Defeat the Monsters! Retrieve the Treasure!
a preview of the “Journey into Creativity”
The Journey into Creativity is modelled on the image of an eight-week voyage of adventure and discovery. During the voyage we will visit a series of islands with odd-sounding names. On each island we will find wonderful jewels to fill our treasure-chest of creative expression - but only after we have learned to deal with the monsters that try to frighten us away.
Week 1: On the Island of Departure we will prepare for the journey, get to know each other and learn some of the ropes.
Week 2: On the Island of Direction we will explore where we are coming from, where we are now and where we want to get to. We will share tales of the monsters we've encountered in the past and those we've only heard of. We'll remind ourselves of the treasures these monsters are trying to hide from us - and strengthen our nerve for the journey ahead.
Week 3: On the Island of Inner Resources we will explore how our ideas, thoughts and beliefs affect our sense of creativity. We will meet the Monster of Self-Sabotage and discover the fabulous wealth he guards so jealously.
Week 4: On the Island of Outer Resources we look at relationships, money, work, home and other issues that impact on our creative expression.
Week 5: On the Island of Outer Expression we find our way over the Wall of Resistance that is protected by yet another group of monsters. On the other side is a magical chest whose treasures increase the more we use them.
Week 6: On the Island of Inner Expression we meet a group of monsters who set our bodies, minds, hearts and souls in conflict. As we learn to align these parts of ourselves, we find the key to our own creativity.
Week 7: The Island of Time is ruled by the Monster of Procrastination. We will need to confront this monster in order to ensure that all our other treasures arrive home safely.
Week 8: At last we reach the Island of Return, the Voyage is over, but the Journey has only just begun - again. As we take our leave, we look back at the Monsters we've dealt with and the Treasures that we've gathered and strengthen our hearts for the journey home - to our true selves.