12 Days of Creativity 2012 – Day 7

Posted on Dec 19, 2012

Christmas is upon us.

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!


Lean back.

Take a deep breath.

Look up from the screen.




Station 7 and the Wheel of Creativity gives me… Conception of a new thing

“But little by little,

as you left their voices behind,

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds,

and there was a new voice,

which you slowly recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world …“

– Mary Oliver


I know. I do have a tendency to go on a bit. I get swept up in my desire to inspire. But it’s the holidays and I know you have plenty to do. So, short and sweet, that’s the ticket for today’s post!

Station 7 is a moment of wonder and bliss: Aha! Eureka! Emotional. Fluid. The feeling is wonder as you catch a glimmer of something new out of the corner of your eye. It’s indistinguishable still, but you know something in you has changed.


What brought you here?

Everything that came before. All six stations of the Wheel had to be passed through for you to get to this point. The entire first half of the creative process is about letting old forms go: the worn-out workplace, the tired old attitude, the overused opinion of yourself.

Once you’ve dared to see what you really want, to stretch out toward it, and let go of what is taking up its space in your life, the roof flies open and the stars come in, each one a seed of ecstasy sowing itself in the soil of your heart.

Today, all you have to do is relax and receive. The heavens are raining down upon you.

CONCEPTION is station 7 in The Wheel of Creativity.

What do you need to let go of to make space for the New Thing?


First Day of Creativity – Hunger
Second Day of Creativity – Appetite
Third Day of Creativity – Anorexia
Fourth Day of Creativity – Launch
Fifth Day of Creativity – Isolation
Sixth Day of Creativity – Crisis

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