Focus Before Fire Turns Creativity into an Unstoppable Force

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  There is no denying that creativity is a force that runs on passion and inspiration, two energies that can be hard to focus. Taking these two aspects and transforming them into something that can live in the 3D world is a true magical act, like turning water into wine. It's part of why our creative abilities can be so mysterious - even to ourselves!    Each project, concept, collaboration, hobby, personal connection or idea scribbled into the margins of a journal is a … [Read more...]

Awakening To Our Inner Creative Force and Natural Pace

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  There is something so beautiful about connecting with our true inner creative force and allowing it to speak through us.   When we get the kiss of inspiration it’s a feeling like no other, and it’s touch is an opportunity for us to bring an idea or spark into reality.   Yet, it’s so easy to lose touch with inspiration energy as the mind jumps to obstacles, deadlines, comparisons, shoulds, expectations and “rules”. This is why inspiration can quickly die on the … [Read more...]

Dreaming With the E-Brake On: How We Unknowingly Limit Creative Options

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  How do you define creative options for yourself?   As possibilities you hold in your heart?  Clear choices out on the table? Hobbies and weekend passions that spark creativity? A list of alternatives that serve as a back-up to well-orchestrated plans?   Or is it expressed as an automatic gut-inspired choice?   While there's no “one” way to see and act on the creative options in front of you, there's a well-worn way you often go about it - and your … [Read more...]

Solstice Energy and Finding your Seasonal Creative Groove

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  No matter where you are in the world, the solstice inspires a big shift in your creative groove. It’s a powerful marker of endings and new beginnings. You can feel it in your bones, sense it on your skin and anticipate the freshness of something different as you say goodbye and let go.   In this space of releasing the grip of an old season and birthing something new, it’s important to actually breathe into what you are feeling and connect with it. What’s exciting or worn … [Read more...]

Falling Down Can Be the Best Creative Learning

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  The most potent creative learning comes through when you are challenged in unexpected ways.   The times when what was easy becomes hard, more complicated or seems near impossible, it takes determination to see past the loss of what you’ve come to know; to embrace a way to do life differently and still feel creative. More importantly, it can be hard to feel like you deserve to still pursue your desires.   Sudden shifts in life can also help you easily slide you … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: 5 Ways to be in the Flow During a Creative Transition

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  A creative transition can feel really tricky to navigate. You are straddling two worlds that don’t feel solid or clear and looking for ways to expand the core of who you are without totally losing yourself - all at the same time. The instruction manual is being written as you walk through the experience, and takes a lot of faith in yourself to keep moving forward through the foggy bits.   The ease of a creative transition does not reflect whether or not it's worth pursuing, … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Change Up your Self-Care Practice

  A new season brings in fresh energy of a different flavor, which means how you spend your time on self-care changes, too. The weather shifts with the daylight and your focus becomes more inward or external depending on where you live around the world.   We all feel the itch, a fresh infusion of change as the earth does her thing, so why not join in the creative flow by switching up your self-care routine a bit, too?   Maybe you celebrated the most recent season by … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Release Outdated Goals

  I chatted with a few very creative, soulful folks recently about gaining traction towards creative desires, and we wandered onto the topic of setting and using goals as a tool to focus energy and efforts.   Personally, I have a bit of a challenge with the word goal. It feels a bit restrained and limiting. I prefer terms like objective, vision or task - they feel more open and flexible, even though they are also used to describe something very specific. But alas, the word … [Read more...]

Change and Creative Realignment

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  Change waits for no one - which is a very dramatic way of saying it’s a powerful catalyst in sparking the need for a little creative realignment.   The spark of change can feel…   Intense, frustrating and unfair - even terrifying when it’s forced upon you,   or...   Scary, overwhelming and intimidating when you are in charge of making the change for yourself.   However change comes into your life, it’s impact requires you do a bit … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Change a Part of your Routine

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A routine can be a double-edged sword at times. While it helps you focus creative energy and sustain momentum, it can also stall your creative flow when the routine never changes.   If you’ve hit a wall and aren’t exactly sure when it started, why not mix things up and change part of how you approach the work day, personal time or relationships with others?   Small, Mindful Changes Stretch into Big Awareness Huge sweeping changes may sound appealing when you want to shake loose … [Read more...]