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Cultivating the Create State

This is Part Eleven in the Power of Creative Intention series. Read Part Ten here.  As well as ignorance of the creative process, one of the main reasons we see our projects flounder, is that we are not trained in how to access the deep power of our creative mind. Conscious creation is not about working relentlessly to meet goals. Though effort is needed, it’s not the conventional effort of striving, stress, or strain. To choose the creative way is to acknowledge that though, yes, we frame our intentions, it’s our subconscious mind that does most of the heavy lifting. That’s…

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Creative Coaching Tip 99: Overwhelm? Divide Your Project Into Seven

Mapping Your Intention You already worked out how long your project will take. Now, if your creative intention is a big one, your aim is divide it down and down and down again. Until you have a map for the seven months ahead and you know what you need to make in each month to see it from desire to done. There’s a map for that [download below]! Doing this exercise is intensely clarifying. It always makes us feel better as we dissolve confusion and overwhelm and regain creative control. A month is a manageable amount of time to hold in…

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Go Creative Tip: Do Your Number One Thing First

I begin every work day, by giving 90 minutes to my writing. No matter what else is going on. If I have to attend something early in the morning (though I avoid this by only setting appointments for the afternoon) I get up 90 minutes earlier. This is the creative principle of First Things First When I started doing some years ago, after reading the advice online, it changed everything for me. Everybody has things they want you to do, including your con-mind. I get more done during that first 90 minutes work period of the day, and feel more satisfied…

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Power of Creative Intention Part 10: Involving Others

This is Part Ten of the Creative Intention series. Part Nine is here. Series begins here. So now you have your creative intention. You’ve written it down, slept on it, satisfied yourself that this is the one. Once you’ve really absorbed that you mean it, it’s time to make it known to some trusted others. There are a number of good reasons to do this: it embeds the intention for you, ensures you are serious, helps to hold you accountable. Alas there are nay-sayers in this world. And when it comes to conscious creation, some of those nay-sayers may be the people we most…

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Power of Creative Intention Part 9: Stating Your Intention

This is Part Nine in the Creative Intention series. Read Part Eight here. Series begins here You now have one creative intention that stands out from all other possible intentions. We’re almost there.  Look back over the maps you’ve done. Acknowledge again what you’ve created in your life that you love. This gives you the right consciousness of your role in the process, to take forward into this new creation. If you look back you see that you couldn’t have created all the good things in life by yourself but also that you played your part in bringing them about. With that…

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Power of Creative Intention Part 7: Choosing True Wants

This is Part Seven in the Power of Creative Intention Series. Read Part Six here. Series starts here. Now you’ve accumulated a very long list of wants, needs, desires, cravings, urges, nice-to-haves, it’s time to choose and select. Contrary to what many “Law” of Attraction gurus preach, conscious creation is not about accumulating more and more, it’s about selection: choice and commitment. Go through your long list and begin to cross off the maybe-somedays and yeah-whatevers. Your aim is to be left with seven options on your list: to make your millions, meet your mate, boost your business, write your…

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3 Thoughts About Thanks

~ Seamus Heaney: “‘I felt gratitude, therefore I believed.’ I have always been deeply thankful for those words by the poet, Czeslaw Milosz. There is universal gra (Irish for love) in that gratitude, and even though ‘believed’ is without a grammatical object, it’s still an act of faith and a defiance of nihilism.” ~ AJ Cronin:”Gratitude is something of which Read More

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