Awesome talk by Elizabeth Gilbert on the creative process

I love this woman. I also really adore what she is talking about, on a lot of levels. This video is on creativity and creative process and re-framing how we look at it.

I totally relate to so much of it. I especially liked her story about that poet feeling a poem coming to her across the field, and racing to get paper to write it down.

Many things I have written come to me all in one piece; and my poems (which I will at some point compile into a book) have more often than not, started with a line in my mind which lets me know that they are ready to come through me.

I had to make an agreement years ago with my “muse” that what was wanting to come through would wait until I had the time to actually put it into print. I let it exist as a symbol above my head (7th Chakra area) I can see it/feel it there; and when I am ready and have the focused time I allow it to download so-to-speak.

This is one of the first times I have heard anyone else talk about some of these things, which is so very cool.

I also like the idea of applauding who we are as creative individuals (all of us) for showing up and doing the work regardless of whether it is our “crowning achievement” or not. yes yes yes.

When you have 20 minutes I highly recommend listening to this. It is very uplifting.
Blessings to you
Aloha ~Erika