Updated: Dec 28, 2019
When I was a kid, my mom worked at a daycare center. Some days she would go through the storage room and bring home a box full of goodies for me to play with. Stuff like pipe cleaners, googly eyes, paper scraps and popsicle sticks. I would rummage through the box with reckless abandon, dumping piles of stuff on the table. And she let me. Maybe it was because she was cool or because I was in her second batch of kids. Either way, I couldn't have received a more awesome thing than that box of random stuff.
As I would start putting things together, gluing seemingly unrelated items to each other, the same conversation would always ensue.
Mom: "What are making?"
Me "I don't know yet."
And she was ok with that. I let my creativity run wild, learning and growing... it's hard to stick googly eyes on a pipe cleaner, but if you stick them to paper first and the paper to the pipe cleaner, it works. Popsicle sticks take forever to dry when you glue them together but if you glue them to paper, it's faster. The lessons went on and on. And I made some pretty incredible trash creations, if I do say so myself. I relish those days past because I created without judgment. I was just enjoying the act of creating and that fueled my excitement.
As the years past, I started to be aware of other people's opinions about what I was creating. For me, it caused a withdrawal that would last a really long time. Mind you, overall I didn't come on harsh criticism by others very often. The harshest criticism I came across was from one person - me. In comparing myself to everyone else, I lost myself. I lost my voice. I'm wired differently and I don't fit in the box with everyone else. I have always viewed the world differently and for a kid that was trying to fit in, this was a confidence killer. My ideas always felt 'dumb' or 'stupid' to me. I was embarrassed by them. I liked to write but was reluctant to share my writing with others because I viewed it AS me. It felt vulnerable and I couldn't take exposing myself like that. I kept it all to myself.
Over the past several years, I have been writing a lot. I have a novel a third of the way written (set to be a series of 5 books), I have a compilation of my most interesting energy work sessions I have done and the awesome results from them, And about 4 or 5 other books partly done to varying degrees. But I always stop writing. I get to a point where I hit a roadblock of some sort and I quit. For a long time, I beat myself up about it until I realized something about myself that I now relish - I'm a creativity wave rider. I go with the flow. Sometimes the waves last a long time and other times they die off with just the title to a book written. But during that wave, man oh man, can I ever create. Hours and hours a day, I spend creating. It pours forth from me like a deluge and I surprise myself with the focus I am capable of. Like, this week (as of writing this) , I have created about 20 videos (which was my end of year goal - it's early November) and 10 blog posts as well as creating the entire website you are reading this on. I am riding the wave right now. How long will it last? Who knows! But what I have also realized is that each time I come to a roadblock and the doubts creep in, I let them go. I clear those puppies out of my being and as a result the creativity waves have gotten longer and stronger. This one I am on now is the strongest one yet and I feel like I have finally let go of judging myself on how I write and how much. Being OK with the fact that I am a creativity wave rider, accepting myself where I am, is allowing me to transcend anything that I had previously thought was possible. So, maybe I am just a MONSTER CONTENT CREATOR now, or, like I said, this is just a really epic wave. Either way, I am ok with that because I know when the inspiration comes, I will be ready for it with my non-judgmental self.
Do you have roadblocks on your creativity? Check out the exercise below to unlock your potential.
The chakra that is responsible for creativity is the second chakra or sacral chakra. When this chakra is open, clear and functioning well, our creativity can freely flow and our lives are full of a sense of well being and joy. When it is blocked, our creativity becomes stagnant and we can lose control of our emotions; allowing anxiety and fear to take hold. While this chakra is responsible for creativity, opening that alone may not be enough to allow the flow to come back in. We have to be sure we are connected to Source as well to get fully funded with inspiration.
First, let's start with clearing this chakra out. There are many ways to do this. First set the intention to open the chakras located on your palms. Use one or both hands, whatever feels right to you. Next, place your hands over the chakra and breathe into it. The chakra is located just below your belly button. When you breathe into the chakra, breathe in light and if it feels right, breathe in the color orange. This is generally the color of this chakra and orange is good color to charge it with.
After you feel the energy flow in the chakra, be sure that you are 'plugged in' to Source. Bring your attention to the top of your head. Envision a tube or beam of light going from the top of your head up and in to Source. As you plug in, set the intention to draw the energy down into your body and envision it flowing into your Sacral chakra, activating your creativity and Source inspiration. Hold this intention as you do a few deep breaths, feeling the energy flow in from the top of your head and into your center of creativity. When you feel the connection is well established, ask anything that is blocking your creativity in this chakra and anywhere else in your being to be cleared. Breathe into this and feel the energy from Source melting away your blocks, removing them from your being. Allow this process however much time you need to feel complete.
Next, check in with your Sacral chakra. Ask if it needs anything else. You can proceed now with your flow of creativity!
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