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[Free Class This Friday] You Got This Vision * Alchemy * Magic for the New Year

Space + Support for mapping out your next steps. And Alchemy + Magic for making amazing things happen.

This free class is open to all dreamers, everywhere – from the greenest newbies to the most seasoned dreamers.

We all benefit from time spent in supportive creative community, visioning, connecting with our magic and making space for the dreams that are ready to emerge next.

I would be delighted if you would be a part of it. We are stronger together.

Details + Registration are here.

Tomorrow: An online workshop for creative people who are ready to BREAK FREE

Gifts of the Shadow: Wild Creative Momentum is happening online on Dec 4 <— that’s tomorrow!

I am offering this workshop with my friend and colleague Chris Zydel from Creative Juices Arts.

We want to see more creative people dreaming big and making the magic happen.

When creative people bring their dreams to life – everybody wins. Your dreams are here to nourish your self, your family and the world around you.

But, to make that happen, the last thing you need is more positive affirmations and flowery statements about how the world needs your light.

Because the truth is: stepping up, shining your light and making your dreams real is terrifying.

Pursuing a dream means facing your fears, facing the places where you hold back, detangling your inner patterns around staying small and doing the inner work of breaking FREE.

That’s why we are offering Gifts of the Shadow: Wild Creative Momentum. This is an online workshop for creative people who are ready to BREAK FREE.

It’s happening on December 4.

Everything will be recorded so you can still do this even if you can’t be with us live.

Details + registration are here.

 

Your work is never to change yourself.

This week I posted two new tutorials on my blog:

How To Be More Creative and How To Be More Productive.

These are the kinds of things I have to remind myself of all the time, which is why I share them with you.

They both give the same advice: Remember that you are a powerhouse of creative ideas and magic, and deal with the things that stop you from *being* a powerful house of creative ideas and magic.

I teach people how to make their dreams real by showing them how to dismantle and transform their inner obstacles: fear, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, sabotaging patterns, etc.

Once you get rid of that stuff you’re more connected to your True Self. So you’re more connected to your Inner Wisdom which can show you how to make your dream real. And you’re also more connected to your CREATIVE FLOW.

It’s your CREATIVE FLOW that will take you to your dream.

It’s powerful enough to bust through the outer obstacles (or at least find a way around them).

Your work is never to change yourself.

To become more creative or more productive or more focused or more whatever it is you think you have to be to make your dreams real.

YOU are already perfect, just as you are.

Your work is to work on the things that stop you from being YOU.

Once you’re doing that – well there’s no stopping you!

Today I’m flying to California for a creative retreat.

I’m spending a week in Oakland, at my friend Chris Zydel’s intuitive painting studio. Absolute heaven.

On my last day there, Chris and I are going to to a one-day online workshop together – all about working on the stuff that stops creative people from making their dreams real.

Facing the things that stop you, unraveling them, taking back your power, and getting in touch with your CREATIVE FLOW.

 

 

Join us for Gifts Of The Shadow: Wild Creative Momentum on Dec 4.

>>> Details and registration for this class are here.

 

 

Wishing you the magic of being who you really are,

Andrea

 

 

Gifts of the Shadow: Wild Creative Momentum

I am so pleased to announce this new workshop that I am doing on December 4 with my friend and colleague Chris Zydel.

Chris runs Creative Juices Arts and has over forty years of experience as a creativity mentor. She has a master’s degree in Depth Psychology and The Art of Counseling. She is an astrologer and has certifications in expressive arts, process painting, hypnotherapy and various kinds of bodywork.

Chris is amazing. She is who I want to be when I grow up and I could not be more thrilled to be teaching with her.

As a super-sentive highly introverted person, I really prefer working alone. Chris is one of the few people I make an exception for.

Chris and I are leading a 1 day online workshop on Shadow Work called Gifts Of The Shadow: Wild Creative Momentum on Dec 4.

I’m going to be in California at Chris’ place where we’ll stream live. Chris and I together are really really good at holding space for this kind of work.

It’s been a few years since we’ve done a class together and it could be a few years (or more!) before we do this again.

Details and registration for this class are here.

