Who are you and what do you do?
Sunday from Sedona, Arizona. Romancing the Muse: creativity retreats, coaching and pilgrimages. Sedona, Arizona, a global center of creativity, is the birthplace of the Muse. Cloaked in red, she awaits your arrival.
The Muse is an emissary from afar and a messenger from the highest self. She works from both inner and outer realms. At Romancing the Muse retreat people learn how to court and propitiate her and how to design rituals of respect.
Enhanced and enlivened by ritual, movement, art and story, participants’ senses are the portals of reception that unshackle creativity, unleash sensuality and engage their Muses — the Radiant Strangers who accompany each person on the path from inspiration to manifestation.
Once engaged, the Muse will transform limitations, while calling forth one’s wildly wise, sometimes wayward, sometimes fearless, creative voice.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I write the Secrets of Sedona Fables for the Cosmospolitan and Secret of the Missing Crown: A Pilgrimage of Change.
Volume 1 of The Secrets of Sedona — Fables for the Cosmospolitan is an elegantly simple story that illuminates, radiates and inspires. It is a pilgrimage through the Sedona countryside, teaching a woebegone artist and her guardian angel the secret to help them negotiate the tricky, taxing, and sometimes terrifying terrain of change. Secret of the Missing Crown is a charming and perceptive union of words and images that again proves that angels appear in forms least expected and there is healing power in the red rocks of Sedona.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
[amazon_link id=”0615420613″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Secret of the Missing Crown: A Pilgrimage of Change[/amazon_link] by Sunday Larson. It offers solutions to complex problems through the power of simple and sometimes fanciful stories that remind readers of forgotten truths. Truths such as being kind to strangers, the value of simplicity, the reward of personal responsibility, the wellspring of creativity, the refusal to be a victim, the mysterious joy of ongoing change, respect for Mother Earth, the healing power of love and the unexpected appearance of angels.
What is one piece of advice that you’d like to give?
Discover the delights of The Slow Life.
What is one idea that you’re going to bring to life in 2012?
Volume II of The Sedona Fables for the Cosmospolitan–Secret of the Lost Art: A Pilgrimage of the Senses.
Mario Schulzke is the Founder of ideamensch, which he started a decade ago to learn from entrepreneurs and give them a platform for their ideas.