For me, creativity comes most often, when I am quiet and not intentionally thinking about anything, many times just before falling asleep or when I am resting where it is quiet and peaceful.
I think of this as coming from my soul or spirit, a place where my truth, creativity and faith lives. I have much more faith in my writings when I stay close to my soulfulness rather then when I try to create from my mind alone.
Many times it can be very challenging for me, not to go back and change what I wrote the first time, thinking I can improve something. When I change things too much, I find I end up losing the very thing that I wanted in my art.
My art loses the soulfulness, my truth, the ability to deeply touch others. These are the very things I strive for in my writings so I try very hard to get out of my own way and just allow my soul to do the talking.
The Bishop of London began the Royal Wedding sermon with this statement: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire; so said St. Catherine of Siena.”
I’ve been reflecting ever since: Am I being who I was meant to be?
Many of us spend a lifetime trying to figure that out, while others spend just as much energy hiding from it. What if we simply embraced life’s opportunities? What difference could we make by using our gifts, whatever they are, to their fullest capacity? How could we influence our corner of the world toward peace, love, and joy? If you did, and I did, and he did, and she did…imagine the possibility of setting the world on fire!
- Could it be that the ethereal nature of fleeting, mental images, taken from the holographic fabric of multi-verses become the patterns for what we create in life?
- Thoughts that will be forgotten if we don’t harness their power on our minds, or represent them in a medium of choice, in time.
- How do you manage to capture one single thought and allow it to big-bang into a genesis of ever-expanding universes and realities?
- Do you practice “dream catching” to keep a constant flow of ideas that your conscious mind transmutes from mental to physical energy, and into your work of art?
- Do you surf the waves of a common consciousness or Zeitgeist, reflecting an outer world?
- Do you take spoon fulls of the Quantum Minestrone of your inner worlds that enter the creative process to manifest in sounds, words, shapes, or images?
- No matter how you use your raw materials, as long as you master the alchemy of creativity and turn your wealth of unceasing originality into an abundance of life-enriching creation.
About: Lydia Proschinger – Bio
This great “Seven Sentence” story was sent in to by R.G. Ryan out of Las Vegas. RG is an amazing writer and you can check out more of his stuff at R.G.Ryan
He sits there day after day in an office cubicle looking for all the world like one of the characters from a Dilbert comic strip…the only difference is, their lives are funny, and Duane’s is anything but.
He typically wears nondescript clothing stretched tightly over a body that has seen way too many double cheeseburgers; his face unremarkable save for the uncommonly sad eyes that peer in stuporous boredom through comically thick glasses.
Sometimes during the long, often sleepless hours of the night he allows his mind to roam freely across the landscape of the life he dreams of living—a best-selling novelist writing stories of passion and power.
But then the morning comes and with it the cold reality that dreams…are just that.
I’ve met many people just like Duane who have snuffed out the last, flickering embers of their dreams believing with a desolate conviction that there is no use in clinging to that which can never be.
Desperation is a relentless gray stalker, following us down the days, intent on sapping the last vestiges of hope from our souls and thereby turning destinies into a sad caricature of what might have been.
One songwriter has said, “If wishes were horses then dreamers would ride,” and this brief blog post is a call for dreamers to saddle up, because nothing beats despair like a well-envisioned dream and the one who walks steadfastly, unwaveringly toward its realization.
After 675 blogs and two and a half years we have decided to revamp the Seven Sentence Experience. It’s been a wonderfully wild intrepid journey and I am so grateful for all the people who have walked, supported and encouraged me a long the way.
In the near future, we will be moving to our own URL http://sevensentences.com and we will become a self-hosted WordPress Blog. This will really ramp up the quality of the site and will vastly improve our ability to engage you our reader, will look different though.
As we shape, mold and grow SevenSentences.com we are desperate for your input on how things are looking and feeling… I want it to be as much your site as much as it is ours.
In fact that is really the thing that is changing, after two and a half years I am a little sick of writing about myself and I would like to hear about you.
Sometimes I feel chained creatively… by this I mean not free; do you relate?
