On Having Your Ass Kicked By The Creative Process

On Having Your Ass Kicked By The Creative Process

This year I set out to create a series of Creative Journal Classes* that would show, specifically, how to use your journal to generate breakthroughs, miracles and magic.?

And I do mean that literally.? As one of the Circle member said this week:

“Since I joined the Creative Dream Circle I feel like I am on the fast track to success. Breakthroughs that would happen a couple of times a year are now happening weekly and even daily.”

There has been a lot of joy in the creation of these classes. I feel very lucky and grateful that I got to create this series of classes that I wanted to create.

And, because it’s important to me to share the TRUE, ACTUAL stories of living with my dreams, I’ll also say that creating each one has absolutely kicked my ass.

I don’t always wake up believing in myself.

I don’t always know how to get to where I want to be.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been really struggling with getting The Superpower Journal Class ready.? I’ve been tired.? And irritable.? And bored.? And wishing I could give up.? And eating too much chocolate peanut butter gelato.

It’s not easy for me.? It’s not easy for anyone.

Creating this class was: hard. stuck. hard. ouch. idea. flow. flow. flow. stuck! hard. hard. cry. idea. flow. flow. flow. flow. stuck. flow. idea. yes! go. go. go. flow. flow. flow. everything falls perfectly and beautifully into place. DONE.

It’s not easy for me.? To create a space where people can actually transform what is happening inside of them, so that new possibilities open up outside of them?? Of course that’s not going to be easy.? But once I get there, no matter how hard the journey was, I get so much joy out of it, every time.

Our inner critics tell us that other people have it better.? That is IS easy for them.? That since it’s hard for you, you may as well give up, because you’re only going to fail.

We all go through this, it’s a part of the creative process, which comes into play if you’re creating a painting or a new business or a new way of being.

It takes a lot of courage to drop those (untrue!) stories and learn how to stand tall in your personal power and create your world however YOU want it to be.

Teaching is how I stay on my own leading edge of growth and creativity. It’s how I cultivate the courage to keep doing the work that is meaningful to me.

I do this work because the world needs us sensitive artist types to wake up, own our power, and create inspiring things that change the world.

This matters to me.? I’m willing to get uncomfortable for it.? I’m willing to take risks for it.? I’m willing to show up every day, and work towards it.

I’m willing to do it even though it is FAR from easy.

Dreams are worth it.? YOU are worth it.

Living live in tune with your inner truth is worth it.

Purpose. Meaning. Heart. Authenticity. Wildly Free Abundant Creative Living.? If these things were easy everyone would be doing them!?

Please remember that: it’s hard for everyone.? It’s not just you.? It doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

And, of course, you are invited to join me for The Superpower Journal class tomorrow – a deep dive into healing and transforming your relationship with power, with glitter glue and crayons.? It’s happening inside the Creative Dream Circle.

*The series of classes I’m talking about are: Love your Life Creative Journal Class, The Magic Journal Creative Journal class and The Superpowers Journal.? Superpowers starts tomorrow, the other two are already available inside the Creative Dream Circle.


You’ve got a lot of magic in you.

And I’ve got a lot of tools, tips and practices to help you use it more effectively as FUEL for your DREAMS.


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*Included classes:


Your Next Steps: a journaling + meditation class for navigating your next steps with your dream.

Help! I'm Stuck!: a 4 day class for getting un-stuck and transforming your stuck energy into FUEL for your dream.

The Hard Parts Are Where The Magic Happens: 80 minute healing circle and inner work workshop

Soothe*Restore*Grow: 80 minue deep dive into healing pandemic overwhelm and growing into your wildest dreams for what's next