Red thread Circles

Red Thread Circles are a way to connect in a respectful, mutually supportive group, and inter-weave the threads of our stories. The Red Thread has a profound capacity for connecting hearts and minds around what matters. 

We may meet around a topic, and share stories, dreams and aspirations. At other times, we will focus on a Simple project, first setting an intention, or framing an inquiry: what is the old story? What lights my soul fire? What is mine to cause and create? A simple prompt is «Show me. Teach me. Inform me!»

We often share tea (or wine) along with conversation, and Musés are very fond of chocolate! And sparkle! They don't mind having a bit of paint on their hair, and love spending time together!
There are many traditions involving Red Thread, including Blessing way ceremonies for moms and newborns, tying a red thread around sage bundles, and a whisp on the backs of our paintings.
One of our favorite tells is: we are connected by a Red Thread before birth with those whom we're destined to meet. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will not break. If we need a prayer or support, we tug on that red thread. And we are each responsible, not for the whole ball, but for simply our own piece. What is your piece?

Discovering our piece of the thread is empowering, and a way to touch in with our Soul purpose. Creativity with a foundation of intention allows us to recognize old patterns and stories, and make new choices, drawing on our inner wisdom. (& with all our projects and classes, no experience necessary!)

One of the simplest and most profound offerings is the «Soulful Story Card» process. When we identify the old stories which have been running our lives, we can begin to explore antidotes to the stories, and create personal decks of affirmation cards! By bringing the old stories to light, we can access the «soul » of what needs to be transformed, and can alchemise a shift. Each participant crafts a personal deck of affirmation cards on watercolor paper.
Using a similar process we may make a set of personal Prayer Flags that may be hung in your personal space. These nasty be done on cloth or paper, and send your prayers into the universe.

Another favorite is making your own Cosmic Smashbook! Using simple composition books as our base, this smash up between traditional art journaling, scrapbooking and intentional creativity is a great way to process experiences and emotions, then cover them with paint and collage! Through the process of smashing, your perfectionist self gives way to your wild, creative, playful self, and MâGïC happens! 

And sometimes, we simply play with pattern and color! Ooo, ahh, it's a Paint Party!! 

In addition to monthly Red Thread Circles, I offer Intentional Creativity® classes and retreats, working with specific inquiries, bringing your vision to life in acrylic paint on canvas. You'll be guideded through the step-by step process, which has been used by thousands of women in classrooms and, studios around the world. My teacher and Intentional Creativity Founder Shiloh Sophia offers an annual teachers training quest, lasting 9 months. 
One-on one coaching allows for a deeper dive into the mystery of your story, providing tools for profound change. These sessions stand alone, or may be combined with circles and classes. IC coaching is a co-creative process, inspired by your Musé, and supported by flower essence bouquets, movement and creativity.

Come paint with me!!

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