I have these callings, inspirations, ideas, creative yearnings, you
know... That stuff and it seems i can never find the time to get to
them. I'm busy with all the responsibilities in life. But the callings
continually tell me there is something creative i need to be doing.
What's a mortal to do?
from all the muses...
finding the time for creativity translates to me as “I’m
not finding the time to do one of the things I’m truly here
to do.” As you pay attention to the inspirations, pay attention
to what part of your being they come from... It’s a pure, and
spiritual side. As you follow these nudges you are following a path
paved in possibility for everything you are as a mortal. There are
many things we do not have in life... If you pay attention to how
you spend your day and pay attention to what's important to you,
will see time is often not one of them.
must zink differently about your time. Zink dat it is your creative
verk zat will make all other verk more dazzling. Zink about the
you are driving and other routinte activities as times to gather
ideas and develop them a little more before you even have to
sit down. Sometimes
jill thinks about ideas so much while dong other things that she
vait to begin and she simply msut make the time so she does. This
is priming motivation and motivation in the creative process
heart beats loudly and joyously it also helps to envision the finished
product... Dis again primes motivation and you will find it easier
to find the time when ze exhilaration sets you on fire.
out the stickers and the chart. Give yourself stickers when you find
the time (make them big stickers) . Make sure as you anticipate your
creative time you anticipate it like a child .. Finding how it can
be made fun. For instance...
get new pens, fun paper, place a fun toy on your computer, imagine
a crowd of people cheering you on simply for your effort despite the
art: play fun fun music. Send yourself an e-card invitation
to invite your child self to play at your creative passion. State
time and day and show up with your best kid clothes on. Have fun.
supportive others to do your creative joy with or let supportive others
know when you will be finding the time and then ask them to inquire
how you did with it afterward.
Also, give yourself new messages about time. “i happily and
easily find the time to do my creative passion. It bring joy to me
But have compassion with yourself if it doesn’t work out. If
you beat yourself up, you’re less likely to even attempt to
find the time again. Just delicately say “ooops, missed that
time .. But there’s more time ahead i haven’t even used
the process and it’s potential for serendipity. Take away
the pressure of being perfect. Sometimes not finding the time
is an avoidance
strategy for not being able to deal with the overwhelm or fears involved
with creativity. Inadequacy is one of those fears.
confident you can find the time. Act as if you have the time. Be ruthless
in your commitment to your creative good. You have much to share...
be true to yourself and the forces with whom endowed you with these
gifts... Show the world your brilliance.
was still on a break... A postcard she sent said I'm grateful I'm
that you are not finding the time for whatever weakness you ascribe
it to... Then do art, writing, music dance around that weakness. Submit
to what it is, to the truth and exalt it in art. Or not. Our suppressed
weakness are filled with energy and new ideas.
okeedokee, it only takes 5 to 15 minutes a day, ya know. You can
find the time for that, can’t cha? Use the time to set up your space
at first, use the time to gather ideas and momentum, make itsty bitsy
small steps. Just a page, just a scribble, just a footprint... Don’t
overwhelm yourself with high expectations... Just set yourself in
motion. Once you establish a habit, it will feel funny not doing your
creative pursuit. Take a class, that helps structure time. Get a coach...
I heard jill’s a pretty good one.
concept of time has evolved and changed over the last few years as
a result having a spinal cord injury and being forced to change my
life. I’ve learned that whatever time it takes to create, is
never, can never be a waste. When we arrive at our work with the
and knowledge of creating something that only we can make, something
that reflects who we are and what we have experienced, then we are
participating in creative activity that is worthy and deserving of
whatever time it takes. Making time for creativity can be a break
from the confusion of the surface to the stillness of the center."