Next class: The Superpower Journal Class, Oct 11.

A giant dose of believing-in-yourself and I-can-do-it-ness and everything-is-possible (plus glitter markers!)

Find out more + reserve your spot.

POWER is the engine that drives your dream machine. Learn to embrace it.

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You’re a nice person. You want to make the world a better place.

You’re not power-hungry.  You don’t want to control other people. You just want to do your own thing, you’re totally not interested in having power over others.

You’re just not that into power.

Which is nice, in theory.

But real power isn’t about power over.

Real power is about empowerment. Power within. The power to create.

The power to bring your dreams to life.

The power to make the world a better place.

Power is the fuel that brings all dreams to life.

So being ambivalent about claiming your power drains your potential. And it means you are less likely to actually make the world a better place.

So: power is important! And it’s awkward. And it’s a hard thing to work on.

You know you can’t just eat chocolate and pizza every day, you need veggies!

And you can’t just dream and play, you need to rev up the POWER source behind your vision before you’re going to be able to bring your dreams to life.

POWER is the thing that animates all soul qualities. Think: Creativity. Authenticity. Abundance. Freedom. It brings them to life, in your life.

So the more personal power you can access, the more gorgeousness you can create in your world and in the world around you.

I want to help nice, creative people show up more powerfully in the world.

So that’s why I’m doing the Superpowers Creative Journal class on Oct 11.

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It’s a deep-dive energy healing of your relationship with power. With creative play and glitter markers.

 

So we’re going to PLAY with creativity and energy work to help you get:

  • At least one major epiphany about where your relationship with power needs some work
  • Loads of totally do-able ideas for what to do about it.
  • A deeper connection to your inner power source as you activate your inner SUPERPOWERS.

Find out more + reserve your spot.

Mini Audio Class: My Dreams Are Possible

my dreams are possible

I made this mini-class in 2012.

First, I asked my blog readers what their questions are about possibility and dreams and then I recorded this class with all of the answers.

It came out as a 30 minute burst of expanded creative possibility – one of the participants called it “an espresso shot of possibility”.

Grab your journal and listen here.

7 Creative + Fabulous Ways To Find Your Magic

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Last week I wrote about how You Are Magic.

But what do you do when you can’t find your magic?

I mean with all of the stresses and to-dos of daily life – it’s pretty easy to lose touch with your magic.

So here are seven creative + fabulous ways get in touch with it:

1: Meditate. Your magic is inside you, so that’s where you go to get in touch with it.

Sit quietly, for 5-10 minutes a day, with the intention of using this time to get in touch with your magic.

Don’t try to control this experience, just stay present with your intention and notice what happens.

2: Play with your energy to open up new connections to your magic.

I teach some cool stuff about this in my free e-course Give Your Dream Wings.

Use the technique I teach in there to hold your magic in your hands to learn more about your magic.

3: Create an altar

how to make an altar for your dreams

This is easy, fun and creative! Check out How To Make An Altar for your Dreams.

Make an altar that is all about magic and connecting to it.

4: Light candles with intention.

This can happen at your magic altar.

Say a prayer as you light a candle, pray to connect more fully with your inner magic, pray that the light of the flame illuminates the path.

5: Journal every day

Your magic is inside you.  Your journal is a place where your inner stuff gets to be expressed in the outer world.  This is a pathway between your inner and outer worlds – the more you journal about your magic the more you open up that pathway so more of your inner magic can come out.

Journal about your magic – about why you want to be in touch with it and what you think it will do for you.  Write love letters to your magic. Write about the stuff that gets in the way.

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Need some help with this? Check out my Journaling Cards for Magic + Insight.

6: Make art

Is there something more magical than creating something?

Plus your inspiration is connection to your intuition and your magic – so following it leads to more magic!

Go draw/paint/write/dance/explore!

7: Dress for success. AKA:Wear things that feel magic.

You know the career advice to dress for the job you want, not the job you have?  Dress for the magic person you want to be!

Wear colours, textures, shapes and accessories that feel magical to you.  Just the process of figuring out what that means for you will help you connect to your magic in new ways.

