I am stretching the range of my creativity this month.
I am cooking new things.
Finding ways to mend my car and making appointments I’d put off.
The kids and I have packed picnics and taken our lessons into the woods.
I have ventured into internal territory that I had previously blocked off: perhaps I could feel my own beauty; perhaps I could map my work schedule to the moon, slowing and settling as she wanes and busy with work and action as she waxes. Perhaps I could attend to where I am inspired and where I am tired and arrange my tasks out accordingly (which is how this newsletter was composed in the pool - thinking, swimming laps, making notes, swimming again). Perhaps...
Creativity has daring in it. It goes beyond the bounds what we we already know. It extends beyond the familiar. It has potency and vulnerability in its newness.
I am a being in constant creation. Just like you.
But previously, I hand’t given my creativity enough scope, enough abandon. I had used it, certainly, but rarely received it.
This month I’ve been creative with my schedule, with my priorities. This way what I truly long for is met first, then it fuels and inspires everything else.
I am the creatrix of my self, my surroundings, my sense of time, my relationships, my home.
This newfound sense of possibility, of risk and exploration, feels rich and kind and strong. I can adjust, shift, dance with, and respond to my day with a new grace and agility.
I am less afraid of what might be thought of me and more interested in what I have to offer and how I may stand taller, brighter than ever before.
This is the energy we touch, release, and reclaim this month with our sequence. Feel into it. Not just in the class or the practice, but later. Let it infuse and inform your day. Listen for it. Encourage what you find. Make change.
If I show you mine, perhaps you will show me yours.
And we will both be better for it.
Much love, martha