Co-creating an Offering
I am co-creating with ______ to bring ______ into the world.
Creativity is like conception.
It’s you + something.
That something is your muse and is connected to your WHY.
Place a representation of your muse in your home or workspace. It could be leaf or stone, a goddess or animal, possibly the moon. It is something to represent the inspiration for your offering.
Listening to the whispers of your muse, the moon, or your intuition can guide you to know what seeds or offerings, projects, relationships want to be birthed through you.
“When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.”
― Steven Pressfield
Listen to the audio to explore the creative cycle of bringing an offering into form.
Download the PDF: Your WHY
Write notes, make a touchstone for yourself, and share your experience in the comments below.
Perhaps write it as a menu.
Being the Vehicle for the Offering
After the initial seed is planted, there is a gestation period where nothing is visible. Perhaps you may wonder, will this actually come to full term?
This is the trust required in the void of the new moon.
It may take many cycles before the outer environment arranges with the inner environment to bring the seed into form. Patience + Perseverance.
Notice the sign of the moon when the idea comes to you. Notice the sign of when it reaches fulfillment. Make a note of your relationship to those energies and how you might want to work with them in the future. For me, moon in Taurus brings creative projects into form. This is the third year I have noticed this connection.
Being creatively pregnant means caring for yourself and for the work that wants to come through you. Tend to your body and spirit so that you can host the work.
“The artist and the mother are vehicles, not originators…She knows it came out of her but not from her, through her but not of her.”
― Steven Pressfield
There is power in being a vehicle for your creative work, for being a lunar guide to help others connect with their rhythms, intuition, trust, embodiment, creativity, and community.
Steps and Inquiry Questions
To begin, set the table for your offering (look at the work by Judy Chicago for inspiration).
Who is this for? How will it nourishing and serve those who are coming to the table?
Are you inviting 100 people or 6 people?
What is your current capacity? The time, energy, space in your life for this offering. Sometimes the space is made by accepting the challenge.
Next, draw plates or circles, create the container for those you are inviting. Make a physical representation and as people RSVP (sign-up) write their names on those plates.
When creating the offering - your intention will be felt. The emotion and energy put into the “food” your making is what will be received. This is how people will know if it’s for them or not. The colors, images, words you use to share it as well as the indescribable quality that is your essence.
Not every moon circle is the same. If you accept the assignment to create one, yours will have your flavor that is unique to you.
Refer to Like water for chocolate Como agua para chocolate by Laura Esquivel - or other books and films with magical realism as a reminder that you are always stirring your magic into your work.
In Como agua para chocolate, the wedding cake Tita made with so much sadness, everyone at the party was consumed by tears of grief. On the other hand, Tita’s Magical Meal from the film adaptation is super sensual. Tita cooked with so much passion that it was felt by everyone who ate it.
Make sure what you are creating will be digestible.
Get clear on your intention and desire for your offering. It will take on a life of it’s own.
Now it’s your turn: In the comments below fill in the blanks: I am co-creating with ______ to bring ______ into the world. Share your reflections…