the captain of my ship ?
Where does our creative self meet the page and the circle ? At home, we meet the circle of our family…(in my case, my cats) Now, that we have been home alone for a bit, many of us very much isolated, what inner circle did we meet inside the home of our Soul ? Some of us lost our jobs, our community of colleagues ( I did ) . All of us have lost friends to the end of life, or softly said “over the rainbow bridge”. I can only guess at the pressured changes for those who were outside the home, creating homelike circles within their working areas, such as our healthcare providers and all the supporting retail staff a the markets and cafes.
How do we come back from all of this under turning ? Can we give ourselves and our communities the time we need to rebalance and regenerate from the ever churning belly of change ?
I had thought that I would pour myself into artmaking, such as actually at the canvas. Instead my focus went into riding the waves of 2020 in daily surprise, resting quite a bit and exploring the next steps. I did consistently work in my watercolor journals and my comic smash books. There also seemed to be endless amounts of time and uncertainty. Seasons continued to shift , the earth continued to rotate , now I am in an active unfolding of so much dreaming that my schedule is almost out of control.
As an artists we can stretch even further to gather circles in our virtual neighborhoods. Making art doesn’t require perfectionism or judgement…getting to the page with color & crayon, moves our energy, helps the body and soul. Writing doesn’t have to be exquisite…although I do wish that I could turn a phrase like Martin Shaw !
There I said it, we pray for change; it does come, although change seems to be guided by the hands of Nature and Folly, perhaps the Fates really do exist. I am praying for good changes. Am grieving for the difficult changes. The tightrope of duality is more than obvious these days.
So….sigh. This is what I am doing …I am creating gatherings, creating altars and prayers. Adapting better selfcare practices and reinventing my environment. I am also guiding and teaching classes which brings my heart so much joy and lightness, while also grappling with my cranky ornery side. ( as in “some hogs are just mean and ornery”)
“The 27th Gift has many insights for us. It is a profound and magical Gene Key. The most important Gift it brings is this unselfish attitude that comes from knowing the connectedness of all life. If we have the 27th Gene Key, or feel mysteriously drawn to it, then we’re fortunate. We’re a carer, a planetary healer.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Sunday, April 25th Moon Wisdom Creativity Gathering Moon Circles & Cosmic Smash Book
I am learning so much about Social Media marketing, much has changed in technology and there is a lot of ground to cover, yet I am steady on track with my efforts. I think that my cats, Gigi and Cookie, think that the computer is another pet !
Cosmic Smash Booking is becoming quite popular ! A big shout out to its founder Catt Geller for sharing about the teachers of this fun and effective healing art form, my email list swelled and I still haven’t learned how to manage Mail Chimp !
Oh, one other note. Last night, I was, well, you know. I was scrolling on my Iphone…on Instagram there was this post…I clicked, I listened, I was captivated by this embodiment of loveliness. The voice and presence of Melody Gardot, a true instrument of Beauty.
I leave you with this charming video, listen twice…or more….
April days are so very beautiful, I am enjoying a sense of renewed warmth and keeping busy with creating courses ! Last Autumn a new cycle began in my world as I began to offer classes and now the Moon Wisdom / MoonCircles ™ monthly class is gaining popularity. https://cometothestory.com/mooncircles/ .
Soon, I shall announce the next offering of this “Human Design – The Basics”. We journey thru the Human Design Bodygraph of the Self/Not Self, with one on one guidance, group interaction and creativity prompts.
All my work and offerings involve Intentional Creativity, from journal to canvas with a good dose of collaging in the round with JourneyCircles™ and Expressive Arts Integration including ( yes ! ) Cosmic Smashbooking. The nicest aspect of working with these approaches, is that No Experience is needed ! We simply begin where we are at.
I would like to invite you to join into an exploration around the Sacred Circle, the wheel which holds many codes.
Creative I Chingand the Nine Petal Path ~
This month: day one: Presentation day two: Merging with the Moon Wisdom Creativity Circle , time slots are scheduled for two hours .
Saturday, April 24th am MST ; we shall explore codes, symbols & stories embedded within the month of Taurus.
As the spring days lengthen and before we change signs. The new moon will be in Aries soon. I am contemplating this season of The Ram .
Within the Circles of Wisdom, code holders such as the I Ching, the Zodiac…and all matters of secret knowledge….there are also Mythic Codes, Story Codes…many under the guardianship of the patriarchy…which , as I understand is now gone. Yes, declare it conquered; gone.
How can that be ? Is the patriarchy really gone ? Let us imagine it so. As a speed boat leaves waters in its wake…so does the patriarchy leave a wake of reverberating patterns and stories. In years to come, let us integrate those changes tugging at the edges of our awareness venerate what needs veneration and create new sacred pathways, lay reclaim to nourishing habits and re-imagine our unfolding futures… now that is a funny phrase…re-imagine our unfolding future ?
Yes, our past often pulled into a recreation cycle creates our present, our Now…so lets ( if we are into it), lets re-imagine, reclaim, restore and renew. While I move forward, I enjoy looking back..so I went to Ancient Greece to pull a story.
Here is a delightful rendition of Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece.
My inquiry…what is the Golden Fleece to me ? I am not sure of my answer…just letting this percolate for a bit…if you watch the video you will see that a dragon is guarding this mystical hide…hmmm….
Wind, Ships, Sails, perhaps futuristic Airships too ?
How do we navigate now ? 2021 is well underway with more mystery and wonder into new ways of being.
We deepen into our personal themes of practice, whether they be sitting in stillness, reorganizing our households, establishing / continuing / expanding an inquiry or creative practice. Many of us are multi tasking, embodying several new frameworks of self expression. We will know more next year, when we reflect back as we create in the now.
