The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life
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If we don’t exercise our creativity regularly, our lives can feel dull, stagnant, and rote. Many people live this way and believe “this is just the way life is,” without realizing that developing a regular creative practice can be the cure to what ails them.
Nordby knows this all too well. By the time he reached his midthirties, he was running a successful mortgage company and lived in a big house with fancy cars. But he felt like he was dying inside. Starting and maintaining a creative practice is what saved his life. Now, in this powerful book, he explains how he traded in his stagnant way of life for one full of meaning and purpose, and offers specific steps to help you build your own creative practice.
The Creative Cure is a call for a revolution, fostering change where all change must begin: within. This internal change will allow you to express your own creative gifts, cultivate happiness, and experience the unique feeling of fulfillment that only a creative practice can offer. Packed with powerful, transformative exercises, this book is the medicine you need to find and reinvigorate your creative soul.
From the Publisher
HEAL THE CONNECTION TO YOUR “INNER CREATIVE SELF”!
EVERY HUMAN IS CREATIVE. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN UNCREATIVE HUMAN.
Somewhere along the way, we traded our natural, immersive creativity for logic, predictability, correctness, and responsibility. Our educational system, built at the dawn of the industrial revolution and largely unchanged today, churns out workers fit for factories, stamping out creativity on purpose. Perhaps someone told you “you’re not that creative” or “your art is no good,” and you believed them. You may also have experienced something traumatic, which understandably shut down your creative self, as you had to prioritize survival over imagination.
This book doesn’t stop at giving you some ideas to be more creative. Rather, it seeks to energize your connection to the natural creative impulse that exists in all of life. After all, you yourself are the greatest creative product you can offer the world. Anything you bring forward into the world from your inner creative self will be rare, valuable, and original.
By the time you finish reading this book, you will have the tools to establish a personal creative practice that can last the rest of your life. This practice will build your creative capacity, transform your core beliefs about yourself, and heal your connection to your inner artist.
THE THREE ENEMIES OF CREATIVITY
Socialization can be both a positive and a negative force. By the time we reach adulthood, our beliefs, behaviors, tastes, and personal goals often align with socialized norms and no longer feel like extensions of our true creative selves.
If we experience trauma, especially in our formative years, it can lead to patterns of:
Inner criticism and Self-doubt
Or feelings of being not valuable or lacking a purpose
Rejection sits at the intersection of socialization and trauma. Like it or not, violating the written or unwritten rules of our families, religion, or society at large can lead to rejection of all kinds, which is a traumatic experience in its own right.
READ THIS BOOK AND YOU WILL LEARN …
Why restoring your creative connection is crucial to navigating your life in a rapidly changing world.
The 3 Enemies of Creativity (and what to do about them).
How your inner creative self holds the answers you need now.
Simple ways to heal the connection to your inner creative self and establish a daily practice that can change everything.
From the foreword
“I think this book serves as an entryway into deep creative water. I share with Nordby a love of tools that ‘work,’ and I found myself drawn to the simplicity and subtlety of the methods he suggests for unlocking a powerful and joyous self that we may have buried or forgotten.”
– Julia Cameron
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
Why do I feel that creativity can change your life? Because it saved mine.
Creativity offers a path out of stagnation, unhappiness, self-judgment, and the kind of robotic living that leaves so many of us feeling unfulfilled. Creativity is a forgotten cure for these life-depleting ailments and is a spiritual practice for returning to your truest self and living a life you love.
I would love it if you will join me in the process of restoring the connection to your creativity and become part of a quiet revolution that has the power to heal us as individuals — and bring healing to our world.
– Jacob Nordby
Visit his website to download a free PDF ebook, How to Establish Your Creative Self Journaling Practice
ASIN : B085PZYKTT
Publisher : Hierophant Publishing (February 16, 2021)
Publication date : February 16, 2021
Language : English
File size : 348 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 216 pages
Page numbers source ISBN : 195025304X
Lending : Enabled