Creativity & Surrender

Consider both creativity & health not as end results, but rather as journeys of surrendering old ways of life to the new. The art is in pinpointing what we are ready, willing & able to surrender, and to surrender this to something bigger/greater, something that truly fills our cup and lights us up! THIS is how we engage true power to guide and support us to create and heal.

 

 Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.  – John Cleese

 

“The truth will set you free.” It sets others free too. Bringing truth to the surface heals ourselves and our planet.  Yet, honesty with one’s self (allowing ourself to be both light & dark, accepting imperfections) is a difficult thing, if not impossible when ego is in the grip of control. 

 

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

 

Anything created from untruth eventually fails. However, fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) is often so subtle that we don’t realize when we’re in it and creating from it. Our culture perpetuates fear-based addictions consciously and unconsciously, helping us numb ourselves to reality.

 

To live a creative life, we must let go of our fear of being wrong.

 

Sometimes we just have to surrender, allowing our heart to lead instead of our mind, and see what happens, because our heart can face the UNKNOWN with infinitely more wisdom than our mind ever can. Pausing to look within, to FEEL and do a little digging, is essential for finding and creating what is most aligned with integrity, compassion and MAGIC!

 

YOUR TURN 

 

Ask yourself:

“What is it that I can or must let go of NOW?” 

“What is it that is no longer tolerable or sustainable?”

“What of the old must I now surrender to make way for the new?”

“What needs to die in me so I can radiate greater health & creativity?”

 

 Jeff Tinker - Bald Cypress

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Pace It

Trekking in the Himalayas made it easy to see how frenetic world is.  Hiking up and down mountains for weeks enabled me to quench a certain thirst and harvest the profound benefits of slowing down and gaining clarity, wisdom, and connection.

Studying somatic psychology & mastery of body-centered coaching, taught me about the power found in moving at a slower pace. I’ve collected enriching alternatives to the fragmentation created by life´s  furious pace. And now understand what it takes to integrate experiences and be able to speak and act with congruency.

BIG POWERFUL JUICY stuff! And more than ever, during these times of  accelerated transformations, those of us who are catalysts and change artists are  called to release what no longer works (foods, people, habits, jobs, busyness…) Many are changing diets, raising their standards, choosing to be a “pro” at what we do…taking ourselves/our work seriously, refusing amateur dabbling & unhealthy habits… perhaps even “Going Global” with our message.

To be  relevant and congruent, we must pace ourselves and learn to trust creative processes. In the end, it may well take the same amount of time whether we rush or not ~ we might even save time by slowing down. Yet, the choice remains: Live juicy or dry out?

YOUR TURN

Reflect on people you know who rush around yet never really arrive (rabbit vs. tortoise.)  Distinguish between what makes you busy and what really moves you forward. Dare to create empty spaces in your schedule for staying connected and congruent. Explore  insights and short cuts that bubble up.

Practice postponing immediate gratification and notice higher quality results emerging.

Explore slowing down & arriving in greater participation with an open mind & juicy heart!

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