Sometimes my Muse won’t let me sleep, no matter how late. In bed, at various hours of the night, I have to turn on the light and jot down my ideas so the Muse will leave me alone.
When I wake up, the Muse is sitting on my shoulder. Really? You can’t wait? I say. She doesn’t reply, but starts tugging me out of bed. She’s not happy unless she’s the center of attention. Like a diva.
This is how life can be when living with a Muse. Fellow creatives can surely relate. But what if you don’t consider yourself creative?
Unfortunately, bad things happen on our way to a brilliant and fulfilling creative life. Negative influences in our early lives can squash it, at home or school. Then we grow up thinking we don’t have a creative bone in our bodies.
We believe the Muse has purposely abandoned us, when in reality, she has been abused or ignored so much that she is depressed and starving.
But the fact is, the creativity lies dormant. We are ALL creative. The problem is, we have fallen prey to those earlier negative influences. The solution? Feed the Muse.
That’s what this blog is attempting to do! Tickle your imagination. Discover suppressed inspirations. Draw them out. Give your Muse something to savor.
Are you Celebrating or Lamenting?
So . . . where are you on your creative journey? Do you enjoy your own inspirations and celebrate the accomplishments of others?
Or do you bemoan your lack of ability and constantly compare yourself to artists of all kinds who thrive more than you do?
How are you feeding your Muse?
- Do you take time every day to luxuriate in journaling, sketching, or singing in the shower?
- Do you strategize in business?
- Do you plan menus, meals, trips, or weekly schedules? Do you travel?
- Do you read fiction?
- Do you read fairy tales?
- Do you ponder the complexities of life?
- Do you immerse yourself in nature and appreciate its beauty?
- Do you wonder how things work?
- Do you go to plays and musicals or write poetry?
- Do you empathize with others who have lives very different from your own?
- Do you take classes to learn new things?
- Do you try things outside your comfort zone?
These are all ways to Feed your Muse.
Pictures courtesy of Visual Hunt and Pixabay.
I’ll soon take a break from the blog over the holidays, but in the meantime, I invite you to continue seeking inspiration and nourishing your Muse by checking out this link—all my blog posts in one neat tidy place you can easily reference by subject matter and theme. Go here to my post “Are You Celebrating or Lamenting?”
This was originally posted in June, 2018 but has been updated to include every post to date.
You can also find the posts in chronological order here (most recent ones on top).
Tell me how you’re doing in your creative journey.
I’d love to hear from you!