The Happy Story Continues...

The Happy Story Continues...

Beloved friends!

Last time I wrote to you, it was the summer of 2016 and my internship at Camp Now was coming to a close. I am writing to you today from the southwest corner of Michigan, where I study anthropology and sociology at a small liberal arts college. As summer draws nearer, I begin my transition from late night cramming and even later-night coffee runs, back into the hills of New Lebanon, NY, where I hope to rekindle my own Crealitation journey.

Freedom

Freedom

To: You, who continues to be curious about Crealitation and the state of our human Evolution – as shared by the first flying human, G.E. Fox – and the “mad inventor mentor” character who gave Fox the tools to grow her wings


From: Me, who spent the larger part of 2016 privately sharing Crealitation, Part One: Joining The Evolution and now, over the next three months, begins privately sharing Part Two: Finding Your Gift (subscribe to The "Dear You…" Newsletter for access to our private content in progress and receive a complimentary Freedom track –featured in video below).

Beloved Unknown: The Camp Now Journey Continues…

To: You, who allows your feelings to guide you on your journey

From: Me, whose feelings are guiding me on one perfectly wild path

"I am calling to the Goddess
to lead me to this
righteous, passionate, deeply satisfying
sacred union to be used in
only the Highest"

-lyrics from "Beloved Unknown" by MamaDala

Dear You,

I vow to let my inner feelings guide me. Experientially, I am learning what my inner Yeses and what my inner Nos feel like. Sometimes, the Nos can be little tricksters. Our ever useful intellectual rationality usually has a convincing counter point to offer to our inner knowing. Rationality wants to tell us why we should really be doing the thing that our body is clearly resisting… and we have learned to believe it and believe it well. We've accepted that there's too much at risk to not believe it. 

It's not wrong to go along with rationality. It is the mechanism that ushers us forward toward survival, security and fitting in. However, when my rationality is not in alignment with my body's Yes or No feelings, I am simply unable to continue down that path, because I've committed to walking the path of Truth.

Here's one thing I've learned on my path: The rationale will always adapt because our minds are always working to survive, but the body's resistance will only get stronger until there is no other choice but to listen to it and change. 

In my last blog post, I described how I came to make the commitment to walk the path of Truth. As I walk along, it becomes increasingly obvious that My Truth and The Truth are inseparable and always changing. To know and follow My Truth is essential to knowing and following The Truth. 

This is one of the most pertinent lessons I've been refining in my Crealitation practice. To "pass the courses and graduate the University", it is imperative to keep taking steps toward living fully in bliss. This is so central to the practice of Crealitation, that it was Maze's only birthday wish- for us to pay extra special attention to the feelings in our bodies. Here's a golden nugget of what she shared in a recent "Dear You… Daily" email:

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Recently, I've shared about the amazing opportunity I received to live and study in the community of beautiful sols at the Camp Now Art Farm for the summer. My whole body, mind, and soul said Yes and gratefully, I followed that. 

Life keeps leading me on. As landscapes, relationships and awareness shift, so does Truth. Truth is everything and is always evolving. So, we must keep checking in constantly with it where it lives, inside of the body. 

Despite all rationale telling me I was "crazy/wrong/naive/dangerous/ungrateful," my inner Truth had shifted and I decided to follow that, too. Based solely on a feeling, my summer long work-study has gracefully transformed into a one month-long Creality intensive. It is not easy to completely shift gears and make a decision going against rationality, but ever since I have decided to move on earlier than planned, the completely rational and understandable reasons have revealed themselves as to why my body had that feeling. 

I have been called on to live my bliss in many places and bring the news of this practice to other beautiful sols that I meet along my travels. Although I will not be living here much longer, I will forever carry the Truth, support and community I've gained here with me wherever I go. 

That is the beautiful thing about Camp Now… no matter how long you study here, whether it is one hour, one day, one weekend, one month, or one season, the Love you unlock inside of yourself can be accessed at any moment ~ Here, Now, Always.  (That being said, there are plenty of opportunities for you to visit and stay at Camp Now. Fully immerse yourself in the process and experience what it's like to live in an intentional, sustainable artist community! Contact the Camp Now crew for inquiries and more details.)

So, again, I find myself residing in the Beloved Unknown… and here, I find absolute bliss. In the unknown, there are infinite possibilities. I choose to believe in the miraculous possibilities, because in the unknown, all is Truth. The only evidence I need of miracles is the fact that existence of Life emerged from the vast darkness.

What I do know is that I will continue to follow my body's Yeses this summer and for the rest of my life because they have never led me astray from the path of Truth. Then, naturally, the rationale that supports the Truth will follow. 

Think it. Write it. Do it.
Feel it. Shift it. Integrate it.
Repeat. 

MamaDala sharing her love of movement and flow with the hula hoop. Stay updated on classes, workshops, appearances and performances this summer on MamaDala's website. 