Since I am doing this class as a collaboration with Chris and it’s not a part of my regular classes – this class is NOT a part of the Creative Dream Circle.

I would love to see you there!

I am terrified to admit what I really want.

Last week I was journaling and I noticed that when I tried to admit what I *really* want, like just to myself in my journal, my mind would jump over to this place of listing all the reasons I can’t have it. Like:

Well yeah I want ______ but I don’t want to do do a bunch of annoying work to get it.

I would be so happy if I had _____ but that would mean I would have to _____ and that would suck.

I wish I could just ______ but to do that I need to ______ and that never works.

So instead of staying with the first part of the sentence, the part where I’m connecting with the joy and magic of my dream, I leap into the second part where I’m focusing on the parts I don’t want.

I’m also making about stories about what I have to do to get what I want.

And making a whole pile of excuses for myself to not even try.

Because admitting that I want what I want feels too vulnerable right now.

What I want feels far away and impossible. So I jump over into the excuses to save myself the discomfort of being in that scary vulnerable place.

But I really want it. So I keep going back to it, then jumping back into the excuses, over and over.

Something needs to give.

I don’t know WHAT needs to give. And I feel like I should know because this is what I do, I help people move towards dreams that are so vulnerable they are afraid to even say it out loud. I mean this is my job! Why am I so lost?

So put on my teacher’s hat which gives me a new perspective.

The path isn’t just non-linear it’s non-directional – you’re floating in Dream Space sweetheart be gentle with yourself.

If you already had all the answers that would mean you’re doing something you’ve done before. To grow beyond where you’ve been you’ve got to be in this space of not-knowing.

Which means: you are *exactly* in the right place.

And it’s in this place of excruciating vulnerability and feeling lost and impossible about your dream where you’re going  to build the path.

This is how it works babe.

I take off my teacher’s hat and sit with that.

Everything feels re-arranged in my mind.

Now, I can admit to myself that I want it. And I feel those excuses falling away, making space for new possibilities.

What’s changed?

I’m able to hold my dream without having to know what I’ll have to do to make it happen. I’m willing to be with the truth of how I feel: the truth is I want this thing.

My desire for it has nothing to do with my lack of knowing how to make it happen or my fear that I am not able to make it happen.

I have permission to not know how to make it happen. I have permission to feel how I feel and want what I want.

Yup this dream still feels scary. I worry I’m going to have to step far out of my comfort zone for this one. But that worry is not so excruciating that I can’t admit to myself what I want.

Progress.

Some advice if you’re in this boat too:

Being terrified to admit to your dream means you’re not giving yourself enough space to feel your feelings around your dream.

So give yourself some space to make room for your feelings, all of them: the discomfort, the vulnerability, the fear, the excitement, the love you have for your dream.

Once you make space to feel that excruciating vulnerability of it you’ll have space to feel the magic and joy of it. You’ll be able to settle into your dream.

This doesn’t mean your dream will just magically come true for you.

But it does mean you’ll be a position to start working/playing with it.

Want some help with this?

Join me for Centered. Grounded. Present. We start on Monday!

This is a three week online coaching group with 2 goals:

  1. To make space to process whatever makes it hard to be centered, grounded and present
  2. To help you go into the holidays and the new year feeling more centered, grounded and present.

Give yourself some space to process your fears and uncertainties you’ll have space to feel the magic and joy of your dream.

I mean – just having a dream is so vulnerable! I’ve been a dreamer all my life, and a professional full-time dreamer for eight years and I STILL feel terrified when new dreams come to me.

This is how dreams work. They are here to grow us and that growth process is scary sometimes.

So let’s take some time to process all of this together because the only way out is through.

Together we’ll get centered, grounded and present so we can make space to work through whatever we need to work though at this time.

The uncomfortable feelings that come up around a dream FEEL SO BIG but it’s usually easier than we think to move through them – when we’re able to really make space for them. That’s what this group will help you do.

I planned this for November so that we could be in a position to really enjoy the holidays and start the new year feeling clear and ready to make magic happen.

