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Being creative is scary… but wait..

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No, no, that’s not true at all.  THINKING about being creative is scary. So much so that the large majority of people with  inspired thinking abilities never actually show up to their creative dreams, nor to their potential.  

And so, we have a rather impressive number of people who have potential to make changes… by bringing beauty, new thought, wake up calls, inventions, inspiration and concepts that could make a difference into our world…  who just  don’t.

They don’t show up to;

  • writing a book,
  • getting back to paints, pencils, glue, clay or metal,
  • exploring their soul, spirit, and the magic that might be contained within, 
  • singing or playing that instrument that calls to them,
  • or dreams that mean using the power of their creative thinking to recreate their lives, their businesses, and/or start something new that’s been niggling, nagging and even haunting them for years and years. 

After all… they often think:

  • they are not ‘good enough’,
  •  ‘somebody else is already doing it’,
  • they have ‘no time’,
  • they procrastinate,
  • they are overwhelmed,
  • they fear failure, they fear success,
  • they’re sure their family and friends would disapprove and even think they are crazy,
  • they can’t figure out how to justify how time spent being creative could be of any value financially, or to their relationships, or their children, or to their careers.

We have grown up in systems that do not support the creative soul.  No wonder it’s scary to think about being creative. 

BUT.. most of these folks know and have experienced at some point in their lives.. the flow, the timelessness, the magic, the ‘in the moment’, the joy, and the connection to spirit when they HAVE given themselves permission to be in their creative process.

Interesting how we fear something that feels so good.  But for the sake of not turning this post into a book…. if you are one of those creative beings not quite getting to your inspired creative self, please know you are normal. If you feel like you ‘don’t fit’, you are normal for a creative right brain sort of person.  phew. You are okay!!!

Just for now, to get started ‘just a little bit’, ask yourself, “What worked in the past to get me into my creative space? (whether that be creative thinking, being or doing)  Perhaps you could give yourself permission to try that.

Because, dear creative being, your giving yourself permission to be your creative self is truly the greatest gift you can give yourself and those around you. Even if you don’t discover the cure for diseases, host the grandest solo show ever held in Paris, walk through walls, or make the best seller of the century in the New York Times list.. simply the energy of you, being in that right brain/soulful/creative/inspired space.. even just a little bit, contributes to a shift towards more bliss  in this little world of ours.

Not to put any pressure on you or anything.  Okay, I take that whole last line  back.  (Holy throw high expectations right in the face of the vulnerable creative soul! Janet what are you thinking?)

Small tiny step (cuz tiny is a very very very very very good way to start):  contemplate giving yourself permission to dabble briefly in your creative interest.  That’s it. That’s enough for now.

Cheers to the wonder of you,  to your blissfulness, and to knowing “you’re okay.”

And, by the way, what HAS worked for you in the past?


About Janet

Artist/writer with a tall ship and mystical twist, Certified Professional Life Coach (ICA), Master Creativity Coach (KMCC), Curator/owner of Writerly Kits, workshop leader and creativity group facilitator trainer. Outdoor enthusiast and Tall Ship sailor. Been through breast cancer and found her own tools of play, lightness, creativity, nature, thinking differently and visualization assisted healing through and after treatments. Ever ever so grateful for all the wondrous people she is surrounded by.

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  1. Just wanted to say how positive it has been for me to go to Janet’s Muse group and to see Janet as a life coach!! To have all this stuff flying around in my head and not knowing what to do with it has been frustrating for me until I talked to Janet and she helped me realize that is ok!! Just keep on going and paying attention to what shows up is really important!! It is like a highway- keep following the signs!!!! To relax about things and they dont have to look like any one else’s path!! To have fun doing what you want and love what you are doing is very important! and not getting caught up in what it supposed to look like!! I wish I could say really what I want in words but all I can say is it has been the thing that has moved me in the direction I am sooooo happy with!! Thank you so much , Janet you are truly magical!!! The people I have met through the muse group are truly amazing!! I am honoured to share their company!!!!


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