I read a new piece of information this past week ( I paraphrase here and this is how I took the information in ) basically due to the way the light is measured, the dance between the Sun and the Moon happens in such a way that we see it 8 minutes after the fact…so we are seeing all time into the past… such a two step that life is, moving forward , projecting on ward, reflecting back.
Art supports a sense of visual record keeping as well as serving as a method for moving our stories, our emotions and memories. I think this allows for more “space” in our bodies ( our emotions too !) , more openness for us to breathe into.
These past months I began teaching / guiding a Living Your Design group, with inquires and discussions of what is a 9 Centered Being, what are the details, the hows and why that matters and how we integrate that awareness into our lives. Many moons ago, I called this the Path of the Nine Petals; that is how I saw it then, a lotus unfolding, the petals connected , each of us flowering into our unique ways of being.
Wowza ~ it has been a new kind of Time and a new kind of Different. Firstly, prayers and compassion to all going thru various shades of change. Joy/Grief vibrating in the same moments almost in the same breath.
What is the Color of Love ? Our Cosmic Smash Booking community has pulled together a Valentine’s Day Hop for this coming Sunday, February 14th, the classes are our gift to you.
Even if you don’t have a Smash Book, come join us ~ grab some paper and coloring crayons , no experience needed ~
I’ve been creating more and more in my Cosmic Smash Book, I do have some classes coming up, the technology gremlins have me in their grip, so I am delayed in announcements.
The class Art of Living Your Design has been so much fun, this first wave of Human Design based classes blending Art as Process & Cosmic Smash Booking will be ongoing.
Would you like to be kept in the loop ? Please sign up for my NewsLetter , once the gremlins release me, I will be able to create with more ease.
Until then, Signed in Stardust ~
ps, I almost forgot ! Every day I am learning how to integrate these platform of website and social media ~ I have a website just for purchasing my art. Now that I am a stay at home for a long time lady, I have a chance to focus on bringing my work out into the world…that includes my art work too…there are a lot of playful products on this site that Fine Art America produces with my original images as well as art reproductions for your walls. Also, Greeting Cards are available , will be uploading fresh images soon ( yes, once the gremlins let me ) Hopefully, my Esty store will get linked in soon. In the meantime here is
As a young girl, I tried out for the balance beam…I wasn’t good at gymnastics, however, I could walk a balance beam. Seems that it is really necessary now to activate all of our balance beam skills.
My creative practice, from housekeeping to art making , is what gives my world structure and pleasure…hmmm, perhaps I could change the order of those words…pleasure and structure. Artistic processes bring me satisfaction, however the processes usually unfold as a sacred journey of trials along a winding pathway !
A few months ago I declared a to offer a class. As is the new way in conscious creating, you build the canoe as you are floating down the river….in this case, I am floating with a black swan, my canoe seems to be out for repairs.
As I was promoting my class in Living Your Design ~ The Basics to my groups, the desire and interest to actively create in a Cosmic Smashbook became a hot topic. So, now my LYD will be with Cosmic Smashbooking: Here is the copy I wrote for the event page, when I realized that Facebook changed their event policies…and now I have to go learn all that ! Adding a paddle or two to the canoe ~
In any case, here is the course description ~
Discover your 9 Centers thru Art and Inquiry of Cosmic Smashbooking, a unique approach of Intentional Creativity and self exploration applied to the Human Design System.
Embodiment thru knowledge and applied creative experience, grounds the Body, relaxes the Mind to move into the Flow of this New Age.
Classes Begin Saturday January 23 11:00 am MST scheduled for 9 weeks with class break on the week of February 20th
Class schedule will include: Visualization, Living Your Design presentation, Art Lab after presentation with room for sharing, questions and discussion. Plan for two hours.
Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th;Feb 13th (Feb 20 no class )Feb 27th, Mar 6th, Mar 13th, March 20th Final Class.
Your journey into Human Design can be approached in a few ways. You can follow a straight path or meander. Whichever road you take, a wise navigator learns to read their map. Learning your Openness and where your conditioning is influenced reveals the legend to your Map.
We shall be working with the traditional IHDS LYD course .
No Art experience needed, I shall be guiding our group thru the process, step by step.
Click this link to register for the class via Paypal ~ Zoom links will be provided the week of the class.
Special Pricing for our time $ 150. (Course Price regularly $ 350 )
Contemplating the blanket of early morning snow as dawn kisses our southwest high desert mountains, it feels like this will be a long white winter. I often imagine my posts before I write them, waiting for inspiration to find me, which means sometimes that could be months or even years. Yet today, I feel an extension of Thanksgiving prayers, gratitude, and reflection.
This morning began with a good hot cup of coffee and reading Martin Shaw stories…which led to ordering a book…which led to being on Facebook…it is not even 7:00 am !
Yesterday, I moved bookcases into one room, shifting how I’m going to enter 2021 in my physical space, which we know is a shift from within the bodymind…rearranging furniture…a bit more clearing of clutter and poof, into the new days. Books represent history and friends for me, each holding memories, stories, knowledge. The day was spent in slow motion rediscovery with winter promises of deep time reading.
Let’s loop back to what was revealed to me so quickly this morning…and I shall add some links here for you too…
To end this post, my prayers to each of you , thank you for reading my blogs and signing up too along the way. Extended prayers for those in grief and loss, may our memories bring us succor and time bring us ease.
You are invited to join a creative Moon Wisdom circle this Sunday. It is a free event, the details are in the invitation link.
Storytelling, one of our oldest cultural forms for wisdom sharing and adventuring ~
My world revolves around story, I often don’t see it that way, yet over time it occurs that it does. I enjoy Archetypal Stories, Myths, Fairytales, Tales of Truth & Dare. I get wound up in my own whorl of story, my fears and dreams reveal themselves thru art and archetype.
