Monday, March 29, 2010

Flutterbys, Stars & Creative Transformations

In the words of Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star". If we hold the chaos, rather than hold on to it, we create the space for its creative transformation.

To hold a thing is about creating a safe space for it to be, allowing it to open up to what it needs to become. This safe space may be an imaginal one you meditate upon, an attitude you embody or a literal vessel that you find or create.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Got Creativity? Use it.

There I was in the garden collecting zucchini flowers for eating when I had an a-ha! moment.  Picking ripe flowers continues to birth new ones on a consistent basis. But when left unpicked, creates a limited supply that become over ripe and when past their use-by-date eventually wilt. The amount of flowers that blossom doubles when the ripe ones are regularly picked. The same occurs for the rest of