Free Class Dec 6: Choosing + Setting Your Intention for 2017

Choosing + Setting Your Intention for 2017

Your mission: to choose what you want to move your life towards over the course of the next year.

You want to set the intention that moves you towards your brightest future.

The intention that helps you be more YOU, helps you open up to your biggest gifts and brightest possibilities.

I am using the word intention instead of resolution because resolutions are ick. They have this gross vibe to them that’s all about changing yourself and trying to become a better person – forget that, you’re awesome already.

And your intention for the new year is different from your dream in that your dream is bigger than just this one year.  So your intention for the new year helps with your dream.

While you can set a new intention for your life at any time, New Year’s can be a good time to set your intention for the new year because, well, everyone else is doing it.  But also – there’s this fresh and shiny new year ahead of you so why not set out to make the most of it?

CLASS DETAILS:

All classes will happen on Tuesdays at 1:00pm, Central Standard time, North America – when you register there’s an option to see what time this is in your time zone.

Classes will be about 60 minutes long (they may go longer if there are lots of questions but they will definitely not be more than 90 minutes). These are live streaming video classes in a private classroom. You’ll get a link to tech support to find out more about how this works if you need help.

YES all classes will be recorded and the recordings will be available for free for 24 hours.

After 24 hours the recordings will only be available inside Creative Dream Circle.

And when you sign up, if you’re not already on my email list, you also get my free 10 day class Give Your Dream Wings – I highly recommend starting that class right away as it will help you get more out of the other classes.

So let’s do this. The Choosing + Setting Your Intention for 2017 class is happening on Dec 6 and it’s free.

** Click here to register now (yes the class already happened but if you sign up on Dec 6 or early Dec 7 you can get the recording)**

This class is perfect for you if:

  • You’d like to have a New Year’s Resolution or Intention or Word of the Year but you’re not sure what it should be
  • You know exactly what you want to focus on next year and want to participate in a soulful creative ceremony to set your intention with clarity and strength
  • You have a few different ideas of what you might want to focus on next year but you’re not sure which one to pick

** Click here to register now (yes the class already happened but if you sign up on Dec 6 or early Dec 7 you can get the recording)**

I’ll lead you through a process of connecting more deeply with both your dream and your inner gifts and then, from that place of deep connection, we’ll explore what is the best thing to focus on for both you and your dream in the upcoming year.

There will be time for questions and coaching if you get stuck with anything.

Then we’ll do a process for setting your intention, to hold it in your energy field, to help you feel sure and confident about what you are moving towards in the new year.

You’ll probably end up feeling like you are sparkling from the inside out.

** Click here to register now (yes the class already happened but if you sign up on Dec 6 or early Dec 7 you can get the recording)**

This is just one in a whole series of free classes I’m doing to help you build your solid foundation for a magical and fulfilling 2017.

Find out about the other classes here.

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We’re going to have the best time!

[HELPFUL VIDEO] How to Practice Self-Love/Self-Care In The Times When You Need It The Most

I made this video in April 2015 for Susannah Conway’s April Love and it felt like it would be a helpful message to share here right now.

 

Plus! I am celebrating the Year of Dreams 2017 Dream Planner, Guided Journal and Colouring Book with a series of free online classes!

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My aim: To Create Wildly Helpful and Ridiculously Enlightening Classes to Help You Build Your Solid Foundation for a Magical + Fulfilling 2017.

I’m offering five free classes between Nov 29 and January 3!

Find out more about the classes + register right here.

See you there!

Treasure-Seeking: The Dream Finder Master Class

 

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This class is happening on Nov 29 via live streaming video in a private classroom.

It’s free, but you have to register.

Click here to register right now (when you do, you’ll also get my free 10 day e-course Give Your Dream Wings) – this gets you into the live event and access to the recording for 24 hours after.

This is just one of the FIVE free classes I’m doing for the Year of Dreams Free Tele-Class Series – I think you’ll want to take them all!

How do I find my dream?

I get this question a lot.

And I think it’s a lot less about “What if” and more about “Why don’t I know what my dream is?” and probably more importantly “Where can I find my dream?“.

We’re going to start by defining what it means to have a dream.

Your dreams are aspects of your purpose and authenticity and creativity.

Your dream is a lighthouse. It’s how your soul calls you forward.

So, working from the assumption that your dream is your soul calling your into alignment with yourself, and letting go of other assumptions we might have about what our dreams are “supposed to” look like – we’ll dig in and discover what is calling YOU.

This is exactly perfect for you if:

  • You have no clue what your dream is.
  • You kind of know what it is but want more clarity
  • You’ve hit a major roadblock on the path to your dream (major roadblocks can be a sign that the dream has changed and you need to change to keep up).
  • Or you’ve GOT your dream and now you don’t know what’s next. Do you get to have a new dream?

These coaching circles are magic because we are clearer and brighter and braver and stronger together.

By exploring this together we can help light the path for each other.

I’ve seen this happen time and time again in these coaching circles – each of us brings a unique piece of the puzzle and when we put them together we find our answers.

During the call I’ll lead us all through the Dream Finding process and do one-on-one Dream-Finding Coaching with as many participants as possible where I will help you find your dream.

Even if you’re not one of the people coached, you’ll also get ridiculously inspired by listening in on the process of other people finding their dreams.

Again, click here to register right now (when you do, you’ll also get my free 10 day e-course Give Your Dream Wings) – this gets you into the live event and access to the recording for 24 hours after.

I will see you there!

Year of Dreams Free Tele-Class Series

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I am celebrating the Year of Dreams 2017 Dream Planner, Guided Journal and Colouring Book with a series of free classes.

My aim: To Create Wildly Helpful and Ridiculously Enlightening Classes to Help You Build Your Solid Foundation for a Magical + Fulfilling 2017.

I’m offering five free classes between Nov 29 and January 3 – you do have to register individually for each one you want to attend (please read on below for all of the class details like the time and how to access the recording):

 

Nov 29: Treasure-Seeking: The Dream Finding Master Class (this class already happened – the recording is now available only inside the Creative Dream Circle)
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Dec 6: Choosing + Setting Your Intention for 2017: this one already happened but the recording IS still available when you sign up: click here to register for Choosing + Setting Your Intention
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Dec 13: Unleash Your Creative Magic: Setting Your Intention to Express Your Creative Self Wildly + Brilliantly in 2017
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Dec 20: Let’s Just Leave This Crap Behind in 2016: An Obstacle Release Party for the New Year
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Jan 3: Building Your Dream Altar to Focus and Direct Your Magical Intention for 2017
 build your dream altar

 

CLASS DETAILS:

All classes will happen on Tuesdays at 1:00pm, Central Standard time, North America – when you register there’s an option to see what time this is in your time zone.

Classes will be about 60 minutes long (they may go longer if there are lots of questions but they will definitely not be more than 90 minutes).

These are live streaming video classes in a private classroom. You’ll be able to type questions, or if you want to talk to me I can bring you onto the line as long as you’ve got a microphone on your computer, have a google account and are using a headset or earbuds.

YES all classes will be recorded and the recordings will be available for free for 24 hours.

After 24 hours the recordings will only be available inside Creative Dream Circle.

And when you sign up, if you’re not already on my email list, you also get my free 10 day class Give Your Dream Wings – I highly recommend starting that class right away as it will help you get more out of the other classes.

This is going to be amazing.

Please – use the social media buttons on this page to share this with your friends! The more the merrier!

Wheeee! See you there!

Don’t Let This Distract You From Your Dreams.

 

don't let this distract you from your dreams

So the internet is exploding this morning.  I told myself I would stay off Facebook and not get sucked into the black hole of drama.

But it’s kind of hard.

So I thought I would write this instead.

We can’t let this get us down. We can let this be a gift.

I mean it…

As always, I stand wholeheartedly with Deepak Chopra. His assessment of Donald Trump as America’s Shadow feels like the most honest thing I saw in this election.

I mean thankfully my prime minister would never brag about committing sexual assault but after actually going to the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia and talking about how this is no place for a pipeline, and promising to work in collaboration with indigenous people – he actually announced plans to begin construction on a pipeline through the Great Bear Rainforest, without consultation with the First Nations people impacted by it (who had been actively opposing it).

