This morning my husband and I made our Magical Creation Boxes (also known as Dream Boxes or Wish Boxes) for 2010! I love boxes. In fact, I have two rather large containers filled with all types of boxes that I’ve collected over the years. This fun and creative project has always been a hit when I lead workshops.
This creative process began with appreciating 2009 which included many wondrous experiences and personally satisfying accomplishments. Then, I created my motto for 2010: Flourish with Gusto! To find out more about how to create your word or motto for 2010, click here.
The value, for me, in making this dream box is to remember that I’m NOT doing this process to make it happen — rather it is for the pleasure of the process — a catalyst to dream more clearly. The Universe knows the desires of my heart; the ASKING has already taken place. This process is a FUN way to lighten my energy — to come into vibrational harmony — into alignment with ALLOWING in my dreams and desires — what JOY!
To create my 2010 Magical Creation Box, I first picked out a cigar box. I knew the image I created for my motto (digital art on polyvore) would be the main image. I went with an intuitive hit to use my own artwork which is an affirmation of my desire to bloom as a visual artist. My husband used words and images from magazines. Another option is to paint your box or cover it with beautiful papers. Then, add some sparkle with embellishments such as ribbons, buttons, glitter, feathers, etc…
Into my box shall go all sorts of goodies — my intentions, my goals, vision cards of places I shall travel to, images, poems, copies of my monthly moonboards resized, and favorite quotes — to name a few ideas. Goddess Leonie has created a magical 2010 Workbook. I’ll put some of those pages into my Magical Creation Box. The possibilities are endless.
I feel that my dream box is a sacred container that allows for my ever evolving desires and wishes. Inside the box, I pasted in some meaningful artwork. I know the photo doesn’t capture the images very well, but the middle image is of the Goddess of Art.
Here is a glimpse into some of my dreams for 2010:
Endeavors for Expressive Hart
• Design and create my new Web site and blog which shall include new features
• Create a brand new workshop and e-course called Necessary Fire (The inspiration for this new workshop came from hearing Sue Monk Kidd speak. She talked about our Necessary Fire.)
• Co-facilitate a Joyful Living retreat in Costa Rica — a yoga and expressive arts retreat
• Create free downloads and goodies for subscribers to my e-news
• Be the Southwest Regional Coordinator for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)
• Apply to become a REACE (Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator) through IEATA (Sheri Gaynor is my buddy for this process!)
• Envision an expressive arts retreat with Betsy Gutting and Odile Nicolette
• Take the Mondo Beyondo online class for support in creating one of my Expressive Hart dreams
And, a most exciting collaboration will be revealed which will involve new products and services!
• Northern California in January
• Costa Rica in April
• Sweet Briar, Virginia in May for our Reunion
• Santa Fe (visit with my best pal, Kristin)
• A month in Tuscany – perhaps in the summer (This was on my husband’s list of goals for 2010 — surely the two of us can co-create this one!)
• NYC in the Fall
• Thanksgiving in Seattle with my family
• Bring in the New Year for 2011 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
• Attend a Drawing on the Right Side of The Brain Workshop at Esalen
• Attend a Poetry and Handwriting workshop in March in Dallas
• Take Julie Prichard’s Layer Love online Art Journal workshop and start an art journal
• Would love to take an intuitive painting workshop from Melissa D’Antoni in Austin
• Would love to take an encaustic painting workshop
• Learn PhotoShop for photos and videos
• Participate in Leah Piken Kolidas’ Creative Every Day Challenge
• Attend yoga classes three times a week (this one was also on my husband’s list so I have a built-in buddy system.)
• Continue being conscious about eating healthily
• Learn to cook and bake (gluten-free) healthy and delicious recipes
• Become more toned and trim via pilates
• Walk 3-5 days a week
• Go to more and lead more Ecstatic dance classes
• Re-design our koi pond (Tom is on this one.)
• Paint our kitchen
• More landscaping in the backyard
• Learn to use our brand new sewing machine (Viking Emerald 203)
• Organize all my photos
• Organize and create wedding and honeymoon photo books and scrapbooks
I’ll stop here! Wishing all of you a gloriously creative, bright, sparkly, prosperous and joyful 2010!