One of my favorite books on writing is “Fruitflesh” by Gayle Brandeis. What I love about the book is that she realizes that writing isn’t just a mental process, but an embodied process. Thus, she writes, “We can tune in to our bodies to sense where, in the present moment, our creativity hums most loudly.”
She invites us to lie down, let our breath deepen, and bring our awareness into our bodies.
Where does your creativity reside? Can you feel it in your rib cage, foot, belly, heart? What shape is it? What color? Does it have a sound, a particular density?
Then she writes “Stay present with your creativity when you find it. See if it changes form, if it moves from one part of the body to another. Does it have a voice? What might it want to say to you? Listen carefully; the wisdom that rises from the body is often stunning. When you are ready, write about your encounter.”
What have you discovered about your own creativity?