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Creative Planning: Making space to make space for what you want + need this week.

This week my theme is: Making space to make space for the things I want + need

The world is always coming at us, so hard, so fast, and it can be a real challenge to do this work.

This is why, for me, building HABITS + ROUTINES out of these practices is the only way.

A big part of the work of working with any dream is THIS work of making space to make space for it.

Get the free full Creative Genius Planning Sessions video (15 minute meditation + journaling class for planning your week from your most wise, brave + creative self, here)

So - what do YOU want for your wild + precious new week?

It feels kind of surreal, given the state of the world right now, and how overwhelming I have found this pandemic, and the ways it's intersected with peri-menopause, difficult parenting issues, and of living in colonialism and late-stage capitalism.

I feel deeply connected to my dreams for 2022, which helps me feel more connected to myself...

Which has helped me remember how important all of our dreams are.

Which helps me feel more optimistic for our collective future.

These are the times when artists need to get to work.

And when I say artist - I mean everyone with a vision. Everyone with a gift to share.

(That includes you)

Our work - and it doesn't matter if that is work your exchange for money or not - is needed.

ESPECIALLY now as a lot of systems are falling apart, as we face catastrophic climate change, as we come to terms with the consequences of how we have been living.

ESPECIALLY NOW we need to flood the world with our dreams + creative gifts.

Every dream is a seed.

I am adding a monthly "Let's get our shit together, together" call to Dream Book for the rest of the year.

Doing these calls in January has been invaluable.

There is something about connecting to like-minded people, even if just virtually, that makes it easier to stay in your seat, and get the work done.

I am also doing a new round of The Obstacle Is The Way Through.

Because our dreams are NEEDED and we have a lot of obstacles right now!

This is a deep alchemy process/healing circle thing we do together, to transform the obstacle into the path.

This will happen on February 10 at 1PM Central - but the replay will be VERY helpful, if you can't be there live.

And I'm adding some new Creative With Money calls!

These are not scheduled yet, but I want to do a few of them over this next year as money remains a huge obstacle for a lot of dreams.

Creative With Money is a BEAUTIFUL program I did years ago, all about bringing your creativity + power to your relationship with money. You do get that program as a bonus as soon as you join Dream Book - but the new calls will bring new energy to it, and you'll get a chance to have your own questions answered, and do the alchemy work on the exact money situation you are facing right now.

All of this will be included in your Dream Book membership.

You won’t always know what to do

If you're a living, growing, healing, human being - you will NOT always know what to do next.

You can only always know what to do if you are always doing things you've already done before.

For those of us who want to grow, heal, and create - we have to spend a lot of time in the not knowing.

That's what my weekly planning is about this week:

Dream Book members: I just added a new in depth Creative Genius Planning Sessions Video For When You Have No Clue What To Do. (that link only works for members - if you're not a member yet, you can join us here)

Do you need to rest or do you need to get organized?

The 2 new coaching circles are ongoing.

One about DEEP REST where we get together on Zoom and REST TOGETHER (!) and also journal + talk+ figure out how to get more of the rest we on an ongoing basis.

One about GETTING ORGANIZED AF where we get together on Zoom and get our shit together, together! We'll literally DO THE THINGS together, and if you get stuck getting organized, I'll coach you through it.

Both will be included in your Dream Book membership - details are on the Dream Book page.

I am drowning in creative ideas and need to get organized.

One of my big goals right now is to GET ORGANIZED.

I have a lot of ideas right now, and a lot of creative energy. Winters are like this for me, I stay in and make stuff.

I want lots of FREEDOM for my creative projects.

And I need the right STRUCTURE or else nothing gets done.

On Monday we had our first Organized AF Zoom call.

It was amazing! We got together, did a short meditation to help us get focused and into a frame of mind to make the most of our time together, and then we turned off our microphones, and everyone just got to work on their own.

I was there if anyone got stuck and needed coaching... and no one did!

A lot of people had the same experience I had... that I DID get stuck a bit, I hit something that was really uncomfortable and if I hadn't been on the live Zoom I probably would have just walked away, but because I was on the Zoom I had to stay with it, so I did, and I worked through the uncomfortable part and figured out what I needed.

There is something so magical about not doing it alone.

(We are doing these Organized AF calls the next 2 Mondays, so there is still time to get in on this magic! These calls are included in your Dream Book membership)

Yesterday I took it further.

Monday I had started to figure out WHAT I needed, and yesterday I sat down with my journal to keep exploring, with the intention of trying to create some kind of multiple check-box system, that I could print out and use to keep track of the videos I want to make.

I have so many ideas, I am drowning in them a little and needed to get them into some kind of system.

I turned on my video camera to capture the process:

 

The first Well Rested Zoom is happening today!

It's the same idea as the Organized AF calls - we are getting together on Zoom TO REST.

And then we'll journal about how to get more of the rest we need.

 

All of these calls will be included in your Dream Book membership - details are on the Dream Book page.