I just know that there is more creativity, more freedom, more compassion, more life imprisoned deep inside of me; desiring to be let out, longing to be set free. What is it that imprisons me? What is it that imprisons you?
The battle we fight as creative people is not against flesh and blood. There is a type of evil that keeps our creativity in dark dungeons under lock and key, this is not a friendly foes.
These foes offer a place of comfort and a false peace; without risk or battle we will always remain in chains.
I am becoming morbidly averse to the frequency with which the word “conversation” is being used.
Yesterday somewhere in South Central, Los Angeles I am sure a young teenager was probably sent to the principles office for a “conversation” after bringing a firearm to school.
The trouble with “conversation” is that it is so overused, that the word is now broken and it needs to go away for a while before coming back. Conversation now means an overtly inane and self-important discussion where all parties pretend to have no agenda, it has now become a discussion without conflict or absolutes.
Conversation originally designed to enhance relationships is fast becoming a vehicle (method) for avoiding emotional conflict and is hence becoming detrimental. Are we pretending to listen and engage and then patting ourselves on the back for doing so?
Let’s get together for an argument instead.
It’s tempting to believe that we can make it on our own … we can’t because we weren’t designed too.
In the early stages of writing a script or a novel, creating a blog, or building a new start up, the initial creator(s) often do a lot of work… creating on their own.
We do this because we want to, but also because it appears necessary to get the ball rolling; it takes a lot of courage to be an inceptor, but it is foolishness to remain alone and singularly focused thereafter.
I have become somewhat of an expert in this type of foolishness for much of the past five years, I have worked long hours in solitude; it’s true that I have created much but it is also true that I have achieved little.
What are you creating right now… and what is your reason for doing it… what would you like to achieve?
Achievement in our creative endeavors always centers around the involvement of other people; whether that be agencies, labels, publishers, web designers, band members or best of all… the audience of friends that you create for…
DON”T BELIEVE A LIE…. You don’t need to be a success and have money you build a team… the internet allows you to do it right now.
Imagine a thing… go on do it…
But what sort of “a thing… is it an object, an event, a relationship or an invention?
The questions just keep on rolling… and because we continue to ask them, the wheels of our imagination remain firmly stuck on the logical left side of our brain.
So often we come to the creative process with a subconscious agenda, some fixed notion of what it means to be creative, or some peculiar idea about having to get things RIGHT.
But everything we are about to do is imaginary,it is not right or wrong; “a moral imaginary world” doesn’t exist because it is all make believe… so RELAX and TRUST… the time for censorship is LATER.
Your life is like a blank canvas, an unwritten song, an empty blog or a white blank page; you can create WHATEVER with the space that you’ve been given.
The desire to get it right is…WAGING A WAR… against our CREATIVE FREEDOM.
The Monthly Round Up:
What an incredible month for Seven Sentences… more and more artists, bloggers, dreamers and believers are coming to our site and finding home…
In April Alone:
4800 Plus Page Views – 200% growth!
45 New Face-Book Fans- NEW FACE-BOOK PAGE HERE
56 Comments from Readers
75 Email Subscribers – SUBSCRIBE HERE
An exciting new opportunity for you to express yourself and GUEST BLOG (Click here). Already a large number of readers have submitted blogs. So exciting to read your words “rather” than mine.
Here is a list of April’s Top Seven Posts:
- If you are a person full of ideas copping a lot of criticism read … Famous Wrong Predictions. 1593 people read this blog last month.
- Don’t worry about stumbling and doubting the path before you just read… Stumble & Dream.
- Discover why money will never make you happy while you are… Sitting on the Fat Camel.
- Is love good for your creativity…Stealing Ink from your Pen.
- Creativity and love sleep in the same bed… Creativity & love.
- Write your own 7-Sentences & become a guest blogger… Guest Blog.
- How the homeless guy at the end of the off-ramp could save your life… An Unholy Story.
Exciting times in May with the launch of a brand new site “SevenSentences.com” and a brand new logo. Stay tuned and spread the seven sentence feeling.