FALL SESSION “RAVEN AND ROSE” STARTS SEPTEMBER 22 The time has come for you to weave your own legend, author your future and create a self expressed life that reflects WHO you are. Yes, this is possible and, yes, it is time.
And we know it is not always easy to make that happen alone. In fact, after working with thousands of women there are three common regrets we hear…it wasn’t usually about their relationships or their material belongings, or even work or money, or what goals they met or didn’t, it wasn’t education, and most of the time it wasn’t health. It was about whether or not they had expressed themselves and who they were in their lives.
I haven’t fully honored and expressed my own voice and I am afraid to show who I am. That if I do, I won’t be loved, or even worse, I won’t be seen or heard.
My life didn’t turn out the way I had hoped and it doesn’t reflect who I am and I wish I had made different life path choices sooner that match more with who I am.
I have always had a sense that I am supposed to do ‘something’ with my life, and I don’t know what that is anymore and I am afraid my life is passing me by.
What are your big regrets? How do we live like we are living instead of living like we are dying?
WHAT IF THERE WAS SOMETHING YOU COULD DO RIGHT NOW – TODAY to change how all of this is landing in your heart, your life, your spirit?
How would you feel if you could take charge, AUTHOR YOUR OWN FUTURE instead of letting life happen to you? If there was a place to express your TRUE voice now instead of later.
“This turning towards what you deeply love, saves you.” ~ Rumi
What is it you deeply love and what is keeping you from turning towards it?
I am Shiloh Sophia, and the Cosmic Cowgirls and I want to offer you some tools you can use RIGHT NOW to begin to transform those regrets into possibilities. That is what the turning of the Red Key is – transforming the regret and despair. The feeling of isolation and emptiness, the I don’t know what-to-do-ness into an action plan.
I am going to tell you a little story about how I got where I am today and how I continue to do as Rumi suggests and turn towards that which I deeply love. Many years ago I found myself creating a life that did not reflect who I was. I was working in a corporate job selling computer training, making GOOD money for a youngster of 22, and I was going to school full time to learn to BECOME an artist and considering marriage to a man who kept me thinking there was something wrong with me. Everything was going all right until one day.
I had this thought: there is nothing left to paint or say. It has been said or done and besides I am not very good at it. I don’t know who I am or what to do and I am not very original anyway. Ok, so for those of you who know me it might be hard to believe that those words would ever come out of my mouth or into my mind. But they did. And thankfully, the FEELING that it caused in my heart and body was so foreign, so not me, so wrong, that I actually felt it, and took action on it. Many of are not so lucky. I was that scared, which is why much of my life has been dedicated to supporting women in making changes before they continue to live lives that don’t reflect who they are.
I was so scared by what I felt and imagined my life would become that I changed my life in less than one month, yes, it was almost overnight.
I didn’t want to live a life I was going to regret. And I am forever grateful for that moment. Within less than a month I changed my life, my living, my job and my art and my relationships. Less than a year later I had my first sold out show and began my career as an artist and two years after that published my first book, Color of Woman. But the most significant thing won’t come as a surprise to you.
I decided that I was the author of my own future. Since that time, almost twenty years ago I have created an incredible life with very few regrets – not because my circumstances were always great, they weren’t. At times I felt I had lost years of my life to my work, but at least it was my work, is what I told myself anyway. I have run art galleries, represented hundreds of women artists, published over 5 books, sold hundreds of paintings, taught workshops and thousands the world over – but what would all of that mean to me if I didn’t honor my own voice and express myself and who I am? Change is the constant of the world, so the only thing I really have control over, most of the time, is how I show up inside of my life no matter what is going on around me. And, my choice to be in community with other women. That is why I founded Cosmic Cowgirls in 2006 – so that we could support each other in living the lives we choose, ones where the regrets are very few and the celebrations are many. A life where the muse meets us for tea and chocolate, and where painting in my nightgown is a daily action, where writing poetry in the in between spaces is natural, where I don’t wait to be inspired because I KNOW I can create any time I choose to put my brush or pen to the empty page. This is because I have chosen a life of creative practice – a life where I self expression is the Queen of my world and where my life is a A Book of Legends.
