Making it Through a Creative Desert to the Other Side

  It takes guts to admit when we are in the middle of a creative desert, especially if we aren’t sure how to get out of it to the other side.    The experience can start out innocently enough. Distractions become more engaging than looking at what’s “dried up”, and why. Drama inflicted by others takes on a new level of importance, and there’s always lots of excuses about timing and inspiration. We might also focus on what isn’t working to a fault, instead of what we can … [Read more...]

Creative Fog is Natural and Necessary to Ignite Genuine Self-Expression

  Creative fog happens to everyone sooner or later.   It can feel like a spacey, fuzzy vibe that triggers the sensation of being ungrounded or floaty. Creative fog can also make us confused about what’s important, or unclear about what we feel inspired to create.   Sometimes we get locked into this smoky, hazy space by trying to mentally push our way through. We may also unknowingly pile on harsh self-talk, self-judgment, or experience anxiety or mood swings as our … [Read more...]

Allow Creative Mystery To Enchant You

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  When was the last time you felt enchanted or drawn by a sense of creative mystery, free of boundaries or rules? No plan, no specific path, just open opportunity led by curiosity?   Can you recall when you last tuned into the creative mystery within yourself; to a connection that is felt and envisioned rather than drawn out on paper into a clear outline and process?   Or, do you focus on the “practical” side of creating without inviting in the mystery of what’s … [Read more...]

The Power In Taking Little Steps Forward

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  There’s always power in taking little steps forward.   Little steps allow you to feel into something slowly, build clarity bit by bit, and ignite sparks of courage that prompt you to leap outside of your comfort zone.   Small, consistent efforts also create forward movement, guiding energy towards growth and awareness by how things feel in the heart, instead of how the mind thinks they should be or flow.   As you tune into more heart-centered choices … [Read more...]

Do You Embrace or Suppress the Creative Storm Brewing Within?

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  There’s a creative storm brewing within you right now. Yes, you.   It might not feel like much of a storm. Perhaps it seems more like a collection of thoughts, desires, emotions, and experiences circling about, building momentum. Churning. Brushing up against each other, causing a little friction and fire as they dance together.   But that’s how the creative spark works.   It’s not a mind thing, it’s an inspiration thing. A feeling thing that’s unique … [Read more...]

How We Unleash Natural Talents When We Get Clear On Our “No’s”

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  The word “no” looks small on paper, but it’s a powerful word to express when it really means saying "yes" to something much bigger - our natural talents.   As little ones we learn about the word “no” pretty quickly. Sometimes we were doing something legitimately unsafe and needed to be redirected. Other times the word was expressed with annoyance because of the state of mind, mood, and ingrained personal fear patterns of our caregivers, making us a bit … [Read more...]

Break Away From Assumptions and Open Up New Creative Opportunities

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  I think it’s pretty safe to say everyone makes assumptions time to time that limit our ability to notice creative opportunities.   Our assumptions can be rooted in the things we’ve learned, love, or have been burned by, and have come to shape our vision and values. Family influence and personal relationships fortify those assumptions even further.   As intuitive beings, we also rely on the way we feel as part of our decision making process. Even when our intuition … [Read more...]

Why It’s Essential to Blaze a Fresh Trail Between Playing it Safe and Taking Risks

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  We each have a unique way of playing it safe or taking risks with our life choices and self-expression.    It’s influenced by our age, personal circumstances, levels of fear, and patterns we’ve learned while growing up. The hurt we have accumulated, and held onto, also plays a big role in how we blaze this trail for ourselves, and what we expect is possible for us.   For example, risks within a relationship may seem so much scarier than the ones along our … [Read more...]

Explore The Roots of Your Creative Evolution

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  When you think about it, each day is a step in our creative evolution. Between what we learn and release, what we practice diligently and pursue with passion, the talents we celebrate and the ones we ignore, and more, there are a variety of factors to play with and combine.   Each day also offers a chance for us to step into more of what we want, feel, and wish to express, which leads to our unique path of creative evolution.   As you’ve heard a million times … [Read more...]