Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lucy H Pearce.
Through the two years it took me to write The Rainbow Way, I went from not having painted in ten years to launching my first solo art exhibition and a range of greetings cards. I went from a freelance feature writer to author of three books. From having a newly launched blog to teaching blogging in prestigious places. This book has transformed my life in the making of it. And I think it might just transform yours in the reading.
Wherever you may be on the creative path, whether starting out or stalled, know that you are not alone. We’re going to take baby steps and giant leaps towards your creative dreams. Hand in hand. You and me. That’s my promise. I know you can do it.
Because I have! And you are no less creative, no more tired, no less capable than me. If you’re dedicated to reclaiming your creative self, you can create a whole new way of living which honors and supports your rainbow of talents, yearnings and needs. Which embraces your light and darkness. Which honors your precious woman’s body and cycles as a vital part of your dynamic, unique, female creativity.
The Rainbow Way is an antidote to inner death. It is full of life, creativity, healing, acceptance, wisdom and transformative practices.
May it open your eyes to the sisterhood of creative women around you.
The world needs you to be yourself in all your shining colors. So here’s to our dreams – yours and mine – let us paint them in bright colors and inhabit them as our lives.
Creative Rainbow Mama, by Lucy Pearce.
Creative Woman’s Manifesto:
• It is important to be creative together.
• It is necessary to be creative alone.
• Make time, make space, find your center.
• Make friends with your cycles and womb.
• Find your permission givers and accept invitations
• Listen to your body and your intuition. Follow it.
• Nurture yourself, not just everyone else.
• Recognize your “good enough” – and learn to live it.
• Find what makes your heart sing, and do it.
• Practice daily.
• Relish your sensuality. Honor your experiences.
• Remember that the place where magic happens almost always lies outside your comfort zone.
• Honor the lessons of the Crazy Woman.
• Always be a student to the process…never stop learning or trying new things.
• Know that you are never alone – find allies, accept support and express gratitude to those who support you.
• Share the love – mentor, support others and share your gifts.
• Keep on creating your story.
Lucy H. Pearce is the author of four books and mother of three children. The Rainbow Way was published November 2013. Read an extract, listen to an audio, sign up for the blogging carnival launch, and find out what others are saying about it at The Rainbow Way.
Her other books are Moon Time: a guide to celebrating your menstrual cycle; Reaching for the Moon: a girl’s guide to her cycles; and Moods of Motherhood. She is contributing editor at JUNO magazine, and creator of http://theHappyWomb.com/ for empowering women’s resources. She blogs on creativity, mindfulness and motherhood at Dreaming Aloud and is a vibrant painter of lost archetypes of the feminine which can be seen and purchased here http://lucy-h-pearce.artistwebsites.com.
Signed copies with a one of my vibrant greetings cards and exclusive access to a private Facebook Group for creative mothers are available to the first 200 customers who by direct from Lucy at http://www.thehappywomb.com/.
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