Somehow, in the spin of the tale of what is possible, I believe ( maybe naively ) that we create our reality….this may or may not be true. One question I ask myself , what if ?
What if , once upon a time, this were true ? What if in a world that once was and always will be, this happened ? What if in a land that everyone lived in, but no one was there, a visitor arrived to discover …
Il etait une fois….once upon a time….
Once upon a time, I met a person who would become a teacher who would connect me to another teacher who would connect me to another…and another…thus creating a chain of story wisdom. This chain attached to a boulder at the cave of possibility once pulled opened into a chasm wonder as wide as the Grand Canyon, a chasm of possibilities.
Equal to the chasm, Celestial realms opened above, reinforcing the term ” As above, so below” the magical phrase that opens as a key to all that is within and that is without.
My world became dappled with light as tho the sun were shining thru a stained glass window, an array of light rainbows sparkling from a 1000 sided Crystal Prism.
This is the world of Human Design & The Gene Keys as I experience it. A world of Codes, Maps , Archetypes, Symbols, Guidelines, Mystery….and some of it may even be True. The Founder of The Human Design system qualified the teachings as an Experiment, he qualified the system as being Mechanical. ” Don’t take my word for it” he would often say, suggesting… Go and discover for yourself.
After 17 years of exploration, I am still on the trail.
To begin, I extend my prayers to all, wishing ease & grace with the variety & various wavelengths of circumstances that you may be finding yourself in ~ the list of unfortunate circumstances is long, yet I sense that the list of silver linings is growing too.
I want to introduce your to my friend and fellow Intentional Creativity Teacher, Ellison James. She and I had a conversation last month and as we were sharing our paths and visions, a new vision emerged. ( that is often the case with creatives !) . Ellison is joining my website as an contributor with her gifts. As the next year comes, I hope to have more contributors with their unique points of view and offerings. My new website is almost ready for launch, but I want to get this announcement out to you today.
Ellison is a talented and remarkable Wisdom Guide offering us her insight and guidance of the changes for this point on the Wheel. She is experienced in the Sacred Ways of the Medicine Wheel and is going to lead us in this Season’s Circle of Honoring.
The Event is Free, our gift to you ~
The Circle access opens at 5:45 pm PST we shall begin at 6:00 PM PST
Bring pencil and paper and if you have craft/ journaling supplies available, bring those too, as we always love to dip into a bit of active intuitive intentional creativity.
If you have issues with the link; questions or would like to join the mailing list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night we lost our National Treasure, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her honor, thank you for the gifts that you gave our country, that you gave to each of us.
image courtesy of Getty Images
These shifts and events are happening so quickly that we hardly have time to pause and integrate. We may be witnessing our community in any variety of disaster or we are holding steady. Holding steady takes work, responding to an overwhelming shift in circumstances takes work. Whatever side of the situation we find ourselves in, we are together, holding prayers, activating healing, grieving. Sacred Time is your ally as the hours pass. I will say that again, Sacred Time is your ally , your supporter, as the hours pass.
Once again, here is the Zoom link to register: Monday Night
We find ourselves Nesting this year, a bit more than usual. Art accesses the energy within our hearts, we shall honor our symbolic Nest today as we identity our place in the garden of our heart. How we nest, express our cozy comfort and even take flight from the nest and back again.
This class offers you an opportunity, with color, form and symbol, to creatively imagine thru your own unique expression. Tips on collaging with paint (acrylic, water color, or pastels) will be offered, along with ideas of how you can delve into the depths of your magical imagination.
Bring your Tea and snacks, red thread or ribbon, and join us virtually for this creative fun & sisterhood. (No charge for this event!)
Supplies: surface to paint on (watercolor paper, canvas paper or journal page), paint (acrylic, watercolor, watercolor crayons, pastels.. you choose!), and magazine pictures, old photos, rice paper, ribbon … stuff that you love! You will also need brushes, glue, scissors, spray bottle, towels and water container, a stapler too !
Invite your friends!
(No “experience” or “talent” necessary – really!!)
**In Red Thread Circles, we come together and interweave the common threads of our stories. Circles are held around the world, and are for women who wish to gather with others as we share stories and a simple creative project which holds the energy of our visions for ourselves and the future.
Imagine that each flower in your garden is a potential project…unique yet a part of the flower bed. As the garden is tended, one area weeded, another area becomes the more pressing need.
These past several days, my computer became my garden in need of weeding and tending. In order to more effectively create my blog post, the new website & course materials, organization was called for, that and back up systems too !
As with large garden beds, the email account, hiding under some shade, needed clearing out as well. I discovered that I had been unaware in a pin pointed way of seeing just how many emails the marketing machine generates. It is unbelievable.
Now I know why I have so many, I just ignore them; thinking, oh, I’ll get back here, but I don’t and then three or four years pass leaving 20000 ( yes ) in my email account. I have my favorite saves and favorite blogs. I love a library, from hardbound books, to kindle to even emails. Saturday was spent reminiscing over a variety of emails. I have a romantic soul….oh no…to delete or archive…but you need space….etc etc.
Do some of you remember when we had pen pals ? Long before home computers, we had mail. My delight with mail was collecting foreign stamps and pen pals from far away places… over the summer vacation, friends who had gone off to Europe would send postcards…or even call ! Oh my , so exciting to get an overseas call, so romantic !
Well, the weekend experience led me to thinking about this 31 Day Blog challenge…it is a lot of mail. Although I am not leaving the challenge , I am relaxing the delivery….the idea of the challenge is to get attention, that attention is to have you read my blog and then in the current of the times…eventually I would invite you to a class or one of my Zoom calls. some free offerings some paid events.
