Community – Week 4 – Pt. 1

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Let your heart be your guide

Dear Creatrix,

How did you like learning and thinking about the archetypes? What have you learned about yourself?

The guiding question for this chapter is:

How can we use our unique abilities, gifts and talents to contribute to the highest good of all?

And I think we learned a lot about that in the past three weeks.

Today, I’d like to ask you what your deepest and truest desire is – in life.

We’ve talked about our life’s purpose, our unique abilities, but I believe we also all have a driving force, something that is guiding us, something we are looking for.

A need we would like to meet. This could be safety, belonging, recognition.

Just feel into yourself and see what comes up. You might also find a clue in the centre of your Wheel of Colours.

Because whatever it is, the best place to find it, to live it, to experience it, is in community.

To find, recognize and become a part of the communities that we are looking for, we envision a better world, the positive changes we’d like to see for ourselves and future generations, and to find other people who have the same vision.

Once we’ve found that, then we can begin to share what we have and with that contribute to creating the changes we seek in this world.

To be able to do that, though, we also have to acknowledge that we are indeed unique and special – that there is no one like us – and that what we have, who we are, what makes us different from others, and often, what at one point in our lives made us suffer the most, is actually our unique gift, that brought us to where we are and what allows us to share what we’ve learned in this world with the world — now.

The challenges we’ve been through in life opened us up to seeing what needs to change, and the work we do in the CREATRIX School, to grow into our most loving and kindest and strongest selves, enables us to create the changes we need in this world.

In a way, this chapter is the chapter that brings everything we do in the CREATRIX School together.

The rest of the year, in all the other chapters, we work on ourselves, we learn about ourselves, we learn how to meet and see ourselves in new ways – so that we can become the most confident, the most loving and the most creative versions of ourselves – so that we can become the person we wish to be.

And when we feel somewhat settled and comfortable in our new and more confident and empowered selves – it’s time to go out and start to join our powers and efforts with other people, and to create even more meaningful change.

In the introduction, I mentioned that there are two components we need to build strong communities, and we have addressed both already.

The first one are we, ourselves, as individuals.

The stronger, more reliable, trustworthy and supportive we become, the more everyone in our communities benefits.

The second component is to develop a clear vision of what we wish to achieve together – it’s essential to focus on a common goal to be able to create meaningful change.

And as this is the last week of this chapter – it’s time to bring it all together.

So, I’d like to ask you: What is the change you wish to see in this world?

And it doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, wherever your heart takes you, is the exact place for you to bring your energy, your love, your dedication.

And if it seems daunting or overwhelming, remember this:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margret Mead)

Take it one step at a time, you have all the tools already. You can use the archetypes to think of people who’d be good as leaders, as press speakers, as advocates, as guides – and in the last chapter you got a blueprint for bringing any project into reality that you wish to make a reality.

It’s time to create the changes we seek to see in this world.

One last thing I’d like to discuss this week is the importance of forming temporary alliances.

Because as beautiful as our differences make our world, it also means that we might all have slightly different ideas and goals and wishes and dreams – and that while some of our ideals might match with some people, we might have completely opposing ideas in other areas of our lives – and that’s just fine and should not stop us from working together.

We need it all.

And today we will look at how to do that.

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Starting today, and for the next four weeks, we will think about how we can be at our best with others and how we can use our unique abilities, gifts and talents to contribute to the greater good of all.

As the first week of each chapter in the CREATRIX School is all about assessing where we are, so we can let go of what doesn’t serve us any more, and invite more of what we do want, we start this chapter by looking at our hopes for the future of our world as well as the experiences we’ve made in community so far.

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 2

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 2

What do we mean when we say communities, and why do we need them?

There are different ways for communities to be organized. Sometimes, all people are equal and come together to organize things as equals.

Sometimes, there’s an initiator, or someone who finances the project and other people who organize and implement it.

Sometimes, there are some people who are paid and other people who volunteer.

What are the different kinds of projects or communities you have been involved in, or would like to get involved in, in your life?

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 3

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 3

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Because we’re not just here to get by. We’re not just here to arrange ourselves with what is already here – we are life and a part of the great symphony of life that’s playing right now, in this moment, and we get to contribute to it.

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 1

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How to learn to love triggers

In this lesson, we look at why it is so important to unite for a cause and not against someone or something – if we want to create lasting change – no matter how much we might disagree with them or something.

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How can we create a real alternative to what we currently have?

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Are you better fit for a creative role or a leading role, or both, or something else?

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This is also a great resource if you’d ever like to start your own project or company and can help you make sure all vital roles will be covered so that the project can run in the best possible way.

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 3

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 3

What’s your (stress) archetype?

Of course, things don’t always go the way we want them too.

Sometimes we get stressed, overwhelmed, take on too much or don’t dare to step into our power.

But we can always change and learn and grow.

Looking at the Occasional Archetypes, like the thief, victim, fool, hero_ine, adventurer and so on can help us to recognize these archetypes in ourselves and others and help us to come back into balance, whenever we slip into them.