The Muse never leaves, it waits while you deal with other things, until you are ready to get back onto the road called creative life. I am seeking new ideas, and thoughts of inspiration for my muse to ponder. I am often overwhelmed and tend to back off when things get hectic. I promise to get back to work on what the purpose was of this artistic and creative endeavor. I need to just get back into the passion of living a beautiful life and seeing the world through the eyes of wonder that were given me. Looking forward to going down that road with you all once again and thanks for minding the traffic while I was gone. Have a beautiful and wondrous week my friends!
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I had to go back and read and think for awhile and it came into to my mind that I didn’t really know why I was doing any of this! I mean writing, sharing my thoughts and ideas with others or for that matter even figuring myself out. The corners of my life were not so clear anymore, in fact they were getting down right sharp and pointed, I wasn’t liking where things were headed. Then it came to me once again that the road to self discovery is never easy and it is often a road that we are scared to take. We may even find ourselves pulling over several times and wanting to stay in one spot. Well that’s not what I want to do anymore. No more curling up in the fetal position, no more reacting to what others are doing or not doing.
I am fortunate that I have so many angels in my life that inspire me everyday, and when I call upon them, their work and spirit comes to me. There is Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Susan G. Wooldridge, Debbie Ford and many more that are a source of great comfort and understanding for me when I feel lost on the road. My map was crinkled up and I got so frustrated, then these guiding figures came to mind, I straightened out that map and got my compass out once again.
Back on the road again and I know that it is only a matter of time before the words, images and rhythms are flowing once again. I am creating in order to know who I really am, reaching out to others expressing my unique heart, soul and mind. Take some time this week friends and do the same for yourself. Take a look at the map in your heart and see if it is guiding you in the right direction on your ROAD TO SELF DISCOVERY. Remember, you are never alone! Do, feel, express, and be whatever you need to be.
This my friends was a challenging question to answer without sounding pretentious or simplistic. So here it goes, I would like to make a world where people are not afraid to express themselves through their creativity and they are on purpose in their lives, living their truth.
I know this sounds simplistic, but you know I really believe we can do it if we just get over ourselves and free ourselves from the fear of being who we are meant to be! I want to inspire, experiment, create and experience all that we are here for. Let’s get started on those projects that will evoke all the emotions that we want to explore, be daring and brave, go on I know you can. You can do it quietly and alone or you can invite a group of people to help you create your dreams. As Ms. Valerie Frizzle in the The Magic School Bus series often exclaims “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”
Each and every single one of us are “Makers” , so ask yourself, what is it that you really want to make? With each project there may be a different answer, but at least we are out there being true to ourselves and dancing to our own music. Now go get messy! Don’t forget to have fun whatever the journey you are embarking on! Experiment, Inspire, Create, Experience….
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The truth is I recognize being “BLOCKED” for what it is. I understand that it is me fear of what will happen if I “FAIL” or more importantly what will happen if I “SUCCEED”. There are ways that I work on handling these fears. In fact I have a number of tools at my disposal.
I go to various wells of inspiration to fix the fears and put them to rest. I like to pick up books or they call to me such as foolsgold by Susan G. Wooldridge, Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, Manifesting Your Destiny by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, or a Return to Love by Marianne Williamson just to name a few. I also refer back to The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford work that continues to guide and inspire me.
Then there are other wells such as music that I listen on my head-phones to while I free-write in my journal or even a scrap bit of paper. I find taking a walk, meditating, looking at paintings or photographs, cutting out magazines etc for collage and all of those other acts of creation break down the walls between my fear and my self expression. I would love to hear from artists in all art forms as to what they find breaks through the blocks that they experience on their journey. I have a very active imagination I am exploring and sometimes even explorers get lost and afraid. Here’s to another question answered!
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I have been like a crazy woman in rush hour traffic! You know the one who pounds her head on the steering wheel and mumbles to herself about how she isn’t getting anywhere with her life. The one who says “What’s the use” and the guy over in the car next her wonders if she’s trying to tell him something. She is wildly gesticulating and ranting on, the guy looks at her smiles and waves. She smiles then she stops for a moment and hears a call from within, and no it’s not the radio, it is a voice telling her that she can still get her life on track, time has not run out! It is time to get back into the lane that’s moving and listen carefully and you won’t end up having everything crash down around you. She had been too busy paying attention, but not really listening. “Now that the storm your ego has created is over listen carefully”.
I have been called to read foolsgold by Susan G. Wooldridge again and to pay close attention to what it is saying. foolsgold is described as a field around us, or state of being where everything can be transformed by our seeing and creativity. It describes a paradox, the value in what may seem worthless. My ranting has been so loud that I now know that I have to re-enter my true self. It is time to get back what I lost in all of the folly, on this road-trip that became the rush hour traffic this writer got stuck in. My creative process got broken and it has been in need of repairs so it is to a book that centers me that I return. One creative foot in front of the other. Find your touchstones and hold them close for they will lead you to a better place.
I got cold feet after putting some of my poetry out there and all my fears came to the surface. “Our fears come to the surface to be healed”, that’s what I had to remember. I have decided to surrender it all over to the universe and I do want to learn and to improve my writing and that means taking a risk. Today I want to write to you about what I am surrendering :
(1) “I surrender all that I have believed in the morning of my life.”
(2) “I surrender all that has been holding me back.”
(3) “I surrender my limiting beliefs about myself.”
I surrender, I surrender, I surrender! I understand now that surrendering is not giving up, in fact it is the opposite. I will boldly carry on and share as I have something to share. I will plunge into the world of poetry writing and it can only get better. I will also carry through on all of my other creative endeavors. So, if you find yourself at the point of surrender then be sure to let the universe take you in its hands and deliver you to your purpose and destiny!