This began as an experiment in early 2022. I wanted to write more. I’d taken on a creative project (a solo show!) not related to my work or business and it wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. I was burnt out, dragging my meat suit from one to-do item to the next and needed a place to tend to my creative fire with spacious sweetness.
Over the years, I’d practiced getting into rooms with other writers to shut up and write. The results were incredible. I knew that if I hosted a space for other creatives to show up and create, together, we would get our butts in the chair and do the things that kept getting bumped.
This new iteration, for me, is an even deeper claim of my creative space. I shall show up four mornings per week. You’re invited to attend the ones that work for you.
This space has become far more than a co-working space. Magic is happening…
We’re feeding and are fed by a field of creative potency.
Listen to the story of how the Creative Cauldron came to be, what it is, etc.
What happens in the Creative Cauldron:
The magic happens when we do our work. We make our art. We write the words. We wrestle our creative stirrings into form.
We have two places we connect with each other and our Creative Work: Zoom & Mighty Networks.
We show up on zoom. We share what we’re working on. We set intentions. We call in the muse. We do the brave and risky work of heeding the creative spirit that wants to express itself through our gifts and talents.
We inspire each other. We cheer one another on.We work, side by side, solitarily on our projects, butnever alone.
We call these sessionsCo-Creating Sessions.It’s where we shut down tabs, shut out the world, shut up the doubting inner critic and we create!
At the beginning of each month, we will dedicate the first hour of our Monday Co-Creating Session to connection and intention setting in the group.
Once per month, we have an extended Session, a Creator’s Retreat, where we Co-Create and also engage Share-and-Tell feedback circles.
Join other dedicated creatives and make some sweet traction on your thing!
You’ll be delighted by the magic of collective support. Relax knowing you have the space and place to work and wrestle with your creative projects.
Weekly Co-Creating Sessions! (Four every week!)
Monthly Meet-Ups to set intentions and receive creative support!
Monthly Retreat days to deep dive into your work and give and receive feedback!
Weekly Co-Creating Sessions (Four of them!)
Monday through Thursday from 9am – 11am Pacific, are dedicated times to show up for your work.
Join them all. Or commit to the days that work for your schedule, rhythm and the season you’re in. Many previous participants have come to just one per week and say it’s totally worth it.
We’ll conjure the muse and get to work. We’ll write. We’ll make. We’ll bear down and birth the darn thing.
We’ll pay no mind to the perfectionist’s opinion of what’s coming through, we’ll simply make room and get it out. It may be brilliant and burst forth like a sparkling piece of genius. It may be a flaming pile of incoherent nonsense. No matter. We’re showing up. Together.
We will gather! We will make!
“I am SO grateful to have discovered you and feel so fortunate to have been a part of your Creative Caudron this fall. I'm inspired by the way you hold space, the reflections you offer, and the prompts you give. I've gotten so much out of each of the monthly meet-ups and found the retreat an incredible gift. And the other cauldron members! Everyone is so kind, supportive, and uplifting. I signed up for this group because I needed accountability support around showing up to write regularly, and that has been fantastic. What I was not expecting was how participating in this group field would connect me more deeply with my Creativity as a whole (and I do mean Creativity with a capital C; as in my ability to consciously create my life, as well as my creative projects).”
April Beebe (writing some sexy ass shizzle)
Are you called to the Creative Cauldron?
This program is for you if…
You know the power of having a place to show up and work on your thing.While utterly perplexing and somewhat embarrassing, you just don’t get your butt in the chair as consistently as you want to when left to your own devices. Having a set day and time when you know others are showing up for their art and work helps you to do the same.
Your creative works feels like a big, slippery fish.You’ve been trying to catch and wrangle that beast but time keeps slipping it away. It’s going to start to stink. You want help to catch, filet, fry and feast. Or if that metaphor grosses you out, maybe you want to wrangle and free that fish!
You’re tired of writing or making alone.You realize that what you’re in is largely a solo mission, and yet you want to be in a field of other creatives, nourished and supported by a shared container and experience. Willpower is an exhaustible resource. Showing up for yourself, with and when others are showing up for themselves, is regenerative.
You have to do it anyway and wish it didn’t feel like a chore.You create some kind of content (or need to!) for your work or business and you just feel so crappy about it! You want it to feel joyful or pleasurable, but it feels like a productivity grind. You’d like to make the leap into content creation actually feeling creatively satisfying and a place to express your talents and values.
You’re embarking on something that feels edgy or new and you’re hearing those totally unhelpful voices saying things like:“Who are you to do this?” “You’re too old, or too young, or too (insert diminishing self-identity).” “If you prioritize your creativity, you won’t be able to pay your bills or feed your family and everything will fall apart and it will be all your fault and everyone will leave you and you’ll be all alone forever. Also, your art sucks.”This is normal. And those voices suck, not us. Our impulse to create is divine.
You’re determined not to die with this living inside you.You do not want to walk toward the light when it’s your time and hearwomp womp.You don’t want to put off what your Soul wants to create. Maybe it feels like big, legacy work, maybe it’s just a whisper of knowing. Whatever it is, you can feel anxiety rise at the thought of not giving this the devotion it deserves.
You want to get to work.You’re not looking for a course or content to take in. You don’t want to learn about or talk about doing the work.You want to do the work.Just like the hardest part of doing yoga is getting on the mat, the hardest part of doing your creative work is getting to it. Let’s get to it! Get into the Cauldron!
Hi! I'm Chela.
I'm an Integral Master Coach and Master Certified Coach. I LOVE working with socially conscious entrepreneurs, creatives, and practitioners to help align your Soul’s purpose with your work in the world. I support the necessary inner work to break old patterns and create enlivening new opportunities. I've worked with hundreds of wise, committed and brilliant people to bring their gifts and genius outward, through ways of building businesses, creating offerings, making art, writing books, and growing the capacities they long for to lead their Calling. As the former President and Lead Teacher of the Integral Coaching Certification Program at Integral Coaching Canada, I've trained and certified hundreds of coaches worldwide. Stewarding and designing transformational change processes is my jam!
I've been an entrepreneur for over 23 years and I love the challenges and opportunities that come with carving out a life and life's work that are aligned and of service. I love writing like Cookie Monster loves cookies.