Watch this video for greater context about the Red Thread as a symbol for connection and healing, and how we use it in our Intentional Creativity Community.
This training is for those women who desire to become a Certified Intentional Creativity Guide by learning to lead Circles through teachings shared in The Way of the Red Thread (a book and manual written by Shiloh Sophia containing wisdom and resources related to the many legends and stories of Red Thread) and the Intentional Creativity approach of creating with mindfulness, a richer explanation is further described below.
Circles are simply gatherings with a group of people with a common theme of intention to transform through the use of curated Intentional Creativity methods and rituals. Circles enhance any personal and professional development program you may already have and fine-tunes your group facilitation skills by increasing your ability to create meaningful communication and connection among individuals and groups.
Red Thread Training prepares students to design, curate, and lead their own circles and rituals of any size. It will guide you through a personal journey of self-discovery, starting with your own sense of connection and belonging, then writing your own story of where you are from and the kinds of circles and experiences you are called to hold. The training concludes with The Heroine’s journey, in which you honor your commitment to yourself by completing your Certification requirements to become a Certified Intentional Creativity Guide.
Those who complete the required assignments for certification will be invited to join our Intentional Creativity Guild of over 400 graduates. At this time our community resides online, though we do plan to hold in person gatherings again in the future.
This training can be taken from anywhere in the world since the curriculum is delivered completely online, with user-friendly technology such as Zoom and our private iMusea App classroom. Continue exploring this page to get a full picture of what you will learn, do, and experience in this training.
Shiloh Sophia filming during the Ritual 13 Moons Painting Course
This year we have added a new Intentional Creativity painting process woven throughout the training. We will be working on one abstract expressionism painting that will represent your circles and your beloveds (circle attendees). This is about you expressing what's coming through internally onto the canvas and gaining greater access to your ideas. No painting skills or experience required.
What is Intentional Creativity?
Intentional Creativity® is to make with intention, mindfulness, and love, infusing our creations with awareness. Intentional Creativity® is rooted in a matriarchal lineage of women creatives that has been called an 'enduring influence' going back over 100 years of both family and teachers. It is a sacramental approach to creating in all mediums that can lead to transformational experiences, social justice, community connection, conscious, and subconscious awakening. Practicing Intentional Creativity® within a methodology invites each one of us to become the curators of our own consciousness.
Red Thread Training includes a variety of Intentional Creativity® processes you can use as-is or tailor to fit any Circle theme of your choosing. The best part, these Intentional Creativity® practices often lead to powerful transformational outcomes for those who experience them, amplifying the impact of your circles.
Here are some examples of Intentional Creativity® images from various pieces of training led by Shiloh Sophia to give you an idea of what we will create together!
8 Degrees of Freedom by Shiloh Sophia. Created during the 2019/20 Motherboard Intentional Creativity Coaching Certification Program - The Voyager Process.
Called by Context painting in process created during the 2018/19 Radiance Business Circle Course
Another example of the Called by Context painting process as taught in Radiance
The Red Thread Training is delivered over 3 months, from June 1 - August 31.
Module 1 Theme
I am Already Connected.
Week 1: Called to the Red Thread
Week 2: Connecting with Red Thread as Talisman
Week 3: Claiming Your Piece
Module 2 Theme
I am Called to
Week 4: Fearless Belonging
Week 5: Red Thread of Empowerment
Week 6: Leading Red Thread Circles
Module 3 Theme
I am Responsible
for My Piece.
Week 7: Red Thread Circle Design and Preparation
Week 8: Sacred Technology and Zoom Skill Practice
Week 9: Crossing the Alchemical Bridge into Guide Archetype
Module 4 Theme
I am a Witness.
Week 10: Red Thread Vision Plan Book
Week 11: Intentional Creativity Self-Initiation Resources
Week 12: The Heroine’s Journey: Completions and Returns
Here are some highlights of what we will do in this training. Within the Red Thread Training curriculum, there are required assignments focused on the weekly themes that are connected to The Way of the Red Thread curriculum. All of which are designed for further self-discovery with the training goals and objectives taken into consideration.
