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creative life: tuning in to feelings

28 Oct

The artist can understand herself to be a conduit through which creative force (the Creator) flows (channeling).  Alternatively, the artist may view himself as the actual creative force.  In each case there exists a powerful drive to transform creative energy into a tangible work.  The artistic personality struggles each day to tune in to these forces and energies, like a radio finding a channel’s sweet spot on the dial.

This process of tuning in to creative power involves some daily tuning in to oneself.  We need to take an honest look at our physical, emotional, and spiritual condition.  We need to occasionally sit with hard feelings, to understand if possible what recent events or experiences contributed to our current state.  This daily self-appraisal will offer clues to the kinds of creative work we might engage in effectively that day.  Too little sleep, too much sleep?  Too little exercise, too much exercise?  Too much drink, not enough drink!  Each day we can ask, “can I work today or not, given my condition?”  Hopefully the answer is yes, more often than not, and the less obvious query is “what is going to work today?”

Sometimes a dullness of the brain serves to slow down the thought process and allow us to focus in on a detail for which we might not otherwise have the patience.  In other words, there is a silver lining associated with your hangover!

Sometimes elation (mania), elation in a new love for example, kicks the imagination into overdrive, and our capacity to conceive, to imagine the “big picture” is enhanced.

As we better tune in to our feelings and the experiences that are driving them – we can explore more effectively what can work for us today in our creative process.
spark on!

midisparks

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