Continuing our A to Z of Creative Intelligence: R is for Relationship. IMG_0046

People who are unable to create what they want to create have a relationship block, though they don’t see it that way.

As they see it, they want the ability to make more, or better.

More money (a higher income) or better money (a meaningful job). More love (a new man) or better love (a wife that understands them). More creativity (to find time to paint) or better creativity (to write a prizewinner).

But something’s coming between them and the object of their desire. And that’s the relationship issue. ‘If only s/he would…,’ their sentences begin. ‘If I had the money, I’d…’

For creative intelligence to break through, we need to identify this core relationship at play in our lives. Then we need to realign our attention within it.

To realize that the task is not to change the other half of the relationship (the money, the job, the person who won’t do as we want), but ourselves.  How we relate.

Only then can we begin to work with intention.

Only then can we create.


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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).