“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people
you love. When you learn to tap into this source,
you will truly have defeated age.”
~ Sophia Loren~
Thanks to Carol Kolenda of California for contributing the above quote. I love it!
Table of Contents
1. Welcome Notes from Coach Carol
2. Inspirations from our Creative Community: Kudos and Poetry
3. Creativity Tip of the month: 100 What’s of Creativity
4. Sound Tip: Hum to release confusion and stuckness
5. Schedule of Creative Events and Retreats: Merging with Soul Hawaii Retreat,
Three new locations for Carol Lorraine Designs
1. Welcome Notes
Aloha and welcome once again! Thank you for passing this newsletter along to
others you know who would be inspired by Alive! With Creating. We are a community of approximately 1,000 readers now.
With spring, aliveness, rejuvenation and awakening are everywhere, as experienced in Mother Nature and in our own natures. As our senses awaken from the long winter’s rest, so can our passion, our energies, our knowings, our joy, and our love. Enjoy the bright, vibrant colors of the new spring flowers, the lush greens after the rain, ripening fruits, and late spring snow (in Hawaii)? Wow! It’s the coffee trees in abundant bloom with their tiny star-like white blossoms! Here we are in awe at the towering jacaranda trees aglow in purple majesty, showering their flowers like a soft gentle carpet. And babies and moms…chicks, whales, dolphins…a time of birthing and nurturing. I hope you make some time to enjoy the changes in Nature and in your nature and maybe even write a rhyme or a poem or a jot down your feelings during this sacred time of awakening to life!
2. Inspirations from our Creative Community
THANK YOU to these readers for their comments that show me that the newsletter is on purpose.
I loved your newsletter. I was busy working, but as soon as I saw it, stopped and read it all. Keep up the great work. .. very inspirational.
Barb Slough, Ketchum, Idaho
Carol- wonderful to hear back from you – I had fallen off the Creativity
newsletter list and have missed your news and the upbeat glow of your words!
Nikki Ngom, Chicago, Illinois
Its terrific to see the growth of your newsletter, good job!
Jerry Lake, Cupertino, California, jewelry designer
I love your newsletters, so positive and full of joy. It looks like your move to Hawaii was perfect.
Michele Gold, California, artist and author
Poems by Life Coach and Artist Carol Lorraine
HAIKU is a Japanese form of poetry involving three lines with 5-7-5 syllables
Sacred knowledge lives
deep within the ancient stones
Listen with your heart
Stones speak ancient tongues
Layers deep they call to me
Let us help you grow
Sing softly in rainbow light
Calling the fairies to play
And other poems:
Little ego Big ego
Who am I to think I know?
Unless I surrender to the flow
Undulating waves gently cleanse my tired soul
Flowing gently ever freely
Bring me back to me
LET’S SHARE and INSPIRE EACH OTHER! Please send me YOUR creative writing, articles, poems, stories, songs or experiences of your creativity.
3. Creative Tip of the month
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4. Sound Tip of the Month April 2001
These last few months we have been applying suggestions from The Humming Book by Elisa Lodge. You have used sound and movement to release anger and fear. Let’s do the same by humming out confusion or stuckness by making quick, sharp contractions. Push and pull the space around you, jab the air, punch and kick. The sound to make while you are jabbing punching and kicking is eah! eah! eah! eahh! EAHH! Next let’s release and hum out sadness and tears by melting, softening, sinking, making contracted gasping, moaning, groaning humming tones that dissolve all the dry hardened parts of you into heartfelt gratefulness. aaaahhh ahhh ahhh ahaa AAHHH AAHHH HHHHH!
Hum out joy by making quivering excited micro-movements, titillating, tickling, exploding all over your body with ecstatic joy. uhhh! uhhh! uuuuUHH! UHHHHHHH!
Elisa’s, work is so powerful, we can reclaim our well-being through owning our suppressed emotions, giving them a voice and literally moving them out. Share with me any insights you experience.
Peggy Black, Sacred Sound Salutarist
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.healingmusic.org/PeggyBlack.htm