In my book I guide you on gaining awareness of how our three intelligence centers, our head, heart, and gut (intuition) interact with each other to be creative, We experiment with different intersections between our centers to try on different creative patterns.
By tapping into these six intersections, we can move forward confidently and triple our creative capacity. The joy of creativity is there is no time or age limits, it only requires our willingness to execute. I believe our most creative years are still ahead of us… With intentional experimentation we learn more about how we are creative and how to honor our own unique process. We learn to have FUN in the adventure of exploring our three resources of creativity. Here is a short video taking something familiar (a staircase) and transforming it into FUN use.
I believe the easiest way to change our behaviors–to become more daring in our creative pursuits– is to have FUN in the process. Every mistake takes us closer to our goal. Which center– all three are equal in their creative capacity– do we need to experiment with more? Our head? our heart? or our gut? Which need to intersect brilliantly to create something new? What matters is our idea(s) emerge and/or change for the better. For me the piano stairs are an intersection of my gut/heart (I love music!), for others a curiosity intersection of head/gut (you’re kidding?!) What matters is the stairs have been transformed into something more motivating and captivating.
Here is another take on those old stairs, this idea will get your gut going!
How have you experimented with ideas from your head, heart and gut in the past to create something new, from something old?
Thank you for reading my post. I am an organizational and business consultant living in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico with my husband and dogs. My core message of everyone is creative resonates with people of all ages and walks of life. I invite all to become the best version of themselves and find true meaning by pursing long term creative quests.
I agree Betsy. An old quote I carried with me for years went something like this: “If you want to grow and expand your life and happiness, spend it on tiptoe stretching and reaching for new things.” It does take courage to get out of our comfort zone, but it can be tremendous fun also.
Yes, yes and yes! Thanks Ian, always a pleasure to hear from you.
Love this one, Betsy! I’d do the piano in a heartbeat . . . but I don’t know about the slide. Well, maybe I’d do that, too. FUN must be a part of creativity, darlin’! You’re right on target.
Sandy you’ve earned a PHD, no a post-doctoral in FUN, especially creative fun!
love ‘ya sister,