Five Ways to Become More Creative

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Your soul is asking you to create absolutely anything you can. However, pessimism and perfectionism slow your growth as a being, halt your progress in your work and obliterate your self-esteem. No stress my friend, there is always a way to overcome these hurdles. Your soul is craving for true authentic work that stems from your intuition.

 

Listen to Your Inner-voice

This starts off as a soft whisper, a hint or an image in your mind. It shares with you a glimpse of how the future could be or an ideal image of the work you could produce. Everything is tentative in the mind and often, we hear specific words of what we want to do. Take notes on how your mind is functioning and what is coming through. This is related to channeling ideas from your core, your soul.

Collect Ideas

Find work that inspires you to create more work. I find solace in poetry, writings on consciousness, graphic design (fonts) and illustrations. Many individuals make physical inspiration boards or folders on their desktops. I find myself preparing for the future when I’m looking for ideas to work with. This is similar to doing research, which requires creativity as well. You can spark the flame of inspiration when you’re collecting ideas.

Imagine your Future

Imagination is everything, and it is through imagination you can fuel your creativity. When you love what you are imagining, your heart feels content to try. Don’t fear your imagination. It’s there to give you hope in the future. Imagination is the key that unlocks infinite possibilities and realities. 

Write Down on Paper What You Want from Life

Some times, we need to brainstorm our ideas on paper, which is part of the creative process. When you put your ideas on paper, you are giving them power to manifest in your reality. You are confirming that you are certain of this idea. Your soul loves this and it gives you immense power, confidence and courage to put your best foot forward.

Keep Trying

A botanical illustrator doesn’t illustrate the anatomy of a flower perfectly in one sitting. It takes several months and years to achieve a level of mastery. This example is to indicate that trying gets you much further than wishing it was possible. Allow yourself to try out your ideas for some time. Be patient with yourself and don’t compare your growth to someone else’s. Everyone has a different karma and purpose to endure. The circumstances that someone else flourished in are always going to be different from yours.

Rain

November 22, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - 11:31PM

I'm awake listening to the sound of rain, fully-aware of her polite celebration as she softly hits the ground. She puts up a show for all those who are awake at this hour, and puts others to sleep with her melodious lullaby. She's confident, gentle, and graceful with her demeanor as she makes sure that each raindrop is orchestrated to her kind energy. 

I lay in bed mesmerized and a memory of my childhood comes through. I see a twelve year old listening to one of the world's most powerful thunderstorms in Kinshasa, D.R.Congo as she tosses and turns in her bed. The thunderstorms get louder and the rain pounds on the wet ground, endorsing the forms of power, hunger, and neediness. Nature's relationship with man is in despair. Each thunderstorm brings forth fear, but the child feels grateful that the roof is strong to bare tension from the rain. 

My attention returns to the present as the rain softly makes an exit. She is now performing a delicate finale as each drop synchronizes with the earth through the assistance of air and space. How did she manage to tune each note so perfectly? It feels mystical. 

Year Nine

In numerology, each year carries the vibration of a specific number, ranging from one to nine. This means that one cycle consist of nine years, and towards the end of a cycle, we enter a new period. For the year of 2016, when you add up the numbers (2+1+6), you get the vibration of nine. Therefore, whatever happened this year, consisted of finalizing the old chapter, and getting a new chapter ready for the year of 2017. If you felt apprehensive and/or noticed that things were shifting drastically, then you know why.

For many individuals, the shift happened at the very beginning of the year, and for others, the shift will be happening (very drastically) during November and December. Some people may have had their chapter's ending in the beginning of the year, and spent the rest of the year preparing for a new beginning. When I state shift, I mean major life event occurrences such as marriage, new business opportunities/growth, ending of old relationships/divorce, conclusion of a large project, moving to a new country or city, beginning a long-term relationship/marriage, finding a new employment place, moving to a new house/apartment, and etc...

The year nine will make you tie up loose ends and close the door to the past completely. It has been heavy transformational year for many which may have caused us to question our old belief systems and re-visit the past. All the memories that you've been shoving under the table come forth for healing, and all the achievements (small or large) that you've had want your recognition. There may have been times where you were dealing with the past, present, and future all at once (think in one day or week). You might have learnt some important, painful lessons as well, because the vibration of nine is making sure that you won't repeat your mistakes in the next cycle. You may have realized or received the courage to achieve some big dreams in the next cycle. 

Spiritually speaking, nine is also an awakening of consciousness and realization of your true purpose. All the light workers and humanitarians are being called to take action in the new cycle, and any remnants of karma and ego are being cleared off completely. After these two months, we will be entering the vibration of one with all the wisdom that we acquired along with a fresh perspective on life. Move through November and December gracefully and know that all the pieces are being put together for you. In other words, think of it as the season finale of your show. Don't be disheartened, because the upcoming season is going to be much more epic than the last one.