Inspiration and Birthing Creative Energy

I believe creativity has a pulse. I don’t believe in blocks because we can create the block and move through it, but I do believe in rest time and yes sometimes it’s years and sometimes it’s a day, either way creative energy needs inspiration. And though sometimes we can feel a slight ping of inspiration, sometimes it’s just not enough to push through the new energy that’s wanting to be birthed, and like any birth we need to wait for the right time, you can’t make a birth happen because you want it to, as our creative energy needs inspiration to move towards the birth.

I’ve been thinking on this while writing and what I need to inspire myself to write. For me I find writing is more challenging to birth the new energy. I’d say it’s because it’s more mind orientated than what painting is so we tend to overthink the fear, but I find both support each other nicely.

I’ve been thinking on what inspires me and what gets things moving and for me and it’s always nature. Not just being in nature but losing myself in the detailed creation of a leaf, a petal or sitting next to my eggplant babies in awe of how nature works. This is where photography gets everything going for me.

I lose myself in macro photography. There’s an awe and peace losing yourself in the magic of nature.

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Magic in my front garden.

Losing your imagination within the details, details that are too small to see which gets the imagination flowing of how, and the what ifs and not to mention the connection with nature that grounds the fear, roots us back to our bodies and moves the creative energy back up to the surface.

I haven’t felt stagnant in creative flow, if anything I think sometimes I have too much of it, this inspiration thing got me thinking as I begin to write again. I’ve been losing myself in painting and herbal craft (that’s another post) but because now I’m in the flow of my writing ๐Ÿ˜€ I haven’t stopped all day I thought I’d share the magic of nature photography that has always got things moving for me when I’m moving towards birthing new creativity.

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More front garden magic

Day 6: the Inner World of a Highly Sensitive Person

There’s a little sadness and anxiety up today. One of my fur babies isn’t well so my attention is with her. The vet says to wait and see but say that to someone that feels everything that will be another few days of stress and anxiety because there’s nothing worse than seeing any living being let alone one of them that you love be uncomfortable. I have to find pockets of trying to relax and let go and find that inner peace because even writing this I’m feeling anxious and sad. Something like this triggers the loss I’ve experienced in the past and I’ve had a lot of that so I know the sadness goes deeper it usually does.

So I’m not actually going to say too much today I’ve made a warm comfortable cave for my girl and my attention is going to be with her. I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully with better news.

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Between Worlds

I was sitting at the beach the other day. It was overcast and windy my favourite time and I lost myself watching the waves..

Even just thinking about that moment right now I feel relaxed and it takes me to a place between worlds where even if I feel overwhelmed with emotion I still feel calm, I know I’m alive and I’m breathing through it.

There’s a sacredness in that space and I think many of you know what space I’m talking about. It’s that space where no matter how you feel that connection with nature you can feel that sacredness that there is more to life, more to whats happening in the present than what you feel you know, and you know you’re not alone and you can feel the power of it.

I was staring into these waves above and focusing on the turbulence beneath it and the many powers at play.

It got me thinking of this power which we are a grain of, this beautiful sometimes turbulent and sometimes so fragile energy is what we are created of and we use it to create with.

Realising how powerful it is and at the same time so vulnerable this amazing creative energy.

 

It makes you think though doesn’t it? Looking at that photo above of the waves and remembering the power of the crashing waves, knowing that we are made of this very power. Sitting and watching the power and beauty of it wouldn’t it be lovely if we can observe our own fluctuations the same way instead of trying to control how we think we should be, or how we think our writing, painting, drawing, photography should be and just allow ourselves to just BE.

I think if we did we would be more like those rose petals above soft, open, vulnerable… isn’t that a comforting and soothing thought… xxx

Honouring of She

My relationship with myself is deepening and as this is deepening so is my connection to the Sacred Feminine the honouring of my feelings, creativity, healing my wounds around change (which I believe we all carry) so I can ease and flow more with the Sacred Feminine because thats what the Divine Feminine is all about constant change and flow She is never certain, always changing always growing and evolving.

Since I was a child at a very young age I had a very strong and deep connection with spirit and seeing and feeling the truth of what is in any situation and growing up in a dysfunctional home pushes you inward to hear and listen more to your own intuitive feelings in my case my natural psychic and clairvoyant abilities to keep myself safe, you learn to feel when to speak and when not to, when to leave your room and when not to, so much so I began warning my older brother ย about being ‘good’ so we don’t get beaten. I know its pretty sad but thats the truth of what it was for us and I’m thankful for the fire in my gut which gave me the strength and determination to not allow anything negative get in my way of experiencing true happiness. It sounds like it was easy to get to that frame of mind but it wasn’t and at times it still isn’t but it gets easier and easier the stronger the relationship with yourself you experience the true connection of what happiness is and not fall for the illusion that things, stuff or people will make you happy the true happiness connection really does come from within.

This post was going to be about sharing my deep connection and path as a Pagan and witch but as I write I can’t help to have my thoughts being pulled to a beautiful boy who took his life at the age of 17 just recently about 6 weeks ago now, a young man my daughter had a strong connection with. He was an incredibly sensitive, creative and intuitive young man so beautifully gentle and clearly was an old soul who felt misunderstood, not heard and not seen by the world we live in today. Which I completely understand.

For us highly sensitive intuitive souls we feel every feeling and pain is felt like a stab with a knife, we soak every feeling of others around us as our empathy and compassion seems to be unusually high if we were to compare ourselves to others. We are misunderstood, our emotional reactions can seem over the top, our care is looked at as weakness, the time we spend on our own is taken as antisocial.

And its not like that at all.

Our emotional reactions is because we feel so much, our care is genuine and we spend time on our own to recharge to hear our own internal voice and to be away from people because sitting in their presence or walking into a crowd we feel so much and that is how you honour your own Sacred Feminine within, your uniqueness, your trust in yourself and see with clear eyes that yes I’m different.

Thank Goddess for art is all I say.

Exposed by Astara Lak’ech (c)

Art is my sacred space to completely be with every feeling, a space where I can hear myself and plug into the web of life and just listen..be and feel no matter how powerful the feelings, it is a safe place to be and grow and do something that I can’t get enough of. Being highly sensitive is NOT a weakness but a huge strength to be in such a chaotic and disconnected world.

Love my tribe where would this world be without those whose empathy changes the world?