It’s surprising, how you sometimes have nothing much to say.
It’s even more surprising – and unnerving – when this happens after a period of intense creativity.
But there’s a reason for the quiet…for the lack of words…the lethargy in the drive…the dip in the zest.
After every creative high comes a creative low. It’s simply a time to recuperate, to gather up seeds of inspiration once again, to go down the rabbit hole as you follow your curiosity so you can come back again, filled with wonder and words and delight and magic.
These creative dry spells are really not to be feared – recognize them for what they are so that you can go and refill the well.
Seeking Inspiration: Into the rabbit hole
I’m following my wonder and curiosity for all things metaphysical – Tarot, astrology, crystals, the elements…how the Universe works…and how inter-connected we all are.
I’ve been surrounded by Tarot and oracle cards, books, articles, images…undertaking a deeper exploration of Jungian archetypes and the collective unconscious, shadow work, and the psyche…alongside the Tarot readings I’ve been doing for clients…and this has made me immensely happy.
I’ve been grappling with birth charts and rising suns and ascendant signs…I’ve learnt that I love Western astrology for its focus on mathematics and logic and understanding of self. There’s no nonsense of remedies and prayers to magically realign your stars. Instead, it focuses purely on the interplay between the stars and how you can work to understand YOUR contradictions and work with them.
I’ve been working more closely with moon cycles and exploring the seasons…trying to wrap my head around the concept of cyclical time instead of the common construct of linear time…at some point I may try to read up once again on quantum physics – or maybe not – that stuff just does my head in!
Where will all of this lead? Who knows? For now, it’s leading me along a merry path that I’m only too happy to explore!
Have you experienced creatively lean times? What techniques and tools have you used to refill the well and come out of it raring to go once again?