Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creative Flow

Hi everyone! So today Tameko and I did a show called Creative Flow.  We were bringing back Tameko's former blog talk radio show called Creative Flow.  We shared some writing tips and tips in general to get your creativity flowing, sacral chakra opened, and tapping into your inner child.  I started the show off with two quotes.  One by Alan Alda about Creativity and one by Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, on how writing is healing:

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”

~Alan Alda

“We should write because it is human nature to write. Writing claims our world. It makes it directly and specifically our own. We should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and meditation, connecting us both to our own insights and to a higher and deeper level of inner guidance.

We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in.

We should write, above all, because we are writers, whether we call ourselves that or not.”

~Julia Cameron

Here were the tips we shared that Tameko has shared during workshops she has done and in her new book "Light in You Unlimited" coming out soon (this Fall), tips I share with clients for Soul Exercises between their Meta-Soul Coaching sessions, and exercises from The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron:
-Burning Bowls: Write down all fears, anything holding you back, negative thought patterns, and/or any negative ideas you have on pieces of paper. Light the papers on fire in a fire proof bowl. This will be a signal to Source that you are releasing all of this and are ready to replace it with something positive.
-Morning Pages: Julia Cameron shared a very healing exercise in The Artist's Way about writing 3 pages every single morning when you wake up.  This is very meditative as you write whatever thoughts come to mind. There is no "right" way to write as long as you write for 3 pages right when you wake up. Be free and have fun with it. You can ask Source a question the night before and in the morning pages the answer can come to you if you truly listen.
-Thoughts of the Day: This is a great exercise to do if you have just moved, or have a new job or new relationship, etc. Write down before going to bed key moments that really stuck out for you through-out the day. It is good to document new experiences in your Life. You can also see the synchronicities in your Life and it gives you a clearer perspective on situations and lessons in your Life.
-Forgiveness Letters: Write a letter to whatever it is you want to release or that is holding you back. It can be a person, situation, yourself (ego), or emotions like guilt, fear, procrastination, etc. In the beginning of the letter write however you are feeling towards them. Put it ALL out there. Vent. Allow everything to bubble up to the surface. Then near the end of the letter or in a new letter think about/reflect on all that you have learned from this emotion, person, situation, and then release. Be totally honest with yourself. Show gratitude and fore-give. Because without them you wouldn't be here right now healing and moving forward.
Here is a Break-Up Letter I wrote to Fear on my blog. It was comical at times but also quite healing to write.
-Being Playful: This is a great technique in tapping into our inner child. PLAY! Play in paint, play dough, color in a coloring book with some crayons, watch a cartoon you liked as a child, listen to music from when you were a child, etc.  Do anything fun and playful.  This helps us to see the magic in Life, be in the present moment, and not take Life so seriously. Lighten up! ; )
-Everyday Meditations: In the Artist's Way, Julia talks about looking at everything as a meditation and a way to be creative.  This can be done by cooking, baking, washing dishes, decorating, fun exercises, walking, etc. Anything you are doing, if you are mindful and totally into it, it becomes a meditation and it becomes a way to express creativity.  This also taps into our inner child because as children everything we did was a fun adventure because we were totally one with whatever was at hand.
-Freedom Exercise: Julia also talks about writing down everything you aren't allowed to do that you would do if you could.  Her examples were walking outside naked, punching your boss in the face, etc. The point of this exercise is to not judge ourselves for any thoughts or feelings we may have.  To not suppress them because they aren't "good" things to do. This gives us the freedom to write however we feel and to remember we aren't those feelings so allow them to move. This is a good exercise to vent and confront any anger feelings we may have suppressed.  At first it may be hard because we police ourselves, but if you allow yourself to do it, it can be very healing as you are freeing yourself from the burden of suppressing all of those feelings.
-BONUS Exercise (Game Night): Play games with friends and/or family that were your favorite games as a child. This is also good for healing and nurturing our inner child. Have Fun!! : )))

Here are some videos I made on creativity. The first one is Quotes on Creativity to really help you in allowing your creativity to flow. This is freedom. We become vessels for the Divine. The other video is on the 10 Principles of Creativity in Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way book. Enjoy!

So next week's show will be a show called "Ebb and Flow" by Tameko. She will be relaxing at the Ocean doing a Soul Guidance styled show. So tune in next week at 9 AM EST to see what flows through her for the show.
Have a wonderful and healing weekend, Loves. October is definitely a time of change and rebirth.  Here is a great article on how October is the Turning Point month this year that I found recently. Hope it resonates! <3
You can always e-mail us at with any questions, if you want to be on the show or want to contact Tameko for her Chakra Healing, Tarot/Oracle Readings, and/or Guided Meditations services and other projects (like her book Light in You Unlimited coming out soon) and you can contact Jennifer (me) if you are interested in Meta-Soul Coaching sessions or having an Astrological and/or Numerological Report done. : )
As you can see we have a lot of projects and goodies happening right now that we wanted to share with all of you. We will get even more into Light in You Unlimited and Freedom from Ashes during our first Soul SiSTARS teleseminar the first week of December! So stay tuned! : ))) Namaste!

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