The photo above was taken last Summer when I went to study with my Teacher and Mentor, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes who wrote Women Who Run With The Wolves, a book that was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 145 weeks. For years I had listed her as the person I most wanted to meet in my lifetime. Now I have studied with her for two Summers and have brought back the teachings to my own community that she has so graciously shared. One of the things she told us, is this: We need to BECOME ART. To not just age, let life happen, watch it go by, but to BE ART. And so what does that mean? For everyone it is different of course, but in some way it means becoming the fullest expression of who you are, expressing your voice and essence. It means opening the door of the heart…
Here is something you can do RIGHT NOW to transform those big regrets into possibilities. Are you ready?
Regret Releasing Ritual – A 5 Minute Creative Practice
Materials: Paper, pens and regrets.
1. Acknowledge: Think about your biggest regret that you have right now, the one that wakes you up at night and has you wonder, how did I get here and what do I do about it. Make four sections of the paper and rip them so you have four parts. Write this regret down and put it aside.
2. Imagine: Allow yourself, for a moment to consider what you wish the outcome was, the one that would have happened if it turned out the way you wanted, the ideal scenario, the one that would have ‘gone your way’. Write it down and put it aside.
3. Confront: In this moment allow yourself to tell yourself the truth about what happened and where you are with your belief about it. You might find a lesson in it or not. Just BE with the reality of it full on and what it’s impact has been – not just the impact of the regret itself, but what it has COST you to keep holding it the way that you have, as a regret that takes up a lot of room. Write down this belief as a kind of world view. For me, because of this regret the world feels to me like…
4. Awaken: Ok this is it. The magic moment when you transform how you have been holding this regret. It has taken up so much room and it is time to change it, to be more gentle with yourself and open yourself up to the possibilities. Take those three pieces of paper and crumple them up and hold them in your hand. Now, close your eyes for a moment and see the RED KEY, you know the one that is hot and flaming and imagine that it is unlocking the door to your possibilities. On the other side of that door is a new way you could CHOOSE to view your life from here on out. A new view. A new outlook. A new way.
The key is to choose one that you feel GOOD and yummy about but that is also believable for you. Take time to see what you see and then write this new future on a piece of paper and carry it with you everywhere!
The true turning of the red key exists in dedicated creative spiritual practice.
So that is just the reason we created The Cosmic Cowgirls Course called The Red Key – so that together we could do this work, transform our regrets and old beliefs into new possibilities and have a grand time doing it. Sparkle. Sizzle. Shine. Here we come – let’s turn our regrets into possibilities.
This is your invitation to a participate in sacred event:
The Cosmic Cowgirls Course – An Online Journey
On the Fall Equinox 2012 a growing group of women – wild, wonder-filled, creatives who are ready for transformation – are continuing a quest together and you can join in the ongoing journey as we follow the Raven’s Call along the spiral path of the Rose. You can join us from anywhere in the world. The only question is, will you say yes? Saying yes could lead you into dangerous territory because once you turn the Muse’s red key of possibility there is no going back to ‘the way it was before’. But then, many of us are ‘just done’ with before, and are ready for NOW.
Here at Cosmic Cowgirls University (online) and Campus (in California) we turn that red key of creativity to open ourselves to what is possible. Yes, it turns out, creativity is the key to a self expressed life of aliveness, but it’s not just for creatives. The work we do here, is for all beings, because all beings are creative, every bone in your body is a creative bone. You just might not have had the tools you really needed to listen to the poetry and images of your heart. And yes, it is that listening to heart which leads to a life we can fall in love with, even with challenging circumstances and a difficult past. We work with the light coming from the wound, and make art out of it. We’ll show you how it’s done. Don’t worry about your past experience with creativity – you WILL be able to self express in ways you never imagined you could. You’ll see.
SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE $47 Monthly and satisfaction guaranteed. You can join us for three months and see if you want to continue, if not – one e-mail and you are done!
This is not for everybody. This is an invitation to enter dangerous territory and participate in a Creative Tribe to light your soulfire through intentional creative practices: painting, writing, inquiry, action and community.
