Learning to Treat Identity as Art

Hello all,

Mae DK here, checking in for the last time, for now, on this blog. My understanding of Crealitation has been steadily changing and evolving since the beginning of my time at Camp Now, even since the first day, when Maze sent me home with two hand drawn scrolls that mapped out the concept of crealitation and it’s many incarnations. As the weeks progressed, I was submerged into more of the creality culture and mythos, gathering the many perspectives of those I worked with, and slowly building my personal understanding of crealitation. The key point that has resonated with me from this teaching is this: reality is what you make of it, thus if you are willing wake up and do the work to make it happen, your wildest dreams can also become your wildest reality.

I took this photo at the Camp Now Art Farm, expressing the simple peace I found through the honest work I did that day. 

I took this photo at the Camp Now Art Farm, expressing the simple peace I found through the honest work I did that day. 

Seeing the way C.A.M., Fox and many others at Camp Now interact with their own realities allowed me to begin broadening my parameters and expectations for my own reality and it’s manifestation. Crealitation came into my life at a time when I was truly in need of a shift in paradigm, and was reconciling the depth of my own abilities, especially as a young person. The role Maze offered me at Camp Now bolstered my belief in my own potential, allowing me to face new and unexpected challenges and ultimately helping me grow as I learned more about how I work, and the strengths and weaknesses that make up my being. Maze continued to communicate her role in the story to me, and at one point offered the knowledge that she is a performance artist, and that her reality and outward expression is her art. This simple idea, that you can live your life as performance art, made a deep impression on me, as it was a perspective I had never considered.

Picture of myself, age 17 in Williamstown, M.A. 

Picture of myself, age 17 in Williamstown, M.A. 

Looking back from the future, I see myself at age 17, existing in a realm of simultaneous confusion and possibility. In the year 2016 I began the process of un-losing myself, spearheading my long journey to self realization. Scared to leave my homeland behind, but unable to ignore the pull of the unknown world around me, I became a pioneer, venturing alone into both the physical world and my inner self. I forged forward, aware of my scant knowledge about the path before me, guided by the mantra “I trust myself, I trust this journey.” This was and is the part in my journey where I say goodbye to much of what has been my reality since childhood, including my home town and my time at Camp Now. With me I bring the identity I’ve learned to treat as art, the knowledge that I can crealitate the unknown, and a new understanding of my own qualities at play in the world.

A photo I took while venturing into undiscovered parts of my world. 

A photo I took while venturing into undiscovered parts of my world. 

Cheers to the path ahead, to the support I’ve received along the way, and to all those who are continuing to move the happy story forward.