I have spent the last few months re-inventing my lifestyle. Now that I work and live at home full time. I signed up with a Kajabi site and just had the best support call ever in creating the landing pages and getting them onto Facebook and in other places.
I belong to a terrific Art Community that has several handles….Cosmic Cowgirls ~ as created my Shiloh Sophia McCloud. I have belonged for a…hmmm ( everything now is a really long time ) In any case, the pace of time and art has moved along. We have a wonderful community called The Red Thread Cafe ( Classroom ) we meet up on Facebook to share our art and stories as we engage with Intentional Creativity.
Under “stay at home ” , I am at home. As we know, there are many many details that make a home. Now many of us have home offices; our family members now have work/schools spaces ; creatives also make their art spaces sometimes carving space out of no where . We call these spaces our Studio (someday I will have a 1000 sq foot studio maybe even more ! ) With some surprise arranging, I re-imagined my workroom and created several art making surfaces. I ordered a firm table ,currently I use card tables, the table should arrive next week , then I can film some demos for the blog.
I have two cats, Cookie and Gigi; well, Cookie found my cleared space just perfect for her lounging ! There is an invisible vortex phenomena. The space is clear, all is in order and in a blink of an eye, there is chaos..
Yesterday, the morning revealed a spark of inspiration, happily I got to my work table;photographed images and went to the computer to document my collage.
Which led me to a spiral experience, first I had to unwind the files….clear out to make space on the computer…I tripped into ancestry files, cleared and organized those, then on to the image files to back up the system this weekend. Before you know it, Gmail sent me a notice that my storage was full and please clear those files.
I was working in circles. I have noticed that if I don’t fight it , I find a flow . I didn’t get the collage made, but it might get done during this post. If I relax from working in a straight line, allowing myself to move from what is arising, then circle back , holding the vision, while surrendering to response in the now, I do get somewhere, even tho there are linear mini steps along the way. This is like scribble art, allowing the pencil to move direction with a non destination destination. You know it when you get there. You step into the unknown , something magical happens. Quantum Alchemy , where you have created space to express; to achieve, to just be and then you just know what you may not have known before. You have entered the Pause, the Wave, the Flow.
I work in several collage styles to work with Expressive Arts, one of them is with Journey Circles™, another is in a Cosmic Smashbooking. I keep many many visual journals, processing my dreams and feelings thru visual expression.
Working with image is a uniquely individual experience, we can create our own fresh, or use magazine or digital images. I keep a good printer to replicate images for collage, as magazines aren’t always accessible.
Creating anytime can be nourishing. Creating thru Covid Time, may be a way to keep record of the experience.
The simple fact is that the world energies are immensely challenging.
The messages of the days are not always upbeat and cheery, that just isn’t real.
There is a continuum of expression within our Being.
My vocation is that of Depth Work.
Thru excavating depths within, I find my Light and Radiance. Deep Diving.
Active participation with the mysterious Wheels of Life.
There is a popular notion that we are to become Embodied …what does that even mean ? Embodied into what ? Release the Light within ? Claim the Divine ?
This is where Art and Image come to Dance with Wisdom Codes.
Wisdom Codes around the Wheel of Life unlock contemplative inner quests of Magic and Mystery.
Now , if I had all my IT ( internet technologies ) together, I would link like mad to other resources. This current website process is an Emergent One. Just like our environment, our current world circumstances, they are Emergent, Quantum….Mysterious. As the step is taken the stair appears.
We become Story Catchers.
We become Creative Cartographers with a Legacy.
This Summer, my world will become , as will yours.
Gene Keys Mandala
As we move into questioning and contemplating these notions by embracing playfulness , a spark of embodied consciousness might reveal itself, I think this is called, Self Awareness. Our evolution of Self and Other.
Some mornings I awaken with certain poetic memories floating thru my mind. This one came the other morning. I truly longed to hear it. Today, I share it with you. It is at the end of the post.
I listened to this; became very sad. Grief comes and goes. Important to acknowledge one’s tears and pain within the HeartSelf. I will go paint my tender grief today, and it will become expressed. Expressive Art making supports moving energy thru and out of the body, embracing the flow of the moment to arrive to an expressed balance place.
And if that stirred me then this poetic video that is at the beginning of my postcame forth, and I really began to cry. I am reminded of all those whom I have loved and continue to adore. Tender , tender tender memories. So, I will mark make on my canvas with my tear water, and paint my prayers into the canvas. Prayers and memories. Joys and wounds will make their way into a work called “Artifact”
This is the poem which tugged at me this morning….what is tugging your Imagination ? Your Heart ?
Creativity isn’t a step by step process. It is emergent, messy, touching….inspiring.
Creativity Spirals, like Feminine Time. Deep Spirals , calling forth more for the journey within and without.
I enjoy tracking my inspirations and signs from the natural world. For instance, I am kaleidoscope inspired , especially attracted to the vibrant purple in yesterday’s image…this led to organizing my watercolor paints to find which purples that I have on hand.
Today tho, the color search led to fruit…blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. When blended together with Bing Cherry yogurt, they make a very colorful delicious smoothie.
Kendall’s Art Smoothie
Heaping serving spoon of Bing Cherry yogurt
Handful of frozen wild main blueberries
Handful of mixed frozen strawberries & raspberries
My visual theme for July is Kaleidoscope. Do you recall having one as a child ?
Mesmerizing and magical, the kaleidoscope provides visual surprises, perhaps inspiring Mandala making with vibrant paints or paper play.
