Held by the Moon

Does aligning with lunar cycles and the rhythms in nature in a creative way intrigue you?

Is connecting with your spirit allies and ancestors important to you?

Do you want to learn more about practicing folk magic in your art journal?

Do you like the idea of doing sacred spiritual work alongside deep emotional healing and rewiring your brain?

This creative online gathering is for you!

Under the magic of the moon, we come together online to play in your art journal, practice magic and heal your inner world so you become all you desire to be.

Held by the Moon is a space where you can retreat, recharge, realign and explore your magic in a colorful and creative way.

During these online creative gatherings, I combine the ancient wisdom of lunar cycles with the power of art journaling and the MAP Method to practice folk magic and facilitate profound inner work. Together, we visualize, magnetize, overcome limiting beliefs and neutralize memories that are standing between you and your dreams so that you are one step closer to expressing your true self and experiencing the results you’ve been working towards.

We begin each gathering by aligning with the seasons and the moon.

We then enjoy a creative magic exercise that aligns with the lunar energy we’re working with that week. These exercises are meant to help you tend to your soul, practice magic or process emotions you haven’t had time to tend to earlier in the week.

We finish the evening off with a Moon Mapping session. This is where we work with the MAP Method to neutralize burdensome memories of the past and overcome limiting beliefs that are holding you back from reaching your true potential. (You can learn more about the MAP Method here)

I want you to walk away from these gatherings feeling lighter, clearer and ready to take confident, consistent steps forward in your life or in your business in the week ahead. I also want you to feel closer to your spirit allies and ancestors and have a greater understanding of what your own personal magic looks and feels like.

 

Don’t worry. You don’t need an art journal or art experience to enjoy these online gatherings. The exercises are simple and more about the process than the end result. Pencil crayons or markers on whatever paper you can find are perfectly fine.

Each time we gather we focus on a different theme.

Our next theme is How to Work with the Wisdom of Pisces to Believe in Your Creative Dreams

I talk more about the moon and this week’s theme here.

In this Held by the Moon online creative gathering, we will art journal with the waning moon and work with the  MAP Method to process, digest and release challenging thoughts, beliefs and emotions that cause you to doubt yourself and your creative dreams.

Pursuing a creative dream demands treating yourself with kindness, patience, and compassion, especially when those dreams seem far off. For highly sensitive people with a history of difficult childhood experiences following your creative dreams can feel daunting. The sensitivity that enriches your creativity with depth and insight also makes you more vulnerable to doubt and fear. It can be hard to keep believing in yourself and your creative dreams.

I understand this journey well. Living with MCAS, POTS, and a history of childhood trauma, alongside chronic anxiety, means my autonomic nervous system is acutely sensitive. Years of recovery and healing have shown me how important honoring my sensitivities is to making my creative dreams a reality. This journey has made me a late bloomer in the creative world, but it has also taught me the unparalleled value of persistence and self-care.

It’s easy to feel like giving up or to become discouraged, but that’s precisely why the emotional healing and magical work we do when we art journal with the moon and work with the MAP Method is so crucial. These practices help us navigate our sensitivities, clear subconscious blocks, transform unhelpful beliefs and thoughts, build up our confidence, repair our self-esteem and help us believe in ourselves and our creative dreams so we can make progress towards them.

Don’t forget – your sensitive nervous system, though requiring more care, also grants you unique strengths and depth.

If you have a creative dream and could use help overcoming creative blocks, reigniting your motivation or believing in your potential and you like the idea of tending to the beliefs, memories and thoughts that cause you to doubt yourself and your creative dreams or you just love to hang out in sacred space with your art journal and the moon, I’d love for you to join me.

These classes are held in my online Zoom meeting room and they will be recorded.  A recording will be emailed to you later in the week if you cannot attend live.

If I could wave a magic wand and make Dana’s class be exactly as I want it to be, I would want us to all be in person in the woods wrapped in Dana’s magic and the magic of Mother Earth, the moon, the stars and everything in between. I enjoyed the smaller class size so everyone who wanted to participate could participate within the time frame and I enjoyed the structure, spirit-based activities and teaching style.

J. C.

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What I most enjoyed about the class was learning more about planets, houses, energy of those planets and houses and how they can possibly be affecting me and also suggestions to use that energy in a way that is helpful/useful. There was nothing I didn’t enjoy! Although my brain struggled to keep up with all the information, I still enjoyed it.

I LOVE all the mini art classes that include MAP at the end.

J. W.

Next Gathering

Friday, March 1, 2024

11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT

class will be recorded

Invitation and instructions will be emailed to you closer to the date.

There are no refunds.

Register for the Class Here

During these creative gatherings we may do one or all of the following:

  • align with the lunar rhythms of that day
  • invoke the support of your spirit allies and/or ancestors
  • create a page in your art journal to explore cosmic themes and how they are affecting you and your business in the week ahead
  • cast a spell in your art journal
  • experience a Moon Mapping session to clear memories and beliefs that are preventing you from growing, healing or manifesting the changes you want to experience in your business

On a scale of 0-10, I think your class was a 9. I’ll definitely do another class – it was very fun and informative! I really don’t know anything about astrology so it’s all cool.

R.B

What if I miss the live class?

This is a live gathering that takes place online in my Zoom meeting room. The gathering will also be recorded so if you can’t make it live, I will send you access to a recording later in the week. Refunds will NOT be available.

What do I need?

