5 Ways to Cultivate a Creative Mindset as a Conscious Writer

July 5, 2016

artwork-1443191_640As writers, we all know how important it is to hone the skills of our craft. However sharply we pitch our work to magazine editors, agents or publishers, the words on the page are ultimately where the rubber meets the road.

Yet as Conscious Writers, we also discover the unquantifiable value of cultivating a creative mindset.

This includes both the thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves as writers and the value of our writing.

Both have a significant impact on the success we experience, however we choose to define that. In fact, unless we have our creative mindset fully charged, our words may never reach the page at all!

The bottom line is that our thoughts and feelings need to be in alignment to free up the deepest levels of creative expression. When we think about writing but doubt the worth of our ability or the validity of our contribution, it doesn’t take long for our creative impulse to dry up.

Here are 5 ways to cultivate a creative mindset as a Conscious Writer:

1. Be open to the mystery and wonder of there being more to life than meets the eye.

Even if your creative writing reflects‘real life’, your creative mindset is fuelled by all that lies beyond your everyday perception.

Pay attention to magical moments as and when they arise. Pause to witness the glory of a sunset and allow it to trigger feelings of awe. Re-create those feelings next time you write and allow them to ignite and infuse your creative ideas.

2. Be willing to look within and discover your core passions.

The mystery of life all around you reflects the mysterious flow of life right through you.

Make it a priority to explore your inner space by turning your focus inwards on a daily basis. Drop your awareness out of your mind and into your body; feel your feelings, connect with your creative core and discover the infinite potential of the mystery within.

3. Be prepared to explore new possibilities and take creative risks.

Cultivating a creative mindset involves remaining open to all opportunities and regularly spending time at – and beyond – the edge of your comfort zone.

Uncomfortable though this may initially be, creative risk-taking is par for the course for all kinds of successful writing and soon becomes a familiar zone out of which your sharpest creative work arises. So have the courage to stretch your creative boundaries every time you write.

4. Be ready to welcome the unlimited creative potential a conscious approach provides and release your attachment to the end results.

When you feel inspired, anything feels possible and your vision expands to encompass all eventualities.

Dive deeply into your favourite sources of inspiration on a regular basis to know the feeling of creative promise for yourself. Let go of the need to be ‘right’ in order to discover a multitude of ways for your message, insights and stories to find their rightful place in the world.

5. Be inspired to adopt a creative mindset as a way of life and not just something you do.

When all aspects of yourself – body, mind, emotions and soul – are in alignment, creative expression flows effortlessly in all areas of your life.

Harness your creative energy for writing by bringing your full awareness to how you think and feel when your writing is going well. Then consciously feed that back into the choices you make relating to health, relationships, work and more.

As you do so, your creative mindset becomes a dynamic two-way flow supporting you to enjoy the freedom and fulfillment that comes from living a conscious and creative life.

Q4U: What are your favourite ways to support yourself to feel aligned and creatively charged as a writer? Share your discoveries and comments with your fellow Conscious Writers below.

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© Julia McCutchen 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Julia McCutchen is an intuitive creator, writer and mentor who guides people to share their unique gifts through creating, writing and living from a conscious and vibrant connection to Truth. A former international publisher, Julia experienced a life-changing accident in 1999 which triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her spiritual awakening. She subsequently developed a tried and tested holistic approach to access the present and aligned state required for original creative expression in all areas of life, especially writing. She is the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) and the author of two books including, Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House). For more information and a free video series visit www.JuliaMcCutchen.com and www.iaccw.com

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