Creative Brainstorm for Your Life
A quick mind-expanding exercise to awaken your imagination and creativity
Hello my creative friend! When you begin the journey to discover your soul path and figuring out what you truly want in life, intuition is critical. And my favorite tool for connecting to my intuition is creativity. Creativity exercises your right-brain...the place where your intuition and imagination reside.
This exercise will help you create a bridge between left-brain thought (to-do lists, analysis, language, judgment) and right-brain thought. So, let's create a bridge so you can get out of left-brain and into some creative, intuitive right-brain thinking!
I love this exercise precisely because it uses the left-hemisphere and the right. It should really highlight the contrast between these two different parts of your mind so that you can begin to understand better how each influences you.
WHAT YOU NEED:
— Pen or pencil
This is a creative brainstorm session for your life. For best results, give yourself permission to daydream.
Start writing a list of things you want to do, be, have, experience, etc. Aim for 50.
Write and write...nothing is too big or too small. Do not judge anything...it all belongs there. You can edit the list later.
NOTE: You may encounter resistance. This daydreaming can be hard work when you are not used to it. Push yourself. You are building new neural pathways. When you hear a left-brain, limiting thought ("That can never happen" "In your Dreams!") let it go and keep writing. You are on the "right" track! You will find a flow.
TIP If you get stuck, try thinking in categories like spirituality, fun, leisure, self-care, creativity, financial security, career, family, relationship, health, fitness, community, friends.
Once you have your list (and yes, it is OK to take a break if you need to! This right brain work can be hard if your are not used to it! I recommend dark chocolate.) you are ready for the next step.
Look your list over and circle items that:
1) Excite you
2) Terrify you
These are your passion points, the things that are resonating with your soul. Copy these to a new list.
Start with the first one and close your eyes for a moment. Breathe deeply in and breathe out any stress or limiting beliefs or judgements. Keep breathing and imagine that this thing has become a reality. Now ask yourself:
1) What has changed as a result? How does this impact your life? Relationships? Work? Family?
2) How do you feel?
Now open your eyes and write...write about the life in which this thing has happened. Write about how you feel, and about all the changes you imagined above. Allow yourself to dream into this change.
That’s it...congrats! Of course, you can now go to the next item on your list, and the next...you get the idea.
Check out the soul scribble exercise (link below). It is a great way to get guidance on how to make the changes you desire.