When Your Creative Dreams Make You Cranky

I write a lot about how beginnings can be hard.

You have to face fears and doubts and uncertainty and find a way to do it anyway – without forcing yourself to do anything you’re not ready to do, or pretending that putting yourself and your ideas out there isn’t terrifying.

It’s a delicate thing.

What I have found is that the more time I can spend energetically attuning to the thing before starting the actual work, the better.? So that’s what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks.? Attuning to the thing I want to bring to life.

And this seed is definitely ready to sprout.? It’s pushing through the soil.? In this case, the soil is me so it’s a little uncomfortable.

I’m starting to feel cranky and overwhelmed and I want to hide.

So I wanted to share that.

And say that feeling cranky and overwhelmed and like you want to hide is actually a sign of Creative Dream Incubation.

That dream is stirring and needs your attention.? And you’re in that delicate place and not feeling ready.

Which is where the cranky-overwhelm-hidey feeling comes from, from having a dream that is ready to grow and not doing anything with it.

Creativity has to be cultivated. Unused creativity is not benign, it matastizes. It?turns into grief, judgement, sorrow, and shame. We are divine beings and we are by nature creative. – Brene Brown

In other words, your Creative Dreams are doing you a favour when they make you cranky.

Because if you want until you FEEL ready, you’ll never start.

By making it increasing uncomfortable to not be doing the thing, your dream is calling you into action.

I took my crankiness to my journal where it immediately transformed into clarity and direction.

Creative Journaling is the most magic tool I know for navigating the (sometimes bewildering) path to your dream come true.

My journal always knows what I need.

This thing I’m starting that is making me cranky today?? I’m creating a free Creative Dream Journal e-course.? It’s called? Dreamtastic Creative Journals and it’s in 2 parts:

  1. An e-course to help you get started with how to use your creative journal to bring your dreams to life.
  2. An ongoing project for staying in the process.

And for the next week, cranky or not, I commit to writing about creative journaling for 2 hours a day to help this project come to life.

You’ve got a lot of magic in you.

And I’ve got a lot of tools, tips and practices to help you use it more effectively as FUEL for your DREAMS.


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