going with the flow
Since you are reading a blog about developing a new relationship with your creativity there is a good chance you are stuck right now. Either you have been completely stuck or you are ready to create from a deeper level of your being.
So here’s how you got stuck – a really simple idea.
1) You had some sort of artistic desire in your youth.
Maybe you wanted to paint and draw.
Maybe you wanted to sing and dance.
Maybe you wanted to play the piano and guitar.
(I begged for all of the above!)
2) Something happened that discouraged you from creating.
- You painted a picture and a teacher said you did it wrong.
- You loved writing creatively and you were scolded.
- Responsibilities kept you from creating even though you dreamed of it.
- You were told there was not enough money for your art.
3) You began to doubt yourself and your ability to create.
Eventually you gave up and buried your artistic desire. You also buried the emotion you did not feel safe to feel because it just hurt too much. This was a means of survival.
So, the desire to be creative and an emotion (such as sadness) was buried in you.
4) You became stuck.
As an adult you may have assumed you are not creative and the truth is that your creativity lives inside – only you cannot not access it.
There are many other possible reasons for being creatively stuck.
Now the good news … How You Get Unstuck
You create and practice the art you want … writing, visual art, singing, dancing, etc.
The creation of your art frees the creative inner child.
Giving yourself permission to do the very art you were not given the opportunity to do in your youth heals and transforms you.
This “unsticks” you and allows you to develop a new relationship with your creativity. Healing.and transformational!
Getting creative is possible for you! I know because I have been consciously (and unconsciously) walking this journey for decades
And you can do that in many ways. Be on the lookout for a series of posts about the 7 pathways that I walked through to heal and transform my life!
Love and Light!
Wendy G Young
The Creativity Shaman
Ever feel like it is one thing after another?! Life just keeps happening and sometimes there is no time for a breather?
These days many are experiencing a quickening in challenging life events. If you are one of them I totally feel you.
This has been my life for about 30 years. My twenties were turbulent and when I started on my healing path in 1989 things began to make some sense.
10 years ago began a new series of events and six years ago another big series and then many other since. And when I take a closer look I see that they are all very connected and
I have often wanted to write about them and the reality is that when things are happening so fast and with very little recovery time it can be easy to lose track. It is my intention to share more as I walk this path because I receive insights that help me and others. I know that by sharing my journey in the form of story and insight from the experience it is serving a larger whole.
So with that in mind….
A new series of events began the end of February.
I bought a new car out of the blue (fun and surprising mystical experience I still intend to write about!).
A couple of days later I was in the process of moving and I missed a step and sprained my foot and ankle … the worst sprain ever!
After looking for help I just had to walk on my foot, carrying boxes and pushing my way through.
My dog and I stayed in a hotel for several days and walking him was painful! I held onto cars and the side of the building and sometime sat on the curb. And it was cold and rainy and I was moving SLOW.
During this time I was in the process of selling my old car which took three days of non-stop work (driving from one side of the city to the other, trading cars and getting documents together) to make it happen. I really felt as though I was being tested.
I also felt as though I was pushing myself to the next level of inner growth. While that was nice to realize I was just tired and my sweet dog was getting confused over the continuing change from one car to the other.
I kept pushing through. I had no other choice.
Then after several weeks of testing my mother was moved into a lock-down unit of an assisted living home for dementia – very emotionally challenging.
It has been a challenging couple of months working towards acceptance of my mother’s health. All kinds of anger and grief has surfaced and keep working through it using my own processes and getting help from other energy healers
There is no other choice for me. What about you? What is your choice?
I’d love to hear.
PS. One hint to move through the rough stuff: Create Art!
I am drawing one of the mandalas in my coloring book called “Ringside Flower.” As you will see the process is totally creative and I found it impossible to make it look EXACTLY like the one I originally drew! Enjoy and let me know how this video helps you!! xoxoxo Wendy
What if challenge is just a made up scenario when things don’t go as “planned?” If we allow ourselves to go with the flow and stay out of resistance what is the challenge?? 🙂 xoxoxo Wendy
I share an update about my recent move – the 3rd one this year – well technically I am not living in a particular place right now but I did manifest something really cool in the process. I speak about trust and being “home in the heart” – ok I did not say “heart” but I did touch my heart. Let me know how this inspires you! xoxox Wendy PS. I do believe this is an example of living very courageously!