Enjoy an Intentional Creativity® process from one our cherished Intentional Creativity Teachers and faculty members, Dr. Havi Mandell on Naming, Claiming, and Expressing Essences connected to your Red Thread Circles
Learn a teaching for coming into Alignment and Showing Up in an Empowered way with Shiloh Sophia, Dr. Mary McCrystal and guest Intentional Creativity Teacher, Kerry Lee
Create an 8-page Red Thread Vision Plan Book to guide you in exploring who your beloveds are and the kinds of offerings you want to create. This is done with simple watercolor paper and acrylic paint. You can make one for each idea you have.
"Music is my medicine, my story of healing. My offering to you, on your own journey, to help you find your medicine within your own song, within your own rhythms." ~ Lavender Grace
Experience the Intuitive Drumsong teaching from one of Shiloh Sophia’s dearest friends and collaborators, Lavender Grace Cinnamon. With her powerful song and drum medicine, Lavender will lead you in song, show you how to play your frame drum, and guide you to connect with your true voice. For many women, the first time you hold a drum in your hands or hear your voice returning in your own ears from its resonant center, something visceral and powerful shifts within. It may feel like an ancient connection or a call home. Frame drumming is an ancient art of women and is powerful even in its simplest forms. You can consider using your frame drum (a.k.a. buffalo drum) in your circles to open, guide a journey, or close the container.
As part of your Red Thread Training, you will be encouraged to step into self-initiation practices.
When you say 'yes' to the Red Thread Training, you will enter into a three-month self-initiatory experience into empowered leadership. Something in you is desiring to shift, transform, and grow. As you begin to understand and work with The Way of the Red Thread, transformation is very likely to be experienced! Listening to the voice of your soul and stepping into aligned living and leading is a conscious choice - one that often requires us to be willing to honor our current story and gifts that have led us to this point, and begin to step over the threshold into the next place!
Self-initiation practices can help us to experience this honoring, threshold crossing, and integration that leads us to a new, more empowered place in our lives. We will be providing you with teachings about self-initiation as well as Intentional Creativity processes to support you in creating Self Initiation practices that are personal, intuitive, and meaningful to you.
Red Thread Training Graduate Amber Gould during her own Self Initiation ceremony
Here is a peek into a few rituals that Red Thread Training students will experience in our journey. In the work of Intentional Creativity, we approach everything in a sacred manner. This approach leads to conscious relationships with ourselves and others. One of the ways we do that is through simple rituals, using the basic elements of earth, air, fire, water, and red thread combined with creativity and language.
The experience we intend for our students goes well beyond the mechanics or logistical knowledge and skills of how to gather and guide women in circle ceremonies. Many of our graduates share that each of our certification training programs brings about a personal transformation and an experience like none other. You will be exposed to uncommon knowledge, yet is rooted in long-standing ancient traditions from our teachers and cultures around the world. We strive to build deeper more meaningful connections to the material and practices in support of catalyzing your choice of activism to change the world one gathering at a time.
Do you feel called?
Creating beauty and Ritual
Red Thread Training Gathering in 2019
Red Thread Ritual using the elements
What will you get in this training?
Additional connection with your Musea Membership: Being a Musea Member is required for all Certification Trainings offered at Musea. Members are a part of our active community who share a common vision of uplifting the voices and art of women around the world. You can learn more about membership here. The cost is $10/month for the Artist level and includes wonderful community benefits such as a monthly 'Artist Circle' where members come together for Intentional Creativity process and Red Thread Circle. There is also a monthly circle for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color members for culturally specific connection and support.
Once you’ve obtained your Intentional Creativity Circle Guide Certification, you will receive …
Here is an example badge that you receive to add to your
website/offerings after you Graduate
Gathering for the Color of Woman training at the beach in Mendocino, California 2018