4 Tips To Protect Your Strengths

Libby. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches © 2010 by Kathy Crabbe. This month in our Creative Soul Circle we are delving into the topic of how to protect our strengths (last month we looked at pin-pointing our strengths).

Questions to ask yourself

  • What are my strengths?
  • What are my weaknesses and how are they undermining me?

Protect Your Strengths ~ 4 Tips

  1. Pinpoint your top three strengths and remind yourself what they are on a regular basis.
  2. Write a Strength's List and carry it with you everywhere.
  3. Keep a copy of your Strength's List on your computer and update it regularly.
  4. Post your Strengths List in a prominent place in your home and work space.

To join the conversation, please sign up here for my Creative Soul Circle ~ it's free, for Soul SiStars only!

"Libby ~ On a Quest for Quiet air" is part of my Creative Soul Card® Series which I incorporate into my Creative Soul Readings. More oracle cards can be found here: http://tiny.cc/d0rwm



New Idea - i need your feedback!

Janine. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches © 2010 by Kathy Crabbe Dear Moon Musers and Creative Souls,

Today begins the Culminating Moon (Muse of Inspiration) which occurs just a few days before the Full Moon in Aries, so I got out my stones, crystals and Creative Soul Guide cards (otherwise known as Lefties - see image to the left) and I began a new project involving the creation of an accompanying book for my Creative Soul Guide cards and an online class.

My new idea will be structured around the lunar cycles that comprise the sixteen faces of the Moon Mother within the Draconic Month as described by Rowena Pattee Kryder in her book "The Faces of the Moon Mother an archetypal cycle".  I will also be working with the twelve signs of the zodiac so that the project is infused with Solar AND Lunar inspiration.

But that's all the heavyweight stuff! The fun stuff will involve lots of creative, intuitive exercises to empower the Divine Feminine within you, along with crystal suggestions, collage and journal prompts and magickal tasks.

Your creativity is near its peak, so don't hesitate to follow your inspiration. Release external 'shoulds' and 'oughts' at this time for you are on course when you are inspired. ~ Roweena Pattee Kryder (Culminating Moon)

So, one of my first magickal tasks or exercises involves outlining my BIG DREAM and you've just read it - yahoo! Step 2 involves an examination of potential obstacles I might encounter and this is where YOU come in. So, dear readers what I'm asking of you is for some feedback, insight, encouragement, critiques or suggestions regarding this new idea. Please don't be shy! You can email me or comment below, but I need and want and would love your help!

Questions to ask yourself:

1. Would you consider buying this book and deck?

2. Would you prefer an actual hard copy of the deck rather than a downloadable version?

3. Would you take an online course centered around this book and deck?

4. What is a good length for this course: 1 month, 6 weeks, 8 weeks or longer?

5. Would you be interested in joining a paid community revolving around this deck/book and class?

6. Do the Lefties aka Creative Soul Guides inspire you and if so, how? Check out more cards here!

7. What would you hope to learn, create, do in an online class?

8. Would you like the class to involve some or all of these things: a private or public blog, forum, flickr pool, audios, videos, telecalls?

9. After reading this rather long and exhaustive list, first and foremost, what have you enjoyed the most about this post and this whole idea?

If I do get a hearty response from lots of you, I may just enter your name in a drawing/giveaway for a Creative Soul Guide print or several cards. I'll keep you posted.

Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul Button For those of you wondering how I came up with all these interesting ideas for an online class, I'm currently involved in teaching a moon-monthly e-course over at the Wise Woman University called Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul and loving every second of it as are my students - love, love, love ya'll!

Monday's Moon-Ra Meditation: a Creative Mermaid Visualization

I refuse to take sides. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches. © 2010 by Kathy Crabbe Join with me every Monday for a Moon-Ra Meditation & Visualization to honour Mama Moon and Papa Sun (Ra).

It's the Libra New Moon so I've chosen a special Libra stone and an oracle card from my hand-painted Creative Soul Guide Deck to help ring in a whole new week, spread the love and even test out a few ideas I'm playing around with for a future Creative Soul eClass - sound like fun?

Libra Gemstone: Lepidolite

Creative Soul Guide: I refuse to take sides (see image to left)

Moon-Ra Meditation & Visualization

You understand the Sea and journey deep, deep into her depths to play and laugh and swim amongst the mermaids, octopi and the dolphins.

You are the mermaid and you call upon Lepidolite to aid you on this journey into her depths.

You swim and are completely at ease in the water and amongst the water sprites. The water is your home and you return with Lepidolite held close to your heart as you chase the waves, feel her depths and are at peace with your emotions as you dance happily with the water sparklets.

You refuse to choose between this life (underwater) or that life (on land) and your heart willingly accepts this challenge.

Lila Mermaid Collage © 2010 by Kathy V. Crabbe

Questions to Ponder:

1. What does the element of water mean for you?

2. Have you befriended a mermaid lately?

3. What does you inner mermaid look like?

4. What is the name of your inner mermaid?  (if you haven't found her yet, try out the Moon-Ra Meditation  above and you just might!)

Purchase a silk art print or cards of Circle of Mermaids (similar to Lila Mermaid) at my Etsy Shop.