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The Go Creative! Show Episode 3: Creative Writing Is Free-Writing

Creative Writing In the third week of each month, the topic for the Go Creative! Show is creative writing. This week, the first half of the show introduces you to free-writing, a form of expressive, creative writing, and an incredible tool for healing and transformation. F.R.E.E. stands for Fast, Raw, Exact and Easy, and this technique is an excellent way for you to ignite and harness the create-state This week I was also joined by regular contributor Dan Blank, who specialises in helping people turn their creative work into their creative career, and we chatted about what he calls setting goals, and I call setting creative intentions. We look at…

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The Go Creative! Show Episode 2: Introduction To Creative Challenge

Introduction to Creative Challenge In the second week of each month, The Go Creative! Show will look closely at creative challenge. A problem is a block, but when you frame it as a challenge, you can meet with creative energy, and transform it. In this episode, I introduce a three-step approach to overcoming creative block or resistance, using: Explanation Exploration and Experimentation Alex and Nelly of Pixbee Design are currently setting up a new home for the show, which will make it easier for you to find and follow them and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube. We should have that in place for next…

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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #7: Inspiration Meditation

The essence of Inspiration Meditation is the soundless vibration of internal creative energy.  A form of mantra meditation, it focuses the mind and draws your attention inwards, leading to progressively higher and deeper states of creative consciousness, fostering imagination, ideas and insight. This meditation method uses sound [words] together with the absence of sound [the silent space between the words] as its focus. It integrates sound and space, words and silence and has three components: A word phrase. The spaces between the words of the phrase. The sound of “All”. Words have great power. Because language is so everyday, we…

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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #6: Between The Words Breathing

Adopt the usual position With eyelids closed, bring your eyes to look into the left corner of the left eye and see your first name, your given name, imprinted there and sound the sound of your name slowly in your mind, three times. Keeping eyelids closed, bring your eyes towards the right corner of the right eye, and see your surname, your family name, imprinted there and sound the sound of your surname slowly in your mind, three times. Bring your eyes center, to the place known as the “third eye”, and enter the space between the words. Breathe into…

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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #4: Bellows Breathing

This breathing exercise raises vital energy and increases alertness. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise. Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle. Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Bellows Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a…

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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow. #3: Counting The Breath

This is a technique much used by Zen Buddhist meditators. Adopt the usual position. First, let the breath come naturally without trying to influence it. Settle yourself on yourself. To begin the exercise, count “one” to yourself as you exhale. The next time you exhale, count “two,” and so on up to “five.” Then begin a new cycle, counting “one” on the next exhalation. Never count higher than “five,” and count only when you exhale. You will know your attention has wandered when you find yourself up to “eight,” “12,” even “19.” Try to do 10 minutes of this form…

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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Creative Mapping: Flight Map: Work, Rest & Play

The flight map (weekly) is the flow funnel that should have most of your focus. Outside of the here-and-now present moment, the easiest measure of time through which to observe what you’re making is the week. Often the doings of a day feel too short.  The nature of creative work is that there will be blind spots, resistance and times when you feel nothing is happening, It is but at the subconscious level and playing around with unsatisfactory work is often necessary to get where  you’re going. If you’ve turned up each day, if you’ve worked well, played well, rested well, week by week you’ll…

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Click Here for to download all Creative Living Maps, Bundles & Extras And you can find full Instructions for the Creative Living Mapping Method here. You can also download each map separately: YEAR Bird’s Eye View: Year: Work  Bird’s Eye View: Year: Rest Bird’s Eye View: Year: Play MONTH Month: Take Off Map Work Month: Take Off Map Rest Month: Take Off Map Play WEEK Week: Flight Map Work Week: Flight Map Rest Week: Flight Map Play DAY Day: Landing Log: Work Day: Landing Log: Rest Day: Landing Log: Play  

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