Shift #1 - Know your Authentic Self
Sometimes we make the mistake of worrying about what we need to put “out there” with our creativity. When we do that, we neglect what’s “in there." Instead, you need to become aware of the events in your life that have shaped you and learn to honestly acknowledge and honor those gifts.
Creation comes from a place of authenticity. But, throughout our lives, we learn to NOT be authentic. We put on “masks” for our friends, our careers, the PTA… whatever. We spend so much time being an “ideal” version of ourselves, rather than our AUTHENTIC selves. Eventually, we forget who we are when we're authentic.
With CREATIVE NOURISHMENT, I help people dig really deep into their psyches so that they can remember who they are and where they came from. Actually, I help them remember who they are when they’re being authentic.
Often, we discover that there is some healing involved in that process.
Shift #2 - Fearlessly Engage
Fearlessly engage in imperfect creativity. Sometimes we have to just let go of fears about making something that isn’t beautiful or perfect and just make something…write something… design something… Just move forward and know that creativity begets creativity. You need learn to trust that process and find a safe space for feeling imperfect … Through CREATIVE NOURISHMENT, you will begin trusting that it really is ok to fill a sketchbook with scribbles, or sing out of tune, or journal pages and pages of nonsense.
The important thing is that you are accessing and using your creative muscles. But, fear is what makes this difficult. I like to support people through that process and help them let go of those fears. CREATIVE NOURISHMENT gives you those opportunities to let go of fear and get engaged in the creative process.
Shift #3 - Clear Space for Creative Focus
You need to clear some space in your mind so that you can FOCUS. Those of us who have that “creative calling” tend to have a hard time focusing our minds. We’re easily distracted, sometimes a little disorganized; and even when we have a really great idea, it’s hard for us to get that idea out because we can’t get focused.
You get focused by clearing space in your head and in your energetic system to make room for your creativity. You clear space by living a life that is balanced.
Imbalance happens because we get busy… and usually we get really “busy” in one or two particular areas of our lives - and all of our energy gets focused there. But, with CREATIVE NOURISHMENT, people can learn to balance that energy and spread it out through all of their energy centers. This clears head space so that you can focus… but it also opens up the imagination and intuition and all of those other things we rely on in creativity.