“Coined by its Scottish inventor David Brewster, “kaleidoscope” is derived from the Ancient Greek word καλός (kalos), “beautiful, beauty”, εἶδος (eidos), “that which is seen: form, shape” and σκοπέω (skopeō), “to look to, to examine”, hence “observation of beautiful forms.” (Source Wikipedia )”
Today’s post, short and visually vibrant…..Sunday is my day to ponder and fuss, not to think so much. The winds have picked up with a surprising strong breeze, a good afternoon rain will come…perhaps I will be fussing with my water color paints to find the purple that is in this image below ; or I may print this image and create a collage …. What creative endeavor will you be inspired to express today ?
An excerpt above from the poem , Thunder Perfect Mind ( written before the before ) from the Gnostic manuscripts of the Nag Hammadi discovered in 1945 near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi … The buried manuscripts date from the 3rd and 4th centuries.
The Wisdom Goddess is speaking to me today on raindrop waves that have left the sweet scent of water to earth & trees that only rains can activate. This special time , this Covid Time, has touched us all with Change.
Within this initiation which we are individually experiencing collectively, our world is shifting in front of our eyes…not from behind closed doors. From home life to work life, from village to city, from county to state to country the great change has arrived and will be here for some time. Tomorrow the 4th of July will find us reflecting and celebrating, or not, in many different ways. My heartfelt condolences goes out to those who have lost loved ones and those who are suffering, as this is also a time of deep grieving.
I am entering into a phase of sharing more of my work in the world. For many years I have been collecting , researching, training, learning & now integrating Knowledge with Wisdom, plus I have been cultivating an active Creative Practice. This takes work !
With our extended “Nesting in Place” surrounded by my books and papers. I am learning the back office of Zoom while creating my teaching site on the Kajabi platform, I am taking my own dare to devotion more seriously.
Having rediscovered my extensive library of Human Design Courses . Once I get my calendar set, I will begin with a free class of Living Your Design . This complementary series will be : Introduction to Bodygraph Basics, the Centers & Types.
The Gene Keys Golden Path integrates with Human Design; both systems illuminating the path of self knowledge to Wisdom. The Divine Feminine; Stargate Alchemist lives within these teachings.
Thru various creative processes we shall travel the fractal lines of archetypal mystery to reveal to ourselves treasures that lie within.
We will begin however, with a bit of conversation over a cup of tea.
I have joined the Paul Taubman’s Ulimate Blog Challenge for the month of July. I shall strive to post each day, although , I was sidetracked yesterday with all the construction noise in my neighborhood. Despite Covid 19, a new development is underway up the hill from my place and backhoe’s were busy opening up waterlines close to my backyard the thrum of the machinery shook the the area for hours, then the boom of night time firecrakers topped off the evening. Today is more relaxing with just the hum of road traffic and the occasional birds chirping. The clouds are moving across the Mesas , I do hope that they bring rain.
Actually, I chose my theme for the month over this past weekend, I will reveal it in a day or two. Today I will write post two blogs to catch up into the blog challenge ~ and offer you inqueries for your journaling practice and contemplation, we shall begin with the word, Devotion , it resonates with the 29th Gene Key , which holds the Gift of Commitment and in its highest expression emanates Devotion. Of course there is that Shadow piece, HalfHeartedness; as the pendulum swings from Shadow to Light, remember, every Shadow holds a Gift.
Inquiries: How do I transform my Half-Heartedness into Commitment ? How do I experience Devotion ? What am I Devoted to ?
My initial inquiry into Devotion reveals that I am steadily drawn into the realms of History and Mystery which then takes me down many rabbit holes of exploration. Covid Time has redefined how I spend my days, as I am sure it has affected so many of us in reorienting our time and focus.
New Portals opened these past few days. Keeping up with the rapid pace of change finds me moving in Time my own way. I am simply unable to race with the changes.
There actually is no competition with Time, even tho it may seem so.
Many years have been spent contemplating my Human Design , I contemplate this knowledge with the Gene Keys wisdom, always working the weave of insights which are more pertinent in the Now. Well, as close as I can get.
Waiting. Yes, the insight to the concept of waiting. Meditation can take you so far on the waiting game as you watch and wait for your next inhale or images from monkey mind to cloud your thinking as you sit, watch and wait. Human Design has Profile, each Profile has its strategy and authority, the majority of us are Generators, we are designed to respond….and in that learning , we also can attune to the the Waiting , our response waits to be felt in our being , our body, deep within the belly.
Feminine Time, yin energy, Goddess of the Pause. She allows spaciousness to enter this compressed world of yang , go go go….Covid Time…..we enter into a stop gap, an opportunity for Pause. Reconfiguration time, as national shadows are turned, just as the ocean turns the deep to the surface. We learn, struggle, suffer. We all are suffering the great shift in our year of 2020, with the gains of more possible applied wisdom strategies for a more fair tomorrow.
Ok, I wasn’t going to write all that. I just wanted to mention that I wanted to note that we crossed a threshold. I am going to draw a medicine wheel ( in my new journal ) to mark make, so that I remember. And this post is a mark, to remember. Link posted below to listen to Richard Rudd’s Solstice Meditation to also note the mark.
There is more to come, a teaching site, a guided Living Your Design course, so you can access Human Design basics. Guided Creative Cartography videos in the making….and a bit more.
As story arises as if out of the ethers, so does your creative expression resulting in your Creative Cartography™ practice.
During this renaissance of transformational times, we are becoming more collectively aware of the story within our genetic codes, our Bones Stories, thru various archetypal and ancient wisdom teachings our underlying stories are waiting to be told.
Sometimes they are obvious, on the surface, sometimes they are deeper. Even when we have been working on ourselves for many years, finding ourselves (now ) at the chopping wood carry water state of being and service.
We often think, I‘ve done it all….yet, life has a way of being a mystery and within that mystery are deeper layers and ways of knowing.
