April’s Theme is Purpose.

You are here. Being here means you are alive, that you exist, and the mere fact that you exist means you have purpose.

“Purpose" does not have to be something grandiose. In fact, it can exist in all sizes and dimensions, separately, or even all at once.

Author and coach Martha Beck once wrote, “The ‘track’ of your life’s purpose has a unique character. It often shows up as a sense of joy and lightness in the body […] It may also appear as fascination, a strong desire to pay attention to certain topics or phenomena. More than anything, it’s a sense that what we’re doing is meaningful.”

Your purpose is made up of both the literal and the abstract, and its power is unmistakable. Those moments, memories, ideas, and conversations that you find yourself circling back to, with great fondness, make up the fabric of your purpose.

What makes you light up inside? What brings you peace? What are the big ideas that bring meaning to your days? And what are the specific details about each of these feelings that you’re drawn to?

However big or however small, draw your strength and inspiration from your purpose. Give yourself permission to approach your decisions with your purpose in mind. The more you do things in line with your purpose, the less you’ll default to what you’re conditioned to do.

When in doubt, take the steps you need to follow the path of your own joy. This path is your purpose. Our Indianapolis chapter chose this month’s exploration of Purpose and Jason Ratliff illustrated the theme.

When there’s nothing else, there’s hope.⁠

There’s no doubt that what the world is going through right now is nothing short of crazy. None of us would have thought we’d see anything quite like it. So we have a message for you;

If you are self-isolating for whatever reason, we encourage you to talk to your friends, your family and us. We may be apart, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be close. We want you to know that we are here.⁠

We’re working on ways to bring CreativeMornings to you wherever you might be so that we can all be connected through what we love… creativity.⁠

Stay connected everyone. Stay tuned. And most of all, stay safe.⁠

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COVID-19 has led us all into unexpected space and so we want to keep you updated on how it’s affecting things with CreativeMornings.

We’re in unchartered territory so unfortunately, as things currently are we cannot host our first event on 27th March as planned. Well, not in the traditional sense.

Obviously, the health and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance so to have a gathering of 50+ people would be utterly irresponsible.

We do, however, believe firmly in the power of community and we know that it is needed more than ever right now. So, to keep things creative and vibes positive, we are exploring alternative ways to bring CreativeMornings to you digitally. 

As it stands our event is not cancelled or postponed… we’re planning on going ahead, but moving our event 100% online so our speaker James Ashe can still deliver his talk on the theme of Identity.

As we progress through the week, we will keep you posted on how the above unfolds so please keep an eye on the usual channels for updates.

We will also be answering any questions you might have if you want to get in touch.

As the crisis unfolds daily, please know that we are thinking of you all and sending good thoughts. As a community, moments like this show us how truly connected we all are.

Talk soon. Stay Safe.

CMBelfast

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March’s theme for CreativeMornings is IDENTITY… a fitting topic of conversation for our city wouldn’t you agree?

To start our CreativeMornings journey, we have local artist James Ashe.

James is making a name for himself in Belfast and is becoming more popular every day. His work focuses on architecture, built heritage, politics, LGBT rights, abortion rights, punk and general life in N. Ireland. The theme of identity is close to all of our hearts here in Belfast and so we can’t think of a better topic to kick-off our Belfast Chapter.

For more information on James, check out the event link above and also to sign up to register for our first event.

See you on the 27th.