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February's question is: Is there someone who's supported you that isn't in your life anymore that you miss?
Thank you for the prompt, but I will write on dredging up creative intuition today.
The other night, one of my children lamented how they were unable to create fantastical depths compared to the authors they admire. To their frustration, they've worked on the same novel for over four years. They're frustrated as to why they struggle to move forward, why they're constantly rehashing the same scenes.
They resent the mom talk as they believe a direct solution was obvious, but I knew how to approach the disconnect.
Their struggles stem from real-life expectations. They fight against harmonizing their mind with reality. How does a person do that? Well, I pointed out how often seeking routes of escapism, covering the deep wounds with denial, impacts all facets of life. Their psyche and creative abilities are smothered by refusing to recognize real-life; from knowing how to confront issues to battling them down. It's a good start that they recognize what these issues are, though.
With so much distraction involved, problem-solving skills take a huge step back, which is the part of the thought process that leads to the pathway to creativity!
If they dig deep and confront the real-life monster issues and find and apply solutions without giving up, their creative flow will open wide. Accepting and recognizing the fact that nothing will change unless they do something about it will empower them. The results are that they will experience freedom from these fears and enjoy the drive to create!
Denying a part of yourself extends far into the pathways of how you reflect, which directly influences creative output.
How do you deal with real-life problems? Do you feel that there is a connection with how you're battling real beasts versus those you create in your books?