Tonight We Begin: The 2018 Solstice Sun Wreath Ceremony

Join hundreds of us from everywhere on Earth, TONIGHT for the first candle lighting in the 14th Annual Solstice Advent circle. It’s easy but powerful.

The Journey Ends. The Journey Begins.

A painting is never finished — it simply stops in interesting places. — Paul Gardner Today, we bid goodbye to the work begun at Imbolc, 2009, working our way through The Artist’s Way.  I leave you with some final thoughts. First, as we have admitted by now that we are recovering artists, we are urged … Read more

Final Tasks for Chapter Twelve

We are now at the end of this journey together on The Artist’s Way. Which is to say, we are now just beginning our own Artist’s Way: living the life of Creator. Here are the last exercises that Julia recommends. I hope you’ll spend some quality time this weekend working through them. Tomorrow, 1. Write … Read more

Do We Have Liftoff?

The race isn’t over until you cross the finish line. You’ll be surprised at how much can change in the last twenty strides. –Jackie Dugall (Women’s Cross Country champion and award-winning coach) Just as our Tarot card of the week has predicted, we are leaving behind the tenderly placed heart lessons found in the chapters … Read more

Extravagant Play

Very often the effort men put into activities that seem completely useless turns out to be extremely important in ways no one could foresee. Play has always been the mainspring of culture. — Italo Calvino (Journalist and writer, 1923-1985) The ego trip of pursuing ART, with a capital A is just another trap which is … Read more

Beware of Art

It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon, however familiar, from a point a hair’s breadth aside from our habitual path or routine, to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance…. To perceive freshly, with fresh senses is to be inspired. — Thoreau (My thanks today to Waverly FitzGerald for this … Read more

Mystery

What shakes the eye, but the invisible? – Theodore Roethke In this final chapter of The Artist’s Way, as her bon voyage gift to us, Julia offers a bouquet of ideas. When we begin to understand our creativity in terms of it being a sacred conversation between our Divinity and our human selves, she emphasizes … Read more

The Path of Bliss

Enough words have been exchanged; Now at last let me see some deeds! — Goethe, Faust I Everything that we have been doing – examining our assumptions about abundance, healing our wounds, facing our fears about our place in the Multiverse, the months of hard labor on our archaeological dig to discover our authenticity – … Read more

The Child of the Universe

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. — Marsha Norman (American playwright) While it is true that the real artist’s adventure begins with our being able to admit to our inner dream, it is also true that we can almost instantly react with resistance to it. Julia writes, “This resistance … Read more