A workshop taking place in the boarded up factories in Trump counties.
While you wait for Trump to reopen your closed factory, you can go to the factory and take a workshop with your friends and children.
This is a chance to be in the space that closed because of reasons you have stated by voting for Trump.
While you wait, you can doodle, paint, draw, or play a musical instrument. Bring a favorite book to read....Spend time together with your previous employees in a workshop..do some physical activities.
(the intent is to reduce the anger and vitriol so prevalent in you communities)
Young enthusiastic people will assist you while you wait for Trump to bring back your jobs. If you have a fleeting interest in art, then the W.Y.W.W. interns will help you relax and get in touch with your CREATIVE PROCESS. They will provide all the materials if you would like to dabble in art...They will also help with gardening tutorials and tips.
We are all creative. Being in the CREATIVE PROCESS opens our hears, our minds, and gives us an opportunity to explore. It fosters wonder,our imagination is activated, our curiosity stimulated, and a feeling of well being infuses our bodies. This in turn creates respect,tolerance, and kindness towards ourselves and others.
What do you have to lose? since you will be waitin ayway, why not explore your own natural creativity...
Your Creativity Isn't a Product, Program or Platform
When you believe you can devise a structure in order to be creative, you could be missing out on an important aspect of what it means to be creative. Creativity can be quite elusive and the tendency is to try and capture or embody your creative thoughts in a linear manner. When you allow your mind to connect to your muse in a non-linear way, you become open to a different way of thinking.
Our rational and logical thinking dominates most of our thoughts. It’s important to have the capacity to think logically, but most often it’s the way we think all the time. When we think like this, we close off the opportunity to allow non-linear thoughts to occur
What does this mean?
Linear is defined in the dictionary as “straight, direct, right, straightaway, straight forward”
So with this definition in mind, non-linear would be: non-direct, crooked, not right or left, not straight or straight forward. This concept can be quite scary because our reality is based on this concrete and “normal” way of regarding the world. Many creative people have lost their way because of their inability to relate in a “linear”way of thinking. We don’t need to go crazy to discover our creative voice!
Being creative is akin to dreaming. Daydreaming is a good way to allow creative thoughts to emerge.
It’s not about wishing for a better platform, product or program. Yes, you can create your business and these 3 P’s could be the result. But what’s more important is to let go and not focus on the results.
When your are creative you are allowing your thinking to flow with no direction. You may want to write down the ideas, or record them. You may want to draw or just doodle anything. Or sing the notes, or dance for no reason.
Creativity is doing without a reason or tightly held expectation. It’s really about bringing you joy in the present moment.
Feel free to contact me with any follow up thoughts, ideas, or questions.
Artisan, creativity coach, meditation practitioner, creativity blogger, watcher of clouds and the colors on bird’s wings.
Simple Ways to Be More Creative
Being creative can be a very elusive and mysterious mindset. We often find ourselves feeling creative in very small and fleeting moments that too often pass quickly. Logical thinking dominates the majority of our day to day thinking, so we rarely have a chance to access our creative self.
Here are 3 ways to access your creative inner voice.
Every person has a creative self. Many times this yearning to be creative is dominated by unsettling thoughts that squelch creative thinking. Creative thinking is actually not thinking at all.
1. Flow: Flow is like float. Floating is usually slow, and more of a Delta brainwave frame of mind. It's akin to daydreaming, a very important component in the creative process. You can visualize yourself floating like a cloud, moving slowly over the landscape. It's an easy way to become serene. Or you can float on a white fluffy cloud; not the stormy fast moving ones. You can also visualize yourself floating in a small boat on a calm lake. When you have these slow experiences within your visualizations, you start to access the right brain, the side that is a rich ground for creative thinking
2. Feel: Allow your feeling or feelings to be with you. Honor the feeling for what it is. Don't push it away, or try to change it. If angry, allow angry to be with you for awhile. When you recognize negative states of mind, by simply allowing them to be, they have a tendency to lose power. Also allowing feelings of joy and celebration will uplift your state of mind and clearing away instability or insecure feelings.
3. Forgive: When you forgive yourself for your faults and imperfections, you are "softening" your thinking. When you soften your thinking towards yourself, you also forgive others more readily. This soft thinking contributes to a better world. When you forgive yourself, you have more clarity and space for creative and positive thoughts to occur.
WALKING YOUR CREATIVE PATH
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IF you could have your wish to realize your creative passion, how do you think you would feel?
Odds are that you would feel completely different than you feel right now! You may experience a deep satisfaction, an awakening, or simply a breakthrough.
Everyone has the ability to be creative. One of the ways of being human means you have a higher intelligence and an imagination.
We can create, dream, build, design, plan, and solve problems with our creative imaginations. And conversely, we also create our own problems, dismiss our dreams, plans, and designs.
Unfortunately, they never emerge and flourish because of the way we view ourselves.
I have always been a day dreamer and a visual learner. While in school I felt a sense of inferiority because of my problems with focusing on logical and linear learning modalities. School systems, workplace environments, and societal organizations value more logical and liner thinking and problem solving. For day dreamers and visual learners this is a problem when trying to fit in!
Certainly there's a place for day dreaming, and most people will day dream when doing non-focused type of activities such as sitting, walking, household chores, bathing, and relaxing. Day dreaming occupies a space within our imagination.
Imagination isn't the same as creativity. Creativity holds the space of doing something original that has value.
If you find yourself day dreaming about your creative ideas, projects, and big vision, don't stop! Your day dreaming is a fertile garden to step into. It's in this space you will nurture your wishes, hopes and dreams.
Allow your dreams, visions, big ideas, hopes, designs, and wishes to flourish and grow. Give it space and honor whatever comes to you.
When we work together, I will walk with you down your garden path. We will weed out toxic thoughts and beliefs while clearing room for new beneficial thoughts to germinate and grow.
Having an awareness and Noticing (self-talk) what you tell yourself is key to realigning your intentions, values and goals.
As the saying goes, "we are our own worst critic". This critical voice has no job description in our day dream. We will assign a new job for your critic! Listening to our inner critic builds limiting beliefs; such as, "I'm never going to be able to do this". Another common limiting belief is; "who do I think I'm fooling to try____"(fill in the blank). Comments like these only stifle our creative thoughts. We need to rid our thinking of limiting beliefs.
Other Ways to Clear Your Path
I invite you to join me as I share, guide, and help you transform your inner critic so that you experience a more peaceful, whole, and vibrant life
With peace and love,
Kindly helping and empowering women (men included) get past their creative blocks so they can experience joy and less fear while pursuing their creative passions.