Ho ho ho! Happy Holiday and Merry Solstice! With the light returning and Winter Solstice today, I can hardly believe that it is this time of year again.
If you have had a year like I have, you are catching your breathe and looking back at all the change, transformation, creativity and healing that has taken place. Wow! I know I am not alone when I say, it has be quite an empowering year! I am definitely not the same person I was last holiday season.
The thread that weaves my passion and all of the Fire Tree offerings is rooted in creative empowerment. And for me, it has been a very inspiring year of growth for my own vision and potential. I am so excited to share this with all of you by streamlining more of my offerings into more effective ways of supporting your creative empowerment in your art, business and life.
Whether it is slinging paint and liberating your true expression in the painting studio or grounding your vision in action in a coaching session or group by receiving the support, tools and accountability you need to live a fully expressed and joyful life—supporting our collective creative empowerment as a planet–this is my passion and purpose in life!
So in the Spirit of the season, here is my gift to you, 12 Keys to Your Creative Empowerment:
Enjoy and Happiest of Holidays…. from my expressive heart to yours!
12 Keys to YOUR Creative Empowerment
Ignite your true expression in your art, business and life.
1. Discover Your Authentic Voice. Before you can know who you are, you need to discover what is true for you in your own heart. Learn to listen to your own inner knowing and creative impulses and nurture this relationship. Your creativity and your empowerment comes from this.
2. Liberate and Empower Your True Expression. You must know who you are, what your soul’s purpose is, what lights you up, what your needs are and be able to communicate them. Learn to follow this voice and take action on it. This will grow your personal power, self-trust and confidence like nothing else in life. Growth is uncomfortable. Be ok with evolving out of your current comfort zone to your full potential.
3. Passion, Pleasure, Desire, Celebration: Your inner voice will guide you to your deepest desires, light your passion, revitalize your pleasure and unearth all the areas in your life that demand to be celebrated— if you are truly going to live a life of joy and full-self-expression. You must own your value. You must claim your worthiness and be willing to let go any beliefs that keep you stuck in pain and limitation vs love and joy.
4. Purpose & Meaning – identifying your purpose and lining up all of your focus, actions, investments and time to this inner compass will focus your life and streamline a life of your design that is focused on your ultimate joy and sharing this with the world for the biggest ROI in the Universe. Return on Inspiration! What you make events and experiences mean to you in your life is under your control. How others treat you or make decisions that may affect you is not. Thus is the mystery and lessons of life. As an empowered creative you create and focus on the most empowered thoughts for every situation, this is what will provide you will the pathways to a creative solution and how to turn every experience into gold …and wisdom.
5. Vision: Without vision and imagination, creativity is dead. Liberate your vision and get down to the truth of what you really desire and what that could look like. Feel it out. Create the space. It will come to you.
6. Prosperity Mindset: In this day and age if you are a creative, an entrepreneur and a revolutionary/innovator or change agent and you aren’t looking at your relationship to money from the inside out and uprooting any beliefs stagnated in poverty consciousness (a dying paradigm) then you are not empowering your authentic creative expression and staying in SCAREcity. Shifting from the starving artist myth or the healer martyr myth to an empowered creative means letting go of these myths that keep you stuck in the collective mainstream consciousness rather than innovating and being in your true power as a creative leader and change agent regardless of what is going on in the economy. Your sense of security comes from within, not from your bank account or other people’s opinions of you, or what society defines as success. Drive your own bus to abundant town, by defining it on your own terms from the inside out.
7. Confidence: Claim your personal authority – stop giving your power away to others opinions of you. One of the dis-empowering patterns of behavior that has to go, is looking outside of yourself for validation and approval. “If you are truly going to live a creative life, you must let go of your fear of being wrong.” –John Chilton-Pearce. Love and approve of yourself. This is essential on the Creative Hero’s Journey. It is a journey, a relationship and a practice and it only comes from within. Everything else is a shiny object.
8. Breakthrough Limiting Beliefs: Naturally when we grow and evolve and become more creatively empowered we will outlive beliefs that no longer serve us and adopt new beliefs that support our creative expansion, its like weeding a garden. Get rid of your money monsters. Slay your Shame Dragons and release and be grateful for what has served you in the past and is no longer needed. Prepare for new paradigm-changing-thoughts. Change your subconscious thoughts, change your life.