So do you want the shadow hidden under pretty selfies and meaningless soundbites or do you want the shadow out in the open?

When shadow is out in the open it can be dealt with. It can be transformed into light.

This is hard work.

But this is THE work. This is how transformation happens.

And you know what? The United States has a lot of transformative work to do.

I mean, like Canada and other countries, it was founded via genocide. And then it was built on the backs of slaves. That kind of history doesn’t just go away if you ignore it.

This is the hard work of evolution and liberation. Facing the shadow.

It gets messy.

And when it gets messy, as we think it’s about to, it becomes important that we hold onto the light wherever we can find it.

Your dream is a source of light.

Love is a source of light.

Creativity is a source of light.

You hold infinite sources of light within you.

And we don’t tend to turn on the light until the world around us gets dark.

So that means it’s time to shine.

You are infinitely gifted and infinitely creative. So is everyone else. Together we can create a better world, a world where there’s room for everyone, where we take care of each other.

This is the path there.

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

– Joseph Campbell

(I did a video about that quote here.)

Shadow seems big and tough but it just can’t stand up to light.

Light will prevail.

Dreams will win out in the end because dreams are creativity and purpose and spirit – each of which are more powerful than shadow.

You just have to stop letting your own shadow block your light. And then learn how to shine your light brighter and brighter.

And that there is the real work.

So  let’s do it!

I’m so glad that yesterday I decided to do a new series of free tele-classes.  You can read about that here and sign up for my free Give Your Dream Wings class here (and that way you’ll get updates about the other free classes I’m doing this November and December)

We’re all being called to stand up taller and shine brighter. We’re ready.

New! Free! Classes! Help me pick the topics…

So I’ve been working pretty hard on the Year of Dreams 2017 Dream Planner, Guided Journal + Coloring Book.

This is basically the ultimate BFF for your dream – to cheer it on, help it grow and pick it back up when it falls down.

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You can find out more about the Year of Dreams 2017 right here.

I’m so happy about this that I’m celebrating with a whole series of free tele-classes.

The classes are going to happen this November and December – the aim is to help you get ready to make the most of 2017, like:

* Choosing and setting intentions for 2017

* Creating an altar to your dreams for 2017

* Releasing 2016, blessing 2017

* …. what else? You’re going to help me decide!

What kinds of free classes would YOU like to see, to help you get ready to make the most of 2017?

Leave a comment below!

I’m working on the plan/schedule for these classes now and want to take YOUR wishes into account.

Transformation Station Mastermind begins today

For the whole month of November we’ll be journeying together in the Transformation Station Mastermind group in the Creative Dream Circle.

Meeting our fears, inner critics and places where we get stuck – bravely and gently.

Bringing love and healing to the small, scared selves within.

Making space for new stories and possibilities to emerge.

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We start on November 1 (that’s today!) with a group coaching call where I’ll lead you through the magical “un-sticking” process.

This is where you learn how to meet with and work with your fear – or whatever else it is that is holding you back.

(And yes if you can’t be there live you can work with the recording)

Then you’ll have two weeks to work with what you learned on that call. Every day (Monday to Friday – you’ll have weekend off to rest or to catch up if you have a busy week) I’ll start a new post in our private forum for sharing stories as we walk through this process, one step at a time.

Then we’ll have another group call on November 15 where you can ask questions, get coaching and support to keep going for another two weeks.

(If you can’t be on the call live you can email me your questions and I’ll give you some advice, ideas and encouragement on the call.  And you can still participate in the private forum all month long.)

Transformation takes time.

But if you spend just 10 minutes with your stories every day in November you’ll make remarkable progress.

The Transformation Station Mastermind is open to all Creative Dream Circle members – find out more and join us today!

This is the work that makes my heart sing  – the deep transformative stuff- and I’m so excited to dive into this with you.

Why do you stop yourself?

why do you stop yourself?

I drew this cute little thing in my journal for meeting with the heart and soul of my dream every day with space to add notes each day to show how it was growing, changing and evolving.