Clothing is a powerful form of self-expression and actually can help you change the way you feel about yourself.

BONUS 8: Go deeper. Take my Magic Journal Class.

The Magic Journal Class is happening on September 13.

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You are FULL of power and possibility and the ability to make your dreams real.

You are made of magic: creativity and optimism and resilience and inspiration and trust and love.

But sometimes this stuff is hard to access, to say the least.

Your journal can help with this (that’s why I journal every day).

Your journal can help you be more connected to your real self – your creative, joyful, powerful, resilient self who is ready and able to make some pretty major magic happen.

Your journal is the path that leads to your best life. The Magic Journal Class will show you how.

The Magic Journal Class is an easy-to-follow format: a 90 minute tele-class plus a guided journal full of encouragement, magic and step-by-step instructions.

You’ll be delighted to see how quickly you’ll start making magic in your journal.

The Inspiring Tele-Class will guide you through a unique approach to inner work that connects with the “real you” and set the stage for breakthroughs.

The live classes are 90 minutes long and will be accessible via the web and the phone. And they will be recorded so you can play along in your own time.

Most people find these calls feel less like “classes” and more like group healing sessions – with crayons, markers and glitter.

Plus there’s a private forum so you can share your stories, questions, photos of your journal – anything you like! We’re in this together.

The Guided Journal will lead you step-by-step through the process of connecting deeper with the magic within (and you’ll find out what this even means) plus you’ll get a roadmap to get you back there any time you fall off track.

During the class you’ll fill your journal with insights, inspiration and your own very special blend of magic that will help propel you deeper into your dreams.

Then there are more pages for you to explore on your own to go deeper into the process.

Instant Access to magic. A giant dose of believing-in-yourself and I-can-do-it-ness and everything-is-possible.  And a roadmap to lead you back there, any time you slip off track.

Together, the classes and journals lead to new insights, breakthroughs and that amazing feeling that comes when you start to see new possibilities for yourself.

That feeling is why I journal every day and I want to share it with you.

The Magic Journal Class will only be available inside the Creative Dream Circle

The Creative Dream Circle is a private members-only website full of life-altering e-courses and dream-growing tools – you’ll get all the inspiration you can stand.

I won’t be offering these classes outside of the Circle because offering everything in one place makes it simpler for me to put classes on – which means I can offer more classes for less money. (yay!)

Click here to find out more about the Creative Dream Circle.

You are made of magic

I think of magic as another word for truth.

The truth is, you are literally made of magic: stardust and creativity and love and dreams.

The truth is, you can do anything – this is what it means to be a creative being.

Your dreams are the blueprints for what you are here on earth to create.

You are literally, truthfully, actually MADE of magic.

In my post about How Change Works I talk about this as your radiant core self, and the you-who-you-are-on-a-daily-basis is your conscious self.

And so allowing more of your radiant core self to shine through your conscious self is how you bring more of your magic into the world, and into your life.

Easier said than done, that’s for sure. But do you have something more important to do?

I mean what it comes down to, for me, is that this is our most important work – being who we really are – magic.

Can you feel it, right now?

Breathe into your heart. What’s there?

What happens when you give your dreams space in your schedule?

What happens when you give your authentic self space in your daily life?

Make space in your life for your magic. When you nurture your magic it will nurture your dreams.

The Magic Journal Class is happening on September 13.

You are FULL of power and possibility and the ability to make your dreams real.

You are made of magic: creativity and optimism and resilience and inspiration and trust and love.

But sometimes this stuff is hard to access, to say the least.

Your journal can help with this (that’s why I journal every day).

Your journal can help you be more connected to your real self – your creative, joyful, powerful, resilient self who is ready and able to make some pretty major magic happen.

Your journal is the path that leads to your best life. The Magic Journal Class will show you how.

The Magic Journal Class is an easy-to-follow format: a 90 minute tele-class plus a guided journal full of encouragement, magic and step-by-step instructions.

You’ll be delighted to see how quickly you’ll start making magic in your journal.

