Whatever you create, comes from inside you. You have thoughts and feelings and translate them into your creative work. You dance with YOUR body, you write YOUR thoughts, you sing with YOUR voice.
It’s hard to negate your contribution to your work when you bring so much to it.
Yet, sometimes we want to blame others or the circumstances for the apparent lack of quality of our work.
That’s a trap that looks convenient, but lures you in with the sticky sweetness of self-pity. It doesn’t want to see you go and take back your power.
I ask you: Do…
Do you sometimes (or often) lose your connection to your creativity?
You feel shitty, tell yourself that you’re supposed to think freely and express yourself, but find yourself feeling trapped in old patterns and your life feels like Groundhog Day.
You notice your inspiration and intuitive nudges slip through your fingers and the more tightly you try to grip them, the more elusive they seem to become.
According to some Eastern traditions, creativity is located in the sacral chakra, which is also the home of your sexual force.
Tensing up, trying to control your sensual and sexual experiences are not…
Perfectionist artists that strive to create a “worthy” piece of art made us believe that creativity is about struggle and pain.
Being a creative human seems to be a rare blessing and a lifelong punishment at the same time. Either you have true talent and are entitled to make art, or you are an ignorant amateur.
If you happen to be a “true” artist you carry the pain of humanity combined with your own feelings of unworthiness and imposter syndrome on your aching back.
Isn’t that what the stories of brilliant, but unhappy artists tell us over and over?
Connect to yourself and feel what wants to be expressed.
Spontaneous free expression seems risky and open for ridicule?
As an introverted good girl you were trained to be nice and quiet person that with small body language?
Unfortunately, you are just not the type for free, uninhibited expression. At least that’s what you’re telling yourself all day.
Yet you long to be seen and heard more clearly?
You want to sing your favorite song in the kitchen and dance like a wild woman without any obvious reasons?
You wanna paint a fun painting for the bleak wall in your…
For many humans creativity is a locked treasure chest that — if opened — contains heaps of self-criticism with very little creative fulfillment.
Do you know this nagging voice inside of you that puts down your art and points out all the ways you could and should have done better?
Have you ever been trapped in comparison with just about everyone on this planet?
How does that affect your creative output? Are you consciously turned on by feeling not good enough? Does it inspire you to try to beat everyone in this vast game of creativity…
When the idea of making bags out of canvas that I painted myself came to me, I knew that I had to take action on it without delay. It felt like the universe made me an offer that only stood for a few days.
So the very next day I grabbed some painted canvas leftovers from a workshop and sewed a bag. I kind of made up the cut as I went and you can totally see that ;-).
It wasn’t about beauty or perfection, but about implementation of the idea.
We can think about all aspects of a project…
We cannot choose to desire something else than we desire. It’s possible that we don’t like our desires for various reasons. Maybe the desire doesn’t make sense and we judge it as stupid, maybe we think it’s too big and unattainable for us, or maybe we consider the desire to be amoral and we are ashamed to have it.
When we judge and shame our desires or something else about us, we push it into the unconscious, where it continues to exist of course. The lost self as a disowned part of our personality would be an example. …
The personal development industry often centers around trying to fix people as if they were broken and needed repair.
It implies that there is a right way to think and act and that we are all doing it wrongly.
It implies that life has a goal and we need to work hard to get a glimpse at it, let alone reach it.
I disagree with this fixing mentality.
There is not one right way to live, but YOUR way to live. The more you find your own expression, the more fulfilled you will feel. …
The secret lies in accepting and loving ALL there is in your life.
Inspired by Carolyn Elliotts work around shadow integration that she calls “Existential Kink” I deepened my embodied experience of the importance of feeling everything.
Every emotion, every experience, every thought and emotion invites us to feel more deeply and be more present with what is.
They also provide a chance for our ego to jump at them and judge them as good, bad, (in)acceptable, (a)moral etc. The judgment is completely made up and in our perception of reality.
It is our choice to buy into the judgement’s…
And what it takes to do that.
I’ll be blunt with you for a moment: As long as you don’t take responsibility for your life, you will fail to consistently create a fulfilled life that feels like home to you.
Taking responsibility means that you recognize your creative part in your experiences.
Whether you acknowledge your always present power and influence on your own life or not, you always have this power and influence.
Only because you rather don’t want to look at the drama with your colleague at work, your back pain or your lack of money, those circumstances…