Embrace Unpredictable Energy to Create Something New

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  Embracing unpredictable energy feels invigorating and terrifying all at the same time. The uncomfortable mesh of sensations is a rush that can knock your root chakra off it’s axis, leaving you feeling ungrounded and out of sorts. As a result you may feel unsure about, well, pretty much everything - including how to process it all.   Little out-of-the-blue synchronicities or big sudden changes can have the same physical, emotional and spiritual impact, sending the mind into … [Read more...]

Why It’s Time to Embrace the Unsexy Parts of Self-Expression and Creativity

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  A flash of insight, the burning desire to create and an outpouring of deep, honest self-expression are definitely part of the creative process.   Also part of creativity...long hours, doubt, frustration, mundane tasks, starting over and feeling like you don’t know your own voice. This is not a bad thing, it’s just not...sexy. It's so much easier to live in the dreamy part of your vision!   Yet, embracing the unsexy parts of self-expression leads to more honest … [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...]

See Fear as an Invitation to Embark on a Creativity Deep Dive

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  Creativity is an exploration of all that is, all possibilities, ideas and emotions, even fear.   As a creative being you sometimes misunderstand the power of your fears and what they can teach. You decide to create around them instead, practicing avoidance, shutting down your heart or putting away your dreams. A reaction like this limits so many aspects of your life, not just your creativity.   These behaviors may serve to protect the mind, giving you a sense that … [Read more...]

Creative Confidence, Rejection and How they Inspire Each Other

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At some point in your life, you’ve experienced the sting of rejection and the way it makes you question your path, focus, intentions or talents. The creative confidence you have in yourself can feel shaken and uprooted, like a tree upended in a fast-paced storm without a way to right itself again.   The sense of equilibrium you had is no longer possible, and it’s not supposed to be. What’s waiting before you is the choice to be inspired or feel less than.   When you … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Confess a Creative Fear

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  There is power in confession, especially when it comes to releasing the grip of creative fear. The little, niggly “fear rushes” you feel when you are close to the truth can be almost paralyzing, and serve as an invitation to distract yourself from the source of the fear with things that are breezy and light.   The rub? Fear avoidance is fun for a bit, but it also keeps you doing the “running man” in the same spot for ages - while your creative self expression growth gets … [Read more...]

Are you Creating Boundaries or Self-Imposed Limitations?

As someone who used to have very thin boundaries and lot’s of self-imposed limitations, these two heavy hitters often get confused more often than you think. Word-wise the difference seems obvious. Boundaries are defined as self-protective, and limitations are defined as rules and restrictions. Whether you jump into creating a boundary or a limitation as a reflex is determined in those powerful moments when you sense things are getting uncomfortable, or as if your reputation and value may be … [Read more...]

Why You Avoid Creative Change and Stay Stuck

Electric creative change. It’s everywhere. In and between people. Around big, community shifting issues. Among business connections and collaborations. And as fresh creative ways of thinking and being are coming to the surface right now, it’s time to decide; same old comfy shoes this round or time for a fresh, sparkly pair of new kicks?   Sometimes fear chooses for us. “Same old shoes for me, thank you. I have enough crap I’m dealing with already.” Other times we pull out the dusty … [Read more...]

Think About What Terrifies you Most, Then Ask Why

The brave, heroic acts that receive the most acknowledgement are usually physical ones. Stories about people saving others from burning buildings or natural disasters. Animals rescued from certain death when found abandoned or abused. The daily, countless heroic acts preformed by city and government officials, accomplished as part of a normal work day. And yes, these acts are commended and recognized as good news we all savor (maybe not as often as they could be) -- but are still not the bravest … [Read more...]

The Answer Today is Not Necessarily the Forever Answer

Photo by ToniVC It’s no secret that globally we’ve become accustomed to a faster paced kind of life, and society is constantly evolving to match it. Not only how we communicate, work, collaborate, eat and enter into relationship has changed dramatically, but how we see the future is rapidly changing, too. So with societal norms shifting so quickly, isn’t it also natural that how we make decisions is also transforming? Aside from Hallmark, old movies and grandparents selling us on the idea … [Read more...]