Hello colorful soul!  
I’m Ally.  

I’m a soulful woman on a quest to spark
feminine intuition, sacred imagination and creative possibility.

Two of the deepest beliefs I hold are:

You and I are sacred BE-ings.
CREATIVITY is our birthright.  

However, it’s been a long spiral road to come back to these truths.
You see, there was a time when I lost connection to the purity of creativity.

I got bungled up in competition with peers.

I became insecure in my ideas.

My focus was on the “perfect” end product without enjoyment of the process.

I no longer saw myself as creative.

Slowly, I moved further away from my true way of being in the world
to become what others wanted me to be.
My sacred spark dimmed and I lost connection to my authentic self.

Autopilot became my way to navigate life.
I said “Yes” to tasks that kept me busy, not fulfilled.
I listened to others’ advice for my life
because I believed they knew better than I did.

All this drained me to empty.

Eventually, my path led me to deeply navigate my relationship with Divine Love.
Before long, I heard a whisper within say, “Be still.”

So, I sat. And listened.
Then, I started to write.
Poetry came forth.
I opened watercolors and began to flow color.

When I engaged creativity as sacred relationship
between Divine Love and myself, everything changed: 

RELATIONSHIP replaced routine

PRACTICE replaced perfection

BEAUTY replaced busy

PROCESS replaced progress

INTUITION replaced institution

The Sacred Feminine wooed me into her embrace.

Today, I have a sustainable, creative practice that opens me
to inner feminine wisdom and soulful ideas.
This practice changes daily and flows organically.
The creative life isn’t static!

By regularly showing up for myself through intentional ritual and art making,
I’ve grown self-compassion and courage.
As I create, possibility and healing arises through image and word;
transformative action follows.

I’d love to gently guide you to tend YOUR sacred story
with the magic of color and words.

YOU are sacred.

YOU are creative.

I care deeply that you take time for creative nourishment 
so you may access your intuition and live intimately connected 
to YOUR colorful ideas and authentic vision 
in relationship with Divine Love.

Let’s COLOR our WAY with love, together!

Ally Markotich is an artist and Practitioner of Creative Formation. Ally is the creator of Soul Kindling LLC, an online creative respite where she guides
her clients to express their truest colors and gently encourages their creative growth. Ally is certified as a Red Thread Guide and Intentional Creativity® Educator from Musea and in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is also a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner in the tradition of
Mikao Usui. She graduated with a BFA (Graphic Design) from Alfred University (NY, 1999). She’s an active guild member of Musea: Center for Intentional Creativity trained by artist, Shiloh Sophia. She lives in the Piedmont of North Carolina, original land of the Lumbee, Tuscarora and Catawba peoples
with her husband, two sons and very silly yellow lab. On any given day, you may find Ally on a day trip for searching for books and ice cream. You can find
more of her art, musings and offerings at www.soulkindling.com. Reach out to Ally at ally@soulkindling.com.