Weekly Planning As Self Care and a Manifestation Practice

I started the weekly Creative Genius Planning because this practice each of making space for what you want, making space to listen to your wisest, most creative and most brave self, is so invaluable.

This is one of the places where our inner healing and growth become manifest as changes in our lives.

Take 15 minutes a week to play with this and you will see it.

Do you need to rest or do you need to get organized?

The 2 new coaching circles start TODAY!

One about DEEP REST where we get together on Zoom and REST TOGETHER (!) and also journal + talk+ figure out how to get more of the rest we on an ongoing basis.

One about GETTING ORGANIZED AF where we get together on Zoom and get our shit together, together! We'll literally DO THE THINGS together, and if you get stuck getting organized, I'll coach you through it.

They start today! And both will be included in your Dream Book membership - details are on the Dream Book page.

Do you need to REST or do you need to GET ORGANIZED?

creative weekly planner Year of Dreams 2022

Pic: Last week's planning page in the Year of Dreams 2022 Weekly Planner, Visioning Journal + Creative Dream Playbook.

Do you need to rest or do you need to get organized?

I did a live call in Dream Book on Dec 30, and half of the participants were saying they couldn't keep up with the Goodbye 2021 Hello 2022 Journaling Extravaganza and felt like they need a month to just REST before they can even think about what they want to do with their new year.

Most of the others were feeling like they wanted to dive into the new year, but weren't quite sure where to start.

Being well rested + organized are BOTH helpful, nurturing things - for your self care today and for creating the life you want to be living in the future.

Your dreams LAND different when you are deeply rested. You can HEAR your intuition different when you are deeply rested. Deep rest is the oil that keeps your dream machine humming nicely.

Your dreams GROW different when you are organized AF. It's easier to stay calm when you've got a plan you trust. It's easier to GET THNGS DONE when you have everything you need - supplies organized at your desk and a to-do list that makes you swoon.

So I am doing 2 new circles for January:

Well Rested: where we get together on Zoom and REST TOGETHER (!)

We'll start with a short restorative meditation and then you'll actually go lie down for 30 minutes then come back to finish the call - and then come back together to journal + explore + figure out how to get more of the rest you on an ongoing basis.

Organized AF: where we get together on Zoom and get our shit together, together!

We'll literally DO THE THINGS together - clean your desk, make a plan, order supplies, whatever it is you need to be READY TO GO with your dreams - and if you get stuck getting organized, I'll coach you through it.

They will start next week, both are included in your Dream Book membership.

Well Rested will happen at 3 pm (North America, Central) on Jan 12, 19 + 26.

Organized AF will happen at 3 pm (North America, Central) on Jan 10, 17, 24.

(You can use this time zone to translate from Winnipeg to your time zone)

Of course not everyone can be there live. There will be replays! And you can leave comments as you watch the replay, and I'll respond right there in the comments, or talk more in-depth about your situation in the next call.

>>> Join us here.

Let’s start this week in the gentlest way possible

I made a new Creative Genius Planning video, this one is for gently easing into a new week:

Creative Genius Planning Sessions are about doing your weekly planning from your most wise, brave and creative self.

You get to your next level with your dreams by being your next-level self, doing next-level things.

(There is a 15 minute Basic Creative Genius Planning Session right here (meditation + journaling class) for planning your amazing week.)

Do you need to rest or do you need to get organized?

I am working on 2 new circles for January!

One about DEEP REST where we get together on Zoom and REST TOGETHER (!) and also journal + talk+ figure out how to get more of the rest we on an ongoing basis.

One about GETTING ORGANIZED AF where we get together on Zoom and get our shit together, together! We'll literally DO THE THINGS together, and if you get stuck getting organized, I'll coach you through it.

They will start next week, both will be included in your Dream Book membership.

More details to come soon.

When Life Is In The Way And You Can’t Even

Plan your week from your ✨MOST✨ wise, brave, and creative self.... even when Life Is In The Way And You Can't Even

Creative Genius Planning Sessions are about doing your weekly planning from your most wise, brave and creative self. You get to your next level with your dreams by being your next-level self, doing next-level things.

Do them with me every Monday and you'll AMAZE yourself.

There is a 15 minute Basic Creative Genius Planning Session right here (meditation + journaling class) for planning your amazing week.

AND I am creating a full "expansion pack" of extra videos that address specific situations that you’ll come up against with your planning. I’m sharing a new one, with a new theme, each week.

This week we're looking at how to approach your planning when life is in the way and you can't even:

If you're in Dream Book - watch this on our private blog, with a link to the Making Your Trust In Your Dream Bigger Than Your Fear Alchemy Practice - plus a private comment section for sharing your goals for the week, asking questions and getting extra support.

If you're not in Dream Book - if you like the Creative Genius Planning Sessions you will LOVE Dream Book.

Check it out here.

Let’s make your dream INEVITABLE in 2022

I believe your dream is not just possible, but INEVITABLE - as long as you stay engaged with it.

The Creative Dream Circle membership turns 10 in the summer 2022, and my business turns 11 in January 2022.

