“Creativity is sacred and it is not sacred.
What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.
We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.
We are terrified, and we are brave.
Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.
The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
How often are you finding yourself stuck or frustrated creatively?
You sit down to work on your project and you draw a blank – and just stare at a blank page or canvas, wondering where all your motivation went?
Maybe you’re overstressed and feel like you need a creative outlet, but you just don’t know what…
Perhaps you are longing for community around your creativity, and can’t seem to find it.
You may secretly fear you have no creative spark, though you wish you did.
In our Courage Circle this term, we’ll support one another:
To just do it already! Write that poem or song, practice your violin, go out dancing, finish that sculpture, audition for the play, start that blog…with the support of a coach and supportive community.
Examine how fear might show up for you in your creative endeavors, and how we can work to quiet our fear so that we can show up and create
Explore how you really want to play with creativity, and how that can lead to a more fulfilling life
Recognize that we are all creatives – and you don’t have to be someone “special” to be able to live a creative life.
Challenge yourself to play more creatively than you’d imagined and be more courageous than ever before!
Feel in creative flow in your life, so you can do what you love, feel confident, and embrace the adventure of creative living.
It’s time for our next Sol + Heart Courage Circle – an ongoing group coaching program for big-hearted changemakers and creatives to grow your confidence, courage, and community.
This time, we’re exploring Big Magic!
In November and December, we’ll be exploring Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic – and how we live with creativity and courage.
Here’s what you’ll receive in joining our Courage Circle – Big Magic:
• A copy of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
• Four small group coaching calls (two each month) in November & December to support you in reading and exploring the themes in the book as they relate to your courageous, creative choices. (P.S. Our calls will be recorded, so you can join in at the scheduled time or listen to them later)
• A special Facebook group to continue our conversations, receive support, and build community
• Weekly inspiration emails to keep you encouraged to read and engage with the ideas.
The Courage Circle is RIGHT for you if you:
• Wish to step into (even more) courage and creativity in your life this winter
• Long for a big-hearted community in which to connect and learn together – and twice monthly calls – along with action steps in between sounds like a good time
• Feel stuck or frustrated creatively
• Want to feel (even more) fulfilled in life
• Recognize there’s more to life than work – and want to explore your creative side
The Courage Circle is NOT RIGHT for if you don’t want to:
• Grow and change
• Commit to reading a book & receiving courage and creativity coaching
• Envision yourself taking more courageous actions in your life
• Explore creativity in your life
Here’s the schedule of reading & coaching calls over the next two months!
This Courage Circle term will run from November 5th – December 20th.
We will have Coaching Q&A calls – following the sections of the book in this way ~
Courage – Part 1 – Wednesday, November 9
Enchantment + Permission – Part 2 + 3 – Tuesday, November 22
Persistence – Part 4 – Wednesday, December 7
Trust + Divinity – Part 5 + 6 – Tuesday, December 20
The group will meet every two weeks on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings – from 5:30-7 pm Alaska Standard Time (6:30 – 8 pm Pacific, and 9:30-11 pm EST).
We’ll read the book and have four Coaching Q&A calls to explore themes from the chapters we’re reading and you’ll receive coaching through your experiences with the topics.
(Oh, this book is magical!)
If you want to join us, sign up below!
The investment for the Courage Circle – Big Magic program is $150 (or two monthly payments of $77).
You can sign up to pay in full by clicking on the PayPal link below:
If you’d like to opt for two monthly payments – please email Solveig at email@example.com and we’ll make easy arrangements for you to pay two monthly payments in November and December 2016.
Once you’ve signed up, look for an email from me to arrange to send you the book – and we’ll get started November 5!
What Courage Circle members say:
“The Courage Circle helped me step into action while feeling supported and has given me a deeper understanding of myself and what I was doing that was working against me. Now I have so much more clarity (and practice) on what it looks like and feels like to be taking heart-centered courageous action. Solveig holds such a beautiful container for us to be able to explore deeper into our courage and the group coaching component to this is priceless! I love the support and can’t wait for the next book.”
“I loved the book group and am so grateful for the experience! I was worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the reading but the timeline was helpful to push myself to keep up with the chapters. I look forward to continuing to participate!”
“I’m more courageous!”
“The assignment of reading the book GOT me to read the book. Plus, the extra conversation about the actual prompts and exercises in the book kept me from glossing over some things I otherwise would have. AND YOUR COACHING! It’s amazing and super valuable!”
How does the Courage Circle work?
The Courage Circle runs throughout the year – typically in two month terms. This term runs between November and December, and our next term will start in late January. We open to new members between terms. You can choose to continue membership in the Courage Circle, or participate occasionally throughout the year when you’d like.
What if I can’t make all the Coaching Q&A Calls?
No problem! Of course, I’d love for you to be present with us, and you’ll get the most out of the program if you can attend, but I record each call and send it out to you afterwards, so you can get the benefit of listening in that week at a time that works for you.
What are your payment options?
You can pay in full for the program each term – $150 at the start date, or arrange to pay in two monthly payments of $77. Payment is made via PayPal. I’m open to what works best for you!
More questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love to chat!