Dear Musea Members and Guest Readers,
When we were approached to write the letter to introduce our We Are All Related membership theme of ‘Creativity’ this month we both responded with a hearty Yes!
We have experienced our own journeys with creativity in our unique ways over the years. We’ve also been fortunate to have shared, witnessed and cocreated as we journeyed through Motherboard and Color of Woman IC training together, and now continuing with the Prisma practitioner adventure.
Along the way we have altered our relationship with creativity, become aware of old stories and realized we have the power and ability to create new stories as we go forward. All thanks to tending and nurturing our relationship with creativity, which is why we are looking forward to exploring this theme with Members both in our Artist Circle March 2nd and throughout March in the Musea app.
Chatelle shared in a recent email to her beloveds:
“My everyday practices for feeling good, transforming resistance, and expanding my awareness have become infused with creativity.
For some people, the word ‘creativity’ or saying ‘I’m creative’ is a no-go zone; a concept that conjures up fear, and ‘I can’t’ or ‘not good enough’ or ‘no way!’ types of energy. That was my experience for most of my life. I wanted to describe myself as creative, yet for many years I distanced myself from that. I had associated creativity with talent or genius, as some of us are taught to do.
Wonderfully, I came across creative practices where willingness and curiosity are asked for, dedication is encouraged, openness is essential. This approach to creativity is an accessway to your inner information, intentions, and inquiries. What does this mean to you? Is a frequent question that comes up.”
While prepping for this article, Marnie wrote in her journal:
“This is an opportunity to get kindly curious about your relationship with creativity. A chance to choose to raise awareness of some of the stories you might be carrying. Is creativity about talent? Do you have to be successful and sell pieces to be considered creative? What other areas of your life have you noticed this story arising? I meet so many people who don’t think they can garden, or ‘I can’t cook’ which are all ways of creating. The truth is you are creative every day, what clothes you wear, what food you eat. These are all creative choices and all things we can learn to build a relationship with and choose to be intentional about. What if we bring a spirit of joy and love to our creations? Bringing that intention to whatever we are doing and witnessing what that can do.
In my experience that requires a choice and a commitment to tend and nurture your creative practice. Spending some time each day to intentionally create your way. You can begin now, open your journal, or your choice of creative tools and play! Imagine what we can all create! What may never have been created before is awaiting you at the end of your pen, paintbrush, garden trowel, whisk. Let’s do this!”
The sovereignty and self-agency that shows up with creating; choosing where you move the pen or brush next and listening closely to your inner voice; is one of the many things we love about practicing creativity. Every time we create with intention, we find that we experience a sense of freedom. What has been astounding is how this is felt in times of grief and challenge, as we have discovered personally and witnessed in our clients’ journeys.
Remember, the creative practice is not necessarily about getting ‘better’ at drawing, writing, painting. It’s not about the ‘skill’ (though it can be if that is what you want). It is about the conscious, intentional practice of connecting with you, creating a meaningful relationship and access with yourself and as a result, that impact flows into the world.
With artful inspiration!
Chatelle & Marnie
~ Chatelle Jeram and Marnie Dangerfield are our Musea Membership Coordinators and Artist Circle Guides
If you are looking to commit to a creative practice in March, Chatelle and Marnie have a special offering inspired by the Mother Tree Art Call called WISDOM TREE. You can learn more here: https://kellestudio.com/wisdom-tree