Part 1 of a 3 part series: Finding Your Creativity
Spring is here. It’s time to clean out the cobwebs in your brain. Open your mind to all ideas you ignore, argue with or push to the backburner for later. Well, later is here.
Women have the capacity to take the unknown and give it a form that speaks in a different voice to each listener. Women own the power (and passion) of creative thought to paint, write, compose, think and perform.
What is creative thought in relation to the female brain? How do women influence their creative thought? Where should you start to find the power of your creative thought? Answers to these questions serve the influential intuitive woman.
There are three stages to actualizing your creative process: Finding Your Creativity, Conquering Creativity Challenges and Living Creative Results. Within each area you will find the 4 secrets dispelling the mystery of creativity – driving your mastery.
Secret #1: Accept Your Creativity. Creativity isn’t only for the Picasso geniuses. Women exercise their creativity when they intuit what’s next, take risks, and believe in their inner guide.
“We need to remember that we are all created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.” Maya Angelou
Learn to recognize and respond to what is going on inside your creative brain. What habits do you need to change? What needs to be different to allow the presence of your creativity to come forth?
Secret #2: Nurture Your Inspiration. Women have an innate ability to inspire what pulls them toward everything that is good. Attraction of the thought, feeling, idea, and soul is where is starts. Our soul is the message we receive when looking for answers. It is up to us to listen, respond, negotiate and apply that message.
The creative woman notices and takes in her surroundings, the nature of human interaction, the meaning of intention. She does not hide from what is unseen. She goes deeper into her intuitive nature to capture all that is present.
No idea is useless. Use your insight key to unlock the purpose of the idea, the spark that ignites your creativity.
Secret #3: Say Yes to a New Journey. Plan a new method – a new path to open up your creative juices. This new path may mean encouraging wildly different self-expression. What limits are you placing on your expression? What self-limiting beliefs are you entertaining? Push them to the side or better yet, eliminate them – for good.
Become aware of your reality distortions. Our reality becomes distorted by jumping to conclusions based on erroneous assumptions.
Women can act from a space of self and not others.
Secret #4: Embrace YOUR Creative Process. What do you do when you hit a void? A void is simply a silence in the process. A time to reflect, honor and be patient. Nature shows us the balance of giving and receiving.
William Bridges refers to this as the “neutral zone.” Before there can be a beginning something has to end. Understanding this concept, or reality, is a shortcut to being comfortable with reinventing ourselves, experiencing conflict, uncertainty or confusion.
Understanding the void of your creative process is equally as important as the aspects of true creativity.
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong