I had the pleasure of joining Sadie Hawkins for an episode of Socially-Distant Networking, where we talked about creativity, confidence, rejection, improvisation, tarot reading, labyrinth walking, Burning Man, belly dancing, and so much more.
For many years, I posted a photo of Tiki or Bamboo any time I managed to squeeze at least a half-hour of writing into my day. Dubbed my Cats of Creation, they chivvied me from bed to writing nook for nearly a decade, where they listened to me read chapters aloud and offered their meeps of approval and salty Siamese commentary.
What prevents me from being creative? Why do I struggle so mightily-- usually with the voices in my own head-- over naming myself creative?
When I lay all seven Touchstones out, side-by-side, Circle is smack-dab in the center. In an ideal world, we would be able to have our shit figured out before we sit in Circle, and yet we wake up there, messy, in media res.
The guidelines of a Circle are spoken and unspoken, practical and esoteric, commonsense and altogether mysterious. I count myself lucky that so many of the women invited into the Enrichment Project arrived with a background in circling.
"But I'm just not creative!" It shocks me now, every time I hear it uttered. It shocked me when it used to come out of my own mouth.
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Teejei is designing the most amazing sigils to accompany each of the seven Touchstones of the book: Desire, Presence, Balance, Circle, Compassion, Spirit, and Integration. And by supporting the project, you can select some of them to be printed onto clear, die-cut stickers.
When it comes to introducing the women who make up this Enrichment Circle, Teejei is the logical first choice
These women are glamorous, articulate, and opinionated. They're dancers, musicians, visual artists, aerialists, and circus performers who capture my very imagination.