The Work We Choose

Hello, traveling companions.  Andy Cureado, aka “Cure”, reporting once again on Crealitation in my life, and the progress of my current endeavors.

If you have missed my earlier blogs, I have been a student and friend of Cassidy A. Maze for a number of years now.  During that time, when I embrace the process she created, it never fails me. Crealitation has inspired me to dig deeper and discover what means most to me in this life.  My family, my friends and sharing my gifts have been the frequent answers to the questions that arise.  Each of those aspects of who I am continually expands to new levels of understanding.  I explore the wildwood of my own psyche while traversing the path. I recognize more authentic versions of who I am striving to become and how to get there with each step.

Cure, returning from camping at a South Dakota lake

Cure, returning from camping at a South Dakota lake

This month’s crew blog focuses on one of those journeys; an ongoing project I call The Navel Tribe Center for Wandering Kin.  It entered my consciousness many years ago when one of my spirit guides, Dr. George Breed, commented, “We are all members of the Navel Tribe; plucked from the same vine with the scar to prove it.”    

The proposed banner hanging outside each Navel Tribe Center based on artwork by Carly Zebell

The proposed banner hanging outside each Navel Tribe Center based on artwork by Carly Zebell

I loved the idea that something so basic as a belly button could also serve as an indication of our common ancestry; a daily reminder that we are family; that we are all connected; we are all part of something bigger.  As I considered these thoughts, songs began showing up in my head.  I started writing and recording demos as each song knocked on my door.   Note-by-note, the Navel Tribe Center began taking shape.  The songs pointed toward a venue for those of similar mind to meet as we awaken in this dream.  Navel Tribe became a location to me, where we can gather to remember how to bring love into the world. 

Every time I put pen to paper the project grows.  From interactive games to virtual journeys through songs, there is always more to wrap my head around.

The first step is to get back into the studio and finish some initial tracks.  I look forward to sharing those songs with you, but in the interim please check the demo, To Be Here on the company Bandcamp site.  It was chosen by Maze as my first gift to be developed and shared through Crealitation. That led to my song being featured on the demo platform, Camp Now Band Camp. From there, the song was chosen to be recorded at Old Soul Studios with Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison, Connor Kennedy, Lady Moon and Maze all lending their talents with Kenny Siegal producing.  Now we're talking about using the song in Crealitation, the Musical.

The team involved in the latest version of To Be Here

The team involved in the latest version of To Be Here

Along with scheduling the trip back to New York to continue recording the songs, I am currently creating the hard copy for my presentation to contributors.  A binder with descriptive pages, some initial tracks from the recording, and sections describing how the videos, songs, book, virtual game and even eventual physical locations contribute to a collaborative community; working together to accomplish what cannot be done alone.

Maze and Cure during a break at Old Soul Studios.

Maze and Cure during a break at Old Soul Studios.

This is where Crealitation is such an enormous help.  During a recent coaching session, Maze reminded me that it takes time to bring our best ideas into reality.  As we work on them, we need to stay focused while being aware that some days will be more productive than others.  We cannot scale the mountain in one day, so we should take the time to enjoy each plateau, be curious about new trails, and be present to the life unfolding around us. These are essential aspects of our growth.  We never know behind what flower the next big inspiration is waiting.

Beyond that powerful insight, we discussed specific tools for building proposals, agreements and defining total project budgets.  Maze shared insight from her own journey that keeps me from having to reinvent the wheel. So much to do, but I do not have to do it alone.

From the onset, Crealitation has helped me recognize the process of success and how to work it.  This has been the practice for me;  Remembering the life I want to live, then experiencing, with gratitude and enthusiasm and love, the ups-and-downs-and-ins-and-outs of making it manifest. 

Join me here, on the Crew Blog and watch my process grow, Meanwhile, you can also explore the details of our company, and content development-as well as the basics of Crealitation–by signing up for The Dear You... Daily at Crealitation.com Until next time, Onward!