Reclaiming Creative Space

Hello creative companions, It’s been a while! I’m not sure what season you may be in these days. It may be summer outside your window, but winter in your heart. For me, I’ve been living summer but desiring fall. Summer is extroverted! She’s lively! She’s exciting! She’s a tad… exhausting. After a while, I dream of cool mornings and warm cups of tea. I long for the rustle of leaves and the quiet harvest reaped after an active, working summer. This on-the-go, unpredictable spirit of summertime has had my head spinning on more than one occasion. The truth is, each…

Falling in Love.

Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest and founder of Center for Action and Contemplation, shares, “I must fall in love with somebody or something every day.” (Enneagram Reflection, found here) He tells this in regards to combating his own perfectionism. These wise words have become a guide for me. It is too easy in this harsh world to focus on the negative. To focus on the way things “ought” to be. To long for the past, to long for a different past, or to dream of an idealistic future. Recently, I’ve found myself entertaining a plenitude of “ideal” thoughts rather than noticing…