Unlocking the Mysteries of Creativity
Creativity is a challenge to maintain for some people. What inspires you? Tapping into your inner power can be a slow process sometimes. No matter what it takes for you to get into the creative zone, you can go there faster when you learn to instantly turn it on! No doubt, energy is needed for creativity to exist. However, it also takes regular practice to maintain the natural rhythm of joyously moving through an idea then onto a project then to repeat the process again and again. If all that’s not enough, It takes even more energy to see projects to the finish line too. No worries you can definitely do this.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Let’s break down a few ways to catch this stuff (creativity) that can’t be bottled or even sold in a store- Well, I’ll share a few tips that i’ve learned from being pretty crafty in my life but also how others keep the good vibes flowing daily. Before i get to that, its important for you to have some guts. The way i have managed to have the guts to start a project is to know that i am special in some way. You should also know that you are special. There is something about you that no one else has. Trust me! You should also remember that people want to see and hear from you. I know this might sound like i’m handing you a handfull of mess. Trust me i’m not here to do that. I’m speaking from my heart on this.
Ignore the Fear, Its Not Even Real
I went from having a jewelry-making, crocheting, catering etc, etc business to writing fulltime. Why? because i love to express myself through writing more than any other way. That’s how i discovered my passion. I had to experience life and try a few things. With time we all can discover our passions. Think about what you enjoy. Your dreams are bigger than your doubt. Studies show the number one thing that most people run into is FEAR. The funny thing is that, fear isn’t even real. At least not like we think it is anyway. According to The Chinese 5 Organ System, fear is an energy problem kinda thing. When we eat, drink and think harmoniously in a way that is good for us. When we are balanced emotionally and physically we can do so much more. I say that because everyone can’t eat the same things and be a success. I live by this: You are what you think, drink, eat and imagine.
Ready, Set Go!
The key to moving into a state of action instead of repeated procrastination is to discover what YOU enjoy. I know it sounds too good to be true! I know you may have heard this line before but Its a fairly simple thing to do. The easiest part about searching for your passion can be found in only one place… That place is within you. How can you find what you don’t know yet? You have to brainstorm, write a list, type a list. You also have to take a risk. Even if you write down exactly what you want to do then schedule a time to do it, you’re taking a risk. Don’t allow the word risk to run you away. Risks are so good for you. Get moving. Sure you may make some mistakes along the way. All of us make mistakes. The only way to make them is to try. Since you need experience to know whether something is for you or not…There is no other way to know unless you know. Again get moving:-). I’ll throw in a disclaimer here: Risks that i’m speaking of are safe for your mind, body and spirit. Any questions about this please leave a comment. Now let’s get back to business here!
If You Want It You Can Have It!
If you want the CREATIVE thing to blossom in your life you gotta get down and dirty with your ideas. Action is what it takes to make anything happen. Projects all start out as well- thought- out ideas. So yea, waiting does have it’s place but Stagnation will only have us waiting for success. All creative efforts started somewhere. Nothing just shows up out of nowhere and fully functional without some creative spirit and drive for something more. That’s a half truth, i say that because of this: We all have talents to do a great things in our lives. However some choose to do great things on a smaller scale than others. There is choice involved here. The difference between someone with creative energy and one without it is the choice to use it and or cultivate it. There are so many reasons to cultivate your very own creative skill set. Let’s not talk about all the amazing fun you can have with coming up with ideas! So i’m with you on this. I get why you want to have the power to create at will.
Did someone say “I wish”?
Why wish for what you already have? Contrary to popular opinion, there is a seed of thousands of talents in each one of us that can be nurtured to the point where when we can have the creative flow or any other skill we need, when we want it. That’s right my friend. It is the desire to DO that makes everything grow within us. The more passionate you are about bringing forth a skill or a talent to do something, the more the seed within you grows from your constant energetic watering of it.
The Way I Cultivate My Creative Talent
There is one word to describe it, but i will tell you a story first. OK, so i wanted to learn the art of crocheting which (uses 1 needle) , no its not knitting; Which uses (2 needles). I used to day dream about taking yarn with me to coffeeshops and chatting with my friends as i created lovely pieces of fabric by hand. No one could tell me that crocheting wasn’t the hottest thing around. To me it was and that’s all that mattered. If someone had something to say about my goal to be a crocheter…I was so focused on my dreams to crochet that i wouldn’t of noticed anything other than what i wanted to hear at that time. So all i did was visualize making stuff. It didn’t matter what i was creating in my mind but i was always moving my hands ‘mentally speaking’.
One day i had an idea to sit in meditation with my crochet needles and yarn with a crochet video with my eyes closed. I figured i should work out how to crochet mentally first then, my body will automatically do what i want. That night, i stayed up pretty late but something said, Sereda turn on the video to try again. So i did. In about 30 minutes i knew 5 stitches that enable me to crochet proficiently. But also to follow a pretty good pattern. I was blown away at the results of simply meditating and pretending i was actually crocheting.
The proof is there. I know visualization works, because its the only way i learned how to crochet. Sure i had a video that showed how to crochet but i don’t learn how to do creative things by watching videos. I learn from doing things hands on. My body wasn’t moving the way i wanted it to. I am convinced that without taking my time to first get into a whole new mindset about learning to crochet, i would not have learned. Yes, i took a class at a craft store before but the teacher was not teaching in way that i enjoyed. So i set out for an alternative method.
After i learned to crochet i made handbags, accessories, clothes, jewelry by hundreds. The most wonderful thing about the entire experience is that i loved what i did and i made money off of it too. Truthfully i only made money Well after i learned how to make hats without holes in them. After i learned the art of getting my stitches right. Haa..i had a blast. Now that you know my story let me get back to the point i was making.
Visualize! Sounds easy i know, that’s because it is freakin easy! Whatever you want to do: Write it down, list some ways that you can learn how to do what you want to do. Then cultivate your skill in healthy ways that support your goal.
Need some creative energy cultivation ideas?
Do yoga, deep breathing, run, walk, watch a movie, laugh with friends, start a group, write about it, sing, dance, read about it, watch videos, blog about your learning process and again, Visualize it.
The word creative means:
Relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work: “creative writing“. (Dictionary.com)
Here’s a cute video to inspire your efforts. Happy creative cultivating!