This is what’s included:

We’ll have three coaching calls on Zoom (happening on Monday November 5, 12 and 19th at 1:00 Central). This is where we’ll make space and do magic together. I’ll lead you through alchemy processes to invite these qualities in and then you’ll work through whatever comes up for you in that work – so each person in the group will be on their unique journey within the supportive space of our circle.

Yes the calls will be recorded and after the first call you can send your questions in ahead of time so I’ll address them on the calls if you can’t attend live.

We’ll have a private forum (open for three weeks only) to share and get support outside of the calls.

And you’ll get a downloadable guided meditation for getting centered, grounded and present – keep it on your phone so you’ve always got it with you.

This is how registration works:

This is free for everyone who is a member of the Creative Dream Circle.

If you’re not a member of the Circle you can join Centered Grounded Present for $99 US. 

This will give you access to the Coaching Group PLUS everything in the Creative Dream Circle for 30 days: from Nov 5, 2018 to Dec 5, 2019.

Centered Grounded Present is a 21 day program – you get an extra 9 days at the end because transformative work changes things, often in unexpected ways. So this way you have some time in the Circle with lots of classes, recourses and support to work through whatever may come up for you.

Please read the Coaching Group Guidelines + Policies carefully for all of the details. In order to create and maintain the container that allows deep transformative work to happen, all participants must read + agree to the Guidelines + Policies. And so: these policies are non-negotiable.

>>> Ready to join us?

Register here. 

Have a question? Use the contact form on this page to send me an email.

I would love to have you in the group,

Centered. Grounded. Present. We start Nov 5.

IMAGE: Centered Grounded Present
Join us for Centered. Grounded. Present.

This is a three week online coaching group with 2 goals:

  1. To make space to process the hard stuff so you can let it go.
  2. To help you go into the holidays and the new year feeling more centered, grounded and present.

When you give yourself some space to process your fears, uncertainties or whatever else may you holding you back – then you make space to feel the magic and joy of your dream.

This is how dreams work.

They are here to grow us and that growth process is scary sometimes – our dreams need us to face the thing that we least want to face.

The only way out is through.

Together we’ll get centered, grounded and present so we can make space to work through whatever we need to work though at this time.

The uncomfortable feelings that come up around a dream FEEL SO BIG but it’s usually easier than we think to move through them. That’s what this group will help you do.

I planned this for November so that we could clear the clutter before the end of the year and start the new year feeling ready for our brightest possibilities.

This is what’s included:

We’ll have three coaching calls on Zoom (happening on Monday November 5, 12 and 19th at 1:00 Central). This is where we’ll make space and do magic together. I’ll lead you through alchemy processes to invite these qualities in and then you’ll work through whatever comes up for you in that work – so each person in the group will be on their unique journey within the supportive space of our circle.

Yes the calls will be recorded and after the first call you can send your questions in ahead of time so I’ll address them on the calls if you can’t attend live.

We’ll have a private forum (open for three weeks only) to share and get support outside of the calls.

And you’ll get a downloadable guided meditation for getting centered, grounded and present – keep it on your phone so you’ve always got it with you.

 

This is how registration works:

This is free for everyone who is a member of the Creative Dream Circle.

If you’re not a member of the Circle you can join Centered Grounded Present for $99 US. 

This will give you access to the Coaching Group PLUS everything in the Creative Dream Circle for 30 days: from Nov 5, 2018 to Dec 5, 2019.

Centered Grounded Present is a 21 day program – you get an extra 9 days at the end because transformative work changes things, often in unexpected ways. So this way you have some time in the Circle with lots of classes, recourses and support to work through whatever may come up for you.

Please read the Coaching Group Guidelines + Policies carefully for all of the details. In order to create and maintain the container that allows deep transformative work to happen, all participants must read + agree to the Guidelines + Policies. And so: these policies are non-negotiable.

>>> Ready to join us?

Register here. 

Have a question? Use the contact form on this page to send me an email.

 

I would love to have you in the group,

Dreams & Angels: watch all 5 video classes here

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Dreams & Angels was a free, 5 day offering of love and support for you and your dream. It happened on Facebook live and I am posting those videos here – but since I don’t control Facebook, the videos could disappear if their settings change (I have had that happen in the past with Facebook videos). So watch them while they’re here!