MamaDala sharing her love of movement and flow with the hula hoop. Stay updated on classes, workshops, appearances and performances this summer on MamaDala's website

In my Summer of Bliss, I'll be performing my authentic music and dance, surrounding myself in Nature's beauty, and sharing my absolute highest joy with kids, adults, ANYONE who's willing - Hula Hoop flow! 

My happiness is my daughter's happiness, my community's happiness and the world's happiness!  

Follow my epic journey in the Egg Room where I will share the evidence of the magic of this practice. One of my goals this summer is to have as many devoted sols as possible join me in this sacred space. Are you or someone you know seeking a private social media site to authentically connect with like-minded sols and share your spiritual and artistic journey? Join us in the Egg Room.

Truth doesn't lie. Remember that and you'll never forget.

Love, Now, Always,
~MamaDala (Jess Kitch)

 

 

 

Anxiety Part One: The Creature in the Cage

To: All students of life, especially those needing help with their anxiety

From: Me, Gabby, as I work to set my soul free

Dear You,

"How would you gain back the trust of a creature you locked in a cage and mistreated for years?" asks Cassidy A. Maze, my Creality coach (i.e. my mystical life coach.)

Virtually everyone I know has been affected by anxiety at some point. The fact that most of my social circle is anxiety-ridden can probably be attributed to me being a college student. A university campus is a breeding ground for feeling stressed, overworked and unappreciated.

A card I pulled while sitting in my station on a day when I felt particularly anxious

A card I pulled while sitting in my station on a day when I felt particularly anxious

In Crealitation, we call this planet Campus Earth. We are working to make this a happier, more peaceful campus by viewing ourselves as students of life, a.k.a sols. 

In order to make Campus Earth more peaceful, we say that we work with anxiety rather than struggle with it. Language is very important in Crealitation (create + reality) because thoughts create reality, and language is the actualization of thought… remember?

Maze, the inventor of Crealitation, created assignments to help us work with our anxiety. In the Crealitation Game, there are dozens of assignments that allow us to be honest about our human condition and feel better in a practical way. As sols, assignments help us win our own Game.

I'll share one assignment that Maze gave me for working with anxiety called "Creature in the Cage." I have been testing it out and journaling about it this past week.

Here is my interpretation of the assignment:

Imagine there is a creature. Let’s call it a dog.

There is a dog that you are in charge of taking care of. Other people might help from time to time, but it is primarily your responsibility to care for this dog.

You’ve kept this dog in a cage for years. You yell at it, you whisper horrendous things to it, and you tell it how worthless it is. Whenever it begs to come out of the cage, you shut the door even tighter.

You often don’t feed the dog the food it needs to be healthy. Walking the dog is very low on your priority list. You sometimes even physically hurt the dog.

 

This description of abuse could go on, but I think that's enough terribly sad stuff for today.

If you go back through the scenario and replace the dog with your soul, your inner child, your inner fairy, your higher self, your angel, your divine light…. does it sound familiar?

We are each in charge of caring for our own body and soul. Other people may help from time to time, but the greatest responsibility lies in your hands. 

How many of the above listed abuses have you subjected your body, mind or spirit to?

I know I have hurt myself in every single one of the above ways... plus one hundred or so more. 

Giving myself some love after drawing on my third eye with a crayon - part of a self-love assignment from Crealitation Course One: the Magic of Difficulty.

Giving myself some love after drawing on my third eye with a crayon - part of a self-love assignment from Crealitation Course One: the Magic of Difficulty.

If my soul is the creature in the cage, how do I gain back the trust of this creature after so many years of abuse?

After Maze gave me this assignment, I wrote down ways I could gain back the trust of the creature in the cage. I will call the creature “her” from here on out because I use the pronouns she/her/hers and this creature is a reflection of me.

The first actions I wrote were to acknowledge and apologize for the abuse.

Then the list went on… I committed to listen to her, do my best to attend to her needs, feed her well and give her exercise, do yoga with her, do fun activities with her, work to help her make meaningful friends, talk compassionately to her, never judge her, apologize when I do something wrong to her or say something mean, put her first and love her, love her, love her.

I have been working with the "Creature in the Cage" assignment for about a week now. The first fun activity I did to start to gain back her trust was take her on a trip to the tropical greenhouse at UConn. I was craving warm weather and lush plants, but the weather was cold and rainy. I walked myself over to the greenhouse in the life sciences building and allowed myself time to wander around, breathe and take in the beauty. Doing fun things with her makes her feel loved and appreciated.

Some beauty from the greenhouse I visited to cure my cold day blues

Some beauty from the greenhouse I visited to cure my cold day blues

I also am allowing her to rest as I write this blog. She started a new medicine that is making her very tired. She has to make it through this period of tiredness in order to feel better. Instead of pushing her to the brink of exhaustion and frustration, I’m giving her some time to lay in bed and relax. She deserves it. She has worked hard for a long time.

