Here it is, almost summer again. Everyone seems to be atwitter (so to speak) with activity: preparing, planting, tending gardens inner and outer. Incubation has ended. Birds feed their chicks, flying in flocks, chirping and calling to one another. We’ve arrived at the next stage in the creative process, illumination.
Nothing interrupts inspiration more completely than tugging at the budding roots of the newly growing seed. But if you’re able to wait, with hope, during the sometimes long winter of not-knowing-what-to-do (incubation), then you’re rewarded with creative energy and new direction.
Sometimes creative illumination comes as an idea, or an image that emerges from memory, or a feeling of waking up, refreshed and ready to go. Often, inspiration arrives in a dream we can’t shake, whose images haunt us.
Wait, watchfully, for a dream that evokes awe, wonder, surprise, or joy. Deeply and quietly consider the images within the dream: they may gently lead you into your next painting, story, play, drawing, sculpture, collage, or…who knows?
Until next time… sweet dreams!