I was having so much fun with it.  Until I stopped using it.

Why did I stop?

I designed the process to be fun and easy and fast to do.  It was colourful and creative.  And – most importantly – I know this process to be a miracle-generator when done every day over time.

And I like miracles!

So why would I stop?

Oh, right, that.

I got scared.

Doing this every day brought me face to face with the things I’d have to face in order to make some real progress.

And that’s when I stopped – right at the point where the miracle was available to me.

This is human nature. Aren’t humans hilarious?

Working on your dream means working on your self because you have to grow into your dream.  It doesn’t just come to you.

You’ve got to face your shit.

You’ve got to heal what needs healing.  Get rid of what needs getting rid of.  Change what needs changing.

And that’s scary stuff.

So we stop.

There’s another way. A better way.

What you get scared, instead of giving up, you can meet your fear.

When you notice that you’ve stopped, instead of beating yourself up, you can meet your fear.

When you feel afraid, instead of scrolling through Facebook or doing the thing you do to avoid your feelings, you can meet your fear.

I actually mis-typed that last fear as dear and that’s true too.

Your fear is a dear.

I mean really – it’s a small, frightened part of you.

Neglecting it isn’t going to help.

Giving it some love will help.

Learning how to talk to it will help.

Going on a journey with it will help.

A journey with fear.

For the whole month of November we’re doing exactly this in the Transformation Station Mastermind group in the Creative Dream Circle.

This means we’ll be journeying together.

Meeting our fear – bravely and gently.

Bringing love and healing to the small, scared selves within.

Making space for new stories and possibilities to emerge.

transformation station

We start on November 1 (TOMORROW!) with a group coaching call where I’ll lead you through the magical “un-sticking” process.

This is where you learn how to meet with and work with your fear – or whatever else it is that is holding you back.

Then you’ll have two weeks to work with what you learned on that call.

We’ll have another group call on November 15 where you can ask questions, get coaching and support to keep going for another two weeks.

(If you can’t be on the call live you can email me your questions and I’ll give you some advice, ideas and encouragement on the call.  And you can still participate in the private forum all month long.)

Transformation takes time.

But if you spend just 10 minutes with your stories every day in November you’ll make remarkable progress.

The Transformation Station Mastermind is open to all Creative Dream Circle members – find out more and join us today!

 

What if you’re wrong? (Seriously. Read this one)

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Last week I wrote about The Pristine Dream Syndrome and how it’s so much easier to admire a big sparkly far-away dream than it is to dig in and look at what actually stands between you and progress and figure out how to change it.

Often what stands between you and your dream is a story.

A story about not having enough time or money or support or opportunity. A story about impossibility.

The stories usually have true elements in them: like you really don’t have any spare time, or money.

Now, the story itself is not true: not having any space money or time doesn’t mean you can’t start baby-stepping your way towards what you want.

But, because there is that kernel of truth in the story, and because your inner critics have been whispering it in your ear for so long that it feels familiar – it feels true for you.

And because it feels true for you you don’t question it.

And your dream machine just shuts down right there.

BUT – you can question the story.  You can explore it.  You can play with it.

And as you start to question the story something amazing happens – you learn that your story is malleable.

It is disorienting and strange and miraculous and exciting all at once when long-held beliefs turn into dust right before your eyes as you see them for what they are: bullshit stories.

Just ten years ago I was convinced… ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED that there was no way for me to make the income I wanted doing the creative/spiritual work I wanted to do.

This was before online classes had become popular and there wasn’t a life coaching “industry” the way there is today.

I was teaching classes, leading healing circles and doing spiritual counselling on evenings and weekends and just grateful I got to do that work and that I had a great 9-5 job that supported me.

Trying to figure out how to make a living doing what I really wanted to be doing felt impossible and, after spending my 20s as a starving artist I was so grateful for the lifestyle that my job provided and not in a hurry to go back to starving artist mode.

Either do what you love, or make a good income.

I didn’t see that there was another option and, ten years ago I was still convinced that meant that there wasn’t another option.

