Imagine your way into 2012

What is your Big Dream for 2012?

How does your dream look to you? What do you see is possible for you to have, create, and become this year? Where do you want to grow? What are you willing to let go of?

As you move into the new year, it’s helpful to notice if you are still carrying energy from the old one. Any old out of date energies can get in your way as you step up to create your new creations.

2011 was an amazing year for each of us. As challenging as it may have been, it was just as necessary. 2011 is a year to be grateful for, though it might not have felt comfortable to you in the least. It may have been the year you moved past blocks to your own truth, and that is priceless.

2011 was all about spiritual growth, and a big part of growing spiritually is letting go of what no longer serves you in that growth. It’s common to have an unconscious perfect picture about how growth “should” be. Who knew that spiritual growth could be so difficult and uncontrollably messy?!

A new year is an awakening, a time for new energy and dreams. It’s fun to create the new pictures of what you want. It’s lovely to dream big dreams, to visualize and imagine huge successes, fun times, happy relationships, financial health. This is also the way you make these things real in your life – your dreams come true.

Making anything real begins with the spirit of you. When you can see what it is you want, and imagine yourself having those things in your life, you can make them real. Everything you create begins with energy, spirit. When you become conscious about working with energy and begin to use it to heal yourself and make your life work for you instead of feeling like you’re constantly in effort, miracles happen.

As you begin this journey into a new year, you may want to consider bringing some new tools with you:

  • Permission to dream big. Don’t hold back or let your dreams be made smaller by the prevailing wisdom of what is “possible”. Every time someone tried to do the impossible and make it possible, they had ‘helpful’ naysayers who constantly tried to convince them it was a waste of time. Ignore everyone else’s ‘reality’ and concentrate on yours.
  • A way to make it real. Dreaming is good but if your dreams never come down to earth, if you can’t make them real, then it’s no fun to dream. Grounding yourself is a great way to begin making your own vision a reality.
  • How much are you willing to let go of? It’s difficult to create your new reality while also trying to drag the past with you. When you can let go, forgive, and be in present time with yourself, you have more of your energy available to create with. In order to create anything, you need enough energy and space to do so.

You are the only one who can imagine what you’ll imagine. What you dream of, others may share, but you’ll always have your own spin on it, if you’re working from your own truth. What this means is that nobody else can create what you came here to create. Only you can decide to get started.

©Kris Cahill

I create guided meditations that help you to create with energy. Here is a new one I recorded live that is very much along the lines of this post: ‘Create 2012’. You can purchase it as an mp3 at this link: Create 2012 Meditation.  ~

‘The Journey Home’ ©Paul (Dex) on Flickr

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Say yes! to Peace in 2012

I’ve often said that I don’t predict the future because I find it pointless to do so. We are each able to take part in the creating of our future, individually and together, by becoming conscious and making our choices accordingly.

As 2011 wraps up its final moments, here are some important energies I see as 2012 moves into view. Happy New Year to you!

1. Peace – We are all improvisers in the art of life. The first rule of improvisation is to say ‘yes, and’. In 2012, it will become even more important that we consciously say yes to peace, to cultivating peace, and to having a peace consciousness. It’s obvious that war is extremely profitable for some. Let’s show that peace is an even more valuable commodity for all the rest of us here on earth. What do we gain from peace? Priceless things, like getting to know each other better, and creating a new happier healthier world together, to start. Peace will be one of the biggest energies to become aware of in 2012. It all begins within each of us.

2. Community – As 2011 showed the world, we are stronger when we cooperate together. Working together, people can create massive social change, without lobbyists,  expensive advertising agencies, or violence. All it takes is waking up and seeing clearly, which was another gift 2011 gave to us. After we begin to see each other in a new way, we can work to create what we do want here on earth.

3. Truth – By now it should be obvious that nobody is going to get away with telling lies anymore, at least not for long. The truth is coming out faster than ever, and truths thought long buried are surfacing. This is true not only on a global level, but deep within each of us as well. If you’ve been lying to yourself, even unconsciously so, that energy no doubt surfaced in the past year or two. Now is the time to move ahead with your own truth. Your truth includes being able to listen to and follow your own heart, which is going to be even more important in 2012.

4. Creativity – ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is how the old saying goes. Creativity will become even more valuable in 2012 as we are called on to recreate our world. Those who can visualize and imagine will be at the forefront of the new creations. The new pictures are already here, with many more on the way. Creativity includes every other energy on this list. If you’ve been unable to validate your own creativity, now is the time to learn how to do so.

5. MeditationMeditation is a tool that pays off in very big ways, even when you only have a few minutes a day to practice it. You can take it with you anywhere you go, it needs no special equipment, and helps you to learn things you can’t learn anywhere else. It’s well worth taking the time to learn how to meditate, because then you have it for life. Your health, emotions, sense of peace and well being, and body will all benefit from this practice. Find out about my meditation classes and recordings here.

6. Clairvoyance – Clairvoyance was at the top of my list for 2011, and continues to rise in importance as we human beings evolve. The ‘art of seeing clearly’ is what clairvoyance is all about. And if you are able to see yourself clearly, so much the better. You can read much more about this very human spiritual ability in the many posts on this blog about clairvoyance and being psychic.

