12 Days of Creativity 2012 – Day 3
So each day from now until December 25, drop by the Wheel of Creativity blog
for a deep breath of spirit in the midst of the festive flurry.
Let’s be creative and connected this Christmas!
It’s the best gift under the tree!
Take a deep breath.
Look up from the screen.
Station 3 and the Wheel of Creativity gives me… AN-OH – rex –ya.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
On December 25, I will launch my book as an eBook on Amazon Kindle. It’s a very exciting day for me, and probably no gift under the tree will mean more to me than finally getting my life’s work out into the world in this tangible way. But it’s been a long time coming.
I would have never imagined when I put the first ideas down on paper in 2003 that it would have taken me 10 years to make it real. But life is a process. And rarely does the creative journey take the straight road. In fact, the more personal, the more important to you a project is, the more you are to encounter the negative voices of self-doubt and judgment (within and around you).
Avoid at your own risk
This has been my experience: The things I’ve longed most to do in life have almost always traveled with insecurity, fear of judgment and avoidance, which I have named Anorexia. It is a natural part of the process to hear these voices. Sometimes they live inside your head; other times they come from the mouths of the people you love the most.
How you respond to them is a major challenge on the journey of creative living. And developing the courage to go forward with them whispering in your ear takes time. You will meet them as many times as you need to, but don’t give up. Use each encounter to build your resolve, and one day you will move through your avoidance toward that which you long for.
This ANOREXIA is station 3 in The Wheel of Creativity.
What automatic “No” prevents you from going for it in your life?
Check Amazon on December 25 & 26 to download the eBook for FREE. Get on my list to join a private tele-conferenece in January to begin putting it into practice.