Celebrating Creativity

Hi I'm Kadira Jennings, welcome to Unfolding Creativity, a portal to Abundance Through Creativity.

I am a creative artist celebrating and encouraging the creative in all of us.

My blog is a discussion, and creativity resource. Please take your time, look around and join the conversation if you would like to.
It is my passionate belief that we all have deep within us a creative genius just waiting for half a chance to get out no matter what field we work or play in.

''There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.''
Martha Graham

OK so we now have a much better idea of who our Inner Critic is.  That being the case, how about making a list all the kinds of things he/she might say to you,  for example Boris might say to me, nasty things like:

  • What makes you think anyone is going to like your work?  OR
  • If you don’t sell any work that means it’s no good    OR
  • She’s just saying that she likes this work because she’s my sister/friend etc   OR
  • She (my sister) is only buying my painting because she feels sorry for me … not because she really likes it  OR
  • Someone dares to tell me that  they really do like my work and I find every reason under the sun to tell them why it’s no good

Of course that list is endless…………..

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Photo Credit (John’s online journal)

I think this wonderful cartoon which has been around for ever in various forms – kind of says it all in a way!

Now looking at your list – there is a pretty good chance that many of those very thoughts have been keeping you in not such a good place.  What you might want to do is take the power out of those statements.  Here’s one way to  do that.

This amazing technique  can take the power out of these nasty little comments – if you are prepared to actually be honest with yourself and  ask yourself the question

  • Is that true?

This seems very simplistic but what you will find when you begin asking yourself this is that probably at least 90% of the time we have constructed a story around the thing we are telling ourselves, that actually isn’t true.  I have probably had every one of the above thoughts at one time or another, some many times over and you know – when it comes right down to it, I can’t say that they 100%  true.

So this the forces me to look and ask the question

  • So what is true?

The first person who introduced me to this way of thinking was Byron Katie.  She has an amazing personal story and does incredible work helping people to heal themselves from their own self destructive stories.

Other ways to silence the Inner Critic…..

  • Ask Boris (substitute your Inner Critic’s name) for some Positive Feedback – say you’ll only turn the volume back up if he can find something good/helpful to say
  • Ask yourself – what are the good things about this – work/situation/event etc
  • SMILE…… Smiles are incredibly powerful – they change our state. If you don’t feel like smiling think about a time when you were really happy  – SMILE
  • Imagine Boris (X) getting smaller and smaller and smaller until he disappears
  • SMILE


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Well,  Hello and Welcome!

My name is Kadira and  wow, I’ve finally got my first post off the ground – AWESOME!!

I’d like to say Hello again and invite you to come on a journey with me that celebrates the unfolding of creativity in our lives and in the world at large.

It is my passionate belief  that we are all creative in some way or other and that one of our greatest challenges in life is to explore our own creative genius and allow it into the light of day to be shared with and enjoyed by others.

My blog is about exploring that creative spark within us all and encouraging people to understand that absolutely everyone is creative in their lives.  In fact as long as we are thinking, feeling and still breathing, we are moving towards creating Something.  The question is – what is that Something? A dream business, a new sculpture, a different recipe, or if you’re really ambitious what about a new world.

Some people do create worlds – authors do it every day.  James Cameron has done it spectacularly in Avatar.

What amazing things can you create?

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