It has been awhile since I posted about The Creative Cure, by Jacob Nordby. (it’s been a long few weeks, no time to read) I have included chapter 7 and chapter 8 in this post.
Chapter 7 he writes about the creative formula. It was enlightening to read and brought me to a place of “Wow, this is just what I need.”
Here is a review:
Imagination +feelings/intuition +story=action/results
pick something you want to do, Here is my creative formula: “what would I love to create?”
being an artist who sells art:
imagination: going into the art studio. I can smell the turpentine, paint and hear the brushes on the canvas.
Feelings/intuition: excitement, overjoyed, “in my element”
story: If I make more time to be in the studio, then I can creative more art and can be creative daily.
Actions/results: Finished canvases, more to paint and enjoying the outcome of how my life can change.
Why do we need a creative formula? Because it helps with our dreams. It helps with a plan to make dreams be part of our life (steps to make it happen. And it can help us when we are stuck. it can provide a way to see how we might be sabotaging our dreams.
He explains with this formula, the progress and reality of the dreams happening the action, the resources and people to help and strategies will appear. All because you kept focus on the creative process.
He includes a personal discovery assessment in the book. He writes that writing in a journal daily along with meditation and relaxation and the personal discovery assessment can increase clarity to bring your dreams into reality.
Chapter 8 is a review and recap of the book. It reminds us of what we read about what if…?, socialization, the creative formula and living the life that is nature to you.
I will be taking time to do the personal discovery assessment on my own.
This book was insightful and I can see myself going through it again, taking time to do the exercises and continuing to write daily in a journal.
If you ever find yourself unsure of your creativity and intuition, read this book.
More art has been posted to Etsy: