Category Archives: Creativity

How to Enhance Your Creative Flow

By Dr. Kelly Neff, Wake Up World

Once you master the instrument [of your art]then what are you going to paint? What is going to come out of that? What are you going to say?” -~ Amanda Sage

The creative process, that holy grail of the artistic life that so many of us are pursuing, the mystery and wonder of the inspirational force that runs through each of us, and the spiritual experience that comes from the surrender to the divine source of wisdom and knowledge that we all share. Making art is the most spiritual of experiences, yet it can become terrifying with time — because of the unlimited potential each of us possesses. Continue reading How to Enhance Your Creative Flow

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Art Is a Bridge (Meditative Writing)

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following “meditative writing” for the 260th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

Think seriously about why you enjoy writing, art, and music. What is it about creative work that seems to send your soul soaring? It’s as if some inherent quality in creative work connects you with a long-lost and forgotten part of yourself.

Have you ever been moved by an inspiring piece of literature or brought to tears by a piece of music? There’s a reason these things affect you the way they do.

Creativity connects you with the spiritual Self. Whether you create something or absorb what someone else has created, it can become a medium for you to connect with the Self and remember all you’d forgotten when you came to this planet.

Continue reading Art Is a Bridge (Meditative Writing)

Cedella Marley: Take Care of Yourself

Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time

The people who give the most, always take time to nourish their own gifts.  Be energized to invest not only in your personal time but your many talents.

Taking care of yourself first, will enable you to provide blessings for others.  Inner peace will follow because you are living with purpose for your own life and the lives of others.

One love…Cedella

Writing and the Inner Voice

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Reposted from February 2016.

“You can build great wisdom and genius by spending time each day in grateful communion with your inner voice. What better way of creating a more fulfilling life than by mastering the art of tuning into your most inspired and ingenious self, your inner voice?

“This voice is your guide of all guides to a life of greatness. You cannot attune to this inspiring voice without living a more inspiring life. Genius, creativity, and a silent power emerge from your heart and mind the moment you do.” – Dr. John F. Demartini (source)

I decided to commit to writing because it opens me up to a wellspring of guidance and creativity.

For me, this makes it a powerful form of meditation. It becomes meditation when I open my mind and write from the heart, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it connects me with a higher consciousness. Some call this consciousness God; some call it the higher self; some interpret it as an inner voice.

Reggae legend Bob Marley said in one of his final interviews that everyone has an inner voice ‘talking’ to them and we should listen to it. Writing brings me in sync with this voice, and putting pen to paper gives it free reign to express itself. Continue reading Writing and the Inner Voice

20 Famous Quotes On Creativity That Will Inspire You To Think Outside The Box

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

Creativity is a much-neglected concept when talking about business success, or even success in general, but it shouldn’t be. One of the most beneficial qualities you can have, creativity makes you unique, allowing you to tap into so many unexplored areas of your subconscious, far away from societal influence.

Does our society approve of creativity? An arguable question, as the implicit message seems to be it will not help you get further in life. Since birth, you have been told what to do, and how to do it.

And while it’s easy to assume creativity should be reserved onlu for kids during unstructured playtime, with space to feed their imagination, it’s highly important, and highly beneficial, for people of all ages. In fact, research has shown that expressing your creativity alters brain chemistry and can boost physical and mental health. Continue reading 20 Famous Quotes On Creativity That Will Inspire You To Think Outside The Box

How Society Kills Your Creativity – In An Award Winning Pixar-Esque Short Film

By Organic and Healthy, Thanks to Natural Blaze

In our modern lives, we all have some idea what success is supposed to look like.

Unfortunately, that often means creativity dies – because it doesn’t fit traditional models of success.

As a team of Madrid-based animators, Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mendez, would like to remind us, however, that isn’t how it has to be. Continue reading How Society Kills Your Creativity – In An Award Winning Pixar-Esque Short Film

Removing the Mask

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Longtime readers might notice I haven’t been around much lately. I’ve been writing for the Weekly Awareness Guide but silent on the blog and social media.

Truth be told, I’m looking for inspiration. I’m unsatisfied with the way I’ve been writing and trying to figure out what I really want to do. This snippet from an astrological report by Simon Vorster and Jennifer Langstone explains it well: Continue reading Removing the Mask

Homage to the Creative Spirit

By Paul Levy, Wake Up World

WARNING: This article is designed to activate the creative spirit. Proceed at your own risk!

After my first year of college, I remember wanting to take some time off so that I could figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I had always been a good student, and my parents had high hopes and dreams for my success, so the last thing they wanted was for me to take time off from school.

Remembering that as a little kid I used to love to draw, they suggested that maybe I wanted to take an art class, hoping that this might keep me in school. I decided to take their suggestion and I took a painting class. It came as quite a shock for me when, in this class, I accessed a long-forgotten creative aspect of myself, and realized that not just me, but that everyone, by “our very nature” is creative. Continue reading Homage to the Creative Spirit

12 Clear Signs You’re Avoiding Your Soul Work & Holding Yourself Back

By Natalie Kent, Collective Evolution

For the last week I have been frustrated beyond belief. Why? I had no idea.

Until I realized that the frustration I was feeling was due to NOT using my full potential in my life and work; to side-stepping my true capacity to create what only I can create.

Let’s take a step back for a minute.

Why do humans create? Buildings, families, businesses, communities… Why do we do it?

Somewhere inside us we feel the pulse of creation, the creative force of the universe that is constantly evolving our reality. Continue reading 12 Clear Signs You’re Avoiding Your Soul Work & Holding Yourself Back

Discover The Daily Creative Flow That Lead To The Success Of Nikola Tesla, Mozart, Van Gogh And Maya Angelou

By Jess Murray, Truth Theory

Success cannot be defined by a simple statement, and nor can it be taught in a simple guidebook. The world contains a vast array of success stories, both past and present, each very different but each also with their own path to follow in order to allow them to get to their pivotal stage of success.

Even when two people discover success they are entirely unique in their own ways. For example, Picasso and Van Gogh are both artistic geniuses, but each followed very different routines to reach their masterpieces. It has been said that “the path to greatness is paved with tiny consistent rituals”. So below is a list of the self-described daily routines of some of the most creative minds in history. Continue reading Discover The Daily Creative Flow That Lead To The Success Of Nikola Tesla, Mozart, Van Gogh And Maya Angelou