This course has been over 5 years in the making, through research and practices with thousands of women to find out what really works to create a life of aliveness. This is designed for women who are ready to say YES to authoring their bright futures and weaving the legend of their lives.
The Red Key path of the Raven and Rose is the second 3 month cycle in an ongoing Vision Quest and Membership Tribe run by the Cosmic Cowgirls.
The Red Key Turns …Next entry point is September 22nd!
Your $47 a month subscription to the Cosmic Cowgirls Course includes so many juicy offerings to inspire, awaken and initiate – here are just a few…
THE COSMIC COWGIRLS COURSE and CULTURE of Creative Practices
- Las Promesas – Painting as Creative Practice with Shiloh Sophia: A Video Painting Series on the Senses.
- Book of Legends - Daily tease, journal prompts, poetry and story weaving with Jenafer Joy with Daily E-mails delivered to your inbox to inspire your journal practice.
- Cosmic Cafe – Monthly Red Thread Circle Calls and Conversations with Stella Mac
- Gone Wild – Multi-media journaling art spiritual practices with Effy Wild
- The Mighty Muse – Mastermind Sessions with the Muse and with the CC community
- Cosmic Cowgirls Teaching – 8 Teaching Articles a month from our Magazine columnists on the culture of our tribe.
About note from Gemma about a 30 day painting class – I want to thank all of you for being such a great part of this. For me, this has been revolutionary. Shiloh, Mary & Jena – From the bottom of my heart Thank you! I can say for myself that this is the first art class I’ve ever taken. I felt every fear of not being enough through this class. I hit every wall of self doubt. I almost quit, but I decided to claim my heart’s desire to paint beautiful images of what I love. I claim the title “Visionary Artist” for each of us, as we share our work with one another it becomes alive in our souls, this work becomes our way of healing…
This journey is dedicated to the following core principles, designed for women just like you who are ready to take action on behalf of their own FUTURES!
- Awakening: Awakening to you and who you are – integrating your past and present with an invitation to author your own future.
- Wonder: Discovering tools from your Muse’s toolbox to manifest a fully self expressed life and access to your interior wisdom and intuition.
- Creativity: Developing and committing to a daily creative spiritual practice that will infuse your life with aliveness and inquiry.
- Connection: Belonging to a circle of women, knowing you are no longer required to walk your path alone.
Maybe you are saying…I’ve heard that before
I want to live my true authentic self. Whoever that is… Life is too precious to live an unexpressed life. But I don’t really KNOW what my path is or where it leads, OR how to get there. I’ve tried change before and it didn’t stick. How is this going to be different?
Many women say that this work that we offer is just what they have been waiting for all of their life. A true connection. Belonging. A place to express the songs and images within them. You are a choice that you get to make. What it is you want to say, be, cause, create, manifest? How you want to experience your life and how it occurs for you? And you are right, it is not easy to do it alone and that is WHY we are doing it together, as a tribe of women who are TOGETHER committing to a life path of sacred work that reflects who we are instead of living a life that is not consistent with us. Why would anyone keep living a life that does not reflect who they are? Because many of us don’t know where to turn.
Now there is a place to turn, and something to turn it with – a magical red key that lives inside the heart – a key that belongs to you and your very own muse.
Are you, like so many of us, feeling:
• life is passing you by and your life didn’t turn out the way you wished?
• are living like you are dying instead of living like you are living?
• you would like to be creative, feel that you are, but tell yourself you don’t have time?
• there is no creative spiritual community you can truly call home?
• that the voice of the critic is your own voice, and you believe her when she says: you’re too old, you don’t have time, you’re not smart enough, not creative enough?
What if we told you all of those were lies?
YOU CAN AUTHOR YOUR FUTURE
…instead of just letting it happen to you. Is “getting things done” more important than
“being who you are”? Of course it isn’t, but we often act like it is.
You don’t just become the you that you are.
You invent her. Craft Her. Unfold Her. Reveal Her
There is something… getting stirred. swirled. fired up. cooked. baked. burnt up. dismantled. shed. broken open. re-arranged. re-invented. made new. and called back together again, in us and in our world. Have you been feeling it too? We are calling you.
