The Radical Creative

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How You Can Unlock Your Creativity

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It’s true that I was struggling in the past as an artist. I was feeling blocked, unsure about my strength, while questioning my skills. I was feeling drained and stuck and unmotivated. I was being suffocated by my own negative thoughts and doubts. But my inner cyber-warm saved me! I discovered this wonderful world called “blogging” that allowed me to read other people’s stories and understand that I wasn’t in this delusional depression by myself and that others had gotten through this as well.

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As I was stumbling upon one blog after the other I was receiving more and more information and support on how to train my mind to exit this harmful state and be lead towards personal blossom.  For instance, I ‘m very much enjoying reading Let’s Sandbox by the talented and free-spirited Darius Lukas. He gives great advice and I couldn’t recommend him more. So, since I trust his opinion I often check the books he recommends for more wisdom and creative prosperity. I then came across this AMAZING book, called The Artist’s Way, written by the gifted Julia Cameron.

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I ‘ve heard about this book before, but I didn’t pay much attention because… I have to admit… of his cover! I know, I know, right? NEVER judge a book by its cover! That’s true. Long story short I order it and I ‘ve been going through its pages daily from the very moment it came into my hands. Julia Cameron is a profound teacher and healer. You might think that this word is overrated since people tend to us it sometimes for the small things, but it suits her perfectly.

She came up with this extremely practical guidelines that lead you through unlocking your creativity. This book was nothing like I had read before. It is well-structured with rich yet simple techniques that are completely applicable. It is a twelve-week course in “discovering and recovering your creative self”. If focuses on healing old wounds and overcoming disbelieves that so many of us have and hold us back.

The philosophy of this book is the following:

You have to write down 3 pages of raw, unfiltered thoughts mind on a daily basis. 

Easy peasy, right? And it is. All there is for you to do is empty your thoughts by transferring everything that comes into your mind on paper. All the good and the bad. Especially the bad, because then you ‘ll be taught on how to turn them around. You will be taught to identify the pieces that keep you stuck and and rise walls in front of. You will be taught how to swift your beliefs around , heal your self and unleash all your creative power.

There are ten assignments in every week for us to complete. I personally find that a bit much to do in one week, so I sometimes take my time and allow myself to stay there for two weeks, if needed. In this way I manage to absolve it better and work with myself in a deeper level. The course goes through the senses of safety, identity, power, integrity, possibility, abundance, connection, strength, compassion, self-protection, autonomy and faith. I could go on and on about it, but I prefer to go deeper with this and dedicate a whole different post on each chapter in the future, so you can fully understand it and explore the experience with me. Meanwhile, I totally recommend it. Go buy this book now! You won’t regret it.

How do you deal with being stuck? Got any advise for me? Please let me know on the comments below.

Love and magic
Artemis

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2 thoughts on “How You Can Unlock Your Creativity

  1. Marcelle on said:

    Artemis this is really good!! (I’m obviously commenting in english because you use it!!) ;P
    As I too find it important to talk about being blocked\creatively stuck etc I would love to share what I do…
    I go back to basis!
    Simplify everything!
    Take a day off my thoughts and do something else first.
    Then I go back with a simple approach…
    …and I try not to stress if it doesn’t work right away….
    Hope it helped you in a way!
    :*

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