|The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
5 of my posts about Creativity:
1. 10 Ways to Overcome Creativity Blocks and Achieve Flow
2. What is Inspiration, and Where Do You Find It?
3. What If?
4. Creativity = Freedom
5. Getting Started With Creativity
2 eCourses that have Immensely impacted my creative life:
Follow the Butterflies
Jani Franck is adorable, fun and completely genuine. You’ll love her accent (especially if you’re an American with no accent like me) and you’ll fall in love with her personality.
All that aside, she has a way to gently and lovingly bring out your creativity in ways you didn’t realize you were creative.
I’m about to complete the first run of the Follow the Butterflies eCourse. It’s set up as a hero’s journey (think: Joseph Campbell). The course has made me think about my own creativity in ways I hadn’t expected.
I always thought I was creative, but felt somewhat like I wasn’t fully expressing it, or that I couldn’t really express fully because of fear of rejection. I knew what I was good at and have shared those things. But I’ve found more ways of creative expression that I hadn’t before, and now I’m ready to share those parts as well.
My mom has been taking the course with me, and I have seen her creativity flourish in major ways. For one her mindset has changed. I have always thought my mom was gifted creatively, but she didn’t think so. Now she does. Maybe not completely, but I have seen her accept it more.
You’ll take the course with other women from around the world, and it’s a wonderfully supportive and nonjudgmental course. I have met women who I know I will always be friends with and who will support me.
If you get behind, no worries, you can always catch back up in your own time.
I highly recommend the Follow the Butterfly eCourse! The next session starts on June 1, 2013, which is just about the perfect time to take it, I think. You can also check out her FREE 21 day course, UnEarth Your Creative Nature starting on March 30, 2013. (This is the last free journey of UnEarth Your Creative Nature, so jump on that if you’re interested!)
Creative Goddess eCourse
This is Leonie Dawson’s eCourse. Leonie is another one of my favorite people I know on the internet (with another cute accent!) She offers all kinds of amazing courses at the Amazing Biz & Life Academy.
I joined the Goddess Circle (Now the Amazing Biz & Life Academy) about a year ago. I joined after trying out her calendars and wanting to take her Business Goddess eCourse (which I also highly recommend), and upgrading because it was such a good deal!
I credit the Creative Goddess eCourse with introducing me to my love of painting. The course itself is not actually about painting – there isn’t instruction on how to make art; however, I had paint sitting around for several months wanting to try it and never did. Then during this course, I did. And now painting is one of my favorite creative activities.
The course is spiritual and practical. It makes your spirit feel more free so you aren’t so concerned with judging yourself on what you are creating. I had more than one emotional breakthroughs.
Think you can’t draw? Afraid of making a mistake? Afraid of being judged? This course will change your entire creative perspective on all of that and more.
(So will the Follow the Butterflies course!)
Join the circle and take the course with other women and you will form a creative circle of friends that you will have forever.
Do yourself a favor and to the upgrade to the Goddess Circle Package! (Now called the Membership to the Amazing Biz & Life Academy.) You’ll get access to ALL of Leonie’s courses, meditations — everything she has put out! PLUS, I know there are exciting things coming (and the price will go up!) Get in now and you can get locked into this low price! (When she puts out new stuff, you automatically get it – free!)
(UPDATE: I think this course is only available as part of membership to the Amazing Biz and Life Academy, so join! You’ll get your money’s worth and much, much more!)
Other Creativity Resources:
The Artist’s Way
I have a confession to make. I have never actually read The Artist’s Way all the way through, though I have read bits and pieces. Yet, still, this book is a major part of my creativity, and in fact a major part of my every day.
Morning Pages can really change the direction of your day. I often wake up in a bad mood and not ready for the day. I write 3 longhand pages in my journal every morning and I get all of the crap out of my head. And my entire day is better. I work out all kinds of issues and situations doing Morning Pages.
Download a FREE copy of the Artella eBook, Peace by Piece: Collage Your Way to Inner Peace and Harmony. This workbook guides you through several collage projects, each one designed to bring you closer to your true self and your powerful ability for manifesting your dreams and desires. Download your copy here!
Download the freebie above and start collaging! Collage is an amazing way to work out ideas, thoughts, feelings and creative ideas! All you need to collage is some magazines, scissors and a glue stick! Get at it!
Artellaland is a valuable resource for creativity and really breaking through blocks you may have. It’s been around a while, but I just found it recently. I have been on free group calls with the founder that have gotten rid of mental blocks and moved me forward. She’s an amazingly creative person who brings out the best in whomever she is talking to at the time.
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These are my favorite creative resources. Please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below!