This is a calling out to you…to join the Cosmic Cowgirls:
We are wild and sacred. Creative and practical. Visionary and structured. We dance between the worlds. We are also: Revolutionaries. Rebels. Visionaries. Healers. Mamas. Poets. Artists. Punks. Entrepreneurs. Mystics. Dancers. Scholars. Ranchers. Change causers.
Right brainers. Left brainers. Creatives. Inventors. Seers. Construction Workers. Cupcake Bakers. Seamstresses. Trouble Makers. Mystics. Tycoons. Priestesses. Doctors. Thinkers. Movers. Shakers. Dream Makers. Legend Forgers. Circle Casters. Space holders. Cosmic Agents. Shamans. Shape Shifters. Sister-friends. Muses. Mad Scientists. Reality Shifters. Illuminators. Medicine Wheel Makers. Sacred Dancers. Authors of the Future. Heart Tenders. Rule Breakers. Inventors of possibility. Keepers of the red key. Openers of the Muse’s Toolbox. Courageous hearts … are all different kinds of COSMIC COWGIRLS
WE ARE A DIVERSE TRIBE OF CREATIVE COURAGEOUS WOMEN
And we are opening the door and inviting you to join our community and find out firsthand just who these rule-breakin’ personal revolutionary women are. If after a few months with us, you want to go, you are free to go with our blessings. If instead, you -like so many of us -are like, WOW this is my HOME. Then…you will be invited to become an official card holding member.
This is not just a course or pop up community – this is a tribe already woven in red thread, with a legacy and a 100 year plan, and it’s official – we are a legal entity in which women hold shares in the company
About one of our courses – “This class has REALLY stretched me already. I have never painted a face before nor written anything that wasn’t for school or my job. I have taken many spiritual growth classes and this has, by far, been the most powerful and meaningful for me. Even my husband has commented on that!” – from Leading a Legendary Life Online
The truth is, there are thoughts you haven’t thought yet. Dreams that haven’t revealed themselves to you in their fullness. Ideas that belong to YOU that are lined up and waiting for you to come and get them. And our work is about JUST THAT. Gaining access to WHO you are, really. Gaining the resources to author your own future. Our Red Key ritual in the Tea with the Muse Call is just the beginning of this creative spiritual path that is rocking our worlds.
Do you want to have access to your interior wisdom? I don’t know about you, but having access to my interior wisdom, my own visionary screen, and the power to transform my life into a legend sounds like just my cup of miracle tea. There are lots of things we get to choose and work with in this life – and I cannot think of very many more important than being able to think your own thoughts.
This is about finding your voice. Releasing your poetry from its cage. Calling forth your own images. Turning towards what you DEEPLY love. And, not having to do it alone. We are here on this path with you. We know that: Outrageous is the new normal. Unreasonable is the new action plan. Chosen Community, is the new family. What you thought was happening your whole life is…different than you thought. The voices your head are getting louder but it is harder to sort out the messages. What are you being called to cause or create? Is your internal wisdom asking you to take action in a new way? I don’t know about you but I am feeling restless and ready for something…different. Something red hot.
How are you doing navigating the terrain of this constantly shifting rodeo of the soul? They say you can’t fight fire with fire, but that is in ordinary reality, in non-ordinary reality, maybe there is something to adding fuel to the flames of Possibility. Hope. Passion. Dreams. Creativity. Visions. To say yes to this cosmic shifting requires a special set of skills and tools so you can see through the veils and find the hidden path that has your name written upon it. The good news is, yes, the GOOD news, is, there are many of us here, with you. Right here. Beside you.
There are some ancient futuristic tools available if you know what names to use to call upon to activate them. In deep inquiry, listening with the ear inside the heart that Rumi speaks of. Together we ask the questions, take the actions and forge a path to the future that is worthy of being called legendary. This is an invitation to self expression you have never seen before. IF you have been feeling isolated, confused, provoked or cooked in the oven too long without a way out – we have a key for you. A red one.
Together, we weave sisterhood and creative practices and find a place we can call home.Yep. Somewhere to hang your hat. We belong to each other. We don’t just walk side by side, we belong here, with you. You don’t have to walk the path alone anymore. That, we know, is not working. We are inviting you too, because we happen to have something that belongs to you. Well…we don’t have it, you do, but we know where to tell you to look. Each of you has a flaming hot red key inside of your Muse’sToolbox. It is time to turn it and see what unlocks in your heart.
