Watch the video and try it! If you hit on a story that wants to be told, tell the back-story.
Combine your six words with pictures. Like here!
Afraid to write the wrong poems.
Love, pray, wait on God's time.
I never believed this would happen.
the stroke aged me, in reverse
My. pace. is so different…SEE?
Striving to remain childLIKE not -ish
I can do it in five.
Alone, stiller than a swallowed breath.
In week two, we are exploring Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way.
1. What's the difference between creativity and spirituality, to you?
2. Think of some ways to take you Inner Artist on a date. Go crazy with ideas!
Week Three & Four: Infinite possibilities
Dad, who was a man in love, a unexpected baby, a shotgun wedding, and
all this when he was going blind,
Although, I was much too young to remember it…or was I?
Vacancy behind his eyes was the start of it, not the end. Now,
I know. But I was child then, kid-fears ruled, stealing my
Days, precious years.
Week Five: Lidia Yuknavitch: The beauty of being a misfit
Prompts BEFORE you watch:
What do you think the word means?
When do you feel it most? Or, do you not feel it at all?
More prompts for the quote below:
What line makes you squirm most?
What line do you believe most?
Can you embrace both?
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Looking back at your life, what inspires to you to evolve and grow your creativity? Is it a straight line, or a windy thing, or a jigsaw puzzle?
What was one thing that made you challenge your assumptions about life?
What do you see looking at YOUR "Mountain of Wisdom?"
Week Seven: Taking in the Good by Rick Hanson
1. Take a negative thought you've had today and ask yourself whether it’s true?
2. The human mind has a way of looking at things negatively, because our brain has many parts…do you have any thoughts on how to consciously counteract it with good thoughts?
3. Write down 3 small things you’re grateful for today?