Now I’m celebrating seven years of being 100% financially supported by the Creative Dream Incubator.  It’s not the biggest business out there, but at this point I make more money than I used to make at that job that I thought I’d be in forever. And I’ve got big plans for the future as I continue to question my stories about what is and is not possible for me.

Questioning your story changes your story.

It’s not about bulldozing over your fears or figuring out how to shut up your inner critic.

It’s about moving towards wholeness.

Finding the real truth that lives underneath your stories.

Making space for your inner soul qualities to shine out a little more brightly into your outer world.  And then a little brighter, and a little brighter, and a little brighter still.

And before you know it you’re writing new stories for yourself – stories about possibility and creativity and magic.  Stories that feel true in your heart.  Stories that inspire you.  Stories that you can’t wait to live inside of.

It’s about dissolving the un-true stories in the light of your own radiance.

For the whole month of November we’re doing exactly this in the Transformation Station Mastermind group in the Creative Dream Circle.

This means we’ll be digging in together.

Exploring the stories.

Finding the real truth.

Making space for our soul qualities to shine out a little brighter.

Writing new stories.

transformation station

We start on November 1 with a group coaching call where I’ll lead you through the magical “un-sticking” process.  This is where you learn how to meet with and work with your stories.

Then you’ll have two weeks to work with what you learned on that call.

We’ll have another group call on November 15 where you can ask questions, get coaching and support to keep going for another two weeks.

(If you can’t be on the call live you can email me your questions and I’ll give you some advice, ideas and encouragement on the call.  And you can still participate in the private forum all month long.)

Transformation takes time.

But if you spend just 10 minutes with your stories every day in November you’ll make remarkable progress.

The Transformation Station Mastermind is open to all Creative Dream Circle members – find out more and join us today!

The Pristine Dream Syndrome

the pristine dream

I was doing a Creative Energy Alchemy exercise with my dream – inviting it in and then putting it into an incubator, offering it love and nurturing and everything it needed to grow.

It came in as a balloon.  So happy!  Floaty and free!

I sat with it for a while.

And then: Hey. This feels great but why is it flying so high?

The Pristine Dream Syndrome strikes again.

My balloon floating happy and free was the pristine dream.

Too far away for it to get dirty or damaged in any way.

Too far away to touch.

Too far away to be real.

I felt in in that moment when I realised that my dream was so high that I couldn’t reach it and I wondered… why is it not grounded?

Where am I not grounded in my relationship to this dream?

And then I felt resistant to bringing the quality of groundedness in.

I mean ugh, reality, right?

Grounded isn’t a quality that feels fun and expansive to work with. But until a dream is grounded it can not be real.

So I turned up the volume on the quality of groundedness.

And it all zoomed in – all the reasons why I DON’T want my dream: The pain in the ass of all the work involved. The fear of failure. The discomfort of stretching.

Ugh.

Facing the discomfort of getting up close and personal with your dream is where all of the magic happens! This is where transformation happens.

But only if you get in there.

Which is uncomfortable.

Which is why The Pristine Dream syndrome is so common – it’s so much easier to admire a big sparkly dream than it is to dig in and look at what actually stands between you and progress and figure out how to change it.

So what are you doing to do?

I’m going to go get my shovel and start digging.

For the whole month of November we’re doing the Transformation Station Mastermind group in the Creative Dream Circle.

This means we’ll be digging in together.

Facing the discomfort.

Untangling the tangles.

Clearing out the crap.

Making space to move forward.

transformation station

We start on November 1 with a group coaching call where I’ll lead you through the magical “un-sticking” process.

Then you’ll have two weeks to work with what you learned on that call.

We’ll have another group call on November 15 where you can ask questions, get coaching and support to keep going for another two weeks.

(If you can’t be on the call live you can email me your questions and I’ll give you some advice, ideas and encouragement on the call)

Transformation takes time.

But if you spend just 10 minutes with your “stucks” every day in November you’ll make remarkable progress.

The Transformation Station Mastermind is open to all Creative Dream Circle members – find out more and join us today!

What if it was easier to get to the part where your dream comes true?

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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