The Artist’s Way Journey ~ What You’ll Learn
The Artist’s Way is a 12-week journey that teaches “a spiritual path to higher creativity” that can transform your entire life, while freeing your artistry, brilliance and unique gifts.
This page gives a brief overview of some of the key aspects of the course.
Week One — Recovering a Sense of Safety
♥ Learn the Basic Principles that create a foundation for cultivating and sustaining an ongoing, thriving relationship with your creativity.
♥ Learn the Basic Tools that are the heart of the course—powerful tools to use for a lifetime of creativity and fulfillment.
♥ Recognize how your inner artist may have been hiding in the shadows and begin to reclaim your full creative fire.
♥ Uncover core negative beliefs that have been stopping you from living the life you dream of and learn a powerful tool for transforming them.
♥ Cultivate a supportive inner environment for your creativity and your heart’s dreams to flourish by learning a radically different way of working with affirmations that allows us to acknowledge our fears, doubts and pain and transform them.
♥ Begin to discover where your full creative expression, aliveness and power may have been shut down in the past, so you can start to be free of these old wounds that you may not even consciously realize have been stopping you all this time.
Week Two — Recovering a Sense of Identity
♥ Establish healthy boundaries, positive relationships and a nurturing environment that nourishes your creativity and your heart’s dreams. Clear away outer obstacles and create safe space for your life to blossom.
♥ Cultivate open-mindedness that supports your new growth and new possibilities in your life.
♥ Discover how the simple, beautiful gift of attention can feed your inspiration and uplift you.
♥ Learn the Rules of a the Road, a powerful set of practices and guidelines to keep you walking your heart path with grace.
♥ Discover what brings you joy, lights you up, fascinates you, and begin to make these more present in your life in small, do-able steps.
Week Three — Recovering a Sense of Power
♥ Discover companionship and support for your greatest unfolding, so you don’t have to feel so alone.
♥ Free yourself from past shame that has halted your natural creative expression and aliveness.
♥ Learn how to heal from criticism and also how to work with it in positive ways.
♥ Rekindle the natural child in you to uncover what delights you and light up your life.
♥ Cultivate kindness and patience towards yourself on your heart’s journey.
Week Four — Recovering a Sense of Integrity
♥ Give yourself permission to try new things, experiment and explore.
♥ Give yourself the gift of inner space and outer time to hear your heart’s guidance and follow your dreams. This week often brings some of the biggest shifts of the course.
♥ Access your own profound inner wisdom and connection to an infinite source of creativity.
Week Five — Recovering a Sense of Possibility
♥ Learn to co-create with Life, to magnetize help, support and guidance towards your heart’s dreams.
♥ Find balance between meeting the needs and demands of others and caring for yourself, so that all can thrive.
♥ Reclaim your power, free yourself from the trap of blame, and uncover what has really been keeping you stuck, so you can create a life you love. This week often brings huge revelations and new freedom.
♥ Set loose the brilliant creative dreamer in you to create a bigger vision of yourself and your life.
Week Six — Recovering a Sense of Abundance
♥ Transform toxic beliefs around money, abundance and Spirit that hold you back from living your dreams.
♥ Learn how to grant yourself creative luxury that brings you true joy, inspiration, beauty and fun.
♥ Align your resources with your highest values and deepest loves to empower your relationship with money.
♥ Cultivate appreciation for the abundance in your life.
Week Seven — Recovering a Sense of Connection
♥ Learn the vital difference between perfectionism and high standards, and heal the devastating effects of the inner perfectionist in you, so that you are free to experiment, create and be.
♥ Enliven your sense of your own remarkable capacities and gain courage to open your life to new experiences, fun challenges and even bold risks, as you pursue the life you love with the powerful support of our group.
♥ Discover the secret messages hidden in your jealousy and envy of others that are signposts to a greater life for you.
♥ Learn how to nurture the part of your inner artist that is a wildly imaginative child, full of wonder and vital gifts you need to live a brilliant, beautiful life.
♥ Nourish yourself with the sounds, smells, sights, tastes, sensations and fascinations that feed and draw forth the artist in you.
♥ Kindle your ability to envision and call forth the life you long to live through creative play. This is one of the most fun weeks of the course for many participants.
Week Eight — Recovering a Sense of Strength
♥ Heal from past artistic losses, wounds and places you got stopped in your life from expressing yourself, sharing your gifts and pursuing what you love.
♥ Learn a key shift to take you from discouragement and despair to empowerment and surprising blessings, when life throws you curve balls.
♥ Free yourself from mental habits that stifle your creativity, robbing you of the joy of creating, and rekindle your passion for the process.
♥ Clear the inner roadblocks and early conditioning that has had you settle for less than what you truly desire.
♥ Uncover your heart’s big dreams and longings and learn how to bring them to life, using a remarkable tool known as the Dreamcatcher. Discover how the “impossible” becomes possible with this tool.
Week Nine — Recovering a Sense of Compassion
♥ Transform old habits of procrastination and laziness through self-awareness and self-kindness, so you can get in motion towards your heart’s desires.
♥ Discover why enthusiasm, and not discipline, is the key ingredient in a creative life, and how you can cultivate more fun and liveliness to power your creativity and your dreams.
♥ Identify and heal from past creative u-turns that have unconsciously (or consciously) kept you hostage.
♥ Learn a powerful tool for blasting through creative blocks and stuckness.
♥ Uncover a wealth of ideas, insight and experiences to draw from as source material for your creativity and as guidance for living a heart-centered life.
♥ Clarify your heart-inspired priorities and key steps, so you don’t keep going in a million directions at once, getting nowhere but frustrated.
Week Ten — Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection
♥ Create healthy boundaries around your work life and other commitments, so there’s time left over for you.
♥ Learn about the cycles of a creative life and how to ride out the dry spells with faith.
♥ Clear yourself of the toxic obsessions with competition and fame that our culture perpetuates, so that you can excel and shine from your natural gifts in an easeful, joyful way.
♥ Learn to give yourself the approval and love you’ve been craving (and needing!), so that you can begin to thrive in all areas of your life.
Week Eleven — Recovering a Sense of Autonomy
♥ Learn how to navigate success so it doesn’t throw you off your heart’s path.
♥ Cultivate healthy habits and care for your body to awaken greater aliveness, creative connection and well-being.
♥ Develop your own sense of spiritual support for your creativity and your heart’s dreams, freeing yourself from the confines of the small self to live from heart and soul in deep companionship with Life.
Week Twelve — Recovering a Sense of Faith
♥ Appreciate the mystery of creativity and cultivate relationship with that mystery to allow your best ideas to come forth.
♥ Foster a spirit of play in your creativity and your life.
♥ Witness your dreams beginning to unfold miraculously, granting you excitement, energy and renewed hope. Plan your next steps, so you can keep on walking the path of your heart’s dreams and your creative aliveness.