I believe we are all flooded with creative ideas, many of which we ignore. If you want the ideas to continue coming, “keep a door or window open.” Show appreciation by writing them down and following through on at least a few of them. Sometimes, it’s an idea whose time has come…if you don’t express it, someone else is going to. Other times, it’s part of your own growth and the ideas flow in to support your personal process.
Don’t ignore them.
As you make the commitment to pursue your creative interests and gifts, you are initiating a flow of energy in support of this pledge.
For example, if you practice drawing and painting birds, new ideas on how to draw and paint birds are going to come to mind. The mind is relational…it is always looking to connect the dots of our thoughts. And to instigate something unique to you.
Realizing this, why not then employ the mind? Why not send it in the direction of your inspiration? If painting birds isn’t your thing, then what is?
In case you haven’t noticed, for me it’s drawing and painting faces. I often have an idea in mind that I can’t wait to try out. Whether the idea succeeds or doesn’t is irrelevant. There are no failures. I am acquiring knowledge based in practice and exploration.
The universe is going to regale you with more than enough creative ideas. Showing your dedication to the process puts you in that inspirational flow. There is going to be more and more. This is the key to abundant creativity–to be open, curious, then write, paint or make it–this leads to endless discovery and renewed inspiration.
Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself. What are you committed to conquering in your art, poetry or other creative pursuit?