Life is magic and your experiences with it are unique stories that the Muse invites you to share in your unique way.
The Muse helps you share creatively if you get quiet, listen and then respond.
Myth, fairytale, and metaphor are the primary language for our experiences with Life’s magic.
From a very young age, I’ve been an avid reader. My favorite books to read were fairy tales, myths, classics, and mysteries. I’ve read thousands and thousands of books. I was the kid who would pick the fattest books off the library shelves because I knew there would be so much magic in its pages and that the magic wouldn’t end too soon.
I’ve been a writer almost as long as I’ve been a reader. I loved all those essay and story assignments that made the other kids groan. In junior high, I wrote my version of a Nancy Drew mystery… on tablet paper.
Not surprisingly, I majored in English in college, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Years later, after marriage and while raising three boys, I received my MFA in Creative Writing and Weaving with a focus on fantasy.
Yes, I weave. I was a professional weaver for 15 years, traveling to fine craft shows around the country, selling to retail and wholesale customers. I still weave but on a much more limited basis. Out of my experience as a weaver, I wrote my book, Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom, which won recognition and awards, such as Foreword Magazine’s Bronze award for Book of the Year in the category of Self-Help.
Spiritual exploration began back in the 80s when I read books on feminist theology and progressed from there into studying Hinduism, Native American spirituality and then other earth-based spiritualities.
Along the way, I studied shamanic dream work with Robert Moss, and tarot with friend and colleague, Rachel Pollack. I find dreams and tarot to be effective and practical intuitive tools for creative work, especially writing. Both use the language of myth, metaphor and fairy tale.
So now, I use the pattern awareness of the weaver, the word crafting of the writer, the ritual work of the high priestess, and the awareness of myth and fairy tale of the tarotist and dream worker to help writers and other creatives, tell their stories with power and passion and ease.
Never doubt the power of the stories to change attitudes and beliefs.
To empower you to live with more courage and hope and imagination.
Tell your story. Write your story.