I love being in that creative space. When thoughts come in, potential is everywhere and countless ideas float by at lightning speed. Anything is possible.
Being in the flow is so expansive. Possibilities you dare not have thought up on your own stream into your consciousness. All you need is an open mind.
And that is no small feat in today’s world!
For many, the mind is so cluttered with ruminating thoughts, pessimism about the state of the world or life circumstances, the daunting to-do list, the should-haves or should-not-haves… Not to mention the distraction of cell phones, computers and television. There is not much space left to receive. It’s a good thing that it only takes an instant to allow inspiration.
This is the space of feeling energized by life, of having a goal, a mission, a passion, a purpose. This is not a place stagnant or mundane. This is the magic of creation.
And master creators we are!
I often get inspirations in the wee hours of the morning before dawn, or when I am driving or in the shower. Times when it is not necessarily convenient to take action. I wonder if the Universe is trying to keep me on my toes, gifting me with ideas just to see if I’ll remember them. But maybe those are just times my unconscious is closer to the surface and I have more space to receive.
When I feel like I’m out of sync with my natural creative ability, I don’t try to force it. Just like wanting something too much, trying too hard can push it away. Creativity comes in cycles and we all need some downtime.
If it carries on longer than I care for, I’ll make sure to spend time out in nature. I’ll tidy, declutter, move things around in my space, listen to music, dance or get out my art supplies. I’ll visit with friends I’ve not seen in a bit or go some place I’ve not been before. I’ll go have some fun. And I always make sure to find some internal quiet time daily.
The truth is that creativity surrounds us and permeates us every moment of the day. It is the nature of life itself. When we feel disconnected from it, we need only to open ourselves and play.