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...]

How Good Are You At Owning, Then Releasing, Your Mistakes?

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  We all make mistakes. What we don’t always realize is how we hold onto the energy of them long after they’ve transpired, and what it does to our self-esteem and creativity.   Our mind can get caught up in repainting our memory or retelling the story of our mistakes, too. The creative inspiration that could be saved for our projects can run amok, crafting new villains and building fresh plot lines, all while we sit with the emotions, letting them replay larger and deeper into … [Read more...]

Stillness Is the Key Creative Step You May Be Missing

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  The energy expended “pushing” through life takes its toll when each creative step we take is an active one, and never counterbalanced with stillness.   Multiply this pattern by a million moments and we suddenly find ourselves running on empty while calling it living. As a result, the body and mind suffer, and the heart is filled with tasks and expectations instead of fun and joy.   Wow, this turned dark pretty quickly! But, think about it. Push past the “to-do” … [Read more...]

Patiently Nourish What is Ready to Emerge or Cycle into a New Stage

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  We are on the brink of spring in the US which always sparks thoughts and excitement about what’s about to emerge in nature. The fresh sweet-smelling air, tweeting birds, budding trees and plants inspire us to do the same; to come out of our slumber and create anew.   Despite this spark of seasonal transformation, it’s important to remember that the energy of all of the seasons - winter, spring, summer and fall - resides within us and can be accessed at any time to instigate … [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...]

What Would You Create If Time Didn’t Matter?

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  I don’t know about you, but the element of time definitely plays a role in what I choose to create.   It takes time to connect with an idea and it’s possibilities, gather resources and shift into “creative mode”. In addition, creativity requires us to feel like it’s “worth it" to start on a project and consistently follow through until it’s finished, whether it’s for yourself or a client.   And there’s also that perfection part of us that can slip in, wondering … [Read more...]

Heal the Survival Self, Dream With the Thriving Self

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  What part of you wants to create and allows yourself to dream - the survival self or the thriving self?   It’s an important question to ask.   The creative dreams, goals and hopes we hold dear are clearly connected to an aspect within us. So the question becomes, is the impulse to create coming from a place of pure joy (thriving self), or a place of safety (survival self)? Are you willing to hear the answer?   To find out, it helps to get a clearer … [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...]

Common Creative Roadblocks for Empaths

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    Creativity is a natural trait for empaths and HSP’s because we feel and emote so deeply, yet, these same abilities also build up unique creative roadblocks that can be hard to spot and clear.   Between managing our own feelings and navigating the energy of family, friends, relationships and the world at large, an “emotional stew” forms pretty quickly. Soon it’s difficult to clearly sense what we really want to create because our desires are buried deep under so … [Read more...]