I’m undoing the locks keeping my shining light in the cage one at a time. It is a slow process to gain back agency over my own body and mind, to feel free, to "re*member" the truth and to feel confident following the path I came here to walk. 

I am confident that with some extra care, attention and lots of love and laughter, my true bright soul will be able to shine to its fullest potential.

Thank you to Maze for this enlightening assignment. 

Thank you to myself for making space for love and care.

Do you need a space where you can freely express your thoughts, feelings and dreams? Where you can connect with people on a deeper level than other social media platforms?

We talk about anxiety, dreams, aspirations, struggles and triumphs in the Crealitation Egg Room. It’s the only social media platform I use that makes me feel more fulfilled when I log off than when I logged in.

Request an invite to our private, sacred social media site called the Egg Room. Private coaching with Maze is available only to Egg Room members. 

Subscribe for free to the Dear You...Daily email. It's great way to get a peek into the magical world of Crealitation. You'll find your first three assignments, the Basic Terms of our community, music, myth and more. 

See you in the Dream,

Gabby Alice

 

 

 

 

 

Method, Myth, Music and Magic

To: My friends near and far in search of authenticity

From: Me as I start to rock in my most authentic life

Dear You,

I think the biggest reason I have stuck around Camp Now is because I found a family through the Crealitation movement. I found a sanctuary, a safe space and a support system that loves me unconditionally by getting involved with the movement.

Me, taking a DBG (deep breath of gratitude) in my Crealitation Station.

Me, taking a DBG (deep breath of gratitude) in my Crealitation Station.

Crealitation is a transmedia work. There are lessons to be learned in Crealitation: The Musical. The songs that go along with the work are beautiful. The Daily email newsletter makes me smile and reminds me that I’m not alone. Reading the writing of Cassidy A. Maze, the Inventor of Crealitation, makes me feel like I am reading the work of a modern day guru. I know this is true because she doesn't call herself that. In fact, she consistently says that we're all gurus, students and teachers in the University and she says "I'm as lost as anyone else most of time."

Crealitation is described as being a combination of Method, Myth, Music and Magic. It is for sure all of those things, but really for me, it is home. When I visit the Camp Now Art Farm, I feel a renewed sense of purpose and peace. When I am feeling inspired, I love sharing on our private social media blogging space, the Egg Room. When I need some help or love, I know I can receive the support I need by logging into the Egg Room. I listen to the songs and play them on my guitar to feel happy and free.

The myth of Crealitation talks about how we are all sols (students of life) on Campus Earth. As sols, we move through courses based on real life. Course One is called the Magic of Difficulty. For me, moving through Course One has meant facing my demons, getting comfortable with being uncomfortable and questioning the limitations I have placed on myself. The myth is based on remembering what happened right now by looking back from the future. A helpful question Maze taught me to put this remembering in perspective is, “If 93 year-old Gabby were reading the biography of her life and she was at the part where she just turned 21, would she be excited to turn the next page?”

My current Crealitation Station

My current Crealitation Station

The basic method of Crealitation is to set up an altar space, called a station, where there are images and objects that represent what you want to create in your life, among other intentional objects. It includes a candle that, when lit, activates this sacred space. My Crealitation station includes a salt lamp, crystals, candles, angel cards that I use for guidance, and varying images and words that represent things I want in my life. As I sit in my station I play guitar or write in my journal or stretch or sometimes simply breathe. It is a safe space for me to think clearly and remember what my path looks like. I always feel better after spending time in my station. Admittedly, when I first began working with the method, I spent time in my station only a couple times a week. As I started to see how good it felt to have a space set aside for dreaming and breathing, I began using it more and more. I now sit in my station about three times a day to come back to focusing on what matters most to me.

Maze giving my mother and I a concert in the cabin on the Camp Now Art Farm.

Maze giving my mother and I a concert in the cabin on the Camp Now Art Farm.

What is the magic of Crealitation? For me, it’s the way it makes me feel and the changes I see in my life because of how much more free I am. I feel more secure because I take time for myself, I have a loving support system in the Camp Now family and my fears are slowly being dissolved through reading the Daily newsletter and my coaching sessions with Maze.

I found a family, a home, a sanctuary and a magical path to feeling more free through Crealitation. We view all of life as a path and say that “the process is the point.” We share the process of feeling better and becoming more free in the Egg Room.

This summer, anyone who wants to will have the chance to come and feel renewed at the Creality Musical Markets.

 

It means the world to us when new sols join us in the Egg Room. You can request an invite for the Egg Room and subscribe to the Dear You...Daily free email at cassidyamaze.com.

Gratefully Yours,
Gabby