The Inspiring Tele-Class will guide you through a unique approach to inner work that connects with the “real you” and set the stage for breakthroughs.

The live classes are 90 minutes long and will be accessible via the web and the phone. And they will be recorded so you can play along in your own time.

Most people find these calls feel less like “classes” and more like group healing sessions – with crayons, markers and glitter.

Plus there’s a private forum so you can share your stories, questions, photos of your journal – anything you like! We’re in this together.

The Guided Journal will lead you step-by-step through the process of connecting deeper with the magic within (and you’ll find out what this even means) plus you’ll get a roadmap to get you back there any time you fall off track.

During the class you’ll fill your journal with insights, inspiration and your own very special blend of magic that will help propel you deeper into your dreams.

Then there are more pages for you to explore on your own to go deeper into the process.

Instant Access to magic. A giant dose of believing-in-yourself and I-can-do-it-ness and everything-is-possible.  And a roadmap to lead you back there, any time you slip off track.

Together, the classes and journals lead to new insights, breakthroughs and that amazing feeling that comes when you start to see new possibilities for yourself.

That feeling is why I journal every day and I want to share it with you.
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The Magic Journal Class will only be available inside the Creative Dream Circle

The Creative Dream Circle is a private members-only website full of life-altering e-courses and dream-growing tools – you’ll get all the inspiration you can stand.

I won’t be offering these classes outside of the Circle because offering everything in one place makes it simpler for me to put classes on – which means I can offer more classes for less money. (yay!)

Click here to find out more about the Creative Dream Circle.

You Are Made of Magic: Free Guided Journal + Coloring Page

You’re made of magic: creativity and stardust and love and dreams.

Magic!

But saying it like that, well it just sounds cheesy.

And I don’t just want you to hear it anyway – I want you to feel it.

There is nothing at all like the feeling of getting in touch with the magic within – feeling expansive and creative and powerful and sure and, most of all, READY.

I wish I could bottle that feeling and offer it to you.

The closest thing I have found is combining creative journaling and with creative soul alchemy energy work.

So that’s what I’m going to offer you now.
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This is page 113 from the Year of Dreams Epic Playbook: Guided Journal + Coloring Book for Healing, Magic + Dreams Come True that Creative Dream Circle members get.

Get the full-resolution .PDF page to print out right here.

It’s a creative soul alchemy energy process, which takes a little bit of explaining.

Creative Soul Alchemy is about tapping into your intuition and inner power to change your outer world – through creativity and imagination.  Energy alchemy processes shift your energy – sometimes dramatically, usually in more subtle ways.  But when you keep doing these over time you can significantly change anything you want to change in your life.

The rectangle on the page represents an energy container.

As you color the triangles, imagine that you are filling this container with the quality of magic – whatever that means to you.

Just pay attention to how it feels as you fill this container with magic.

Then, imagine putting yourself inside this container.  What happens? How does your energy shift? How does your mood shift? What ideas come to mind?

Just sit quietly for about 5 minutes holding yourself in this container of magic.  Give your imagination some time to play with it to see what happens.

(Try to trust your imagination even if this gets really weird or feels totally fake – there is no way to do these wrong.)

This is a simple process for re-connecting with the magic within.

Because the magic you used to fill the container?  That came from you.

We’ll go much deeper into the process of connecting with the magic within in The Magic Journal Class.

The Magic Journal Class is happening on September 13.

You are FULL of power and possibility and the ability to make your dreams real.

You are made of magic: creativity and optimism and resilience and inspiration and trust and love.

But sometimes this stuff is hard to access, to say the least.

Your journal can help with this (that’s why I journal every day).

Your journal can help you be more connected to your real self – your creative, joyful, powerful, resilient self who is ready and able to make some pretty major magic happen.

Your journal is the path that leads to your best life. The Magic Journal Class will show you how.

The Magic Journal Class is an easy-to-follow format: a 90 minute tele-class plus a guided journal full of encouragement, magic and step-by-step instructions.