This is where Creative Cartography ™ weaves a blend of Art, Science & Transformational Wisdom Teaching into a tapestry, your tapestry of the mysterious wonders with the Body/Mind connection with the Divine ~ For you to discover your Living Mythologies. You are a living myth full of Archetypal stories, your Anatomy holds the keys and clues , and will reveal more of your Story Path.
Story Prescription™ founder Melanie Weller and I have teamed up to present Finding your Sacred Voice, the first in our series of Sacred Anatomy/Sacred Story offerings.
The curious thing is , only you hold the secret treasures of your Sacred Voice yet yours is a vital voice in the chorus of Humanity.
I spoke in the past of creating an area of Sacred Space in your home. This sacred place amplifies the sacred nature of your heart. This lovely video supports a sense of an altar which I can hear…. not only is it visually exquisite , the music touches my emotional self during this unprecedented collective change.
As we discover new ways to flow with the great shift whilst in the great pause , we will more than likely stumble & trip over parts of our Self. May you find solace and peace in the rocky spaces as the days unfold.
Each year with the seasonal rotation of the wheel of life, we find ourselves marking experience with a variety of New Year celebrations. When the Sun find itself in the realm of the 41st Gate, we are in the field energy of the start codon of the 41st Gate.
The Gene Key which holds the Gift of Anticipation.
As ever, I anticipate wonderful unfolding dreams, for the Winter season beckons my dreaming self . Ever surprised by shape and color, these past months have found me creating in a variety of blues. My Dreaming Muse is still in the realm of imaginal landscapes, slowly easing her way to coming Spring.
Collectively , we shall be in this Emanation field for about 5 days. With all the transformational energies pulsating in Capricorn, it will be interesting to watch what unfolds in our personal and collective worlds !
“Fundamentally, when the Sun enters the 41st Gate (around January 22), this signals the beginning of the Rave New Year. That 41st Gate is quite extraordinary. In its relationship to genetics, it is the only initiating codon. If you think about genetics as being written out as an alphabet, the very beginning of any genetic sentence, in fact every genetic sentence, would begin with the 41st Gate. It starts everything.
When you look at the 41st Gate within the BodyGraph, you see the essential purpose inherent in it. The 41 to the 30, this Channel of Recognition that leads into the 35-36, the Channel of Transitoriness, these two Channels form a stream called the Human Experiential Way. Every January, as the Sun enters the 41st Gate, we initiate a new human experiential cycle on this plane.”
Welcome in 2020 ~ beginning with a bit of slow down dreaming; resting and art making. Come to the Story has been my holding place for integrating imagery, myth, metaphor and Inner Journey discoveries ; 2019 unfolded as my own heroine’s journey into a healing into wholeness story as I discovered hidden ancestors and unknown histories.
This year, the Gene Keys will be hosting a deep dive into the Activation Sequence.
The Activation Sequence is like establishing your StarGate Journey Coordinates, yes, I am flinging far out into the universe with this, as I enjoy tracking StarGate Activations while also walking the grounded earth.
My Venus Gift is in the 44th Gene Key, with the Gift of Teamwork. I approach blending disciplines into my art making as much as I enjoy studying the stars. As I attend this new 2020 Deep Dive, I will be holding 4 Creative Sessions via Zoom where we will visually weave the stories that rise up within the Activation Sequence.
Please sign up for my newsletter if you are interested or join my Come to the Story FB page, you can private message me there; these Activation Sequence creative sessions will be free and limited ; the times and date to be announced; Ideally you will be in the course with us to ride the transmission with Gene Keys author Richard Rudd.
You can use any creative supplies, start harvesting images and poem, establish a sacred creative space for your contemplation and Creative Activations. Top items, Glue stick, magazines, cardboard paper for making rounds, or gather cake rounds, pizza rounds. Ideally, obtain a Journey Circles Kit. We begin at the end of January, so you have plenty of time to plan. A private FB Group has been established called Journey Wisdom.
In Art as Process, which is a term used Inner Journey “work” ~ I use a product called JourneyCircles ™ A custom kit for this specific journey will soon be available .
There is no affiliate connection to the Journey Path Institute. As a Certified Creative Depth Coach and JourneyCircles™ Facilitator, my work involves this process, which over time has proven to be insightful and encouraging.
My work also involves creating an altered books ~ in my case creating a Cosmic Smashbook which becomes home to my thoughts, processes and journey circles. My goal is to make a several sets of videos so that you too can follow along to create your own unique Smashbook ; which would be handy as you might enjoy following this 2020 Journey into Sacred Story; which will unfold mysteriously on its own terms.
If you are interested in Intentional Creativity, and painting your Activation Sequence and your Muse of Genius, please stay tuned for future announcements.
You will see a link to the Gene Keys Deep Dive , this is my affiliate link. I invite you to join the community in this Activation Sequence experience. I have been Gene Keys deep diving since our first official community 2009 where I has the honor of being one of the original Gene Keys Guides . Now, 2020, time to step into more mystery! Wishing you each a Blessed New Year ~
A blank page can be overwhelming in its potential…shall you write, draw, paint or walk a way ? Today’s topic began one way, in a blink it became about trees. Creativity often works that way…you may think it will be one way but the variables start to dance about and presto, another way presents itself.
Imagine the nature of trees as they give so much to us as environmental friends and symbolic allies. The breath of life flows thru them from root to tippy top branch. How are you honoring your inner tree ? Do you live where there are trees or parks ? Have you touched the bark of a tree lately ? Visited a tree farm ? Watch how a backhoe digs a very wide and deep hole in the earth to plant a tree ? Maybe you have observed trees over time, from sapling to maturity ?
