Earlier this week, I found myself in a creative twist. While attempting to work on a project that I know in my soul is wanting to be birthed through me, I kept. getting. stuck.
And the more stuck I felt, the more pressure I felt mounting to get it right. And the more pressure I felt to get it right, the more stuck I felt.
In my twisted state, I was uptight.
I knew I had to loosen things up a bit.
Clear the decks.
I rescheduled a call for the late afternoon, sent a group text to my team letting them know that it was Clarity Day and I’d be offline and in my zone, and put my phone on airplane mode. Sweet space.
No one will die if you slow down. Unless you’re an ER surgeon, perhaps. But even then, maybe a deeper breath would help every once in a while? Take some space.
I changed into my sexiest stretchy clothes, made a fresh cup of tea, anointed myself, lit some incense, threw on my get-unstuck song du jour, and threw myself on the floor for a dramatic interpretive dance in the living room. Out of my head and into my body.
To change your mind, change your state. Staying crunched-up with your laptop isn’t going to miraculously open the gates of creative flow.
Make a mess.
Sweaty and softened, I pulled out everything I had that might help with clarity. Crystals. Notebooks. Colored pens. Big sticky paper. Flower cards & Goddess cards. Laptop for research. Water. Girlfriends on speed-dial. I dug in with curiosity.
Your mess will set you free. Go off-road, off-script, off-schedule. Get messy and see what unfolds.
In the comments below, I’d love to hear what you’re in a twist about, and how you’ll embrace the space and state from which you can make the mess you need to, in order to find clarity. I’d love to cheer you along. xo