The work of our tribe, The Cosmic Cowgirls, is to call you to that toolbox and support you in USING your precious tools to author your own future. If you don’t author it, who will? Come to the circle of the red thread, and don’t miss this chance to have Tea with the Muse. She is not only powerful and dangerous, she is also demanding and rewarding. We are holding space for you to join us. This is too exciting to miss… Join us in a daily red thread ritual, have tea with the Muse, and we will ‘activate’ this toolbox as a community of women and make it available to you.
The day has come for you to weave your own legend,
and it starts NOW. This is your time.
You want to know how this is done? Is your interest peaked?
Do you feel that soul stirring… We’ll tell you but you have to enter dangerous territory.
IF you want to spend the Fall with a wild bunch of women, getting to know your Muse and releasing your own self, poetry and images from the cages that have held you back then…what are you waiting for? Come on over! INVESTMENT: Your Quest subscription is only $47 Per Month. If after three months, you choose to continue on with us, at that time, you will be invited to become a lifetime member of Cosmic Cowgirls (an additional $200 lifetime investment which can be paid at once or on payment plan.) This makes the total cost: Only $764 for a year long course.
What will you do with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver
At Cosmic Cowgirls we believe that every single being is a creative being, and it is our work in the world to offer the tools from the muse’s toolbox so that you have access to your rich bejeweled self within, and that toolbox opens with the the notorious red key.
Here’s what is going to happen at The Red Key Quest
with The Cosmic Cowgirls, Shiloh Sophia, Stella Mac, Jenafer Joy, Effy Wild with Special Guest Teachers Sue Sellars, Caron McCloud and more!
You are invited to enter COSMIC COWGIRL TERRITORY
for a CREATIVITY QUEST and CLAIMING of your FUTURE
But Be Warned!
We are traveling through Dangerous, Fertile, Creative, and Revolutionary Territory!
This is an invitation to a personal revolution and collective creative conversation that will change your experience and your understanding of who you think you are.
The Cosmic Cowgirls Method of Authoring Your Future is an invitation to step two feet in – into yourself, your creative practices, your calling and into your future.
Here are just a few of the things you will experience on your journey -
- Develop your own creative practice through Daily Messages (teases)
- Monthly Red Thread Circle Calls, gather with your community
- Step by Step Creativity Videos on painting and visual journaling
- A fun and gorgeous private social platform for our community
- Articles, Teachings and Interviews with inspiring women
- Share your writings, teachings and paintings on our site and your own!
- An opportunity to connect your work with the world and let your voice be heard.
- Our own private campus and facebook group page.
Only $47 a month for all of this. What are you waiting for …
• Join us and step onto the path that you have been seeking. Brighter and richer than you even imagined.
• Join us and cultivate deep access to your wisdom and intuition.
• Join us and permanently transform your relationship with the critic into juicy connection with the Muse.
• Join us and discover to the parts of your brain that hold the thoughts you haven’t begun to dream yet.
• Join us and forge a life that is a reflection of all of who you truly are – once you figure out who that is!
• Join us and walk with a community of wildish women, a clan of leaders, visionaries, healers that honors you for your unique contribution.
People regret the things they didn’t do – and if you are having any hesitancy about this course, check in and ask yourself, what is it you are afraid of? Will you regret trying it, especially for only 3 months.
“Decide who you are going to be and do it on purpose.” -Dolly Parton
HERE IS MORE ABOUT THE PAINTING METHOD we teach in the COSMIC COWGIRLS COURSE. This method, called the Color of Woman, is taught by the Founder, Shiloh Sophia.
LAS PROMESAS – An 8 Painting Series with Shiloh Sophia through the senses. Whether you have painted with Shiloh before, or have been wanting to, this is the MOST AFFORDABLE and most accessible course we have ever offered. If t his course was ONLY the painting videos it would be more than worth it, less then $50 per month to paint with Shiloh Sophia? All the videos will be downloadable for you to keep and you can work at your own pace in your own studio. The quarterly painting series will include 8 simple step by step videos to AWAKEN your senses. Yep that is 8 paintings this year.
