Happy April Digital Sisters! Are You A Creativista?


Happy April Digital Sisters!

This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is promoting the theme, “Giving Birth to Your Creativity” as a Creativista. What are you giving birth to this year?

Today’s blog invites you to explore who you are as a Creativista. Check out the Creativista Profile below. It is an excerpt from Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online.

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley - www.leighmosley.com

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley – http://www.leighmosley.com

Creativista Profile:

A Creativista is a woman who gives birth to creativity (art, books, content, films, mobile apps, products, services, webisodes, and videos). If you identify with one or more of the Creativista’s characteristics, please check out the Creativista Manifesto collage below. Consider making one to jumpstart your writing process. All you need are some of your favorite magazines, construction or poster board paper, scissors, and glue sticks. Look for words, phrases, and images that represent your definition of a Creativista. Paste them on to your paper. If you need to write some of your words and phrases, use magic markers, crayons, or pens. After you finish the collage, give yourself a few days to look at it. Record any thoughts you have while looking at it. Use them  as writing prompts for your Manifesto. Feel free to use the one contained below as a sample or adopt it as your own.

Creativista Collage by Ananda Leeke

Creativista Collage by Ananda Leeke

Manifesto:

I am a woman who makes beautiful things. I embrace Virginia Woolf’s wisdom: “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” I create a life I love. It starts with a desire to chase what moves me the most. I discover it. I live it. I own it. I add my own scenery. I am colorful. I use my voice. I express myself. I take a deep breath and dream big. I rediscover myself. I am intuitive, open-minded, imaginative, adventurous, and curious. I am creative inside and out!

Chakra Connection (click here to learn more about chakras):

Creativista’s energy is connected to the:

§  Sacral, or second chakra, which corresponds to creativity, pleasure, sexuality, and well-being. It governs the bladder, circulatory system, and sexual and reproductive organs.

 

§  Solar plexus, or third chakra, which corresponds to willpower, persistence, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It governs the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and spleen.

 

§  Heart, or fourth chakra, which corresponds to love, joy, harmony, and inner peace. It governs the heart, chest, lungs, and circulation.

 

§  Throat, or fifth chakra, which corresponds to communication, expressions of feelings, and the truth. It governs the throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth, and neck.

 

§  Third-eye, or sixth chakra, which corresponds to intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions. It governs the eyes and base of the skull.

 

Chakra colors

Color Connection (click here to learn more about colors):

Wear or surround yourself with the colors orange (second chakra), yellow (third chakra), green or pink (fourth chakra), light or sky blue (fifth chakra), and indigo blue (sixth chakra) to connect with Creativista’s energy.

Gemstone Connection:

Wear or surround yourself with amber or carnelian (second chakra), citrine or tiger’s eye (third chakra), aventurine or rose quartz (fourth chakra), turquoise (fifth chakra), and lapis lazuli (sixth chakra) gemstones to connect with Creativista’s energy.

Goddess Connection (click here to learn more about goddesses):

Creativista is connected to the goddesses mentioned.

§  Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of creativity, and Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of the arts (second chakra)

 

§  Al-Uzza, the Arabian goddess of confidence, vigilance, and preparation; Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess of royal power; Durga, the Hindu warrior goddess; and Sekhmet, the Egyptian warrior goddess (third chakra)

 

§  Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love; Erzulie, the Haitian goddess of love; Kwan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion; and Venus, the Roman goddess of love, (fourth chakra)

 

§  Vach, the Hindu goddess of speech and communication (fifth chakra)

 

§  Tara, the Tibetan goddess of wisdom (sixth chakra).

 

Yoga Connection (click here to search Yoga Journal’s web site for instructions on how to do the poses below):

Practicing bound angle, downward facing dog, triangle, and wide angle poses (second chakra); bow, boat, warrior one, warrior two, warrior three, sun salutation, and all twisting poses (third chakra); camel, cat, cobra, fish, sphinx, upward facing dog, and upward facing bow poses (fourth chakra); bridge, fish, lion, plow, and upward plank poses (fifth chakra); and bridge, child’s, downward facing dog, shoulder stand, and standing half forward bend poses (sixth chakra) can help you connect with Creativista’s energy.

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

 

During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 and 2013, the women listed below were named Creativista Digital Sisters of the Year. Take a few minutes to learn about them. They are great Creativista virtual mentors.

2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

 

2013 Digital Sisters of the Year

 

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Visit Amazon.com to read about and purchase Ananda Leeke’s Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available for Kindle and as a paperback). The book includes a list of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. It also features an appendix that helps you explore and identify Creativista and the six other Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

 

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2 thoughts on “Happy April Digital Sisters! Are You A Creativista?

  1. Great read Ananda.. right on time… synchronicity at its finest.. I have been drawn to the colors orange and yellow and someone told me the chakrad they represent and to even eat vegetables or foods in those colors. Last night I committed to doing a vision board, this morning I meditated for the first time in ages and saw purple… then I clicked on your most informative and powerful blog post that put it all together for me… Thank you! Theresa -Lettie Gooch♥

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