real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in
seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust (1871-1922), author, Swann's Way
I'm delighted you've dropped by for a visit and trust you've been
led to the perfect place at the perfect time. This website is intended
as a portal that invites you to rediscover the landscapes within and around you
with new eyes. You may be surprised by what you find. By transforming
doing (seeking new landscapes) to being (seeing with new eyes), you
learn to make peace with yourself. Of course, it takes courage to reshape perspectives. I also know you wouldn't be here right now if you were
The moment one
gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a
mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. – Henry Miller,
The mystery and alchemy of each breath and each moment inform the approach taken with Creative Conscious Transformation. It is precisely in acknowledging and appreciating the power, grace, and
beauty of the seemingly mundane and repetitive aspects of our iives
where we find the impetus for our most significant insights and
transformation. Creative Conscious Transformation describes my
approach to life and reflects the essene of my being. "Creativity is a
shapechange," Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes in Women who Run with the Wolves.
Would you like to learn how to transform what is no longer working
for you? How to deepen your relationship to the moment? Or how to
develop that close attention to detail which gives rise to the
wonderment you remember from your childhood - or perhaps wish to
remember? That's all it is - remembering because you already
know the answers even though perhaps not consciously. Transformation
occurs, just like the metamorphosis through which the butterfly emerges
from the caterpillar, when we reshape our perspectives. Then we reveal
our magnificent essence - the essence that has always been there, the
infinite potential you are. Visit the Spiritual Life Coaching page and the Seminar page for more detailed information. You might wish to learn more about One-to-One Coaching, the Small Group Coaching process I offer or the deeply satisfying Mini-Retreats and Intensives.
"Learn to... be
what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not." – Henri Frederic Amiel
Creative Conscious Transformation presents you with many
opportunities to rediscover and remember while you learn to BE - be
present in the moment, learn to recognize the true YOU and to
appreciate life's paradoxical nature through which all tension
dissolves. As Carl Rogers states, "The curious paradox is that when I
accept myself as I am, then I can change."
Are you ready to explore?
As you can see, Creative Conscious Transformation entails
eight major components, all of which are intended to stand on
their own. At the same time, due to the interconnectedness of the
cosmic web and the fact that the whole equals more than the sum of its
part, a committed exploration of more than one component greatly enhances each
experience and is encouraged, even though not required, of course. After all, YOU, your interests, desires, needs, and commitment shape
your personal Creative Conscious Transformation.
Therefore, the level of your participation may simply consist in the occasional reading of my blog entries at Martina's Musings or the newsletter "From the Insight Out." You may wish to interact with me and others by posting comments on my
blog, which will lead to building and shaping your community of kindred
spirits. Since energy follows intent, the ripple effect of just one
little shift you create in your perspective may surprise you!
If you enjoy group settings and interactions with like-minded individuals, you may wish to explore the various SEMINARS offered locally at Martina's Mews (in Kitchener, Ontario) as well as nationally and internationally. In addition to the Creative Art of Living and Learning (CALL) programs, you might feel drawn to the less formal circle gatherings that cater to small interest groups and groups of various ages, such as Young Adults, Seniors, and mixed age groups.
Topics for CALL programs and circles range from Getting
Unstressed (GUS), Intuition and Intent, Deep Listening
to Whole-Being Learning, Living the Paradoxes of Life, Loss and
Grieving, Creative Expression and Healing, and Infinite Mind. Tele-seminars on these and similar topics may provide another option for you, particularly if you cannot attend a seminar in person.
Spiritual Direction may be your choice if you feel drawn to a
more contemplative focus on your relationship with the presence of the
Divine in your life.
If you, your work, your charity, your fitness club, your church or any other organization with whom you are involved is in need of an Inspirational Speaker,
you might consider my services. Speaking engagements in English or
German on a wide variety of topics in the field of consciousness and
spirituality, health and wellness excite me because of the wonderful
opportunity to interact and build community. Perhaps you're not even
sure what exactly you may want or need. Let me assist you. The length
and the character of the talk, be it humorous, research-oriented, lay
audience, experts and more, can all be determined on a needs basis.
has always been important to me, but had remained personal for the most
part other than my academic writing endeavours. In the last few years,
though, I've engaged much more actively in creative non-fiction writing
and poetry. Such writing endeavours have now become integral aspects
of my BEING and thus, by extension, play an increasing role in my
approach to Creative Conscious Transformation. I now include a variety of writing activities in some of my programs as well.
In addition to the newsletter and my blog, I'm ready to share other writing with you - right now in form of my book Invisible Connections: Living the Paradoxes of Loss, which is awaiting publication. More writing continues to emerge and come into form as time passes.
Yyou may have guessed by now that countless variations of the basic eight components of Creative Conscious Transformation
potentially exist. Only your imagination limits what might be
feasible. I delight in hearing your ideas and am curious to see where
they might take us.
Remember that my role is simple: I am here to create and hold a safe
space for you. I listen to you. I hear and see you. I serve as your
temporary companion who is prepared and skilled to witness you on this
stretch of your journey with discernment, integrity, authenticity and
honesty. That means I may also ask you direct and serious questions. I
treat you as the whole being that you are and honour you as YOU. I
further insights and a deeper understanding of my approach to life, my
background, education, or academic and practical experiences and
training, visit the "Lots More" section of this website. There you will also find inspiring stories, information on Brain Management and a list of resources.
Remember to sign up for my newsletter "From the Insight Out" and my blog Martina's Musings. If you are on Facebook, add me as a friend and you will discover my daily inspirational quotations there.
Blessings to you.
It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau