How to activate inspiring ideas
Where do we get inspirations from?
Over the years people have often asked me: “Where do you get all your ideas from? You are so creative.” Those comments always surprised me.
- Don’t these people truly recognize or have aha moments themselves?
- Are they never inspired by just a photo or image, or an article or a movie?
Ideas and inspirations are constantly around us! So far, science hasn’t really determined exactly what happens in our brains during the creative process, since it really combines a whole bunch of different brain processes. Link to my article about our mind
A good friend once told me that it was due to my human design wiring!
My personal obstacle seems to be that there are limited hours in a day to address all the ideas that can come to me daily, so I need to be organized, focused and practical. In this article I will share how for me, 9 brilliant ideas pop up...from where, and share which idea I have decided to follow up on.
(1) The start of a day
My morning usually start with scrolling my tablet while still in bed. I usually wake up between 7 or 8 so I have a half hour to scroll through the social network sites I’m on. Facebook and Google+ take up most of my time before I appear in our publishing office...across from our dining room! Images and photos that stream past from friends, or the general public, can have an inspirational effect upon me.
Photos that professionals post on Google+ teach me what to do with my own snapshots for my product designs for Zazzle, Cafépress, Society6 and Redbubble. This is an example:
(2) Other Zazzle designers
When I saw a mandala line drawing design on a zazzle card a member had sold a sudden inspiration popped up. The ideas that started to flash past almost overpowered everything else that was on my agenda for that day!
In the late nineties I gave drawing classes as an 8 week workshop. Slowly I incorporated exercises around doodling and soon I discovered something unique by studying people’s drawings! The symbols people used revealed to me stories they never verbally told me. I called my doodling workshops: Art analogue symbolism.
From those drawing workshops on the language of Light idea was born. (See video)
Years later my typesetting skills for Kima Global Publishers guided me to publish these doodling interpretations in a workbook titled The Language of Light.
(3) A Color-in line drawing as a product design
The line drawings I had already created for my two workbooks could all be individually published on greeting or invitation cards with Zazzle! At the same time I could create a hyperlink in the description box towards my PDF download and include the Amazon link to the printed workbook. All the 48 language of Light chakra card exercise designs I then save in a separate collection folder at Zazzle.
If anyone would like to learn how to be creative by discovering what their unconscious and higher self might be hiding, and recognize their own Language of Light soul quality by doodling and coloring in the card, you can use these cards as a tool to awaken your Soul Purpose. That would be a brilliant project in itself! Further explanations as to what these doodling and coloring-in exercises entail could be published in my on line shopping blog.
For now this is the link to one article with more explanations on the Language of Light.
It will always be my passion to find a way to increase and to activate the imaginative skills and attention flexibility in people through their brain network circuits, so far I have only created the banner for a dedicated collection file on Zazzle. ( I need more time!)
(4) The latest movie clip
When I read the title: The last avatar – A call for Global Awakening ( TRUTH FOR THE NOW MOMENTS FROM KEN CAREY'S BOOK CALLED ~VISIONS) someone had shared on Google+, and I looked at the trailer with the special effects, this message could be a great awareness activation tool. The fact is that today people all over the globe are waking up to their own potential, and if this movie is one of the triggers then what a great movie that will be.
Loved all his books.
Somebody shared a CERN video and after watching that from my tablet, the story telling audio inspired me to do more research on the CERN project for my novel Parallel Realities.
This video clip from this morning inspired me to set time aside over the following weeks for research.
(5) Gardening tips
We are now heading for summer but as I’m writing this post it’s still spring time, but the flowers that are all popping up in our garden and around the Western Cape are an inspiration in themselves. This spring flower basket was the result.
(6) Other hubpage writers who start a short story challenge
During coffee breaks I often take the time to visit my hub feed page and see who has commented on my article and I use this time to reply and comment back on their articles. When the short story challenge came past my screen more ideas flooded into my mind....The night before we had enjoyed dinner at a friend’s restaurant which has unusual decor...
The result was this short story : Coffee shop rendezvous
(7) Listening to a friend
Listening to a friend’s story about how hurt she felt when her ‘Friend’ promised her a place to stay, but when the time came to move in, it was suddenly not available. Her experience inspired me to share a similar incident in my next chapter of a Self Employed Housewife
Read my 26th chapter and you will discover how people can unconsciously hurt us deeply
(8) Book cover designs
I create book covers for Kima Global and once an author is happy with my work, I can also use the design for Zazzle and Society6 products, and use the free Polyvore website to create an opportunity to do some marketing for this Kima Global author. The hours in my day are again too short .
Anton Pieck calendar
(9)The creations of Calendars
Structure is an important soul quality to embody in this life, so when I learned how to make calendars in Zazzle, Cafépress and Redbubble, further idea began to take shape. Having collection boards on these websites helps me to start collecting at least 13 images of one particular topic and then later I could publish these designs for a calendar. This cannot be achieved overnight, but I’m working on several...and hope to finish three calendars in November . (my own deadline)
Having written this article, I now need to create images for this post, and I would like to publish this hub before this month is over, but I missed it by one day!
What do you struggle with the most when it comes to having an inspiration?
Readers will discover or agree that we are the painters of our world canvas. Each day we all have opportunities and can explore many options, which is a blessing. We then have no time to mull over any obstacles that pop up. There are too many positive opportunities that appear around us every day and to be in these moments by allowing inspirations to come to us, is for me like a meditation!
Thanks for reading this post.