“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”
I am in the middle of launching two of the most revolutionary programs of my career for 2012–The Fire Tree Method’s ® Creative Catalyst & Creative Catalyst MBA Programs and The Art of Entrepreneurship™ Creative Mastermind. I am taking a radical approach in birthing something bold and new, something that is desperately needed on a global scale. And my own fears are creeping in. The voice of the inner-critic lizard-brain taunts me asking…‘Can you pull this off?’ It brings me to my own edges of what I believed was possible for me, for others and for …YOU!
There is nothing like either program out there. They are both wonderfully unique and unbelievably life-altering. It is requiring every bit of bravery and courage that I can muster to create such an experience for people….for the world…for myself. To do it differently, to listen and act on my intuition, go out into the unknown and embrace the mystery of the unknown. Embrace the void.
The details, dates and applicants are all coming together and I am meeting my fears of success, commitment and of stepping into my highest potential as a visionary and trail blazer. The intensity of it all just about knocked the wind out of me.
Last week, while letting my dog out in the rain, I had a big fall on the wet limestone back patio (I’m OK). It scared the hell out of me and shook me to my core. All my life flashed before me. Inviting me to slow down. Breathe and remember the preciousness of life.
Even with such a distraction as a big fall, I was reminded that it is wired in every cell of my body to birth these programs. It has been years of visioning, training, experiences, knowingness and passion that has prepared me for this coming year of my highest contribution yet. And even though the fears and distractions come to jolt us from our center, it is the ability to stay focused and trust in the creative Source that leads us through the tunnel of the unknown and into manifesting our dreams. We must learn to let go and allow ourselves to fall.
So yes, I fell. And I fell hard. I was alone, scared, sad and vulnerable. What I did differently than in the past was that I felt my humanity entirely and embraced every second of my vulnerability, surrendering to it without letting it keep me down on the ground.
I am reminded that fear is actually a powerful catalyst on the creative journey. It invites us to to step into our next level of growth. So if you aren’t dancing with your own fears then you aren’t living. Fear is what calls us to our next best self. Even if you fall you will realize that you can get back up. That you are invincible AND human. That people who love you will support you and care for you when you reach out for it…and sometimes even when you don’t.
So celebrate your fears! They are whispering you forward, teasing you tirelessly to step up, step out and fall into the unknown of your next best self and grow through it. If you fall you might just realize how strong your really are and how much support your really have.
What fears are you currently wrestling with enticing you toward your next level of growth? Post your comments or email me directly I would love to hear from you.
with love & celebration,
step into your next level of growth at the LAST Saturday intro to intuitive painting session of 2011!
& View a sneak preview of our NEW 2012 programs!
the art of creation: intuitive painting saturday session
december 10, 2011
12pm – 4pm
guided by melissa d’antoni
Spend an afternoon awakening and nourishing your creative spirit by immersing yourself in over three hours of exploration, expression, play and deep surrender.
The Saturday Art of Creation Intuitive Painting class welcomes continuing students and first time painters, providing a space to journey through barriers of old patterns and stagnant, less-than-serving beliefs that keep you from tapping into the internal well of creativity, power and life force energy that is within you.
- investment: $75 (inludes all materials and Hill Country spring water)
- beginners welcome!
- guided by melissa d’antoni
How to register? Need more information?
- Visit our website www.firetreestudios.com and sign up on our Schedule page via pay pal.
- Call 512 524 0687 to use a credit card or pay by check or cash.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click the register button below.
2012 creative catalyst mastery & mba training programs
now accepting applications
This revolutionary 1-2 year program will provide you with the framework, inspiration, guidance, tools, community, experience and expertise to become a facilitator and coach in The Fire Tree Method®
The time is now for you to step in to your power, passion and purpose and start living boldly in the world. The world needs you now! It is time to start living your truth with commitment and vitality.
Are you ready to become a creative change agent as a facilitator or coach?
- Are you looking to catalyze others toward their own self-empowerment using the creative process? Hint: You must start with your Self first.
- Are you willing to be a guide for others by leveraging the power of the expressive/transformative/intuitive arts to inspire wholeness and well-being?
- Are you thinking about leaving the safety of a well-paying but unsatisfying corporate job to start living with purpose and meaning while making an impact on the world around you?
- Are you ready to let go of the ‘starving artist myth’, ‘healer’ or ‘martyr myth’ to thrive prosperously living what you love AND making an impact on the world around you?
If you are really clear that you are ready to take BOLD action into your own transformation, living life from a place of passion vs. fear, then The Fire Tree Method® Creative Catalyst Mastery Program & Creative Catalyst MBA Program is the cutting edge experiential and highly transformative training experience that will prepare those that are called to serve and are committed to ‘walking their talk’ by taking the journey to their own Self empowerment through the creative process.
Call 512 524 0687 to learn more about the 2012 Creative Catalyst Mastery Program and the Creative Catalyst MBA Program and to request an application. We look forward to hearing from you!