Posts tagged creative cocoon
Creative Holding Pattern

I often feel this big pull between being an explorer & creative on one side & an entrepreneur on the other.

I want to honour the natural rhythms of creativity that ebb & flow like the tides sometimes bursting forth in huge waves of inspiration that I couldn’t hold back or slow down if I tried.  They lead me down interesting tangents & paths where I stumble upon my own private cave of wonders. And sometimes my creativity asks the most difficult thing of all - for me to slow down & be patient, to rest & trust that this time of hibernation in preparation for the next wave of inspiration & all the energy it will take to birth that.  Slowing down is hard, as I recently mentioned in another article.

But as much as I desperately want to honour this creative mad genius & the wild and whirling ride that sometimes accompanies it…I also feel the pull of being an entrepreneur.  A CEO, a business woman.  Who just happens to depend on her creativity for a living.  So I also have this need to be consistent & constantly produce for myself & my clients.  And sometimes these two sides seem inescapably at odds.

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Soulful, Slow Business

I'm feeling the need to sloooooow down.  Funny, because winter is more than half way through but my body + soul have been whispering the last few weeks that it's time to hibernate.

Actually, the image that kept coming up for me was a cocoon.  It's time to slow way down & just cocoon for a while.

Which sounds blissful, doesn't it?

The only problem being that I seem to have created this go-go-go-full-steam-ahead lifestyle.  I've been crazy busy trying to "implement".  Trying to do all the things it takes to have/create/run a successful business.  Which has left me feeling less focused than ever, more stretched, spread too thin, trying to be everywhere at once - and guess what?  Mostly failing.  Mostly not getting any of the results that I crave.

But slowing down feels scary.

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