As the trees are transforming into the spectrum of colors this season, how are you connecting to the change of seasons within you ? Your leaves may also be changing colors and shedding, what are you noticing this season ?
Mini-Journal prompt: Tools: Pencil or charcoal and paper or any creative tool that calls to you….. Take the paper outside to a tree place it on the bark…rub the lead of the pencil/charcoal over the bark…notice the patterns that are left… in your journal either trace or re-draw the bark, do the first on slowly…like really really slowly….then increase the speed of your drawing….attend with your observable awareness your fingers, the pencil/paper and bark designs….
Observe your awareness as you participate in this process, notice what you are feeling or seeing that rises up in your imagination….either write your observation or just write one word which has come into your mind.
an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, liability; More
This morning I was pondering Commitment, I was also pondering Human Design (which which is a system deeply based in choice. There are 5 Body Types in the system… ( basically 4, but there is a 5th much debated about). Each Type has a way that they can respond and/or accept ( or not ) an action step or direction that carries them on their way. There are start and stop codons just as in DNA and there is a starting gate as well.
I am a Generator with a response of ahh ha…meaning yes or un un meaning no……A Generator has a defined Chakra or Center deep in its Sacral Center…and if the vehicle( your body = the vehicle in HD lingo ) expresses Ahh ha , yes, deep visceral response that is an Affirmative and the deep visceral response of the Un un is the opposite… as mentioned this is deep in the Sacral Center. You make want to practice with a friend to discover what your deep sacral responses feel like.
Now what has that got to do with commitment? I am really not too sure, but what I am thinking is that as a conditioned being it can be really challenging to integrate Human Design into your life. What if you said yes….and then don’t feel the yes any more ? What do you do with your commitment ? I sense that there is an evolution that occurs from commitment to devotion when your passion ignites. Of course their are distinctions between commitments from the mundane to one’s world overview.
Human Design is complex, yet when you learn it layer by layer and weave it into your world you begin to have some insights and expanded experiences in your consciousness and also in the directions that your life may or may not unfold into.
Subtle shifts occur for us when we introduce transforming awareness technologies into our lives , we also enter into unfamiliar landscapes of change. This is where art and particularly working with Art as Process is beneficial.
Art as Process is an approach within art making that holds to no visual end goal.
~ Kendall Sarah Scott; Artist with an inquiring mind ~
The weekends can be a magical time of no time. Time for a movie, time for walking without destination. Time to sketch and journal without an end goal.
There is a pleasure in moving “with time” and also in being ” in time” without pressure . I enjoy spending hours researching and learning. I often take a moment on the weekend to learn new software technology, even if that is just learning how to grok Instagram or create an Etsy store.
The weekend is a time where there seems to be some freedom of choice for how I spend my time. I can rest, read, pursue study, catch up on projects, go with the flow. I can bounce from project to project, the “have to” pressure is off. Yet, in actuality, I often work on weekend to catch up the “have to ” commitments and self promises.
Venus ~ Archetypal Goddess of Love ~ creates a rose in the heavens which sweetly holds our planet.
She is poised to enter the underworld today in the 44th Gene Key, where she will travel for 42 days and nights, out of sight ,under the horizon she will emerge in November as a Morning Star in the 32nd Gene Key. During her journey in the underworld, she will visit several Stargates;
Siddhi Gift Shadow
10/5 44 Synarchy Teamwork Interference
10/16 28 Immortality Totality Purposelessness
10/29 50 Harmony Equilibrium Corruption
11/19 32 Veneration Preservation Failure
I haven’t written about this much lately so for those of you new to my hearth, here are a few notes.
The I Ching , an ancient divination system, has re-awakened in our time through two refreshingly inspired systems, one, the Human Design System, the other, the Gene Keys ~ The Golden Path. Each compliments the other as well as stimulates the conversation of the Kabbalah, Tree of Life, Astrology and the Chakra systems. Essentially , these systems are portals into the celestial world of metaphor and symbol. Each offers a unique application template. You are the vessel, your birth time determines the placement of your codes also correlating to the astrological zodiac.
This is a special Venusian retrograde for me, as the hidden gift in my sequence is the 44th Gene Key, at the time of my determined codex…Mars was in this Soul Code of the 44th Stargate. This leaves me a bit speechless. All I feel I can do right now is watch the movie, as I have been contemplating the mystery of my Venus Sequence for years. Sometimes with deep focused attention and at other times holding the entire mystery in wonderment.
Continuing the blog challenge : I discovered that , yes, my resistance is still present. My inner critic’s very healthy voice yammering about content and quality of thinking. In the Dreamtime, I had an odd experience of seeing red square spiders speckled with black dots…they were everywhere in a golden hued log cabin…is there some meaning in them ? I have never seen a square spider, hmmmm.
Now, I could take myself to my watercolors and sketch one out…but will I ? What creative act is bubbling up for you today ? Maybe a sketch ? Maybe a sentence in your journal as you write a fresh article for you or others ? What descriptive images and phrases are dancing in your mind ?
As a child I was introduced to Art thru my mother’s love of art. My brother was adept at painting lovely still lifes , my grandmother’s watercolors were delicately crafted landscapes. Mine…wow….line drawings…only…abstract and indecipherable. My mother’s youthful story wove her history with an Artist, I met him when I was 17, his work was stunning, how I longed to paint…but as I was told, like so many at the time, ” You will starve if you pursue this path”. In my heart I knew I was an Artist yet I didn’t have a clear path for that discovery to learn the meaning of this inner knowing. I had taken college courses only to become even more discouraged as clearly I didn’t have the “it” factor & also it was expressed to me that art school would only teach me many things that would then need to unlearn. Little did I know that I was a late bloomer !
