“I am creative.”
I woke up with those words in my mind, and shook my head in disbelief. What? I’m no artist, no poet, no musician. Creative?
Yet there were the words, that had come up in the half-awake moments where the secrets of dreams meet the light of reality.
So, this morning, with my coffee energizing my mind, my candle focusing my attention, and my journal and pen open to receiving inspired guidance, I asked the question, “Am I creative?”
“create” = to bring (something) in to existence
“creator” = a person/thing that brings something into existence
“creative” = marked by the ability or power to create
Therefore, if I am creative, then I am a person marked by the power to bring something into existence.
And, if I am a child of God, then I am also called to be a co-creator. This means that I have been brought into existence by God and marked by the power to participate with God in the purposeful bringing of something into existence.
What is that something?
Matthew 22:36-39 “Master, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Love. Over and over again, the call is to Love.
The return is to love.
Know Love. Offer Love. Receive Love.
But HOW? How do we do this?
Romans 12:6 “Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them…”
We each have unique gifts freely given to us by God, and we are called to share them with the world.
Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God.
Do we Embrace Grace?
Do we accept willingly & enthusiastically, and hold close, the promise that we are free, we are worthy, and we are loved?
If we say YES, or even desire in some secret, scared part of us to say yes… then in fact, WE ARE ALL CREATIVE.
We have all been marked by the power to create and purposefully bring into the world the one thing that the greatest commandment, the second commandment, and the new commandment all say to do: LOVE.
Interested in exploring EMBRACING GRACE further?
Consider the Embrace Grace project that McCain Whole Health Care will be offering starting January 24, 2019.
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Consider joining our Facebook group, SOUL-stice, a space where we stay still with our souls and reflect upon who we’re Be-ing as we’re Do-ing.
EMBRACE GRACE 2019
MWHC Metanoia Project
This project is an 11- month Embrace of Grace
(the free and unmerited favor of God, who is Love)
We will explore what it means to love God, Self, and Neighbor with all our hearts and minds and bodies, through
- A participation in the Dance of Desire & Delight with Divine Love (Richard Rohr)
- The intentional removal of barriers to Love within ourselves (Rumi)
- The integration of our Inner and Outer Selves (Parker Palmer)
Open to all! Registration required
Monday, Jan 21, 2019: 10 -11 am
Jan-Sept: 4thThursdays: 6-8 pm
Oct/Nov: TBD (individual & group retreat)
Jan-Sep: 1589 Port Republic Road, Suite 1, Harrisonburg (pending space requirements)
Jan-Sep: included for members, $150/month for non-members
Oct/Nov: additional cost for retreats (TBD)
Fierce: “showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity”
In 2013, I started partnering with Christina Kunkle, a resilience coach who opened my eyes to amazing possibility. With her, I identified my CORE VALUE OFFER – “Fierce High Service.”
Fast forward 5 years later, after graduation from a transformative health coaching program through the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, I received this soul-stirring gift from Karen Lawson, Deb Olson, and Theresa Nutt.
What a blessing, these women committed to changing the world by supporting the hearts & voices of others who want to offer their best selves to create deep and lasting change in the world.
These amazing women, coaches, friends have walked the walk with me these years. They have held the space for me to speak my Truth, to live into my Fierceness, and to take a leap of Faith into my 2018 Word of the Year, COURAGE, with its original meaning – “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
What is your Core Value Offer?
What is your Word of the Year?
Who holds the space for you to speak your mind by telling all your heart?
Peace, health, & wholeness – Arlene
“Be not afraid to live your faith. Be not afraid of branching out into the unknown. Be not afraid of the world’s view of failure. And be not afraid to alter your life’s mission.”- John Abbate
What is the mission of McCain Whole Health Care?
To empower clients by providing ongoing, personal, whole health care as a direct primary care physician who incorporates integrative health coaching and holistic healing practices. Additionally, to hold the space for physicians to fully answer their call to high service through the creative art of medicine. I partner with individuals as they discern personal motivations for healthy change and passionately support their inspired progress towards a thriving life.
“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” – David Whyte
McCain Whole Health Care Vision: To invite individuals to clarify, then manifest a vision for whole health that inspires them live boldly and live fully.
What you pay attention to, grows.
McCain Whole Health Care membership includes personalized Wellbeing Programs tailored to your health goals. We are focused on “both/and.” Both Family Medicine and MORE! Details to come!
“When you embrace the journey rather than the end result, the process can become richer and more impactful, enjoyable, and rewarding.” – John Abbate
Who do you invite to walk with you on your health journey? What support do you need to manifest the vision for your whole health?
Is it a physician who will diagnose & treat?
What if you invited a physician-coach to walk with you on the journey? Someone who could both diagnose & treat and listen & support through all the seasons of your life?