Thursday, May 28, 2009

Creativity and Truth: Inside the May Red Tent

Important Notice: The date of the June tent has been changed to the 28th so that we may all honor the fathers in our lives. See you then.

Creativity and Truth: Inside the May Red Tent

The day dawned cool and gray and was filled with the kind of mist that suggests that magic must be in the air and on this day the women gathered. Several arrived early and together we made reverent fun and joyful effort out of setting up the tent.

We eased into our open time with gentle conversation, checking in with each other. We then created pages for Manifestation Journals or Vision Boards, using collage clippings and color, pictures and words and, most importantly, our own creative energies to express our dreams. We shared wonderful feelings and insights on the subject of creativity as we relished the supportive environment the tent affords, where we can express ourselves in so many ways in a safe and nurturing place. As important and deep and spiritual as all this sounds, and is, we also had fun. And we were thankful to be reminded that there is fun in the Divine and Divine in the fun.

For our circle time, Lucy served as Priestess and led a powerful exercise called “The Circle of Truth.” It also uses a form of collage in tandem with written affirmations about truth and how we relate to it. For these collages, we used a different type of “clipping” – wildflowers and plants gathered by Lucy and Ananda right outside our tent and spices and herbs brought by Danna. We found there to be a special sort of energy that evolved as we paired each plant we chose with a different affirmation about truth. Now, almost a week later, I am still gaining insights into the truth that are popping up for me like the Johnny Jumpups.

When our Circles of Truth were completed, there was still time to pass the talking bowl and the sharing seemed extra blessed as a result of the wonderful energies we evoked as we created meaningful and very beautifully personal art.

And when it was over, we worked together to clean up and put away our wonderful Red Tent. Please know that, for those of you who were not able to join us, we saved sacred space for each of you and we hope that you will be there next month to fill it with your own creativity and truth.

So it was. So it is. And so it will be.

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