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...]

Trust the Inner Muse to Lead the Way

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  Have you ever taken the time to meet your inner muse?   How does it speak to you? In zaps of energy, flashes of insight or through a craving you can’t explain? None or all of the above?   The inner muse can be a slow, soft nudge or a bright beacon of instant clarity - it’s range is as diverse as the number of people on earth. The essence of what it wants to share goes beyond specifics, reaching into the deeper realms of the creative void we cannot yet see but feel … [Read more...]

Creativity, Intuition and What Following your Heart Really Means

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  Follow your heart - it’s a common phrase that’s true yet over-used, insightful but also a bit nebulous, until you realize the power of it's simplicity as a reminder to practice listening to your intuition.   If you make a regular effort to get quiet and turn inward, even in the smallest of ways, your inner voice starts to slowly emerge from the background with more clarity and vitality. What seemed like a bunch of unclear, out-of-focus background noise begins to shape into a … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Sharpen your Creative Edge

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For a creative edge to stay sharp requires attention. Notice I said attention, not work. The little mindful things you do to stretch your imagination, open your heart and shift how you see yourself connecting in the world are the real sharpening tools, and show you exactly where your creative edge lies. Sharpening it takes mindful action.   To help crack open your defenses and habits to challenge yourself in a meaningful way, rather than max limits through sheer force to expand your … [Read more...]

Creative Listening Calls for Head and Heart to Collaborate

When you listen, what resources do you call on most -- your ears, mind, heart, intuition, or senses? Creative listening takes all of these tools and one invaluable motivator to tie it all together, a willingness to hear under the surface. The true value in any exchange, whether it takes place within yourself or with a partner or friend, is how you listen to what’s really being said. It’s the glue that acts as a bridge between the meaning, emotional connection and the truth for … [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...]