THE CREATIVE FIRE
What is creativity? Creativity is making something out of nothing.
This definition is inspired by the author Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés in her work the Creative Fire.
Have you ever said, “I’m not creative.” Ask yourself why that is? Often it is because of comparing what you make to a professional artist. Sometimes we forget that creativity is a way of BEING. It’s navigating through blocks and not giving up, it’s listening to intuition and imagination.
Here is the listening guide that I created with inquiries and notes to accompany the work of Dr. Estés. DOWNLOAD PDF BOOK GUIDE TO THE CREATIVE FIRE - 6 PAGES
The video explores an overview of the recorded sessions in The Creative Fire and stories related to the teaching and how you might incorporate this into your personal creative practice.
This series of talks on creativity, cycles and personal growth is essential! Listening to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés is a gift that I encourage you to give yourself. It will set the stage for understanding the creative cycle and some of the pitfalls along the way. Although she doesn't talk directly about the moon, Dr. Estés gives us the energetic signature of the lunar cycle as it relates to our creative being and life.
I am drawn to what keeps us connected to the cycles in nature and reminders that life is an unfolding work in progress. Meditation, creative process, connection to the cosmic currents, and my family and kitten are what get me up in the morning.
"MY ART IS THE WAY I REESTABLISH THE BONDS THAT TIE ME TO THE UNIVERSE."
This powerful quote by the artist Ana Mendieta says everything to me about the drive to create. Her earth-body-works made a deep impression on my understanding of place, belonging, mother nature, identity and the female body.
Thank you for being here, looking forward to connecting! xo April