THE CREATIVES | January 2017
In all honesty, showing up to "The Creatives" is a rebellious act towards fear. I see it on our faces as we gather around a table and silently admit to each other that our fear almost had us not here today, but something inside each of us said, 'showing up is worth more than what fear would have done to me tonight'.
That is what I aim to see cultivated with us even more this year. It's a silent but 'actions-speak-louder-than-words' type of battle cry. The battle cry of women. Women who are creative.
Truly, that is all of us. For those of us who show up, it is something we dare to embrace.
Hosting these events, I admittedly feel clumsy, awkward and an imposter. It's the nature of the beast. "Don't let them see my nervousness, because they might catch on I have no idea what I am doing."
Thats the truth of it. I don't know how to host the Creatives. I rarely ever feel strong in this role. But it's important. It gives us life, and so I press on, and I believe and trust that what God puts in my heart to do, will have a place in this world.
And it does. The joy we discussed this night was lovely to behold and the struggle to move past our fear was a beautiful part of us that needed us to be tender with it, to hold it gently and give it honour to the energy it takes to be fearless, even for just one minute of one day.
Out of anything for 2017, I sense those who attend The Creatives will deepen in their inidivudal awareness of their own creativity and in doing so we will discover another layer to The Creatives Collective that hasn't existed before.
Stepping into the territory that is ours one day at a time.