In 1991 I pioneered ergonomics and in 1996 I launched one of the first ergonomic product websites which I sold in 2008. I sold it because after 17 years in that business it was time to be authentic in a new area.
(Oh in case you are wondering, the ergonmics website I created is www.ergopro.com. Tell them I said hello!)
I realize that a part of me always thought that to be fully authentic I had to do everything on my own. Of course that is not the case. Authenticity develops on the inside and only recently did I begin understand that on a more meaningful level.
Here’s how it happened.
Nine months ago I met someone on Twitter whom I had noticed before but chose not to follow her because something felt “off.”
Call it intuition.
Weeks later she followed me and her first communication to me was that I was wrong about something. Being my forgiving and sometimes naive self I followed her and let it go knowing we all have our own perceptions.
On one of our early phone calls an intriguing idea presented itself to us. She wanted to get started right away and I was still in the middle of producing my Spiritual Grid Manifestation DVD and told her I was definitely interested and would let her know when I was ready.
Deep down my intuition was speaking to me and I knew that I could not work with her while creating my DVD. Months later I wrote her and suggested we create that program. It just felt like the right time.
We began a series of phone calls and became much clearer about the series. Being the consummate businesswoman I am I suggested a written agreement and even though she ignored me I allowed myself to get deeper into the project and kept “giving in.”
After a short time I realized she saw me as her “admin” when she frequently ordered me to take actions at a moments notice! Again I suggested we create an agreement about responsibilities and again it was ignored. Yet I kept going because the project was still intriguing to me.
I kept doing everything she asked and then got creative and practiced some videos in the park to promote the series. That same weekend she began accusing me of not working and my response was to stop working!
Funny how the mind works. She proceeded to send me a series of accusatory emails and then I began experiencing excrutiating pain and landed in the emergency room and then I could not work! Her emails kept coming even though she knew I was not well for several days. She even told me she did not care I was sick!
That is when I got it! It was the final straw and I told her I did not want to play with her anymore. It just hurt too much.
That very same day I had a series of phone calls with other people and the theme that kept appearing was authenticity!
My first clues of a potential conflict came many months before.
Once I was able to recognize the truth I wrote a letter to the list we created and told everyone that in order to be authentic I had to exit.
Fortunately I also now understand the meaning of authenticity on a deeper level. My authenticity has nothing to do with doing everything on my own as I once thought.
My authenticity has everything to do with staying true to my core beliefs and principles and only allowing people in my life that are serving me. It also has to feel good! When I listen to and take action on my intuition I am being authentic. The experience itself served me well and once I was able to rise above it and receive the learning I was complete.
Authenticity is certainly the theme of the moment for me. What about you?
What areas of your life are causing you to ponder? What have you been putting up with?
Let me know how this has served you.
Well it is time to take action on my new inspirations! But first I think it is time for some dark chocolate. Now that’s being authentic!
Have you ever wondered why there seems to be so much “contrast” in your life?
Well here is the PERFECT answer!!
I just ran across this video from Esther and Jerry Hicks…
It is REALLY worth a watch!!!
Now that was great!
Happy Independence Day today July 4th, 2009! I hope you have a wonderful day planned with people you care about!
I’m curious what it means to you to have your freedom.
To be independent.
To live in a miraculous time such as this where you can choose where and how you want to live your life?
To decide what you want and take the divine right
Actions that will bring these desires to you?
Perhaps it is to have the choice of doing nothing.
Or making a difference in the world?
I was thinking about this earlier as I have been taking Divine right actions for the past 25 years in various businesses.
Sometimes it was challenging. Sometimes it was fun.
Sometimes it was…well, not fun!
But I kept going. I was persistent and I always asked myself what the next action was.
Last year I was going to close a business that was depleting me of energy. It had taken my freedom away.
I had been told it was not worth anything to anyone except me.
The decision to “let go” created a ripple effect in the universe. The universe was waiting for me to LET GO so that I could create the next stage of my life.
A few days later I was inspired with an idea to sell my business! I had “thought” of selling my business in the past but it did not seem viable. Frankly, it seemed impossible. Yet three months later it sold for an amount of money that was beyond my wildest dreams.
That is because I learned that when inspiration hits to take massive and immediate action.
When we take action from an inspired place the universe is on our side. We are riding the flow and energy of the universe.
Do you realize how powerful you are to create consistent miracles?
There is a big light inside of you that can bring you all that you truly desire!
Stand in that light! Show it off to the world.
