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...]

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...]

Give Wings to What Needs to Be Released or Take Flight

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  As the energy of release continues with the bold, bright super moon , something even bigger is just over the horizon that's being illuminated in our hearts. You may feel it, sense it or even dream of it, as it tosses and turns in waves within, waiting to be seen or noticed. Or you may realize something is simply so uncomfortable that it must go, whatever the cost.    Welcome to the precipice of death and rebirth; the edge of intuition and reason.    The … [Read more...]

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...]

5 Ways to Flip the Script on Limitation and Turn it into Inspiration

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  It’s no secret that seeing a limitation in life is sometimes easier than seeing what’s possible. When old mental patterns team up with ego and fear, the power of what you want can seem too far away and impossible to reach.   However, limitations like a health challenge, lost opportunity, broken relationship or difficulty in reaching a certain level of achievement are all common human experiences. The personal stories created as part of the journey to overcome what’s … [Read more...]

Exercise and Expand the Senses to Fire Up Inspiration

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  It's easy to get caught up in the space between over stimulation and routine, a weird middle ground found in daily life that does nothing to expand the senses. As we stretch ourselves to meet obligations, deadlines, and take care of personal needs, there’s little room left to focus on supporting our most human (and basic) creative tools we're given at birth.   In a way, we can forget how to call on our basic senses to solve problems, fire up inspiration or create a new way … [Read more...]

Creative Revelations and Taking Chances

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As the year slides towards the finish line, there’s an almost universal vibe of reflection in the air. The feeling can be hard to pin down into one word or a string of adjectives. It takes you into and out of memories, wins, regrets and creative revelations. There’s a strong sense of being in two worlds at once, as you honor the one you are in and prepare for the new, ready or not.   You’ve learned. Celebrated. Loved. Released. Expressed gratitude.   And you’ve created. … [Read more...]

Boost your Creative Process by Embracing the “Cracks”

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  At it’s core, the creative process is the ability to take ideas or concepts you are drawn to and combine them into a way to do anything. You can inspire, teach, heal, grow, play, connect with your purpose - the list is as long as the possibilities.   The creative process is also the ability to take disconnected ideas, frustrating situations and challenging relationships and turn them into something that does the exact - same - things.   How you use your gifts … [Read more...]

The Power of Playing with your Seasonal Creative Muse

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  I think the creative muse within each of us has two types of seasonal cycles.   One falls in step with nature, bringing a new bundle of energy, sensations and weather conditions every three months. The other is more closely related to personal expansion and how your creativity and self expression change throughout your life. In a sense, you progress through “seasons” of challenge, growth, learning and embracing the “current you” while you allow the old one to fall … [Read more...]

Routines and Why you Can Stop Longing for “the” Creative Zap

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  Routines and the seemingly elusive creative zap of inspiration you long for do co-exist.   Really, they do.   Actually noticing the creative zap is about your perspective from within the routine.   It’s not about completely changing what you do and who you are, but being willing to look at where your routines are more protective than supportive, more evasive than empowering.   Do you understand why you do it "your" way?   Look at … [Read more...]