So, over the next few weeks, I'll explain a bit more about each step in detail from the perspective of a creativity coach. I want you to really get that while I may be writing specifically about creating a show, you can apply this process to any creative project, whether you're wanting to exhibit your paintings, write a sitcom, or record and album, or illustrate a children's book.
Part One: On paper, write your higest vision for your show. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths, connect with your heart, and find your center. When you're there, write down what your vision is–just like The Secret–how does it feel? how does it smell? where does the light fall? how does it look? get specific. who is there with you? what has changed now that you've accomplished this? what is your life like now? what have you learned about yourself?
Here's the key that most people miss that will blow this exercise up and bring it to the next level: you need to let your mind know that you mean business. So take the vision you've written, and find a magical way to show yourself your commitment. Perhaps you post it on your wall where you look every day. Perhaps you light a candle and dedicate yourself to your vision each morning. Perhaps you distill the vision into a word and wear that word around your wrist or neck as an amulet.
Coming up next in Part Two: the first step to making your vision a reality.
"We are limited, not by our abilities, buy by our vision."
"I used to be disappointed that I don't create the connections in my life that I'd like. I now see how my way of connecting can be very much a one-way street. Alica asked me about what I wanted (connection) and how I would know when I had it. What I saw in that moment was the ways in which I can be very present with people yet where they still somehow find me inaccessible. I saw that I am very vague when talking about my own feelings and that I use this to keep people at arm's length. For the first time maybe ever I actually saw and felt the dissonance between how I am with people and how I let them be with me. WOW!
Alica also had me feel into what kind of question I might ask where I would actually feel vulnerable, thereby taking down the wall that keeps people out. This was a stroke of brilliance on Alica's part. We threw around some ideas and landed on one that felt so vulnerable that I actually threw it out the first time around. "How do you feel about me?" Yikes! Getting reflection and contribution from Alica in that vulnerable moment put me into an incredible place of bliss and connection that I'm not sure I've ever been in.
We did an incredible amount of very deep work an a very short period of time – quite possibly the most efficient hour of coaching I've ever gotten… really! It was incredible – a huge breakthrough for me."
In my creativity coaching practice, I often work with people who feel held back by fear. The external world is a reflection of our collective fears and our dreams, both manifest simultaneously. It's easy to live at the average vibrational level of those we come in contact with, what we hear on the radio or see on TV. And with the world in such seeming disarray these days, it's normal to feel disheartened about making progress in our own lives.
So what's the difference between people who feel fearful and insecure during tough times, and people who feel optimistic and relaxed, even free-spirited? The latter group of people have cultivated an inner security–have held their bodies and minds at a higher vibrational level. They know that their external world is a creation of their inner world, and they choose to live in love. These are the people who hold the vision of what the world will can be in their hearts, and who inspire the collective consciousness to spiral upward to new and beautiful places. You do this, too, when you hold yourself at a higher vibrational level despite the level of what seems to be around you.
Of course, there will always be things that are out of our control, but the more inner security we cultivate, the more we will deeply know this truth: the part of you which is eternal can never be harmed.
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.