You’ll be delighted to see how quickly you’ll start making magic in your journal.

The Inspiring Tele-Class will guide you through a unique approach to inner work that connects with the “real you” and set the stage for breakthroughs.

The live classes are 90 minutes long and will be accessible via the web and the phone. And they will be recorded so you can play along in your own time.

Most people find these calls feel less like “classes” and more like group healing sessions – with crayons, markers and glitter.

Plus there’s a private forum so you can share your stories, questions, photos of your journal – anything you like! We’re in this together.

The Guided Journal will lead you step-by-step through the process of connecting deeper with the magic within (and you’ll find out what this even means) plus you’ll get a roadmap to get you back there any time you fall off track.

During the class you’ll fill your journal with insights, inspiration and your own very special blend of magic that will help propel you deeper into your dreams.

Then there are more pages for you to explore on your own to go deeper into the process.

Instant Access to magic. A giant dose of believing-in-yourself and I-can-do-it-ness and everything-is-possible.  And a roadmap to lead you back there, any time you slip off track.

Together, the classes and journals lead to new insights, breakthroughs and that amazing feeling that comes when you start to see new possibilities for yourself.

That feeling is why I journal every day and I want to share it with you.
IMG_1635

The Magic Journal Class will only be available inside the Creative Dream Circle

The Creative Dream Circle is a private members-only website full of life-altering e-courses and dream-growing tools – you’ll get all the inspiration you can stand.

I won’t be offering these classes outside of the Circle because offering everything in one place makes it simpler for me to put classes on – which means I can offer more classes for less money. (yay!)

Click here to find out more about the Creative Dream Circle.

Creative Dream Love Letters

Creative Dream Love Letters

Starting September 1: Creative Dream Love Letters Month-Long Mastermind

It’s 30 days of daily journal prompts for connecting with your dream – you can take 2 minutes a day or 2 hours a day to play with the prompts.

Plus connecting with the group!

You can share snippets from your journaling, read each other’s posts and plug into the magic that is there when like-minded people come together to support each other with their dreams.

The Creative Dream Love Letters prompts will help you connect to your dream in new ways and learn new things about yourself, your dream and how to make your dream real.

They may inspire you to create new plans, take more action or dive deeper into exploring the inner workings of your dream.

Everyone will be on their own unique journey, but we’ll journey together for the whole month of September.

I can’t even explain how much I need this.

I am dreaming of going out for coffee every morning in September just to sit with my journal and my dreams and write love letters.

I know from times when I’ve done this in the past that this is where my best ideas come from –  that when I make time for this kind of work first, then the outer steps become so much clearer, simpler and, well – I stop thinking about my next steps because I’m too busy taking them.

We’ll also do month-long masterminds in October and November, they’ll work the same way but with different themes.

October: Creative Momentum. Taking daily steps with your dream (you decide how big or small the steps are).

November: Transformation Station. Working more in-depth with the un-sticking station to heal and transform inner critics, fears and doubts.

All groups will happen inside the Creative Dream Circle.

Click here to find out more and reserve your spot today.

I’m so excited about this!

Daily Journal Prompt

Yesterday I wrote that I wanted to start experimenting with posting daily journal prompts.

It turns out to be a little more complicated than I thought, to get them from Instagram to my blog, and not something I’ll be able to do every day.

So from now on – you can find the daily journal prompts on Instagram and Facebook.

Here is the one I posted today:

Today’s Journaling Prompt: What do you want more of? Feel into the places where you already have aspects of what you want – no matter how tiny they are right now. How can you give them space to grow?

(Get your own journaling cards here

 

What are you resisting?

I know you’ve got obstacles in your way (like a lack of time, money or support) as well as places that trip you up (like self-doubt, procrastination and fear).

But you’re a creative genius so those things are all figure-out-able.

In fact – facing and transforming the obstacles is, quite literally, how you create the path.

So if facing and transforming the obstacles is how you create the path then having obstacles is good because it gives you something to work with – raw material for building bricks for your yellow brick road.

So the obstacles are not what’s holding you back.

