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for January, 2018

Balancing Yourself: The Five Major Keys

Balancing Yourself: The Five Major Keys

January 15, 2018

For nearly eight years we’ve talked about keeping things balanced, grounding ourselves. Today, I’d like to review what we’ve learned over the years about keeping things on an “even keel.” How To Ground Yourself Communing with nature has been a recurring theme on Courage 2 Create. But it is true that the natural environment always serves to ground us, balance us and remind us just how silly and inconsequential our human lives can be in the grand scheme of things. As I’ve shared with you often: I believe that our creativity and courage can be energized and activated by nature. I don’t think it’s just because our creativity comes from the natural world, but also because creativity is our nature, and when we commune with nature we are realigning with our innate creative impulses. Creative inspiration will literally pour down on me whenever I take a walk in the woods. Courage is also our true nature. When we connect with […]

How To Write A Big Plot Twist

How To Write A Big Plot Twist

January 8, 2018

A draft of my fiction novel is placed in the drawer right beneath my desk. It’s, oh I don’t know, a couple hundred pages long. It’s dusty. It’s been a while since I revisited it. To be honest I don’t recall the last time I revisited it. In the midst of having angels talk to me and visiting strangers homes to heal them, I kind of dropped the ball on my fiction work. I don’t plan on neglecting it for good. I shall return to it when the time is right. But for now, I have to think of the ending to a different novel: this one. This nearly 8 year blog. If you’re just joining me – spoiler alert – the plot twist was this blog was never about me writing a novel – it was about my novel writing me. As my sister wisely told me recently: “you, brother, are the main character,” not the fictional character I […]