Creativity, Our Soul's Playground
Have you ever said, “I’m not creative,” or “If I were creative I would…?” Have you been blocked by time pressures? By responsibilities? By opinions of others? Or, have you been blocked by your own ideas?
Is it time to take up some pursuit? To explore where creativity—we all have it, just use it in different ways—might lead? It might be to some artistic pursuit. It might lead toward new wrinkles in relationships, in business.
We all have creativity. It is our Soul’s Playground.
If you would like to explore yours, if you would like to burst through resistance, then try on one of our retreats. Carmen and her partner, SJ Mackenzie, Fort Worth’s singing/songwriting therapist, lead retreats for the public and for specific organizations. They come in three sizes: a half day; an all day, and for an all women’s experience, a weekend, plus our newest, a one day “Writing to Heal” retreat.
Dubbed “The Appetizer” is the half day event that offers a tantalizing taste of techniques to enrich a spiritual life that may seem empty temporarily; or, explore ways around and through “blocks” to your creative yearnings.
We call the full day event “The Entrée” and it serves up an all day workshop where we focus on the quiet, play and breathing, opening to the spirit to bring forth the creative pursuit—or thought(s)—we seek.
“Writing to Heal.” We do that. When life gets bumpy, when loss strikes us, when anger ranges across many spectrums or suppressed, drowns us in depression, we need a way out. Often the arts provide that. This particular one day retreat—though formed last—might best be first for people undergoing major upheavals in job, family or social life because if we can write it out in prose or poetry or lyric, the writing helps sort out the pain.
The “Full Course” is the weekend—Friday night thru Sunday lunch—and at this time is a women’s only event. Here we capture the opportunity to retreat from distractions, refresh our learnings and renew the creative spirit while experiencing our soul’s work and joy with paintbrush, pen, guitar, clay, dance, camera…wherever your talents and interests lead you. And bond with other women on separate but similar pathways.
LET’S TALK to organize a creativity retreat for your church, business, civic or nonprofit group. OR, to join a waiting list for our next public event, contact:
Carmen or SJ at 817.737.6958 or
email@example.com (SJs email).
We’d love to talk with you.