By understanding the unconscious we free ourselves from its domination.
Creating is largely joyful; it is also challenging when there are seemingly insurmountable and foreboding mountains to ascend along the way such as the judgmental voices of others you might have encountered at times, that have now become critical voices in your own head.
Remember, even though you might at times slip and stumble along your creative pathway, you need never lose your grip. The completion of a creative journey, can be daunting but, if you focus on your goal and never forget why the idea had excited you in the first place, your ever-upward journey, however long it might take, will lead you, eventually, to the summit of your own creative potential. You just have to be there for the long haul.
In HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking, I discuss hunch crunchers, those obstacles that stand in the way of you and your creative potential. They are negative, destructive controls that pounce on intuition, ideas, feelings, as soon as they surface and bury them in conformity and insignificance. They also move into your head, filling your creative processes with perceived derision and self-doubt.
Identifying the source of these voices is crucial in overcoming negative feelings. Remember, that the terrain of creative journeys is often difficult – but the goal of completion, is always worthwhile.
In THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, Spunktaneous forges ahead along the terrifying slopes of Mount Mockery as the external voices of the Drooma taunt and threaten him – and his own, internal voices of self-doubt, threaten to sabotage his creative journey:
Rock-faces of disdain, sneering and snarling, scoffed at his ascension:
“You’re going to fall flat on your face, Spunktaneous.”
“You have no courage.”
“We hate Glimpse. We hate Glimpsibles. We hate the Glimpsible Sparks. We hate you!”
The slopes of Mount Mockery were vindictive but Spunktaneous reached the summit – and so can you, once you identify your own sources of self-criticism and doubt, and resolutely, follow your own exuberant, creative vision and glow.
Having just completed a children’s book, The Children’s Tree of Terezin, I know what it means to heed my small voice urging me on. Writing is not my favorite way of creating or should I put this in a more direct way, writing is “just not my thing”. And yet, my small voice urged, “this story has to be told”. And now, thanks to The World of Glimpse, I have concepts to put to my struggles. I have been able to defeat my “droomas” and soar to satisfaction. The Glimpsibles won!
Dede – first of all, congratulations on finishing your book. THE CHILDREN’S TREE OF TEREZIN! It sounds intriguing. I very much look forward to reading it. Actually completing a book – a story that you felt needed to be told – means you were there for the long haul. Listening to your own “small voice” and focusing on what you knew was important, is impressive. I am so pleased that THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE has provided you with concepts that relate to your own struggles in writing the book, despite the nagging Drooma voices. Yes, indeed you have soared to new heights and conquered Mount Mockery.