Spotlight On — An Explosion of Creativity
Moving beyond the rules!
Have you ever thought about your rules for creativity? You know, those rules you carry somewhere inside, the ones that were taught to you throughout your life, the ones that often don’t sound like rules, just some (adult?) voice saying: if you’re going to sing, you’d better sound just like the guy on the radio; a painting is only good if it actually looks like the thing you’re painting; orange and red don’t go together, silly; if it isn’t neat, it isn’t art; well you sure made a pig’s foot of that, guess you’d better give it up now. Just stop for a moment and allow yourself to know the truth of what you carry about your ability to be creative ...to be an artist.
It took me many long decades to discover that my “rules” about being creative were simply someone else’s opinion about the nature of creativity. And to notice that in many areas of my life I’d long since learned to quit paying attention to someone else’s opinion. So why was I hanging on so tightly in this one area? When I decided to loosen my grip on those rules that were rattling around in my body, I began to discover all kinds of things about myself and how I moved through the world. And, more importantly, I began to be able to express who I was with paint. The speed and vibrancy of what emerged from my being often astounded me.
In moving these discoveries from inside my awareness to the outside world, I discovered, yet again, that my experiences not only map closely to those of many others, but that leading creativity workshops were joyful, fun filled opportunities for both me and the curious souls who wanted to explore ever more about themselves.
I invite you to join me in August at the beautiful Oceanstone Inn near Peggy's
Cove, Nova Scotia if you would like to explore your creativity. I'll provide
all the necessary supplies for you to discover more about how creative you
are through either watercolour or acrylic media. All you have to do is bring
a curiosity for discovering more about you, a desire to soak up the warm, nurturing
yet wildly romantic Nova Scotia seaside experience, and an appetite for good
food and great conversation! By special arrangement with Oceanstone Inn, you
can arrange for a meal package to be included with your room or you can take
your meals as the mood strikes you at their new restaurant facility or a nearby
eatery. Connect with Oceanstone as soon as possible to book your room since
this is their busy season and they sell out quickly! www.oceanstone.ns.ca.
Two levels of program experience are being offered:
Creativity for Living runs Sunday evening, Monday afternoon
and Tuesday morning, August 7, 8 & 9th. This programs requires no previous exposure
to a WEL-Systems perspective, nor any previous painting experience, yet guarantees
that you'll leave with a fresh, new perspective on how creative you are, the
many ways in which you are living a creative life, and with many ideas on how
to create even more for yourself ...plus you'll have more paintings than you
ever dreamed possible!! For more information visit: www.TidePoolResources.com/poster/Creativity08.htm or
call Gwen McCauley at 613-254-7218
Creativity for Life is offered all day Wednesday and Thursday,
August 10th and 11th. You must have experienced one of the WEL-Systems intensive
programs to register into this playshop, although previous painting experience
is not necessary. We dive into The CODE Model™ and remain submerged for
2 full days, producing astounding results for both the beginning artist and those
already trained. For more information visit: www.PortalsPassages.com/poster/CreativityLife08.htm or
call Gwen McCauley at 613-254-7218
Come join me for a memorable experience of learning and discovery in a setting that is about as close to heaven as you can get on this earth! Lots of time is allowed for you to reconnect with nature, to soak up the sun and ocean breezes, to enjoy a massage and rediscover the creative genius that you already are. I'm counting on a grand time!
"Success is not the result of spontaneous
combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
We are pleased to offer you the following seminars, workshops and
programs. Each one designed to provide thought-provoking and life altering
experiences for your on-going personal and professional development.
WEL-Systems Experiences: June to September
|Éveil du Soi physique, mental et spirituel
Une introduction aux modèles WEL-Systems
|June 18 - 19
| Resourcefulness in Action
WEL-Systems Coaching Practicum
|July 14 - 22
|Igniting the Self
WEL-Systems:NLP Practitioner Certification
|July 16 - 22
|Influencing with Intention
WEL-Systems Master Facilitator Certification
|July 25- 31
|Creativity for Living
a journey into your creative potential
|Aug 7 - 9
|Creativity for Life
evoking creativity and clarity from within
|Aug 10 - 11
new conversations - new perspectives
|Aug 12 - 15
|The Power of One
WEL-Systems Change Agent certification
|Sept 20 - 21
|Taking Care of Business in Changing Times
results, resourcefulness & reality
|Communicating with Intention
creating a context for results
The listing above only shows the first scheduled date for Ottawa Ontario. For more details and the complete program schedule, see
Minding Your Dollars and Cents
If you are running or you anticipate starting a small business or professional
practice; if you're looking for a new way of viewing your business; if you
need ideas and concepts that are thought-provoking; or if you have an open
mind about business issues, join Mike DiLauro and Gwen McCauley for this one-day
opportunity to discuss and explore alternative, creative and playful ways
of viewing your business. Some of the topics we'll explore include:
The Game of Money: Is money what running a business all about? Is
there something more?
Elevate Your Thinking: Why having the same conversation gets you nowhere;
Get Rid of the Blame Game: Understand what effective leaders already know;
Jamming for Business: See your business, your colleagues, your clients and your competition in a different light;
Keeping Score: Learn how to keep track of the Dollars and Cents.
