Daily Nugget #134
creating within chaos
for today’s Nugget
i am inspired to write about my creative process.
creativity is a muscle that needs to be flexed
used in order to be in good health
its health contributes to the health of our entire being.
i have a healthy relationship to the creative flow
but only because i have committed to growing and deepening it
over the years.
engaging with the flow of creativity
to me sometimes
actually looks like a flow.
i often see it coming towards me
ready to deliver its juiciness
if i am ready to receive it.
a stream of liquid light energy moving thru space.
other times i call it in.
this part takes practice.
i used to wait for inspiration to ‘hit me’.
sometimes i would be waiting for a long time.
i decided that i would commit to certain practices
that would engage me with the creative flow on a regular basis.
i started the: Tea O The Month Club.
a new tea blend came thru me each month
continues to even now.
check it out if you are curious: The Tea O The Month ROCKS!
this got me in to a regular ‘schedule’ with creativity.
i started doing the Daily Nuggets.
i did the same thing
waited to be ‘inspired’
~my Nuggets were sporadic & sparse~
i committed to a regular interaction with the flow.
i decided to write on tuesdays and fridays
no matter what!
no matter how i felt
no matter what was going on in my life
no matter if i was hungry
or not really feeling like doing anything.
i did it anyways.
i don’t wait for the inspiration to hit me
i call it in.
beyond the teas and Nuggets
i call in the Flow on most days now
when i write/create/play.
the creative faucet stays on
just waiting to be sipped
always willing to be dipped in to.
it takes commitment.
it takes time.
it takes trust.
many many many times
i sit down to write
i have no freaking clue
what is going to come thru.
look where we are.
look where i am!
my kids are loud.
my house is loud.
heck, it’s friday night!
they will hear no shushing from me.
yea, i might not be able to turn away from my computer
until i’m done
but i can create in the middle of chaos.
the house is a mess
my floor is vibrating from the music my son is cranking downstairs.
dinner is uncooked.
the to-do (or tada!) list is undone.
i am committed.
i am sitting.
i am writing.
i am creating.
use your creative muscles.
flex them. bend them.
practice using them in all kinds of situations.
if you wait for the ‘right time’
you may never find it.
everything gets better with practice.
we ALL have access to the Flow.
where will YOU dip in?
are you ready?
are you willing?!
that the Flow doesn’t always look perfect
when it comes thru.
it doesn’t always get ‘finished’.
it’s not always a masterpiece.
just allow the Flow to flow
allow it to take you to new places.
call it in
go for a wild adventure
one full of unexpected dee-light.