Join me Thursdays, June 18th – August 20th, 2020 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. central for this special 10-week ONLINE course.

We need this connection time more than ever before. As we face life in a very different way, we have been given the opportunity to look within and deeply listen to our hearts. This is a time to reflect on the life we’ve lived so far, explore what matters most to us and create a new path that is inline with our values, dreams and gifts.

This is a beautiful time in your life to move through any anxious feelings you may be having about the state of the world and focus on your mental / emotional health and well-being.

In this course, you will reconnect to your inner dreams, you’ll learn how to listen more deeply to your intuition, and you’ll build up the courage to follow where it’s leading you next. You will unblock your creativity, you will embrace the artist that you truly are (Yes, even YOU are an artist), and you will find more peace, joy and clarity – even during these stressful times.

Enjoy participating in our virtual Artist’s Way group while you’re staying home. You will need to purchase your own copy of The Artist’s Way.

$270 for 10-weeks (Payment plans are available. Email Shannon to set it up.)

Have you ever felt like something was missing from your life? Do you ever feel stuck? Repeating the same old pattern and not sure how to break free from it? Have you ever felt like you weren’t creative, yet deep down inside you longed to be?

Have you ever felt stuck by your own fears or negative thoughts?

Have you ever thought other people were born creative or with a lot of luck, and you certainly weren’t one of them? Have you ever wished to live a more authentic and creative life? Maybe you know that you have more to give and to discover about yourself and your inner dreams, but aren’t sure how to go about doing that?

Have you ever kept yourself from trying new things, taking healthy risks or putting yourself out there for fear of doing it wrong or making a mistake? Are you hard on yourself? Do you try to make sense of life in your head or feel disconnected from your heart?

Do you feel scared about the state of our world. yet ready to break free of limiting beliefs and behaviors so you can ride these changes with greater ease, presence and clarity?

You will absolutely love the transformation that comes from The Artist’s Way experience!

How it works:

For 10-weeks, on Thursdays between June 18th – August 20th, 2020 we will meet on a Zoom call with the group. If you can’t meet at the designated time, the videos are recorded so you can watch anytime.

We will also use the Marco Polo video chat app inbetween our calls to connect, encourage and inspire each other along the way.

In addition to the content in each chapter, I will share my best creative, mindfulness and stress reduction practices that I’ve learned over the past 20 years. This includes breath work, meditation, journaling tips, along with group coaching and connection to an amazing community.

Consistency and accountability are key when making changes in our lives. Doing this inner work with a group each week will help you show up and keep you going!

Topics include:

Week 1: Recovering a Sense of Safety

Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity

Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power

Week 4: Recovering a Sense of Integrity

Week 5: Recovering a Sense of Possibility

Week 6: Recovering a Sense of Abundance

Week 7: Recovering a Sense of Connection

Week 8: Recovering a Sense of Strength

Week 9: Recovering a Sense of Compassion

Week 10: Recovering a Sense of Autonomy & Faith

I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity to share this adventure with you.

Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, has changed so many lives over the past 25 years, including mine!

I was living in Boulder, Colorado twenty years ago.  I was in the most beautiful surroundings, had my first real job out of college and many friends. Yet I had this looming feeling that something was…missing.

It’s when I discovered the book, The Artist’s Way, that I was blown away by the concept that we are all creative.  I had longed to feel creative for so much of my life, yet some time during my middle school years I started to believe my thoughts that told me, I wasn’t good enough, that I wasn’t creative enough, that I’d never be as good as them and that I definitely was not an artist. Oh how wrong those thoughts were, and they really limited me from living my fullest and most authentic life.

Around the same time that I discovered this life-altering book, I dove more deeply into yoga.  My yoga teachers and practice taught me that I was not my thoughts.  What another mind-blowing concept at the time!  You mean, I was not the thoughts that said I wasn’t good enough?  How could this be?  It’s the story that I had held onto for so long.  It’s the story that kept me from taking risks.  It’s the story that kept me feeling comfortable, and prevented me from growing.  It’s the story that allowed me to use fear as a protective blanket to keep from shining too brightly.

Believing I wasn’t good enough kept me safe, but it certainly didn’t make me happy.  I knew there was a better way and I knew I had so much creative fire burning inside me.  I needed to learn how to channel it!  I needed to quiet my mind.  I needed to open my heart.  I needed to explore my fears with gentleness and compassion.  I needed to break free of trying to do things perfectly.  I had to learn how to tap into my intuition, how to connect with it more fully and how to courageously express it more freely.

Participating in an Artist’s Way group with other women (and recovering perfectionists / self-doubters like me) changed my life in profound ways.

We met each week to explore the weekly assignments, to do creative projects together and to share our personal insights.  We did our morning pages and took ourselves on artist dates (as suggested in the book).  At the end of this 12-week journey all of our lives had changed in so many ways.  I moved back to Kansas City, landed a job at an art studio, met my husband and stepped more fully into my gifts as a teacher, mentor and creative guide.

Eventually I launched my own online self-discovery and creativity courses, became a yoga and meditation teacher, stepped into my intuitive gifts as an energy worker and healer.  I’ve coached hundreds of women over the years and continue sharing my passion of inspiring more and more beautiful souls to return to their true nature and to awaken to their own creative gifts, intuition, authenticity and magnificence.

This year marks 20 years since I first embarked on The Artist’s Way journey and I’m now feeling guided to lead a special group of women through the process that changed the course of my life.

When you pay more attention to your limiting thoughts you can break free of the ones that keep you stuck and small.  When you explore your inner life and reconnect to your creativity, you open up the gateway to your intuition and authentic self.  When you open that channel your energy can flow more openly and freely, and this is where you feel safe to be your true self, where you can step more fully into your own power and feel courageous enough to be the creator of your life!

You are creative.  You are an artist.  You are enough, just as you are.  You are a powerful woman with brilliant gifts and it’s time to shine brightly, to embrace your imperfect self, to let go of worry, to take more healthy risks, to feel vulnerable and to see where this adventurous journey of life takes you next.

Your life is a work of art and you are the creator of it.  What would you like to create next?  Where would you like to go next?  Let’s dive deeply and discover this together.

As Julia Cameron says, “stop telling yourself it’s too late.  Stop waiting until you make enough money to do something you’d really love.  Stop telling yourself, It’s just my ego whenever you yearn for a more creative or authentic life.  Stop telling yourself that dreams don’t matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible.  Stop fearing what your family and friends will think.  Stop telling yourself that creativity is a luxury and that you should be grateful for what you’ve got.”

As you learn to nurture and protect your inner artist and authentic self, you will be able to move beyond the pain and creative restriction that limits your life experiences.  Through this process, you will see your energy flow in new ways.  You will experience the magic, expansion and freedom that comes when you let go of doubt, worry, anxiety and fear, and heal, grow and expand into the creative spiritual being you’ve always been in a bolder and more powerful way.

It’s time to discover new things about yourself and recreate your life.  

Let’s take this spiritual path to higher creativity together.

 

 

“Often people attempt to live their lives backward: They try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier.  The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.”

~ Margaret Young