Facilitator Mike DiLauro brings a wealth of accounting and training expertise
to his workshops. More importantly, he brings the wisdom of having transformed
his own professional practice to support you in your business endeavours. For
more information about Minding
Your Dollars and Cents scheduled for June 22nd,
see the PDF file www.ProGenerations.com/poster/MindingDollarsRegistration.pdf
Awakening the Quantum
Biological Human™ Conference
A band of committed seekers brought their curiosity and desire to become
more to the Valhalla Inn in Toronto on May 28 & 29th for the inaugural Awakening
the Quantum Biological Human™ Conference. Each person found many
things, in true WEL-Systems fashion. Bruce Lipton filled in many spaces
in the on-going scientific conversation of the profound shift in our understanding
of what it is to be human. Louise then built on the discoveries from the
quantum sciences to invite participants to consider a whole new context for
the evolution of human consciousness ...'stay tuned for
another book from Louise' was one of the thoughts I found myself thinking as I engaged her provocative
and profound invitation!
Dominique Desilets from Ottawa had these thoughts about her experience: "I
am so happy that I chose to go to the conference and that I created the space
to be fully present to all of the magical conversations that took place. You,
Gwen and Paul should be thanked and commended for having followed the impulses
and manifested such an incredible event. I am looking forward to being part of
any and all future conferences in whatever capacity that is possible at the time.
It felt like home with all of you and I felt authentically me during the entire
two days. What a beautiful gift!"
All of us who elected to make space in our lives for this experience also were blessed to witness and be part of Bruce's incredible generosity. He created time for all who wanted to chat; his willingness to get to know each person who wanted a book signed was inspiring; and he was inclusive of all who attended. I've organized and attended many conferences over the years ...Bruce has set a whole new standard of expectations for me.
Our Day 2 workshops were extremely well received, offering conference participants
concrete ways in which to view themselves as the Quantum Biological Humans
that they are. Anita Allen, Pat Donihee, Cathy Carmody, Celine Burlock, Ray
Landry and Koreen Kimakowich are all now moving into busy futures offering
many workshops and coaching experiences on topics ranging from addictions,
to reclaiming voice, to conscious parenting, to shifting identities for law
enforcement officers to new approaches to wellness for health care practitioners.
Count on hearing their thunder as they begin to re-shape their worlds!
Without a doubt there will be future Awakening the Quantum Biological Human™ conferences. Let us know which topics or themes are of interest to you. We look forward to having you at a future WEL-Systems event.
New Certification Experience: DeCODEing Pain ~ August 12th
to 15th - Bolton, ON
Join other skilled and qualified healthcare practitioners in DeCODEing
a four-day certification program experience offering deep personal insights
into your own potential and creating the ability to guide others to discover
theirs! Explore the isolation of pain, how it affects people as individuals
and the impact it has on their families and society at large - and what to
do about it that works. Discover the power of thought and its relationship
to our experience in our real lives, in real time.
DeCODEing Pain, offers you an experience of the WEL-Systems® approach
to change - a non-allopathic, non-therapy model that turns insights into a
capacity for action. Successful completion of this program provides certification
as a CODE Model Guide™ from
the WEL-Systems Institute.
Offered from August 12th to 15th, in association with the WELSprings
Institute , this
experience is being held in the inviting and open facilities located
in Bolton, Ontario These
intensive 4 days are of particular interest to: Physiotherapists, Chiropractors,
Nurses, Doctors, Psychologists, Counsellors, Coaches, etc. For more info,
please visit: www.TidePoolResources.com/programs/decodepain.htm
Huna Retreat ~ October 14th to 16th - Oceanstone
Sometimes, we need to stop… take a long, slow, deep breath…
allow ourselves the time to explore our inner depths… to be pampered…
Mark your calendar and prepare to experience being part of an adventure of the
Spirit! Join your Huna 'ohana' (family) for another three days of discovering
in yourSelf what has long been known by the ancient Hawaiians. Registration
now open, for up to a maximum of 25 participants. Confirm your place now and
don't be disappointed. For more info, please refer to www.TidePoolResources.com/poster/HunaRetreat10.htm for
both the retreat and the magical space of Oceanstone, in Nova Scotia.
The Game of Money
by Michael Di Lauro
Quantum TLC™ Facilitator
“A finite game is in play when we view money as the most important
outcome of our efforts.
To view money as a trivial by-product derived from
the gratification that we, and others, get from our efforts is to play
an infinite game.”
In his book Finite and Infinite Games, James P. Carse argues that there are at least two types of games. He coins these Finite
Games and Infinite Games.
A Finite Game:
In a finite game, there is always a winner and there are those who rank below
the winner. A finite game has boundaries & limits (time & spatial limits,
for instance). It has a clear beginning and an end. It has rules that, during
the course of the game, do not change. Players in a finite game play to be
bestowed with power and titles. Finite games are serious and consume time.
The object of a finite game is to win.
An Infinite Game:
Players in an infinite game don’t play within limits or boundaries, they
play with boundaries. Not only can the rules change in an infinite game,
they must change. Infinite games are playful and generate time. In an infinite
game a player plays with strength. Although there can be a finite game played
within an infinite game, an infinite game cannot exist within a finite game.
The object of an infinite game is to keep the game in play.
This paper suggests how players in finite and infinite games might view their relationship with money. Furthermore, their view is constructed and framed within the WEL-Systems® Logical Levels of Thinking Model.
To read the full article, see the PDF file: www.ProGenerations.com/articles/GameofMoney.PDF