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Momentum

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I was exploring creative expression
and a lack thereof
with my EMDR therapist on Monday.
And it came to me suddenly…
If I could simply start doodling,
just to get the creative ball rolling,
eventually the momentum would pick up
and I could flow along with it.

Right after the session,
I went down to my car
and took out of my purse
a fine point Sharpie and a blank index card
and I wrote the word
M O M E N T U M
and some wavy lines all around it.
That evening,
I got my watercolors out
and worked on two paintings.
The next night and the night after that
my kids and I drew together.
Same for the next morning.
That afternoon I worked on a mandala,
gel pens on black paper,
and it felt good to create,
and I realized, yes,
momentum is real.
If you are feeling creatively blocked friend,
just begin something.
Just get that ball rolling and you’ll see…
MOMENTUM is your friend.

Uniquely You

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Don’t let them tell you you can’t.
Show them you can.
But don’t do it for them,
do it for yourself.
There is a fire in your belly.
Breathe, stoke the fire!
Let it burn more brightly.
Let it incinerate the rotten stories
they force fed you,
clear them out, make space!
It is time to tell your own stories,
written by the Self that knows
the real you.
Tell us the stories of life,
of beauty, of sensuality,
of wild fertility, of dancing,
drumming, chanting,
vibrating, pulsating,
creatively, uniquely YOU!

Creativity Everywhere

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Creativity is natural.
It is coming home
to the best of ourselves
and learning how to
transform what is dull
and stagnant
into a bright,
dynamic expression
of our deepest selves.
Don’t look outside yourself
to discover just how your
creative talents and abilities
want to be expressed.
Close your eyes.
Be still.
Go inwards.
There is a fire burning inside you.
Can you feel it?
Step closer,
look into the flames.
This is the fire
of transformation,
of creation.
Let your old self-concept
be burned away to reveal
the vibrant self
that was always there.
As you step out into the world
this shining self
will fan the flames
of creativity everywhere.
Your life is your greatest work of art.