In all this time, one thing has been totally consistent: if you stay engaged with your dream work, you find the way. Insights, miracles, healing, growth, those huge shifts that change everything - time and the again I've seen them come at just the right time, for the people who keep showing up consistently.

So I am going to do everything I can do to make it easer and more fun for you to stay engaged.

For the last few months I've been working with the members of Dream Book, to find out what they need to make it easier and I now have a huge pile of amazing ideas that I am working on to make this group the best it's ever been for the 10 year anniversary.

2022 is going to be OFF THE HOOK at the Creative Dream Incubator...

Starting with: Goodbye 2021 Hello 2022 Journaling EXTRAVAGANZA

This is a series of mini classes for digging deep into the magic that is available to you now, and using it to create your best new year ever, starting at the beginning of December.

Most will be available for free on my blog - with some extra bonuses just for Dream Book members.

Details, and the first classes, to come next week.

2022 - we are coming for you.

PS: We will be using the prompts from the Year of Dreams 2022 Weekly Planner, Visioning Journal and Creative Dream Playbook - so if you're getting one, get it now! We'll work on the visioning journal in December, so that when January comes we are ready to go.

You can do the classes in your own journal or planner, so you don't NEED the Year of Dreams to do these classes and create your amazing vision and plan for 2022 - but the Year of Dreams will be RELENTLESS in reminding you of your goals so you keep working on them all year long.

Creative Genius Planning Session For Those Weeks When You Have Obstacles In Your Way

Creative Genius Planning Sessions are about doing your weekly planning from your most wise, brave and creative self. You get to your next level with your dreams by being your next-level self, doing next-level things.

Do them with me every Monday and you'll AMAZE yourself.

There is a 15 minute Basic Creative Genius Planning Session right here (meditation + journaling class) for planning your amazing week.

AND I am creating a full "expansion pack" of extra videos that address specific situations that you’ll come up against with your planning. I’m sharing a new one, with a new theme, each week.

This week we're looking at how to approach your planning when you've got OBSTACLES.

Having an obstacle is just a part of having a dream. You can't just get stuck every time you have an obstacle, you NEED a way of facing the obstacles head on, and working through them.

So that's what we'll work with in this week's Creative Planning Sessions Video:

 

If you're in Dream Book - watch this on our private blog, with a link to The Obstacle Is The Way Through Alchemy Practice - plus a private comment section for sharing your goals for the week, asking questions and getting extra support.

If you're not in Dream Book - if you like the Creative Genius Planning Sessions you will LOVE Dream Book.

Check it out here.

I feel like have been going in circles with my dreams.

I feel like I've been going in circles with my dreams

I feel like have been going in circles with my dreams.

I want to do _____ but I'm stuck about where to start.

I am inspired to ____ but I can't start today of course, I'm so overwhelmed.

I would love to______ some day when I have more energy.

It's all these signs of burnout.

All year, I've been bringing these questions to my therapist that center around the idea: how do I go back to how I WAS?

I want to be more resilient. I want to have the energy and ease and creative flow and enthusiasm and confidence that I had 2 years ago.

My therapist has yet to offer a magic pill about that.

She moves the conversation towards "how do I accept that I am where I am, and what do I need to take good care of myself here?"

But I haven't wanted to be here.

When you can't be where you are, you can't move forward either.

I don't need my therapist to tell me that, that's something I have said to almost event client in the last 12 years. The trick to dreams is being present where you are AND being present with the dream. Being the portal.

I don't have the energy to portal.

But I still dream.

And this has kept me in a hampster wheel.

But you know what?

This feels right.

This feels like the right way to respond to what's happening in the world.

Nothing can grow always forever. There are times of rest and falling apart. And decomposition even.

Compost for future dreams.

I am swimming in compost.

And actually, if I'm being honest, I do have more energy, clarity and enthusiasm than I did 6 months ago.

It's just that - inspiration and vision don't take a break.

My dreams speak to me as clear as ever but my ability to respond is not what it was.

Almost 2 years of being caught between these two things is very frustrating.

Naming it helps.

I don't want to disconnect from my dream. I want to keep holding it, and moving towards it at the pace that works for where I am right now.

And I want to remember that this part of creative dreaming is ALWAYS frustrating because we NEVER move as fast as our dreams.

But right now, it's especially frustrating.

Which actually presents an opportunity.

This frustration, the way it rubs you the wrong way, the stuff it triggers - being ESPECIALLY frustrating means you get ESPECIALLY triggered which means you have an ESPECIALLY clear view into the deeper stuff in you that needs healing in order to be able to get to your dream.

It sucks, but it's true.

For me this means spending more time in the Un-Sticking Station (in Dream Book).

Which is giving me all new insights about those shadowy places where I hold myself back while convincing myself that I am doing everything I can.

Which is helping me clear some inner stuff that I didn't even know I had a few years ago.

Which means... I AM swimming in compost. And planting new seeds everywhere in this exceptional soil.

So much is possible from this place, even when so little is happening on the surface.

Your Next Steps: A journaling + meditation class to help you be more CLEAR and SURE of your next steps