If you click the Facebook logo in the lower right corner of the videos, you can watch the video on Facebook and see everyone’s comments.

Day 1: Exploring your dream more deeply

Day 2: Connecting with the heart & soul of your dream

Day 3: How to face the fears that are too scary to face

(This one has some tech difficulties but we do work through the whole process and it is worth hanging in there! When you hit the parts with the weird noise, just move forward a bit)

Day 4: Soul whispers and working with inner wisdom

Day 5: Putting it all together and taking steps towards your dream

A free class about how to work with the fears that are too scary to face.

Everyone wants to release their fears and skip happily down the path to their dreams.

But that’s not how it works.

The path to your dream goes right through the thing you’re the most afraid of.

There are a lot of ways to handle this stuff and you can take the gentlest and most loving way possible – that’s what I do.

Today I’m teaching a free class about how to work with the fears that are too scary to face.

Today’s class is a part of Dreams & Angels. If you missed it, this is a free 5 day offering of love, for you and your dream. Together, we’ll explore:

* Connecting with your Dreams
* Dealing with the Fears & Doubts that come up with you work with your dreams
* Receiving Angelic Inspiration and guidance
* Attuning to your inner wisdom
* Figuring out what to actually DO and taking steps towards your dreams

Today is day 3, and today’s class is all about fear.

If you feel like fear is getting in the way of you moving towards your dreams COME TO THIS.

It’s happening live on Facebook at8am Pacific/10am Central/11am Eastern, but the replay will be available right away after so you can watch it any time.

The live stream will be shared in the discussion section of the Dreams & Angels event on Facebook and on the Creative Dream Incubator Facebook page and the Illuminating Souls Facebook page.

Dreams & Angels is a class I am teaching with my friend Laurel Bleadon-Maffei, an Angelic Practitioner. Laurel will be bringing love and support from the angels as we work through the fear.

I promise it will be a really beautiful experience.

See you there,

The world needs our dreams, now more than ever. 

Almost a year ago, my dream started telling me it’s time to change, that it was time for the Creative Dream Incubator to evolve.

I spent a lot of months listening and exploring as my dream kept pushing me to dig deeper and deeper into what is really possible when we come together to work with our dreams.

Like, your dream isn’t really about your dream.

Your dream is how your soul calls you towards your True Self. Your dream is here to grow you.

And, I think my dream started making more demands of me because we are all being called to grow right now. Like – time’s up. We need to stop destroying the planet, and each other. We need equality for all.

We need to build a world where there is space for everyone to thrive because everyone’s unique gifts are needed.

And while this feels like an impossibly big job, I believe that we have to start with ourselves. When we work on getting into alignment with our inner power we increase our capacity to serve, in whatever way we were meant to serve.

So while I’ve been doing all of this exploring and re-creating of the Creative Dream Incubator this year, I’ve been putting the new work out there gradually.

The new free class I added this year, Your Dream Is Waiting For You To Come True creates the new foundation and Project Miracle leads you in the process of doing deeper into your own magic and ability to create the change you want.

And as always the deepest work I do is in the Creative Dream Circle, which just got a makeover.

This is where we gather together and do the deep work of becoming who we really are.

But how do we do that, exactly?

The Creative Dream Circle works differently depending on where you’re at on your journey. Follow the links below to find out more about how the Circle can help you where you are now:

Or you can find our more about what’s in the Creative Dream Circle right here.

The cost of the Creative Dream Circle is going to go up by the end of summer – I am still not sure exactly when this will be, but want to give as much notice as possible.

Every day I am blown away by the magic that is sparked when dreamers come together like this.

I am so grateful that creating + tending to the Creative Dream Circle is my job and I would be honoured if you would think about joining us and adding your magic to the mix,

Andrea

PS: You’re coming to Dreams & Angels, right? It starts Monday!!!

It’s a free 5 day offering of love, for you and your dream. Together, we’ll explore:

* Connecting with your Dreams
* Dealing with the Fears & Doubts that come up with you work with your dreams
* Receiving Angelic Inspiration and guidance
* Attuning to your inner wisdom
* Figuring out what to actually DO and taking steps towards your dreams

dreams + angels

Join us here.