Creating something from nothing, from an idea, from an inspiration is a miraculous journey. I'm realizing it all boils down to love. Do you love the idea enough to invest the energy and time to see it through?
This is no small decision because along the way you are likely to come up against doubt and worry, uncertainty and frustration. So when the going gets tough, how do we respond? How committed are you to trust that your idea is going to lead to a great place?
Trust. I find it is essential to the process because trust is that ethereal quality of going ahead with your plans even if you don't know, specifically, how you are going to sort it all out.
There are a few things that help me when I get into these spaces.
1) Journalling. I really find comfort it writing out my thoughts. It helps me declutter all the ideas that are circling around so that I can get back to the process of creating.
2) Crystals. I know this might sound a bit out there, but stick with me. From what I've read crystals, stones and gems were formed in the earth under certain conditions. Those conditions get locked into the rock and have a very unique energy because of it. Now if we pair the rock with what we are experiencing then there can be some easing of what we are feeling. This may all be a placebo effect, I don't really know, however, it works for me and that's all that matters. Let me give you an example. I've been carrying a Lepidolite around with me for a few days. Lepidolite is known to help calm frayed nerves and guess what? My nervous system feels less rattled. So if you are having a persistent feeling read up on crystals and see which one would support you.
3) Angel Cards. I have several card decks that I use on a regular basis. The way they work is that you shuffle the cards with a question in mind and when a card pops out or you sense it's time to stop shuffling, pick the card that calls to you. There is no wrong way to do it. The card will have an idea on it that may or may not resonate with you. Just read it and consider that it might have something to support you. I've found it eerily effective in getting me sorted out. The other day I was tied in knots about something and the card that jumped out for me was "Get over yourself." Funny. It was basically saying this idea you are stewing about isn't important. Let it go and get back to doing what you love. Very cool. I got right back to work and forgot about the thing I was worrying about.
4) Walking. This is an easy practice that will quickly shift your energy. A simple 10 minute walk will do you a world of good. If you are feeling stuck just head outside for a short walk. You will feel differently when you get back.
Creating is a privilege, to be free with our creative muse is an opportunity that not everyone has. Do whatever it takes to clear your energy so you can continue to create. As creatives we give an incredible gift to those who experience our art.
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