In this painting practice you will experience and learn:
- step by step with acrylic paints and glitter on watercolor paper
- teach you to work with intentional creativity
- guide you to paint your own paintings in just a few hours
- teach you to listen to your inner guidance system
- access your internal symbols, and signs and learn to read them
- give you practice using active imagination to access your interior wisdom
- establish a relationship with your muse so you can counter the critic
- share your work on the site, as well as your own facebook/social media/website
- learn the 8 promises visionary women and mystics know and make them to yourself
You will feel renewed, alivened, awakened and inspired through painting as your sacred practice! Building a body of work for your home/studio/office/self. Painting as a creative sacred practice opens us in ways you cannot even begin to imagine….painting is a ritual, a sacred rite when we choose for it to be.
To help in the great adventure of revealing the more you that there is, we may hand you a paintbrush a writing pen a drum a fiddle a magic wand a bar of chocolate some cowgirl boots a jar of red glitter a ball of red thread. And the medicine of inquiry. That’s right – the path of questions is that path each of us must walk and keep on walking.
In The Red Key Quest YOU WILL
Create a Book of Legends illustrated with multi-media art journaling and paintings through the journey of the sense.
Develop a context in which to view your circumstances, and yourself, from a world changing perspective.
Deepen in your own personal creative practices and your commitment to choose a life without regret – so you can create a life of aliveness.
Participate and be inspired by a wide and wild tribe walking the talk of personal revolution and creative cutting edge thinking open to you.
Encounter and create a relationship with your Muse and transform your relationship to your critic into one of power and possibility and so much more…but it is at your own pace…so you don’t need to keep up or turn in your work – you set your own schedule and pace and all the tools will be at your fingertips.
Hear Chief Laughing Cloud and the Cosmic Cowgirls introducing the Red Key!
TEA WITH THE MUSE (June 2012)
Listen to the 5 process and ritual for activating your muse!
Or turn THE RED KEY Ritual (May 2012)
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT TURN OF THE RED KEY AS WE FOLLOW THE RAVEN’S CALL ALONG THE PATH OF THE ROSE
We are not static. We are not a brand. We are evolutionary beings, cyclical, mutable, changable and relentless explorers of the luminosity found in the inner and the outerness of existence. Legends are not spontaneous things like certain kinds of stories. Legends are not hatched. They are concocted. Brewed. Stitched. A legend must be crafted. Woven together with time, friendship red thread and spit blood and tears.
You are here to author the future.
After you have set out down the path with this wild and wide clan of creatives nothing will look smell feel sound the same. The stories that you have been using to slow you down and keep bridled will be left far behind. This territory we travel is about a total waking up to your senses. About using the compass of your heart, the winged eye of perception, and the toolbox of the muse. It’s about walking your way into your own path. About discovering what it is you want to open with your own red key.
Cosmic Cowgirls Territory This is where woman come to gather the bones and sing their whole self back together again. We believe in living in the in between spaces. Of not arriving. Of not knowing. Of honoring the mystery. Of claiming our destiny . Of creating miracles.
And if you turn the red key for 90 days and play full out with us and you did
not get the value we promised, your money comes back to you.
ABOUT OUR Cosmic Cowgirls University Teachers
Shiloh Sophia McCloud is a visionary artist author and teacher as well as a revolutionary entrepreneur and publisher. As a leader in the intentional creativity movement Shiloh champions the importance of self expression for every person and lives her philosophy that all art forms are tools for individual, social and spiritual transformation. Shiloh has owned galleries for over twelve years, and made over two million dollars in the sales of her art. Her original paintings are internationally collected and her product line is represented at galleries and fine shops throughout the United States. In addition to an extensive line of original sacred art and prints, Shiloh has published over seven books as well as creativity journals, visionary cards and offerings of her writings
Thousands of women have deepened in their creative practice through Shiloh’s illustrated Color of Woman journals and by participating in her revolutionary creativity workshops and mentorships. Shiloh is the founder of Cosmic Cowgirls, a member run woman and girl owned university and publishing house, actively manifesting her lifelong mission to inspire a creativity movement and provide a platform for voices for transformation to be expressed and shared, promoting a vision of wellness, compassion and empowerment for women and girls.