Claim what it is that you want. Get out of the way. Allow it to come to you.
Let your universe open up to you.
And pretend those fireworks are going off inside of you!
Cause they really are!
In honor of July 4th and whatever INDEPENDENCE means to you I am offering you a $40.00 discount off my DVD… until Monday, July 6, 2009.
When you click on the “ADD TO CART” button link you will be guided to the checkout page.
Enter “INDEPENDENCE” in the coupon box and click on “apply. The page will be updated to the $57.00 price and you are all set!
Happy Independence LIFE today and always!
PS. Claim your inner independence life today!
Since it is Monday I decided it was time to finally post this fun video “I Love Mondays!”
In January I attended the Attract Wealth Seminar created by Joe Vitale and Mark Ryan. The weekend was great and it was wonderful to connect with so many like minds…many whom I had already met at previous weekends and others whom I met for the first time.
The Monday after I went to Wimberley to Bill Hibbler’s house with my friends Twenty Twenty and Carol Wingert plus Bruce Muzik and a former Miss America! The day turned into magic as we began jumping on the trampoline. Every time I watch this it is like I am there and it raises my vibration higher.
What can you do right now to raise your vibration?
Well you can watch this video! 🙂
Now that you have watched this video you can embody the energy of your desires and wave your hands in the air whether you have a a trampoline or not!
Remember manifestation is all about raising your vibration to a higher place. From this place you CAN attact your desires even better than you could have imagined!
Just one week ago I was back in Wimberley jumping on the same trampoline and helping others raise their vibration using a process I created. One of these days I will be posting some information about this too!
Have a great day!
Last Tuesday, May 19th to be exact I launched my Spiritual Grid Manifestation DVD and it was exactly one year to the day that I sold my previous business. I tried to launch on May 1st because that was my 25th anniversary of being in business. Then I tried to launch on May 10 because that was a big, marker birthday for me.
I was trying to make it happen on one of those days because I thought it would be good to launch on an auspicious day. And it would be!
Only the universe knows what is best and I have always learned to trust. What if everyday was auspicious and we did not feel the need to make it happen the way we think it should or the way others think.
I just decided to let go and when I did the universe stepped in and took over. That is what the universe is here for. It sees the big picture. When we hold onto the way we think our life has to happen we limit ourselves.
In fact I was planning on telling the entire world that day about my launch. I have all sorts of emails lists all over the place and was going to sit in my chair for hours just announcing to everyone what I had just accomplished.
Then my marketing consultant Susan Rosenthal called me and wanted to know how I was going to celebrate. I told her that I did not have any thoughts or plans to celebrate at all.
She suggested that I take the time to celebrate what I had just accomplished. Susan told me that most people do not make it as far as I have. I mean I sold a business a year before and now I had created my first physical product, my life’s work to help others create the kind of lived they have only dreamed about until now.
She suggested that I take time off that day and go to the woods and thank the universe for what it has given to me. She said that the universe gave me this technology to practice and refine over several years and now it was time to say thank you. Susan also suggested that ask the universe what else it wants from me and that I ask how it wants me to market the DVD. Since the universe gave me the technology it will also give me the marketing plan.
Yes! I get that!
It was perfect because I had filmed part of the DVD in the woods! So that is where I went.
I decided to hike in the trails and this was the first time that I hiked on my own. At first I felt scared. I was afraid to begin the trail because I was afraid I would not be able to find my way out. A few tears even begain shedding and that was so interesting to me.
Being the spiritual person I am I seem to always look at the meaning of everything that I am doing and how it all relates.
So what I saw was that this hike in the woods was a metaphor for my launch. I had never hiked the trails on my own and I had never created and launched a DVD on my own!
There were so many twists and turns in the woods. Do I go this way or that way I kept asking myself. I wondered if I would really be able to find my out safely. As I walked deeper and deeper into the woods and at some point I just let go. It trusted. I realized that I would find my way out of there one way or another.
I realized that I would find my way in the marketing of my new DVD and the creation and production of other products! In fact, when I gave Dr. Joe Vitale a copy of my DVD the other day in Wimberley he gave me an idea for a series of DVD’s!
And this morning on my walk around the park I had another idea. So yes I will always find my way.
And even though I was not sure how to find my way out of the trails on my own when I was really ready I asked a few cute men on their bikes and they simply showed me the way 🙂
So trust the process. Trust in the universe. There will always be someone there to guide you!