Evolving Woman 2011
Therefore, I learned the business of art; selling, hanging shows, marketing, archiving, record keeping, gallery management etc. , eventually I found myself in the accounting end of business (bread and butter ). Corporate bookkeeping and cashflow management became my economic earning strength. I adore working with spreadsheets and with the computerization of same, all of that has something to do with a love of solving puzzles. In my free time I delved into the ” Lands of Inquiry & Transformation” ….(another subject) !
Recently it occurred to me that I was separating my Left Brain accounting skills from my Right Brain creative skills. I also don’t speak or share very much about my obsession with Cash Flow Management, Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss reports. Well, now I am weaving the two with great intention for creating a balance within myself. What that weave will look like in the end, I don’t really know…
Here is an Inquiry for you….what paradoxically seen/unseen imbalance (s) are you experiencing ?
I am waking up from my slumber much like this little red fox (peering out ,perhaps, from behind an imaginary oak tree) to write this post. Have been nestled in my internal world for quite awhile, watching the global world as it plays out a variety of dramatic tales while integrating my own growth and changes.
Recently ( last night) reviewing my blog , pondering its raison d’etre and my writing. I accepted a 31 day October Blog Challenge, this is day 3 for the challenge but day one for me…a flury of blog posts will begin to hit my followers and I do hope that it isn’t too much, yet I sense it will be a revealing learning experience. I began at 6:00 this morning with the plan of writing and now that it is 15 hours later, I just couldn’t put it off any longer.
I also have been painting, sketching…drawing, scribbling, enjoying background music, hot tea and beautiful colors that the artist’s palette brings to my hearth. Instead of codes and mysterious cosmic gateways tonight…let’s talk artist studio ( more on codes and keys to the universe later, it is after all a 31 day challenge !) But, if you are a Human Design enthusiast and a Generator to boot, you might understand that pause, that struggle before the energetic go-button saying “Launch !” is pushed ~
Back to the studio, do you have one ? For many years my studio was my easel at foot of my bed in a lovely but tiny studio room…it was good to have my art making right there, so that at any inspired moment or spontaneous impulse in the continuation of a project, I could reach out and roll into the canvas or onto the page. Times have changed, more space came as a natural evolution, now there is art making in dedicated areas ~ I am surrounded by the chaotic wonderment of possibilities. My easel has it own room and I have more resting space. Studios are a marvel, they can inhabit much square footage or the space of your lap. A studio can even reside just in your heart, where you make your images, as your Soul Self dreams, where the images and expressions rest waiting for you to discover them and their connections to your mystery.
Intentional Creativity opens up our world within, tapping our imagination allowing for easier access to those dreams and insights. Solutions may arise as a surprise. The invisible reveals itself thru color and metaphor, on the canvas, on the collage circle, in your journal, in your Life ~ in your Heart. This is the beginning of how we come into our stories. We find the path, focus on a direction to make that first step , not always knowing that we have answered some mysterious call that will take us on a Journey ~
“An exploration into the symbolism and meaning of the ever present Divine Feminine with emphasis on the Madonna as a contemporary ally for these times.”
As the awakening continues, both personal and collective, we have an opportunity to gather in circle for contemplation and inquiry in a experience of deepening our creative voice.
So much inner access to our content as creative beings can be accessed thru the harmonies of creative play…..no writing or art making experience is required to include yourself in this delightful experience.
This is an invitation to join us, Heloise and Kendall in a Women’s Only Retreat which will take place at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains on March 1st – 4th this coming Spring of 2018 , on what will be, a beautiful Full Moon weekend.
Last night She came, the Bringer of Balance, the Woman of Night and Day. Illuminating us thru golden rays of our star shining ever so brightly. Pulsing heat radiates across our lands as our Earth shifts, spirals and expands in change. Change man- made and change Cosmically ordained. The Mysteries prevail, the secrets of Feminine Time yet to unfold her guides yet to reveal, from the celestial waters into her embodied presence here on Terra Firma.
Within our daily flow, we experience our own personal sensibilities of feminine time ( with small capitols) in embodiment of the wisdom teachings of the Cosmic Feminine, from Sophia to Isis, Isis to the Magdalene and the Mary’s, these cosmic sisters have walked a path leaving star prints in sand and sky.
As we unfold into our learning with the Seasons, dancing as Nymph’s engaging with the Elements let us ponder the Stations of the Gates at this time of the Summer Solstice. Flow as you will on a ribboned pendulum thru the frequencies of being.
Happy New Year Blessings to each of you. As our cosmos expands cycling thru star-fields of possibilities, our earth continues her dance marked by the seasons on the symbolic medicine wheel of life.
In Human Design, the Rave New Year begins when the sun enters the 41st Gate, which is the corresponding hexagram for the start codon in our genetics. Look to celebrate as Capricorn shifts to Aquarius in the symbolic zodiac ~January 20/21, 2017
Consider refreshing your Venus Sequence passage as you walk into this new year on your lightning path, feeling into your presence of your Life’s Purpose for this is where you stand, gentle or fierce.
“The hidden Gift, your Purpose, lies hidden deep within your DNA. When you trust in your highest dreams and have the courage to manifest them through your Life’s Work, then your Purpose begins to nourish you from deep within your being.
When you ignite the Gift of this Gene Key then you activate the forces of synchronicity and grace in your outer life. Your Purpose is all laid out for you already, and all you have to do is unlock it. This can only occur as you embrace your own inner nobility and express it through selfless service and unconditional love.”
You enter your Venus Stream from your earthly purpose, deep in the Mystery of the Goddess herself. She is here to nourish and ground each of us as we move into various relationships with emotional and cosmic forces, our inner mysteries revealed as veils are lifted and initiations met.