Last week we talked about hiding. Now let’s talk about seeking.
Counting to ten with eyes closed, peeking through fingers, saying READY OR NOT HERE I COME and then setting out into the world not sure what you’re looking for.
I talk about this in my video training, How to Undo a Creative Block (which you can watch for free by signing up here, if you haven’t already) – step one is noticing that you are hiding, and step two is making the decision to create every day. The decision to seek.
That decision can be tiny!
Creativity is like recovery, in that it’s one day at a time. One simple choice, one day at a time.
No matter where you are, how busy or tired or burned out you are, you can come back to that choice. A choice to create. No creation is too tiny. Today is another day and you can start where you are.
Our trolls, our dragons and demons like to make it an all or nothing proposition — why bother doing ANYTHING if you can’t do EVERYTHING – if you can’t be a great artist you are NOTHING – if you can’t work for five hours you can’t work at all! You might as well give up.
Those are your trolls talking. And I say, instead of giving up, give it five minutes.
Five minutes! You can find five minutes.
Five minutes a day to do whatever you feel like doing, whether it’s drawing or writing or dancing or singing or playing with modeling clay.
Five minutes to follow your creative urge where it leads.
Five minutes to seek and see what you find. Five minutes to coax your inner child out of their hiding place and invite them to play.
Do it for one week and see what you find.
… if you are seeking structure, momentum and guidance this summer, it’s not too late to sign up for the summer of creative magic!