What is Your Gift?

Kathy Crabbe, Ande was ready for any adventure, 2003, mixed media on paper, 8x10”.Kathy Crabbe, Ande was ready for any adventure, 2003, mixed media on paper, 8x10”. 

This blog post has been a long time in coming folks, so thank you for caring. There have been many tears,  many goodbyes and much love and prayers shared with family and friends in the last two months, but as Denis says, "life goes on" and so it does, and so too does this blog.

I said goodbye to my birth mother Sally (I'm adopted) and to my Grandad (her father) over the last couple of months and I also spoke at my Grandad's Celebration of Life.

But, my news is, that my newest project is to be dedicated to Sally. It is both new and old; a project near and dear to my heart since it's infancy in 2000. As you may have guessed from the artwork above, my newest project involves the 'lefties' as they are affectionately known, or more formally as the Creative Soul Cards.

These cards meant a whole lot to Sally and me and to Sal's New Moon group of best friends. One Christmas I presented Sal with a New Moon Kit based upon my New Moon Class and we meditated, pulled cards and shared intentions at the New Moon during that visit. Afterwards Sal started her own New Moon Circle with several good female friends. The 'lefty' cards were a big part of this.

At Sal's Memorial I met up with these friends and we cried and talked a lot about Sally. Her friends told me how much this spiritual group meant to Sal during her last months and how much the Creative Soul Cards touched all their hearts and encouraged them to write and share their hopes, dreams and intentions with each other every month.

So, I'd like to dedicate these Creative Soul Cards to you, dear mum and I will continue to teach this class and share these cards with others just as you shared yourself with us by showing us what love is and how to be in love. That was your gift and this is my gift to you.

So, stay tuned folks, I'm working on getting this Creative Soul Deck published along with a guidebook. It will probably accompany my class which I currently teach online but would like to teach in person next.

P.S. The Creative Soul Card pictured above, "Ande was ready for any adventure" was one of the last cards I pulled for Sally and so it was fitting that Ande turned up today for my first "Lefty" post. And, just like Ande, Sal was ready for any adventure and I trust she's on her next big adventure right now.

Sal and Denis Manitoba Rapids, OntarioSally & Denis

Kathy Crabbe: Guiding Your Creative Soul

My Divine Feminine eClass is now Self Study!

Night Angel. Acrylic and ink on wood panel, 8 x 10 inches. © 2012 by Kathy Crabbe Dearest Divine Moon Musers - My Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass is now a self study program available for $19.95 which also includes a personalized Moon Chart.

I suggest starting at the New Moon and working your way through each week's lessons and assignments in tune with Mama Moon. You will also receive a personalized Moon Chart so that you can tie in your personal Moon sign with the moon sign of the month. For example, my moon is in Aquarius in the 11th House (the Aquarian House) so I might want to take the eClass in January when the New Moon is in Aquarius or in August when the Full Moon is in Aquarius.

I originally offered my eClass at Susun Weed's Wise Woman University in 2010 and it quickly became the most popular and well attended class of the year; what an amazing experience! We "Moon Musers" are still good friends, mainly through Facebook but eventually we'll meet up in person, I just know it.

Learn more here.

Comments from past participants:

I was drawn to this course to unearth my spirituality and integrate it into my daily life. I tend to allow myself to get caught up in a madcap pace and feel like I'm running away from real life. By putting forth effort to be connected with the moon phases, to regularly write and collage, to align myself with like-minded women, and shake up the "norm" within, is long overdue! Your eCourse is falling right along the lines of what I need right now ... self-discovery involving creative juices and perhaps even some spiritual development. Thank you Kathy!

Divine Moon Muser, Elizabeth Mow, Handbag Artisan

I have a lot of things to process - and I think this course has been the first real shake-up of my inner spiritual eye!

Divine Moon Muser, Jen Merritt, Social Worker, Artist

Did I suddenly realize (like everything in my life) that it is always up to me to make the choice of healing? Yep. It doesn't mean that I have to embrace things that I have left behind for many reasons. It doesn't mean that I have to change into a woman that I don't like. It doesn't mean that being solitary is bad and I have to stop. It only means that I can move closer to what I have asked for many years ago, when I was young (13). I don't care if I am beautiful, I just want to be wise and to share that with others.

Divine Moon Muser, Claudi Neff

Divine Moon Muser, Michelle Buckley

Kathy is indeed a shining light, illuminating the way for you to find what you are seeking through creativity, art, moon musing, astrology, mid life transition …the list is long! As a mentor she has the knack of, despite being in the northern hemisphere in Southern California, making you feel as if you are sitting next to her having a good ol’ chat! She emanates a warmth that feels like a beckoning hand outstretched as she gently guides you to find your path. Most importantly though – Kathy makes it FUN!

Divine Moon Muser, Michelle Buckley, Creative Soul.

Working on my collages with the moon and sharing in the chat room with the other moon sisters has helped me open up more on a personal level. It’s really allowed me to target a change in my life and it has also helped me understand what I want to create for my future.

Divine Moon Muser, Brenda Nickolaus

Annalee JackofskyOne of the biggest goals that I accomplished during this course was to be happier with myself and more confident in all areas of my life. I learned that if I trust in myself great things will happen. I don’t consider myself to be a creative person (art, drawing, etc.), so I was very proud that I didn’t just create one collage, but five.

Divine Moon Muser, Annalee Jackofsky

I can't thank you enough for having this course and for the wonderfully open and supportive atmosphere you've created, it has been totally transformative for me and has given me so much direction, I just can't believe it. I don't want to leave...PLEASE!!!!!! don't say it's over!!!

Scorpio Waning Moon Musings

Aging shimmier seeks same. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches © 2010 by Kathy Crabbe. From the Creative Soul Card® Series Amp Amp Amp it up! (music to get the blood pumping).

What are you releasing this Waning Moon in Scorpio cycle? (Jan. 26 to Feb. 1) And how does it tie into the Full Moon Flowering and New Moon seeds of intention that you (hopefully) planted earlier this month? To hear more about my personal journey I'll be spilling in my Creative Soul Circle and Divine Feminine eClass.

My Shout-Out and Creative Soul Questions for you this Waning Moon are:

1. Are you stretching yourself and your precious time too thin?

2. What can you release to make room for more time with your honey, with yourself, and with your precious loved ones?

3. If you're feeling stuck, why not choose a Creative Soul Card® here on Flickr.

Coming Soon: a digital card pull featuring the Creative Soul Cards®

Creative Soul Affirmation: I let go and release BUSY-WORK: that which keeps me busy yet unfocused and undisciplined towards what I really need to focus upon, which is...(feel free to add your comments below).