It’s a beautiful day here in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. The sun is shining, the sea is calm, and a vibrant and peaceful energy fills the air. All in all it is a beautiful day to do some writing. I am going to do something a little different today, I have been asked by a colleague of mine, dating and relationship coach Lisa Hache-Maguire, to take part in a “Blog Tour” (sponsored by IC Publishing– which you can follow via #ICBlogTour). It’s a great chance to share how the creative process flows through me in my writings that I share with you all.
Here we go
How Do You Start Your Writing Project?
For Example: (where do you find inspiration? Do you outline? Do you jump right into the writing? Do you do all of your research first? )
Beginnings often start with the ending of something. In my case my writing projects often start from the bottom up. When I sit down to write my mind is often like a blank canvas, I am not exactly sure what is going to come out, or know how things will manifest. A lot of my writing is done in the form of monthly newsletters, where I include things like recipes and events, so I often start there. Taking something basic and clear- like a recipe often gives me the foundation for my creative flow. As I see the words on the page- most often with a picture or two, things start to gel together for me, and then the true creative energy just seems to whirlwind and flow, and the true message of my sharing will come out.
Generally I don’t really do anything else to prepare. My flow is often just a channelling that comes through me, and there is no questions or need to research. It is almost like there is a deeper voice speaking through me, one that needs to come out, and lets me know when its speaks to the larger universal consciousness as a whole. Spirit is sharing through me as I write, and as I put the words down on paper (or the computer screen) I know that I am healing a deeper part of myself as well as those that read my blog.
How Do you Continue Your Writing Project?
For Example: How do you find motivation to write on the non-creative days? Do you keep to a schedule? How do you find the time to write?
I don’t know if continue really applies to my creative process. It seems like when its time to sit down and write I just do it. I am 100%, all the way committed. Unless there is nothing there, then I just stop until the voice inside me speaks loudly. Its almost like a whirlwind of energy that moves through me when its time to write. I just sit down, and out it comes. This process can take anywhere from an hour, or a whole day, and involves so much more than just writing, as I love to complement my blog with pictures- Sometimes the pictures I share will inspire the writing, and is always supportive t0 the process.
There are some days when I feel the urge to sit down and write but nothing flows, perhaps Mercury is in Retrograde, or the stars just aren’t aligned. When this happens I don’t push it, I just know that I need a break, I often will do something at that time that will nurture my soul.
How Do You Finish Your Project?
For example: When do you know the project is complete? Do you have a hard time letting go? Do you tend to start a new project before you finish the last one?
Finishing the project is usually quite cathartic. As I mentioned before I usually sit down and just write non stop until I am done with the flow, so when the words stop coming, I am usually quite ready to stop. As with all of the writing I do, there is no sensation of needing to say more, or of starting a new project. When it is time to write there is no stopping me, until the message of spirit is out. I like to just bask in the moment of peace that fills me up, and know that I am sharing a little piece of universal magic with someone that may need to hear it.
Include One Challenge Or Additional Tip That Our Collective Communities Could Help With Or Benefit From.
Hmmm… I guess the one thing I would really offer as a tip, is something that could be offered as a challenge, and that would be to Listen, and to Trust. Listen to the stirrings deep within you. Listen to the words that are ready to be spoken. As with all things creative, the flow is there. It is there for us to connect with, to jump into, and to share. Don’t overthink it, don’t worry if it “sounds” right, just trust the flow, trust the process, remembering that your process is going to be very unique to you. Let go of judgement and most of all Enjoy. Enjoy the connection to source. Enjoy the connection to Spirit. Enjoy the words that pour out on the page. Enjoy Your Self Speaking.
Thank you for taking the time to read this- Next week we are going to have some amazing beings, sharing their thoughts on this topic- Check them out:)
Anita Kalnay is a mixer of magical scents (she makes perfumes), an amazing bodyworker, a soul proprietr and a kundalini yoga teacher, who delights in adventure and herb gardening on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Coumbia. Follow her on facebook here and here, or check out her website to see what she is up to.
Christy Greenwood is a divinely inspired creative being, who shares her gifts with us in many ways. She is chakra dance and yoga teacher, a personal coach and an intuitive and gifted bodyworker who practices in a sacred space in the Cowichan Valley. Follow her on Facebook.
Ayla Ludwig is a artist, a writer and a teacher of English in Korea. She loves to share of her adventures living in a foreign country, whether by vlog, or in written form, and creates beautiful art that you can see here and on tumbler. She is inspiring, funny and very creative in all that she does, and really gives a great look at different areas of the world that you may never visit on your own.
Mariana Trapera, a sacred activist, grandmother, therapist and writer, is passionate about encouraging other women to embrace and live from their sacred feminine essence, especially in their later years. Check out her website for more information.