Cosmic Cowgirls teaches class on campus as well as online in classes ranging from visionary business, to painting as sacred practice, to mermaid tea parties, to summer camps for girls. The emphasis of Shiloh’s teachings reside in creativity as a healing tool, the activation of right brain left brain, the cultivation of self honor, self expression, and the work of exploring identity. Shiloh, also called the Art Doctor and Minister of Sacred arts and has dedicated the past sixteen years of her life to the study and practice of art as a spiritual discipline. Shiloh lives in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County. What you might like to know about her is that she loves red cowgirl boots and to have long conversations over a cup of tea. That she is passionate about people learning to think for themselves and is a revolutionary at heart!
Mary MacDonald, aka StellaMac, is the Countess of Curiosity and the Queen of Questions whose Muse prods, cajoles and believes in her without condition. StellaMac gives new meaning to the word versatile. For the past 30 years she has boldly gone forth in the not-for-profit, artistic, educational and for profit worlds where she has used her extraordinary relationship building skills to achieve success for her clients in marketing, fundraising, public relations, communications, training and development, and editing and writing.
She is now working in California as a teacher, coach and consultant. Mary is passionate about innovative education and business through the lens of a feminine paradigm that incorporates creativity, story telling and conversation. As a Consultant for the past six years in Canada and the United States, Mary is an expert at supporting individuals and organizations in achieving their goals in a way that is uniquely them. Mary is the Director of our Cosmic Cowgirls tribe where she gleefully applauds the reverent and the irreverent existing side by side. She is proud to count herself among the revolutionaries creating opportunities for women and girls to transform their lives through publishing healing journals and transformational teaching at Cosmic Cowgirls University.
You can find StellaMac at www.thestellamacreport.wordpress.com
The enthusiastic Jenafer Joy is CCU Director and NING site support extraordinaire! Known in the straight-faced world as Jenafer C Lindh, Jenafer Joy began her Art Career with dualing backgrounds in Alchemical Acupuncture & Chaos Transformation (otherwise known as Accounting). She is now convinced that Artista is the “A” career she was always looking for. Jena is sole proprietress of Allaya Arts, a healing and creative arts business, and has created & taught Inspired Inquiry courses on accessing your unique creative spirit since 2003. She believes passionately in individual genius, in the innate wisdom of the body, and in the transformative power of mythic context.
Jenafer Joy is delighted to have joined the staff of the Cosmic Cowgirl University in 2010 as “The Starbase Wrangler” charged with the task of ensuring the CCU internet site courses are both intuitive & inspirational. Away from the Cosmic Starbases, when she isn’t covered from head to toe in paint, strumming guitar, or filling the cookie jar for those she loves, Jena is currently enjoying completing her most recent Inspired Inquiry workbooks: “Faces of the Moon” and “Riding the Cycle of Creation.” Jenafer Joy lives and teaches in Mendocino County.
Hi! My name is Effy Wild and since 2010, I have taken a bazillion online e-courses in art journaling, mixed media art, sketching, and even life coaching. I’ve added these newly acquired skills to my previously acquired knowledge around working with nature, the subconscious mind, recovery from childhood abuse and developing spiritual practices that work to create an art journaling practice that really *means* something.
I’ve developed a kind of ‘artful shamanism’ that serves the artist just as well as the medicine men of old served their villages. You go deep. You explore the wound. You come back with artfully created healing salve for the things that stand between you and living the one wild and precious life you’ve got. It is a kind of practical magic that can be used by anyone, of any skill level to address whatever issues they might be facing.
You can find me on my blog, where I write about spiritual creativity, recovery and life in the little house that could, and on Facebook. I’m currently running a year long journal art program called Book of Days that has captured the imagination of 1100 + women. You would be most welcome to join me in that as well. Plus Many more from the Cosmic Cowgirl Tribe – A wild bunch of poets, artists, trouble makers and teachers who are turning the red key in it’s lock and setting things on fire that need burning up.
See you on the Rodeo of the Soul!