9. Radical, Bold Action: Now that you have a b-line to your intuitive knowing, you know your purpose and have let go of limiting beliefs and empowered new ones, you can take action and root your vision by taking consistent action on a daily basis. I started Fire Tree Studios in my house, in August of 2007. There has been tremendous growth, failure, success, setbacks, trailblazing, mistakes, dreams fulfilled and creative explosion. All of it is part of the ride, as studies show, there really isn’t a straight line to ‘success’. Progress over perfection. Yet two things have remained consistent, taking small action steps consistently, never giving up on my calling and passion with persistence and receiving unbelievable fulfillment in knowing I am living my purpose and doing work that I love and inspires myself and others into more joy and fulfillment everyday.
10. Faith. If you don’t have faith, you don’t have shit. You gotta have faith. Faith powers belief and creates worlds. Faith fuels imagination and creates reality. ‘nough said. (As my grandmother used to say.)
11. Receptivity. Make space in your life for what you want. Expect it to come and open your arms— wide…wider. Let life blow your mind, if you expect it to, it will.
12. Commitment: Until there is commitment there is hesitancy. And hesitancy and doubt keep us stuck in excuses, the past, in victim consciousness and sabotaging success by believing we aren’t worthy enough to live our deepest heartfelt yearnings and dreams.
So there you have it, my 12 Keys to Creative Empowerment. What I have found to be essential to living and creating a life of true expression, freedom and joy.
Did this resonate with you? —>Do you want support in a conscious creative community to travel through these Keys in depth this year and receive the inspiration, support, accountability and community to live as an Empowered Creative in 2016?
I would love to invite you to join me for a creative mastermind…
The Empowered Creative: a 12 month creative mastermind to support you in claiming your creative potential, liberate your authentic self-expression, transform blocks, leverage your passion, create and LIVE your vision.
Investment in you, is $1200 for the year. Yes, that is $1200 for 12 months of coaching from me and the support and feedback of other creatives and change agents.
…or $1500 in 6 payments of $250 or 12 payments of $150. That is $150/month for year long coaching, community and support!
This is an incredible way to receive monthly coaching and accountability from me and the support of a small intimate group for the entire year. Nothing compares to being surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals who desire to focus and create empowered results in their life.
This group is perfect for you if…
- you are ready to commit and take action
- you are tired of your own excuses
- you desire change, transformation and being your vision into reality
- you are willing to grow, take risks and be uncomfortable
- you are finally fed up and ready to take that l e a p !
- you have a passion for creativity and change/transformation
- you know you are hear to contribute to the planet and your heart calls you to make an impact.
- you are willing to take responsibility for your life experience. End the blame, shame, game and step into the present –your creative potential and power!
- you want to see results in your life and live your big creative dream while making a difference in your community and on our planet.
This group is not a fit for you if….
- say you don’t have the money to invest in yourself or your dreams
- blame everyone else for your life experience or lack of results
- don’t want to grow and change
- don’t want to grow and have fun
- have a hard time being uncomfortable
- don’t want to face your fears
- are not passionate about the creative process active and alive in all of life
- do not want to have fun or see results in your life
- are going to make a bunch of excuses
- wont’ show up to group calls or do assignments and make excuses that you didn’t have time.
- you want to stay in victim consciousness
- don’t want to look within at your fears and breakthrough them
- are afraid of success and happiness on your own terms.
- want to stay in culturally ingrained co+dependent patterns that keep you stuck, sick, broke and unhappy
Click here to see and hear What People Have to Say about working with me!
So if any of this has your heart beating faster, chills down your spin or the hair on your arm standing up a bit on your arms…I invite you to join us this 2016 and fire up your life!
DATES & Details.
We will begin our calls in late January. Don’t let the details take you out of the game. People often use this as an excuse. I want highly committed people (because commitment leads to connection, community AND results…) We will be meeting as a group twice a month, weekly accountability sessions and there will be a private online forum for connecting and sharing inspiration, dreams and goals as well as creativity, visions, breakthroughs and you living your best life!
Ready to empower your 2016? Join us for The Empowered Creative group Mastermind. Click here to see if this group is the right fit for you. Let us know 1) why you want to join the group and 2) what your purpose is for participating as well as 3) your VISION for 2016.
**Apply before 2016 and receive the year of coaching for $1000!
Here is to setting your Soul on FIRE in 2016!
with love, passion and creativity…