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Create – Update Your Map

Exercise #3 in Stage Eight of the Creativity Journey – Feel the Light When you first drew your map you may not have been able to foresee all of the obstacles that would be on your path or the open road on the other side of your challenges. Get out your map and update it […]

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Explore – Courage

Exercise #2 of Stage Eight of the Creativity Journey – Feel the Light Whether or not you realize it, you have built immense courage along this journey. Or, I should say that you discovered immense courage because it was with you all along. It took courage to begin this journey, to believe in yourself and […]

Imagine – You are a S(hero)

Exercise #1 for Stage Eight of the Creativity Journey – Feel the Light Close your eyes and sit comfortably. Imagine yourself at the end of your jungle, desert, rocky cliff face, etc. Can you hear the snap of your superhero cape? What does your unique brand of superhero look like? What is your superpower? What […]

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Create Daily Joy

Exercise #3 in Stage Seven of the Creativity Journey – Trust Your Voice When I walked back into the jungle on this stage of my journey, I saw the journey itself differently. Instead of spending all of my energy focused on the obstacle on my path, I accepted that my Money Mountain might always be […]

Explore – A New Light

Exercise #2 in Stage Seven of the Creativity Journey – Trust Your Voice What is your “Money Mountain”? What is the major obstacle that you face in your journey? Take the time to rail about it to the heavens. Curse it. Scream about it (on paper if you’re worried that someone might come running because […]

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Act – Daily Quiet

Exercise #4 in Stage Six of the Creativity Journey – Rest and Listen In this second half of your creativity journey, it’s time to begin developing your creative practice. First step? Add some daily quiet. This is your practice so think about what form you want your quiet to take. Perhaps you are meant to […]

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Create – Art from the Muse

Exercise #3 in Stage Six of the Creativity Journey – Rest and Listen There’s been a lot of quiet and stillness during this stage. It’s a stage of rejuvenation to restore your soul in order to prepare for the creative flood that is about to take place. During this calm, have you heard the voice […]

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Explore – Do Nothing

Exercise #2 of Stage 6 in the Creativity Journey – Rest and Listen In the previous exercise, you got a taste of stillness, of being quiet and opening your mind to hear the voice of the Muse. Now it’s time to do it in earnest, but you can do this exercise on a different day […]

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Imagine – The Voice of the Muse

Exercise #1 of Stage Six of the Creativity Journey – Rest and Listen The best description of what it’s like to be inspired by the Muse was in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic. She relays the story of a poet who described receiving inspiration as if on a wind and of having to race back […]

Pausing to Rest and Listen for Your Creativity

Introducing Stage Six in the Creativity Journey – Rest and Listen Perhaps you’re in need of rest too. This creativity journey and life in general can be exhausting. We live in a culture of busyness. It’s a badge of honor to always be busy, to be too busy to enjoy long conversations with friends, nights […]