The basics for these gatherings would be an art journal or paper, a pen and some pencil crayons or markers but you can always use whatever you feel inspired to (I support spontaneous creativity here). I lead the art journal prompt but I leave the materials you use up to you. If you like mixing it up, make sure you have your art supplies handy, such as your acrylic paints, brushes, glue, scissors and scrapbook paper or magazine, book or printed images that you might want to include. Personally, I like using ink and watercolor pencils, watercolors, markers and paint markers.

For your magic supplies, you can keep this basic as well and have a candle handy as well as whatever you use to clear and invoke energy. You might also want to bring magical items that resonate with the theme we are working on or set up an altar to enhance the magical work you will be doing. I’m a solitary witch of no particular affinity who believes the only rules worth following are the ones you believe in so do what works best for you. If you are new to practicing magic, I would, however, encourage you to stretch yourself and be okay with doing things that feel awkward at first. Just like working with your creativity, feeling comfortable and confident with your magic takes time and practice. Be okay with learning and growing and trying new things or using new magical tools that you are drawn to try even if it feels strange at first. It’s how you will find what truly resonates with you.

What if I don’t have an art journal?

You do not need an art journal nor do you need to paint regularly or consider yourself an artist to join me. You can use pencil crayons or markers or whatever you have handy. I even blend a lot of collage into what I create. There are no rules. The process is more important than the finished product. There is no art experience necessary to enjoy this gathering for highly sensitive entrepreneurs and you don’t have to share what you create if you don’t want to. It’s all very relaxed and loose.

What is the MAP Method?

Near the end of the class, I will lead us through a MAP session.  I work with the MAP Method to teach your subconscious mind how to clear and neutralize emotional triggers and negative beliefs for you.

The MAP Method is gentle and relaxing (just like art). It doesn’t require you to remember or relive traumatic memories. You simply close your eyes and observe your experience!

It’s a safe and gentle way to get immediate results without having to do all the work on your own.

If you want to learn more about the MAP Method, you can read more about it here.

HERE’S WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE MAP METHOD

I’m grateful for this work and this process. My whole nervous system is relaxed.

Wow, wow, wow!!!  That was amazing!  I am so grateful for feeling less stressed and more positive about my future!

I’m grateful for this session. Thank you so much. I feel better.

Thank you so much for lowering the blocks/fears to a zero.

Thank you for that shift. It felt amazing!

I am grateful for learning more about my relationship with money and about myself and about what I want. I am grateful for this gift of this class.

Just had so many breakthroughs.  Thank you SOOO much for this.

I have chronic neck issues due to a car accident & as I was going through the exercises I felt all that pain release. My neck is always really stiff the first few hours of the day. The stiffness disappeared about halfway through. I wanted to express my sincere gratitude.

The session where I work with the MAP Method is optional. I will give you the opportunity to leave if you’re not interested in this part of the class but I strongly encourage you to join us. Working with your subconscious mind while you look at the art you created is pretty powerful.

This is for you if:

  • you can join us online on the date and time specified or you want access to the recording
  • you’re a kind person who is empathic or has a highly sensitive nature
  • you value creativity and intuition especially in spirituality and don’t feel the need to impose your rules on other people
  • you value overcoming limiting beliefs and neutralizing emotional memories from the past
  • you are a creative person who isn’t afraid of letting their inner five year old come out and play
  • you want to learn more about the moon phases and how to create with them

This is not for you if:

  • you are uncomfortable with witchy things
  • you are impatient with people who don’t get all the details just right (I’m a creative intuitive with a lot of gifts but getting all the details just right isn’t one of them so patience and kindness is necessary.)
  • you believe there is a right way to practice spirituality or moon magic and a wrong way
  • you are uncomfortable connecting with your spirit allies and/or ancestors

How this class came to be…

As a highly sensitive professional intuitive and art witch with MCAS, I enjoy supporting other highly sensitive people reach their dreams and goals. The world needs more of us to succeed but for highly sensitive people, success isn’t just about strategies and bottom lines. It’s a holistic journey that deeply entwines our heart, soul, and purpose. My passion is to create those creative nourishing spaces so you release the emotional baggage you no longer need and replace the limiting beliefs that hold you back with new, self-empowering beliefs that help you thrive.

I also happen to love magic and art and the moon and being in sacred space with kindred spirits who believe there are hidden realms with loving beings who want to support us in becoming the truest version of ourselves.

 

  • I’m a professional intuitive with 25 years experience and clients from all over the world
  • I’m a witch that doesn’t affiliate with any particular belief system
  • I help highly sensitive empaths because I am one too
  • I’m a certified MAP practitioner and I love the way it works with the unseen realm
  • I’m trauma informed (because I had to be to tend to my own early childhood trauma and how it affected my autonomic nervous system and contributed to my Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)
  • I manage highly sensitive physical needs while following my creative dreams
  • I use magic to support my emotional healing AND to help me realize my creative dreams
  • I was trained as a high school English and Art teacher but when I was pregnant with my son I started hearing angels and life took an unexpected turn to lead me here
  • I led in person and online women’s circles for over 5 years
  • I have a passion for inner child healing and reparenting ourselves
  • I live in a beautiful mountain town with my husband and dog
  • A well-kept secret (until now) – I drive to the local yoga studio NOT to do yoga but to buy chocolate chip tahini cookies because they’re the only treat that my mast cells don’t react to (I have MCAS)

no art experience necessary

I’m in!

I’m ready to align with the lunar cycles that are here to support me!

Next Gathering

Friday, March 1, 2024

11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT

class will be recorded

Invitation and instructions will be emailed to you closer to the date.

Register for the Class Here

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