Refine Personal Filters To Access Deeper Self-Awareness and Creativity

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  How we manage our personal filters, or practice discernment, is a pretty important skill. Especially now.   Between political shifts, media overload and a general sense of energetic imbalance in the world, it can be hard to hear our own truth - or hear it loudly enough to focus on it for more than two minutes.   When it comes to times of big change in the external world, we can’t help but change, too. The influence of new triggers or the discovery of fresh … [Read more...]

How Are You Going To Be More True To Yourself In 2017?

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    Being true to yourself as you transition into the energy of a new year sounds good on paper, but can be a little challenging to put into practice.   January can feel packed with demands, expectations and a call to kick-off something, anything new. Hope and excitement energy feels invigorating, and is a nice shift to help inspire your creative heart. The same energy can also scatter your attention, especially when it’s blended with an underlying sense of urgency … [Read more...]

View Creative Challenges as Opportunities to Find Intuitive Solutions and Healing

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  It’s inherently human to strive to solve creative challenges. The discomfort, fear, irritation and “not knowing” energy drives you to find answers to what you see as “problems.”   But what if those "problems" are the key to you understanding yourself on a deeper level, as well as the key to unlocking the creative gifts hiding on the other side? In other words, what if they aren’t problems at all, but opportunities to expand into deeper emotional … [Read more...]

Myths About Creative Mastery: Which Ones Do You Believe and Practice?

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  The idea of creative mastery is undergoing a revolution - and it's all thanks to the connective power of the internet.   Inspiring ideas, connections and technologies are helping jump start new industries, collaborations and problem solving techniques. You can find love, an audience and a sense of belonging. More than ever people want to tap into their true selves, then express and share their creative gifts. This shift is transforming how we define, value and measure … [Read more...]

Actively Play With Your Inner Journey Process to Kick-Start Creative and Intuitive Insights

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  The inner journey process is a very unique, sacred and personal process. While we may be inspired by what other creatives, spiritually awakened or successful people do to make the most of their creativity and intuitive gifts, it’s still only a seed of external insight until we put it into practice.   Beyond what we learn from models and mentors, each of us need to shape a way to “go within” that works for how we think, the ways we tend to get stuck and the desires that move … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Getting Clear on your Deepest Creative Truths

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Can you list your creative truths? Are you clear on what you need to create and what can fall away? Do you honor the voice within and give it a creative outlet?   If not, it’s time to be really honest with yourself about what’s keeping you from tapping into the healing power of connecting with your deepest creative truths. Fear? Confusion? Or something bigger, like stepping into the freedom and power of owning your fullest self-expression?   In the process of discovering … [Read more...]

Listening to Creative Whispers is Playful Edge-Stretching

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  The little creative whispers you hear in the back of your mind or feel in your heart are a powerful siren song, calling you to stretch into new experiences. These playful invitations are like breadcrumbs that show you more is possible, and also help bring a budding or hidden desire to the surface for playful exploration.   At first there may not be any clear reason for what you are hearing or feeling. Over time, you sense similar hits and messages that begin to point your … [Read more...]

Creative Barriers and Self-Perception

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  Your self-perception is the most powerful tool you have to work through creative barriers.   What you think of yourself cracks open your heart or shrinks it - empowers you or defeats you before you even start your day.   How you interpret your strengths, weaknesses, good deeds or failures also influence your ability to see clearly, hear the truth about yourself and act in alignment with your natural essence.   When there’s a disconnect between what you … [Read more...]

Tuning into Creative Awakening as a Way of Being

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  This week my family is visiting  from the east coast and I'm taking some time off to reconnect with them, replenish my spirit and continue my own creative awakening.   In lieu of writing something of my own, I want to share a part of a post that not only resonated with me but also reflects what I often echo in my blog about creative awakening as a life process, evolution and a way of becoming your true self.   I'll be back next Thursday to reconnect with all of … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Setting Deadlines and Forcing Creative Progress

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  The urge to strive towards creative progress is natural. Chasing a deadline can make you feel alive, like you are doing something worthy by taking control of things so every moment is full of focus and momentum.   On the other hand, sitting still and doing nothing can feel like you are wasting time or maybe even giving up, as if the idea or passion in your heart is a fantasy that needs a reality check.   And what if that might be true?   What if things … [Read more...]