The theme for this month's Practice Series is CREATIVE SPARK.
Creative flow is just moments away. All you have to do is jump in. Today, give yourself five minutes to find out what is flowing through you right now.
As with all of our writing prompts and other practices, there is no right or wrong, no goal to achieve—the point is simply to engage with a curious, adventurous spirit. When we write without censoring ourselves, we can discover gems we might not find by thinking about it.
Alright, let’s begin!
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Read through the practice first and then begin.
- Bring your awareness to your own body. Take three full breaths, allowing your breath all the way down into your belly.
- Pick up your pen (or put your hands to the keyboard) and once you begin, keep them moving for five minutes, uninterrupted. Don’t censor anything; allow whatever comes to flow. (You can even write “I don’t know” over and over for five minutes, and that is good.)
- Writing prompt: What is alive for me right now, in this moment?
- Once you have completed the five minutes, give a nod, bow, or other gesture of gratitude to that creative spark that is alive within you.
After you’re complete, please share a word, sentence, or paragraph in the comments below. We are an emerging community of creative women, and every voice matters. (Again, we are not here to be perfect or have it all figured out. We are here to to support one another’s voices, just as they are.)
We encourage you to do this practice each day this week. By doing this consistently, you will deepen your connection to your creative spark so that you can draw on it any time, anywhere.
Photo by Walt Stoneburner on Flickr (cc)