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Are You a Creative Incubator?

1975107_10151931338397121_1841359881_nSome people have a natural gift that brings order to the world, others are gifted at overseeing aspects of life, and then there are those who actually create and walk out new ways of seeing, thinking, being and living. I think of these as Creative Incubators.

I am a Creative Incubator.  I began seeing the world in this unique fashion during childhood when I took odd broken pieces of jewelry, watches and gadgets and reconfigured them into jewelry and art. This was long before the steam punk movement emerged, or I recognized that life design happens in a similar fashion.

This way of seeing things calls for a second look, evokes a new question or causes one to consider the possibilities, but it’s only visible to those who are willing to pull aside and explore beyond the beaten path. The beaten path is not usually where Creative Incubators thrive.

Being a Creative Incubator requires the ability to grow comfortable with the unknown. It’s not that I’ve actually ever been comfortable with the unknown, but I’ve gained a willingness to sit with the unknown while letting it morph, speak, gain shape and move through my open hands. Sometimes I resist this. Sometimes I ignore the promptings, busying myself, or simply disengaging and devaluing the rays of inspiration I allow to flitter out of reach.

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Day 28, Creativity, 30 Days of Creative Expression

 Day 28 CreativityI grew up with an artist mom who truly valued creativity, unlike other cultural mindsets that believe creative pursuits are a frivolous waste of time.

Art helped me process life’s difficulties using my creative ability to examine and explore. I often spent hours stringing beads, singing and writing songs, cutting metal to fabricate funky earrings, or painting and writing my free time away. I’m the only girl I know who took an electric drill to boarding school.

Gratefully my mom never told me to do something more useful, but instead nurtured my creative bent. In encouraging my creative play she was nurturing a problem solving ability too.

Art is a powerful vehicle that can help us bypass our linear mind and tap into the reservoirs of our intuitive, most creative selves. Art is not merely a product derived from a process, but a way of seeing things unique to the individual creator.

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Day 3 Wonder-30 Days of Creative Expression

photo-6The word for today from Lance Secretan’s Spirit@Work Cards that I did my art journaling around is: ®Wonder. You can play along by getting the App on your iphone too, drawing a value card each day, or following along with the card I’ve drawn.

I love the word wonder. It makes me want to cartwheel through tall grass and throw up my skirt and wade out into the deep blue sea. It calls me to look again at what I have missed right before my eyes, a thousand times. It beckons me to become awe struck, gazing at every tiny particle of beauty, joy, love and life surrounding me.

I often need to be reminded to get out of my head and return to the childlike place of wonder. When I have neglected my heart for too long, there are tale-tale signs. If I have wondered off the golden streets for the counterfeit of reasoning and practicality, I most certainly have forgotten the spirit being that I am.

If I have chosen to build something and put off living until the “time is right,” I’ve most certainly abdicated my true self and with it my sense of wonder. I must put everything down and with everything in me recall what I knew before I forgot it. I must run to the nearest reprieve, the nearest safe-gap to recall and play. I must reawaken my sense of wonder.

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What Are You Going to Do?

One marvelous lifeAs I contemplate where I am and where I am heading my thoughts are simple, “What will I do?”

I hope you think about the direction you’re heading in and don’t leave it to chance. If you live in Charlotte, NC consider an exciting weekly coaching opportunity I am offering.

Are you ready for some fresh invigoration that will introduce you to an environment of expansion, new growth and creativity in your life? As much as you want to dive into greater clarity and vision your inner world has to be in congruence with your outer steps in order to move forward with clarity and vision.  Start 2014 with regular support and camaraderie to help you take your life to a new level.

Join me for a weekly, in-person, creative coaching journey through, The Untamed Heart Coaching Circle, where we will explore the possibilities, clarify vision and nurture inspiration through inspiring creative projects and a supportive coaching environment.

Take time to invest in yourself, untame your heart and explore the internal wealth you possess as you process through Untamed Heart, Releasing Your Creative Genius book and The Gift’s of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown with other women. Invest in yourself and watch your life blossom!

Often people are drawn to coaching when their normal is disturbed. It may be that you’ve accomplished one set of goals and are wondering what’s right for the next season. Or maybe you’ve left a job, experienced a divorce, loss, transition, empty nest, or realize this is a time you want to invest in your growth.

If you are ready to explore a new perspective, engage new possibilities, unleash creative play as a means to up your own game of life, then join the Untamed Heart Coaching Circle and make an investment in yourself.

 

Limited space, email now to hold your place, or to get more information. Make an investment in yourself for 2014.

Location yet to be determined. You will need to purchase the books, but most supplies included. Time: Thursday, 9-11 am

Monthly Enrollment $125     Email: kimber@moxieme.com

50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

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Sometimes it’s important to take stock of what you know. Not for knowledge sake, but as an anchor during wobbly times.

Here is my recent list of 50 things I am sure of at this stage in life. I hold these as valuable treasures that I discovered along the journey. Sometimes I wish I had inherently known them, or had discovered them earlier, but if I had come upon them in another fashion they might not be as valuable to me as they are presently. These are things I want my daughter to know. These are things I want other women to know. These are things I hope you will consider yourself. However, I encourage you to make your own list. Determine what’s important to you.

 

50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

  1. Your life is more than the contents of your outer world.
  2. Every living thing grows in cycles.
  3. During winter’s barrenness don’t look for a harvest. Understand that deep rooting is taking place.
  4. True happiness is an inside job; so don’t look for happiness externally. You were made for another world.
  5. Refuse to grow up and get stogy. It’s a trick. Stay young at heart.
  6. You will never truly be free if you don’t give yourself permission to be yourself.

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