I am reading the creative cure by Jacob Nordby. This chapter has some deeper writings to try.
It focused on the internal story we tell ourselves and to learn how to write your own story.
“the inner creative self takes a back seat, and the enemies of creativity take over.” Page 97.
The impact of the stories “…can lead to feeling uninspired, helpless, or hopeless in certain areas.” Pg 97-98
The exercise is about taking a list of “should and should not,” and explore changing that story.
Here’s mine: I should have studied art in Europe.
My story rewritten:
I stayed home to be with my mom. And discovered I wanted to work as a healer and art therapist like I wanted to when I was looking at colleges. This time gave me the insight and awareness to focus on my career and to become the art therapist I wanted. I now have a good paying job, and own my home and I can always travel Europe. With this experience I can be a creator and healer and can help others be stronger. I learned about my inner strength.
I am enough. I am safe. I love myself. I see myself.
More on chapter 5 later
Today’s art in the studio…
Started a new painting…first layer of colors.
Working on coasters…. selling on Etsy…
This painting is not completed…