One of the things that can stop us from moving ahead with our creative work is our creative wounds.
These are the painful experiences we’ve been through associated with our creative work that lead us to make decisions that it’s not safe to be creative or take creative risks, and that ultimately we’ll be hurt if we express ourselves creatively.
These wounds show up in our lives looking like creative blocks, and we can even forget about them until we do a little deeper digging.
I’m in the process right now of working with myself and my clients to clean up these old creative wounds, so that we can move forward more consciously.
So How Does One Heal a Creative Wound?
Here’s a simplified version of the process I’m using with my clients, which is based on Isabel‘s powerful business transformation work.
- First, identify the story of the creative wound. What happened, factually? What happened, emotionally?
- Then identify the conclusion that you’ve drawn as a result of that experience. What have you decided to believe about being creative as a result of the experience?
- How can you reframe that limiting belief into a new way of looking your creativity that is both believable and supportive?
- Now do some release work on the story — write a forgiveness letter and shred or flush it, do a shamanic fire ritual (a “green fire”), use ho’oponopono, or create another ritual to let go of the old story.
Simple as this work may sound, it can have quite an impact. My clients are already reporting seeing new levels of inspiration and creative discovery as a result of our work. It’s thrilling!
- What creative wound are you ready to let go of?
- How has it shown up in your life so far?
- Are you ready to let it go?
I’d love to hear from you.