Dear friends, Thank you for following me and reading my posts. Each year, I take a break around this time to give myself a bit of a Sabbath. I’ll be back sometime in July with more creative poetry. Blessings to you this day. Ally
One scrumptious morning,
a dawn of rose-colored sun
and wildflowers popping,
Curiosity and Imagination
on a rainbow quilt
sipping their tea
while a light rain drizzled.
They chattered on
about all things sparkly,
eating their way through
green veggies and rich chocolate
not concerned with
the time of day
or the conditions of weather.
They loved to ask each other questions
because that’s what good friends do.
Curiosity asked Imagination,
“Dear one, where do you find your ideas?”
Imagination thought for a snap and she uttered,
“Easy. I follow where my heart leads.
I use my senses to sniff the trail.
How ‘bout you, Curiosity?
Where do you find your questions?”
Curiosity, with a flick of his finger spoke,
“Aha! I discover my questions
the same way you find your ideas!
I travel to where my heart pulls.
My senses lead me to inquire.”
Imagination leaned back in awe,
“What I just heard you say is that YOU
tap into the same power as ME…
the heart flow… the spirit of love… the treasure of senses”
“So, what if you and I work together?
What if you weave your questions with my ideas?
What if we both touch the whirl of Spirit spunk?
What if our antennae’s sense our way forward?
Can we plant a garden of hope?
Can we birth a vision baby?”
Curiosity smiled wide,
“Together, we sharpen one another.
Our wings learn how to soar side by side.
We challenge each other’s expansion!”
They looked wide-eyed at one another
and burst out in a fit of raucous laughter!
At the same time, they roared,
“Why have we been trying to do this alone?”
In that instant,
Curiosity and Imagination
wove their wrists in red thread,
linked arms and shouted,
“Kindred Spirits Forever!”
From that day forward,
they were bound as a force
to spread creativity out
into the world.
I’d love to have you join me for one of these upcoming gatherings:
A Place to Call Home:
A Journey of Belonging
Ally’s Home Studio:
Friday, June 21st
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinehurst Parks & Rec:
Tuesday, July 9th
9:30 – 12:30 pm
If you’re ready to claim your belonging wherever you are, this gathering is for you! Together, we’ll dive into themes of connection and belonging as we create our vision of a “place to call home”. We’ll connect in a Red Thread circle*, then work with simple inquiry, symbols of houses and hearts to create our unique expression of belonging! No painting experience necessary. All materials provided. My home studio class is for women, ages 14+; Parks and Rec is open to anyone ages 14+
Click here for more details and to sign up!
FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
(baby – teen)
Thursday, June 20th
9am – 10:30am
June Theme: Playfulness!
Come join me to connect in a Red Thread Circle and walk the Reservoir Trail in Southern Pines. A Red Thread Circle gathers us together to explore our belonging, to share our story, to speak our voice, to connect our common thread, to claim our sacred responsibility, to celebrate one another. If you’ve never experienced the Red Thread Circle before, this will be a fun way to be introduced into it! Would love to BE with you!
Full Bloom: Unfurling Into Yourself
Two Time Options Available
This workshop is for women who desire to bloom into their full, glorious selves! Maybe you’ve been holding a piece of yourself back. Maybe you’ve quieted your voice. Maybe you just want to wear bright pink instead of gray. This gathering is designed to guide you to tend to your inner seeds that long to grow. In this 13-step Intentional Creativity® workshop, we’ll explore the metaphor of garden and the teachings it has for us. If you’re ready to step more fully into yourself and your story, I’d love for you to join me for this workshop. Together, we’ll:
• Have fun considering ourselves as the gardener and flower of our life.
• Tend to those places that desire to be revealed but have been lying dormant.
• Create a colorful painting of our Bloomin’ Muse adorned with fresh growth
This invitation is for women who desire to engage with their life as a garden and call forth their Full Bloomin’ Muse. For more details and to sign up, click here!