Energy and the Creative

Energy is everywhere. Universal energy is all around us, and that is unavoidable.

Sometimes, this energy feels light and airy, fun and full of love. We like this, it feels good. It can bring a sense of peace and calm, a sense of excitement, or maybe an air of productivity and an "it's time to get stuff done now" vibe.

On the flip side, there are times when the energy around us feels really dense, heavy, thick. This is the energy that makes you want to lie down and take a nap. It doesn't feel good, and it often leaves the creative entrepreneur feeling stuck or stagnant in the creative process.

Depending on what it is you are trying to create, the energy around us can either help or hinder us. Our job as a creative entrepreneur is to understand the difference, and recognize how the energy around us can help us in our work.

It’s easy to say that we want everything to be positive all the time. That feels really good. And, when we feel good, things seem to happen faster, almost effortlessly. Let's face it, it's easier to self-motivate when life is running smoothly.

The reality is - life doesn’t work that way. While everything is a lesson, life experience tells us that not everything that happens is a happy occasion. To put it a bit bluntly, life can sometime suck.

And, when you are trying to get that manuscript written, or finish that piece of artwork or song, it's hard to self-motivate when you feel like the weight of the world is weighing your thoughts down.