“One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world.”
— Sartre

When we no longer incorporate our passions into our day-to-day experiences we begin to feel as though we have lost a part of ourselves. Even when we are not creating something we are soaking up the world through our everyday experiences. Creativity comes in moments throughout our life-span; all our experiences become a departure in our arrival of a creative moment. Creative moments are experienced through insight.

The dialogal enactment illuminates new ideas, reveals meaning, and ignites self-realization. It is in the very talk of the thing that brings out the matter of things. We will also bring attention to your everyday experience with your craft, how you identify yourself with your passion, and how not creating has affected your life over the years and most importantly how this creative rut is affecting you today. The creative process is experienced as a lifelong experience (in the expansion of self) that becomes more understood by you when you examine it more deeply in line with the connections to your everyday life.

I have a passion in working with people who have found themselves in a creative rut. In this we will discuss your creative process, identify road-blocks, while considering all possibilities for what could be preventing you from creating. Creative blocks are part of the creative process; these ruts are often felt as despair, helplessness, and self-doubt; often this is when people begin to question their own purpose, meaning, and direction in life.

A creative moment is felt as a sense of urgency because a new idea has just unfolded into the present moment. New ideas come out of living the everyday; our experiences become a reservoir for future connections to unite within a new experience as a moment of insight. Our everyday experiences have a lot more to offer, we just need to take the time to pay attention to what is here within us and at our fingertips.

Common Felt Experiences of the Creative Life:

  • Constant flow of ideas

  • Frustration that comes from not starting a project, and or finishing it.

  • Keeping your work to yourself out of the fear of not being good enough.

  • Feeling as though you don’t know where to begin.

  • Feeling like the project is never done because it could be better.

  • Anxiety around the blank screen, blank page, blank canvas, and empty track.

  • The weight of time lost, and the sense of urgency that follows when a new idea emerges.

  • Segments of time where you feel a lack of inspiration, and unmotivated to pursue your passions as you once had before.

  • When a person who identifies with their craft is not creating, they often begin to feel despair, loss of purpose, self-doubt, and meaninglessness.

  • Daily engagement with your craft leads to feeling fulfilled and maintains productivity.

  • Ideas that never make it beyond your own inner dialogue.

  • Creative blocks

 

Give yourself the space to re-cultivate imagination

 
“Those who have become eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia.”
— Aristotle