Old Soul Archaeology

Clarity from Creativity

How can Creativity give me Clarity?

Traditionally, people think of creativity as a means of process to an end toward a final product – a piece of art, a music score, a completed poem, etc. Once the product is finished, we tend to disregard the remaining power in creativity.

Creativity can actually lead us to clarity, about ourselves. Approaching creativity as a life-process instead of just a product-process can give us insight into our very own essence. An Art Making Practice is ...

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The Stuff of Creativity and Why It’s Important

Capital A Art vs. The Stuff of Creativity

Art. Capital A Art sounds stuffy and uptight, but by simply removing the y from stuffy, we get stuff and amazingly stuff is not stuffy.

Capital A Art has baggage – the hushed proper silence of museums, the perfect gilded frames, and of course Art critics. Ee gads.

Capital A Art is often heavily guarded, illegally reproduced and plagiarized, and looked at down bespectacled noses. If it’s being admired, it’s often only in hushed reverence ...

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Four Women Meet Old Soul

An Old Soul Archaeology parable on embracing intuition and creativity.

 

One dark and starry night, four women descended into the river of their dreams and met the Sage Feminine also known as Old Soul.

Somewhere in the ascent from the sacred waters the first woman, having seen Old Soul in all her wisdom, lost her mind and went walking, lost in the desert until the end of her days.

The second woman said to herself cynically, “What a silly dream. There is no ...

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Avoiding the Avoidance of Life’s Messes

OK, so I struggled with the title for this one. But think about it.

Are you avoiding life’s messes? Because believe me, LIFE IS MESSY no matter what, but a life “lived out loud” or as I like to say “above the line” is even messier. Why? Because it means that you take more risks, you sacrifice comfort (and I say that loosely) for achievement and true satisfaction.

“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”
― Will ...

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Stoking Your Centered-In-Self Fire

Selfish? ME???

Oh gawd yes. I just didn’t know it.

Selfishness isn’t always about not being generous. It’s about being self-centered.

It’s the need to always be right.
It’s the need to be the center of attention.
It’s the need to be validated.
It’s the need to take credit.
It’s the need to be a martyr.
It’s the need to blame.
It’s the need to complain.
It’s an entitlement issue, and not a good one.

Being “centered-in-self” is the antidote.

Aren’t they the same thing? ...

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How Dare You Settle For Less?

Why oh why is it so easy to settle for less?

Because feeling unfulfilled is better than fulfillment?

Ummmm, since when? Need I say more?

Because no one will criticize you?

Who are you kidding? Those who will criticize will criticize anyway. Who cares!

Most of the time, we think people are far more critical than they actually are. Granted, there are always the dumb-head nog-nogs (that’s the word my sweetheart uses when he is trying to mind his language!) that just won’t be anything ...

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