A couple of summers ago I spent the summer training to be a Red Thread Circle Guide.
The creates a container of safety, allowing and compassion. Those who enter in to the circle know and agree to these terms and offer them to their fellow circle members.
As a founding member of the artist cooperative in my little town, I get frustrated when the "business" overtakes the creativity. So when I had the chance to hold a circle for my fellow members, I felt called to right this poem for them. I feel it deeply in my heart as my belief is that creativity is the expression of your very soul, your essence delivered and transformed into the physical.
For all the beloved creatives out there, don't forget.
My Creative Beloveds
You, dear one, were born a creative soul
Your soul craves that expression.
It’s an expression of joy and beauty
Your truth. Of where you are
And where you are from
It began as a baby creating sounds of joy
A coo and gurgle, meaningless but full of feeling.
As the child grew, expression came through sheer joyous movements.
A dance of abandon
Then one day a pencil found its way into your hand
It became a tool for that expression.
Sometimes joyous, sometimes painful
But always beautiful.
You put your hands in clay and pushed your soul into it
It’s there, in that pot.
As you pushed pigment across a canvas
Your dream came to life for others
Your spark lives in your mark.
Be fearless in your sharing of it
This is your world
You belong here
Be fierce in your belonging
4/28/2021 04:06:19 pm
Aw, thank you!
4/28/2021 04:06:41 pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you !
4/28/2021 04:07:02 pm
Hi Elle! Thank you!
4/28/2021 04:03:25 pm
4/28/2021 04:07:21 pm
Hey Samm! Thanks!
4/28/2021 05:03:26 pm
I love this poem. I told myself for too long I wasn't creative and even now have doubts. This was a great reminder that creativing is more FOR myself than for other.
4/29/2021 10:34:25 am
Yes! I have to remind myself constantly of that!
4/29/2021 10:34:48 am
Hi Jean! Thank you!
4/29/2021 10:35:09 am
Thank you Kim!
4/28/2021 11:02:20 pm
beautiful words and very encouraging.
4/29/2021 10:35:57 am
thank you Angela, I'm glad to hear that
4/29/2021 02:16:53 am
Thank you for this beautiful poem. Such a good reminder.
4/29/2021 10:36:26 am
thank you Francine! One I need as well
4/29/2021 05:53:37 am
I love this poem! It’s beautiful!
4/29/2021 10:36:43 am
Hi Cheryl! thank you!
4/29/2021 10:38:42 am
Hey Effy! Oh thank you!
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