Igniting the Creative Spark
Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes and serves us in so many ways.
There is the creativity of the artist, the designer, the musician, the architect, the dancer, the chef
Those are often the ones that first come to mind
But there is also
The creativity of the problem solver, the salesperson, the manager, the doctor, the lawyer, the parent, the child
We all face creative challenges every day, and in hard or challenging times
we can get stuck, without a creative spark to get us through.
And when that spark is gone it can be so hard to get it back
Our mind filled with
Creativity doesn’t really abandon us
As it seems in the moment
We abandon it
In a way
We stop trusting, Start doubting
How do we get back into that beautiful flow?
Where ideas flourish and answers appear as if from nowhere?
We can’t force it, We can only allow it the space to appear
Meditation can help us to create that space
By shutting off the doubt
… to trust the process and know that deep in the recesses of your heart that you can do it
Remember the last time you had a great idea?
In the shower
On a hike
Playing with your kid
And it just came to you out of nowhere
From your own all-knowing mind
Creativity is not a formula
It’s simply trusting the process of letting go, Stepping back to allow what is to be, And to allow the flow to begin
Trust the process,
Step back and Take a deep breath, filling your lungs fully and Hold it for a few seconds
Exhale fully with a sigh, Allowing all that pent up stress to whoosh out
Pause for a heartbeat and repeat two more times, inhale Feeling your yourself gain energy from the oxygen filling your body, exhale Feeling the release of what’s blocking the flow
Focusing only on this breath, in hold, and then release out.
Now letting your breath come naturally
Just as it is
Bring energy forward
Feel it flowing through you.
That spark is there
This meditation is short and can be repeated any time you need to get out of your head for a moment To let the ideas come
Trust the process
Be kind to yourself
Allow it to do it’s work
And it will come
And you will create