A profound process of dreaming and creation is going on.
I am deep in an incubation period on so many levels. Often I sit down to share some of it with you, and I fall silent.
When you are in the cocoon, and your old body has dissolved into formless goo, and your new wings have not yet formed, it is hard to give language to the experience. A profound metamorphosis is taking place.
Birthing the Book Project
First of all, I’ve been writing a book on creativity that grows out of my 18 years of teaching. I’ve been working on the book off and on for three years, but the last several months have been a super intensive push.
I am simultaneously writing a proposal, so I can attract a publisher for the book. Book proposals are creations in themselves, typically ranging 40-100 pages, including sample chapters. Writing the proposal has caused a major re-ordering of the book, deepening into how it wants to flow. To get to that has involved a lot of thinking, some hair-pulling, and a crazy amount of time. And then there’s editing the sample chapters.
Many days I dive in and look up three hours later, glazed.
But there’s more.
Dreaming New Structures to Hold Expansion
For months I’ve been dreaming new structures for my work to hold the growth that is calling me.
I’m feeling tugged at by the soul of my work to grow in all kinds of ways. And to prepare for that growth with a strong foundation and new containers to welcome expansion on many fronts.
I’m dreaming up a membership community—a sort of gym membership for your creative life—that will provide ongoing monthly guidance, inspiration, workshops, gatherings, conversation, and camaraderie to profoundly support you in your creativity and in living your heart’s dreams.
I’m also listening deeply for the ways I feel called to expand my work to support greater collective healing and co-creating a more loving, just, sustainable world for all.
And I am trying to bring my three online platforms—Brilliant Playground, my author website, and my Patreon into one home. This is a bewildering challenge. Yet I feel stretched too thin by having three sites. And too many of you are missing out on valuable content that I share in one place but not the others.
I need to entwine my life as a poet and artist, and my work as a firekeeper and Goddess-devotee, more closely into my work as a teacher, to let them inform and bless each other and you.
So, this is part of the very slow birthing of a new website and new offerings, new ways of working and playing in the world.
Patience and Faith Are Needed
As I go through all this inner and outer change—navigating as we all are the shifting sands of our world in its death and birth throes—it is hard for me to keep generating as much content or as many offerings for all of you.
I hope you will be patient with me. I am so eager to share the next beautiful evolution of my work with you. To invite you into deeper creativity and connection.
Stay tuned! It’s going to be quite an adventure.
Meanwhile, if you had one thing you would love to receive from a creative membership community, what would that be? What would nourish and support you best? What support do you need in your creative life?