The thing that holds you back is your resistance to facing the obstacles.

Resistance is a sticky/tricky thing to work with.  It can show up in a LOT of different ways, for example:

  • being too busy for the things that matter to you
  • boredom
  • procrastination
  • deciding that your dream is impossible
  • waiting for “the right time”
  • a popular way for women is to be too busy taking care of everyone else to have any time or energy left for your own dreams and then feeling like you HAD to do all of that
  • going along with what other people want you to do instead of making time for your dreams
  • avoidance patterns, for example: over-spending and then getting so stressed out about money you have no energy to focus on your dreams

That is from an in-depth article I wrote about how resistance works.

Just yesterday morning, I resisted:

  • making time for journaling
  • making myself a healthy lunch
  • meditation
  • yoga
  • facing an uncomfortable feeling I was having about a project I’m working on

Resistance is a pretty constant companion on the creative path.

 

Which is good! Because it shows up with gifts.

Lessons. Healing. Insights. Miracles.

Resistance brings the BEST gifts.

(Wondering what I mean by that? On Monday I blogged about a healing I received from my resistance)

 

And learning how to cultivate the gifts of resistance is not as tricky as it seems.

Next Tuesday, August 23, my friend Chris Zydel and I will lead you through the whole process.

Resistance Rx is an experiential online class where, together, we transform your resistance into CREATIVE MOMENTUM.

This is some of my favourite work ever.

You can enter to win a free spot in Resistance Rx.

Or reserve your spot now for $37 (then if you win the contest we’ll refund your money).

 

Transforming Resistance is really the thing that frees your dream.

And it frees you to pursue your creative dreams with everything you’ve got.

Wishing you wild creative momentum,

Win a spot in Resistance Rx!

Resistance Rx is happening live online on August 23 – that’s one week from today.

You can win a free spot in 2 easy steps:

1. Pop your name and email in the box below for your chance to win.

(You will NOT be added to any email lists – as soon as the contest is over and the winner is notified – all of the email addresses collected in this contest will be deleted.)

2. Then SHARE the contest on social media – everyone who enters through your link gives YOU an extra chance to win!

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Resistance and Creativity. Two mighty forces that constantly dance and bob and weave around each other as we expand our way into greater creative aliveness and wholeness.

And learning to successfully navigate the challenging and often rocky waters of resistance is essential in making our creative dreams come true.

So my Super Badass Creative Magic compadre Chris Zydel and I have cooked up a day long online playdate we’re calling Resistance RX: Magic Mojo For Mucho Creative Momentum.

Here we are in Oakland, California last Spring on the morning of the first Resistance Rx:

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Next Tuesday, August 23rd you can join us and a wondrous international creative community for an experiential journey into the heart of your resistance where you will gain many cool tools and skills for transforming resistance into gorgeous creative magic.

Chris and I will be streaming live right into your living room (or wherever else you want to watch from).  So you’ll watch us on your computer and you’ll be able to type questions to us (you don’t have to appear on video).

You can attend live or watch the videos later on.

Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 11am Pacific (this is 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern) for four hours.

Plus you’ll get a Resistance Guided Journal + Colouring Book to help you keep exploring after we’re done.  And you can join our Facebook group to connect with other Resistance Rx-ers.

Tickets cost: $37 USD

Find out more about the program (on Chris’ website) and reserve your spot.

How awesome would it be if your dream came with instructions?

What if you could gracefully navigate the path to your dream using your intuition and inner gifts, instead of working your ass off, copying what you see other people doing or taking big (scary!) risks?

The Creative Dream Circle will help you make it happen with life-altering e-courses, dream-growing tools and a heart-enhancing online community of creative kindred spirits – plus regular coaching calls and all the inspiration you can stand.

Carrie Anspach, DirtyGirlPottery.wordpress.com

Carrie Anspach, DirtyGirlPottery.wordpress.com

I’ve actually accomplished and received more clarity in the 4 weeks I’ve been in the Creative Dream Circle than I have in the past 4 years going it alone.

Click here to read more and join us today.

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