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 Can You Create More Freedom In Your Life?

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  Freedom is a powerful word.   We often strive to create more of it, but don't realize how our routines are keeping us far from it.   Responsibilities can make us feel disconnected from our sense of freedom, shaping a mindset of "someday" instead of finding it in the now.   Then, there's the physical aspects of freedom; how we are connected or disconnected from our body, feel stuck in a relationship, or struggle with a power dynamic within the scope of … [Read more...]

The Heart Knows, The Mind Follows Its Lead

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  There is always a push to choose between the guidance of heart and the mind, as if one is better than the other.   Some of it has to do with the way society has created these aspects as identifiers, the other has to do with the way we see our core tendencies in comparison to ideals or other people.   Whether you identify as a heart-driven person or a mind-oriented person, everyone expresses qualities of both depending on what we feel or fear moment to … [Read more...]

Do You Judge Yourself For Needing Help?

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  Do you judge yourself for needing help? From time to time we all need help. On a mental level it seems simple enough to ask for it. But what happens when the realization that we need help triggers deep emotions within us we don’t understand?   Of course it’s natural to want to avoid pain or emotional upset, but the bigger challenge in avoiding “feeling bad” is that we don’t ask for help at all. Why? Because we are afraid to be vulnerable and may be confused about the kind of … [Read more...]

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...]

Opening Up to the True Spirit of Creative Self-Care

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  The spirit or energy around your creative self-care practice is driven by your desire and willingness to listen to what resonates, then act on it.    I think of creativity as a spiritual energy. It’s an impulse that comes from somewhere deep within me that I don’t have to understand. I do have to give it permission to be expressed. When I’m stressed, tired, not taking care of myself or have no room for play or visioning, it’s hard to connect with the spirit of … [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...]

Ever Listen to Music with Eyes Closed? How it Helps You Connect With New Dimensions of Intuition and Creativity

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  Music is one powerful emotional influencer. It inspires and uplifts. Helps us deal with tough times, break-ups and that pesky old baggage we need to heal and release. It brings us closer to understanding our life and emotions as we see ourselves through an artist’s eyes, and can also help alleviate feelings of loneliness and disconnection.   When we listen to music, we are no longer limited to a set of headphones hooked into a stationary stereo or record player. It’s on our … [Read more...]

The Tricky Loop Between the Past and Your Creative Future

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  You are not your past, but you’ve shaped a creative future based on it.   The things you want to do but never tried, Fears you’ve faced and grown past, Desires that kept tickling your heart and never silenced, The people who made you strong with their support or by a complete lack of it, Dreams that seemed as big as the sky and just as far away...   These experiences, feelings and soul cries are all part of what makes your path unlike anyone else's, … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways to Create an Emotional Release Plan

All of us need time to power down, disconnect from the world and find a way back to the space within. It’s not always easy with all the demands on our time and body, especially when so many people want more and more from us.   There is only so much the mind, body and spirit can take operating at that level. Pockets of energy build up, old emotional patterns and ways of thinking clog our perceptions and suddenly we feel run down, maxed out and anxious, not to mention exhausted. We may … [Read more...]