Jackie Dobrinska, the wonderful Jubilee Community Life Coordinator, is offering The Artist’s Way class at Jubilee for 12 Monday nights, 6:30-8:30, starting January 29, on a donation basis.
Jackie is a wonder – I’m taking the class partly just to be around her great energy.
This class can feed the heart-centered activist in you in several ways:
- It can provide a nurturing, supportive home base as you begin to venture forth in new ways.
- By feeding the artist – the creative person – in you, it can help you find what in the world of activism is really “yours to do”.
- One common fear around activism is that it will gobble up all of your time, will not allow you to have a life. The two primary ongoing activities in The Artist’s Way are daily “morning pages” journaling (very helpful) and the “artist’s date” – spending two hours a week doing something that feeds the artist in you. One positive impact of both practices is that they explode the myth that you have no time – you see yourself every day and then every week making some time for yourself. (One week I fed the music-starved workaholic in me by spending two hours at the listening station – where you could play lots of CD’s into your headphones – at Border’s Books. My friend Sue would go to the beach and make sand sculptures.)
I tried once to work myself through the book on my own, but it just didn’t work very well. When I took it in a class 13 years ago, powerful things happened for me and basically everyone in the class (besides the fact that taking the risk of sharing our creativity with each other got us very connected with each other). The class played a big part in me getting ready and willing to leave my home base in Chicago and come to Asheville.
Come play with us!
If you are interested, contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org.