We've been marking this season
for quite a while now (a few thousand years or so).
There are many reasons including celebrating the birth of Jesus and the turning point toward longer days, which reassures us there's more warmth and sustenance in our future.
These things remind us that regardless of how the world may appear right now, we're part of a much bigger story.
Even with all that, what if...
we have an innate compulsion to be an integral part of a creative process?
We certainly don't want everything to change, but still, we seem hard-wired for almost always wanting something to be different.
For example, how often have you felt drawn to contribute something that could matter in a significant way, perhaps to lots of people? Or maybe to a small circle of loved ones, or even just to yourself?
See, here's the thing...
Isn't it curious that this idea you'd like to experience or offer could actually happen??!!
And isn't it remarkable that this a feasible proposition in part, at least, because of a decision, or series of decisions, you yourself could make?
Call me easily impressed, but for a collection of molecules and cells and synapses that have somehow managed to coalesce into something that feels coherent (at least occasionally) it's pretty phreakin' phenomenal.
Could our innate ability to create and celebrate our creations underlie our devotion to spiritualities, religions, rituals, and beliefs about the existence of something "beyond" our knowledge and understanding?
What if the possibility of creation itself is not only our innate fascination, but our innate gift?
Here at the time of year when the nights are longest and the days shortest, nature itself calls us to be aware of our relationship to possibility and potential.
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
What have we become?
What are we becoming?
- Seth Godin
What have -you- become, and what are -you- becoming?
What are you feeling called to these days?
How does your experience of yourself shift when you're "inspired?"
How would it be to plug in more regularly with your muse?
Yes, you can...
systematically re-negotiate your relationship with yourself and your creative juju.
With SoundYourSelf, piano improvisation becomes a metaphor and method for connecting with your muse and for learning how to call on your creative source at any time, regardless of circumstances.
- When you’re feeling drawn to reestablish or deepen your connection to your creative source energy, simply stop what you’re doing and listen. Listen to the sounds you hear around you.
- Notice your labeling mind adding to the basic sonic information. It may suggest the name of what your mind thinks is the source of the sound. Or it may remind you of other times you’ve heard a similar sound.
- Acknowledge and thank your analytic mind for being a vigilant servant throughout your life. While it hasn't always been right about everything, it's done its best to interpret reality for you so you can get your needs met.
- Once you’ve acknowledged your mind’s contributions, focus in again on the sonic qualities of the sounds themselves, and see if you can “listen below the label.”
- Listen for things that may not make sense but still feel true.
you stepped up onto the star bridge and opened yourself to new experiences of creative growth and joy?
Who knows, it might even sound like a trip into the outback...