And what if she allows herself
To be carried by the current
And washed ashore
What if she floats
While the seeds of her creations
Bloom and flourish
While she nourishes
Her creative soul
©Ashley Castle Barnes
One thing I often have to be reminded of is that once I create and put my creation into action, there is a period of non-creating.
To allow time for nourishment of the creation and myself before moving on to the next thing.
Except my particular brain doesn’t much enjoy that. I want to be creating all the time.
What’s new? What’s next? are the constant questions.
And I could keep powering through of course. This is what I’ve done many times before.
Publish a book, have a party, forget said book exists. Start a new program, run it once, move on to create the next program.
It’s not a lack of consistency or discipline. It’s the satisfaction and motivation I get from creating something new.
The power, I’m finding, is in following my natural instincts instead of trying to be someone I’m not.
Even if that means I have to do things in an unconventional way.
I’m not going to magically change what motivates me.
But I can learn to take time to float and allow so I’m not just chasing the next new thing, but instead allowing that time to inform what’s next.
This awareness, it’s part of the liminal space that’s created when we embark on something new and dare to put it out in the world.
The waters get tumultuous and then we must float right into the next right thing.
What are you floating into today?