Kansas City - Seducing Siren Muse
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About The Event
Kissing the Muse is an active, creative mindfulness practice that helps you improve any area of focus—work, creativity, family, relationships, health, even your finances—by revealing your personal narrative and empowering you to change it. It casts you as an artist, lover, muse, and explorer in the Muse's Creative Adventure story, a twelve-phase pattern of narrative that expresses the repeating, universal themes we all face, across time, place and cultures. We make meaning of our lives through the stories we live out as we interact with each other. These stories are shaped and constrained by the stories that are carried in our social, political, and interpersonal contexts--the narratives of myths, movies, novels, advertising, family legends, and fairy tales.
During a "kissing practice" session, you will engage with collage-making, storytelling (narrative therapy), and Jungian psychology to create a MuseMirror® that reflects the qualities and characteristics you need to navigate a particular phase of your own life's creative adventure story. What’s working for or against your “hero’s” purpose? What makes your muse want to sing?
The muse is a mirror of our innate, creative potential. "Kissing the muse" brings us face-to-face, metaphorically, with the blank page or empty canvas of our lives - the untamed, uncharted territory of unlimited possibilities. Whether we’re creating art, love, or our own life’s adventure, embracing our inner muse can help us navigate the process more intentionally, intuitively, playfully, courageously, and gracefully.
No previous art-making or creative writing experience is required. Cost of workshop: $3- $10 sliding fee.
It's not necessary to start at the beginning of the cycle or to move through all twelve phases, although it’s strongly encouraged. However, the benefits of Kissing the Muse can occur in a single kissing practice.
Phase 2: Creative Call - Seducing Siren Muse
(the call, dream, desire, wish, want, tension, passion, pressure, adventure, change, possibilities, potential)
The second phase of your muse kissing journey involves waking up to the call. There’s some tension in your everyday world that can no longer be ignored. Something wants to happen, or something needs to change. A challenge must be undertaken, that disrupts your “happy” place. This wake-up call to action may feel impulsive and passionate, or nag like an itch you can’t scratch. What’s tugging at your heartstrings, begging to be heard? Your Seducing Siren Muse lures you with a creative call to action. She might beckon softly with a whispered promise of passion, or blow your life open with an unexpected windfall or loss. Gently or boldly, her song sounds an alarm that kicks off your mind’s foggy, warm blanket, and starts your adventure rolling.