Treasure: Where Your Heart Is Invitation

TREASURE: Where Your Heart Is
A Creative Exploration of Self-Love

Reveal the Richness Your Heart Holds
& Make a Portable Altar Box

An Online Course Done at Your Leisure
Access to Course opens Saturday, May 1st

Zoom Red Thread Circle
focused on TREASURE
Sunday, May 16th · 3pm EST


Amid the many messages
that arrive at our door each day,
may we choose to set off
listening for Love,
mining for the treasure
of passion and soul.

What does the word “treasure” stir for you?
Does it bring to mind exterior gold, jewels and riches? Or,
does it move you toward the interior secret place of knowing?
Do you dance between the two?

This word
— TREASURE —
carries a
soulful gleam
steeped in mystery
possibility for our path
worthy of exploration
to love ourselves
and others


I WONDER:

IS THERE A SOUL TREASURE
WAITING DISCOVERY?

PERSONAL RICHES HIDDEN THAT ARE
READY TO REVEAL THEIR SHINE?

LET’S GO ON A TREASURE HUNT
TO FIND THE LOST GLEAM

Where IS the treasure of YOUR heart? How do you find it? And, once found, how does it become woven into the daily choices you make for your life?
Can honoring our personal treasure lead to love of self?

You’re invited to come on an exploration for the treasure your heart holds. The treasure of our heart can be elusive. The riches may peek their eyes out in the middle of the night while we dream. The jewel-toned glow brightens when we least expect it. Our personal treasure often gives us subtle clues we may miss if we aren’t paying attention. This workshop is designed to woo out those clues for you to SEE what your heart holds.


Included:

A Welcome & Story video

An Invitation to the Red Thread video

Weekly “spark” point emails on Wednesday
to keep you going with the process (from May 5th to May 26th)

Nine video lessons of contemplative instruction
(with continued access past May)

Time sensitive instruction: Each video is ten minutes or less

Seven sketch and/or journal prompts throughout the experience

A pdf that includes further Spiritual Formation Practices
for use with your Treasure Altar Box

Zoom Red Thread Circle: Explore the theme of Treasure on Sunday, May 16th
Availability to reach out to me for assistance


WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

What I’ve found is that as I’ve had time to BE with what my heart holds, I’ve learned to honor myself and the causes I care about. I’ve been able to release the cloak of shame to hold and guide my personal veil of authenticity. Along the way, I’ve found love for myself and have been able to receive Sacred Love with more expansion.

If you and I receive ourselves where we are, finding love and compassion for ourselves,
we spread that love and compassion out to the circles we move through.
If you and I honor the treasure we hold and choose to make choices from this love space,
we live with more authenticity.

JOIN ME

Now is the time, to head out on a treasure hunt and reclaim the sparkle.
To gather the glow and live a passionate story.


THE DOOR WAITS TO BE OPENED…

Let’s travel the discovery trail together to find the sacred treasure of our hearts. We’ll move through a series of layers with paint and collage on a wooden box of your choice. With a spirit of playfulness and surprise, we’ll make a treasure box that can be used as a portable altar to hold items that are meaningful for the sacred walk of life. Each video will come with a journal prompt for continued written exploration and a spiritual practice to live out your discovery.


If you desire to gather the richness of your heart
and claim YOUR treasure as imperative for your life, COME.

If you are are ready to gather the glimmers of you
that you’ve hidden away, COME.

If you delight in both surface play and deep dives,
swimming between the ebb and flow, COME.


Workshop Information

This is an online workshop via video that opens on Saturday, May 1st
and is available to do on your own time.

TREASURE Zoom Red Thread Circle: Sunday, May 16th at 3pm.

The class is designed to take you 3-4 hours in the rhythm that feels good to you.


Materials Needed:

Sketchbook or Journal to Write in
A wooden box (found at your local craft store) or a cigar box (fun to work with; often free!)
Black Sharpie Marker
Acrylic paint in a myriad of colors (allow your Muse to choose)
Paintbrushes
Spray Bottle of Water
Old magazines & Modge Podge
Tape
Glitter (optional)
Spray polyurethane (optional)
Gesso (optional; only needed if you want to prime a cigar box)

Included:

A Welcome & Story video

An Invitation to the Red Thread video

Weekly “spark” point emails on Wednesday
to keep you going with the process (from May 5th to May 26th)

Nine video lessons of contemplative instruction
(with continued access past May)

Time sensitive instruction: Each video is ten minutes or less

Seven sketch and/or journal prompts throughout the experience

A pdf that includes further Spiritual Formation Practices
for use with your Treasure Altar Box

Zoom Red Thread Circle: Explore the theme of Treasure on Sunday, May 16th
Availability to reach out to me for assistance

Have any questions? Reach out to me at ally@soulkindling.com


ALLY’S STORY

I owned a very rich treasure as a young women. This treasure was creative stirrings, ideas and silent time to write and draw. Of course, I didn’t know it was treasure. Oh sure, it made my heart beat faster and I loved time spent dreaming and making – but, along the way, I began to believe that this treasure wasn’t as important as other peoples’ treasures. I began to believe that the treasure I held wasn’t sensible or practical. So, I buried it. I took it and wrapped it in steel wire and placed it deep in the ground to keep it safe. I didn’t want anyone to find the delicate treasure that was mine. Every once in a while, I tapped back into a creative stirring but over time, the light faded. I forgot the deep sacredness of creative communion.

Fifteen years later, I began to feel a nudge deep in my bones. (nudge. nudge. nudge.) I didn’t even know what the nudge was, but it felt deeply important. This prod led me back to a path to discover the golden X in the dirt road. I had a faint memory of the X. It smelled of markers and paint. I put my shovel in the ground and started to dig. Under the dirt and darkness, lie a treasure of words and lines. Words of poetry popped up. Colors dappled. I played with word and image as long lost friends. I danced with them. I delighted with them. I discovered these words, lines and color were my gateway to the Divine.