i am all about the dreams these days.
wishing and dreaming dreams i didn't know i had. well, perhaps on some level i knew they were there, but they were just that - dreams. crazy dreams.
and i'm finding that when one begins really exposing their dreams to light, all sorts of self-imposed closed-tight doors can start to open. or so this is the message i am being nurtured with lately at every turn, and i'm starting to believe it. like, realllly believe it. peek at what's behind those doors by even just a crack, and they'll start busting themselves wide open. no, no big doors have come down around me quite yet, but i find myself moving through each day now as if they have. i sure have been doing a lot of eager spying as to what's on the other side of them a lot lately, and i do believe the universe is doing some rearranging and conspiring on my behalf at this very moment.
and with all this fervent curiosity seems to come a more open spirit; a spirit willing to express creatively, to set new intentions, and to courageously break through some uncomfortable barriers. so, as part of the wishing, the dreaming, the lessons, the energy work, the no holds barred sharing with friends, i am saying yes to possibility by also encouraging my creative spirit.
sunday commenced the first ever day of creativity boot camp, a two-week course created by madeline bea to do just that - to deepen and enrich one's own creative flight. by the first day i was already feeling stymied by those sometimes louder inner voices that try to encourage me to back out of something that dares me to see a side of myself i don't think i'm ready for. but as faith would have it, she inspired me - by her words and own enthusiastic embrace of possibility - to pick myself back up quickly and get on with it.
each day in the camp provides a thought, a journal prompt, and a creativity word prompt. i won't be posting all the assignments, but will lay down an occasional one here over the next couple of weeks. photography is my chosen medium for this two week adventure. day one (which i promptly caught up with on day 2) was to write a letter to oneself in the future on the other side of this camp journey, assuming that all the hopeful wishes coming into this course were met, as well as celebrating the accomplishment of meeting all the creative challenges. i find putting my fragmented thoughts and intentions to paper to be the hardest part, so i know this is an important exercise for me. then, the creativity prompt for this first day was ivory, so i've combined the letter-writing and those ivory-colored pages of my moleskine journal into my photo for the first assignment.
by the way, it's only day 3 you know - won't you consider joining me?
you can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. - jack london
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