7. Letting go – Traveling lightly, dropping your burdens, not needing to carry a load of stuff with you as you move forward in your life. What is it you insist upon carrying that makes it difficult for you to step ahead into your life as you want to live it? Though the years 2009-2011 helped us all to let go of much, there’ll be more of that in 2012. Whether it’s a way of living, an old belief or picture you have of yourself that’s not accurate, or a grudge you’ve held onto tightly, it’s all in the letting go that healing happens.

8. Self Healing – Though it seems strange to say so, one of the biggest healings we’ve had in the U.S. has been our decaying and horrid health care system, complete with the rampant greed of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. ‘Better living through chemicals’ isn’t, and being without insurance has driven many people to the edge of despair, especially when they or a loved one became ill with a serious illness. Through all of this terrible pain and destruction, people have begun waking up to the power they have within to heal, and to the many modalities available to do just that. From the common sense approach to using food as medicine and prevention, which the AMA and other so called ‘authorities’ refuse to even consider as viable, to other alternative ways to create healing – a new way of healing is being born. Look for much more of this in 2012.

9. Love – All you need is love. Love becomes a way of living, healing, creating, growing, transforming our lives, if we only give it the space to exist and grow.

10. Consciousness – The grounding for all of the rest of what it is possible to make real is becoming conscious. Becoming conscious takes courage, and a willingness to see, hear, and know. Many times when unconsciousness rules the day, we create events in order to wake up. Some of these happenings or events may not be comfortable, but they certainly do serve the purpose of waking us up. Deciding to be conscious is a lot more fun, and a lot easier than allowing oneself to be shaken awake. Why not make consciousness one of your key words for 2012?

May 2012 be a beautiful year for you!

This is the post I wrote exactly one year ago today about 2011: ‘Clairvoyance tops the list for 2011’.

©Kris Cahill 2007-2012  All Rights Reserved  ~

‘Peace’ ©No Bullshit on Flickr

Being present with your money habits can help your creativity thrive

This is a guest post by Cyndi Finkle

Being present with your money habits, spending, & saving, so that your Creativity can live and breathe in peace

Our lives are busy and in the craziness of our day to day ,  it is easy to not think about money in a conscious way.  You use it every day, but how often do you consciously think about money?

Money is energy. We need to respect it.  We need to honor it. We need to be conscious about it.

We all pay our bills and make sure we have money for gas and food, but in order to manifest more money, we need to live with it consciously. One way to connect you with your money is to keep your bills organized in your wallet. This means having bills in sequential order, all the same direction, and neatly  placed in your wallet. No crumpled bills, shoved in without care.  Another way to connect with your money is to log onto your bank accounts and credit card accounts daily and know where you stand.

Be financially honest. Do not live on credit.  If you cannot afford to pay off your credit card bill in full every month, you cannot afford to make a single purchase on it.  Be financially honest with yourselves and with others. If you cannot afford the dinner out, the group gift, or the weekend getaway – do not agree to be a part of it.  Going along with what is going around you, is not living consciously.

When you are burdened with financial worries, it is impossible to express yourself creatively. As artists, we need to be able to create. Having your financial house is order, opens up your spirit to create.

Make some financial goals and contribute to them daily. If you have credit card debt, focus on paying it off . Create an emergency fund  – this is the most creatively freeing financial thing you can do. The further away from desperation you can get, the more room you make for creating and doing and being. Live within your means.  A way to spend less, is to make meals out of food that you have on hand in your pantry and freezer and not go out to eat so often. Some common ways we waste our money – parking tickets, paying bills late, eating out too often, buying gifts that we are supposed to buy, ordering coffee out, and keeping your cash wadded up in your bag. Take responsibility for your money so you can live your life creatively.

Being conscious with your money will manifest more money. Having more money will give you more time to create. Having more time to create, means you are giving back to the world. Giving back to the world means that you are being your best self. Being your best self is the reason we are all here.

©Cyndi Finkle

Cyndi Finkle is a photojournalist who traveled the world before becoming an entrepreneur  15 years ago when she started Sunday Night Dinner  ( – a craft services company which is still thriving today. She recently bought Art Works Studio & Classroom ( which offers fine art classes and camps for all ages.  She writes a blog on all things practical and meaningful ( and is raising her tween daughter Sullivan.

Artwork by Sullivan Williams

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Creativity in your relationships

Every relationship you create begins with the one you have with yourself.

Yes, you did create all of the relationships you have. They weren’t just foisted upon you. This doesn’t make you responsible for the actions of the other person in the relationship, and it also doesn’t excuse anyone from being abusive or mean. Just because you find yourself in a relationship it doesn’t mean you have to stay there. As your consciousness about who you are changes, so will your relationships.

Brilliant relationships require care, communication, consciousness, and creativity in order to stay brilliant. Especially the one you have with you, because it determines what you create with others.

Creative communication in a relationship can determine how far the relationship can grow and develop. If you constantly expect the others you are in relationship with to see things your way, or to match to you and always agree with you, the relationship will get stuck. If you’re in a relationship with someone who is rigid and afraid to change, you know the feelings of frustration this attitude can create.

So even if you both think you’re not creating anything, you always are, by the choices you each make. Relationships are agreements. A clear conscious honest agreement with another person is a gift. You don’t need more yes men in your life – you need friends who will be direct, honest, and open with you. Those are the people one can trust.

So if you are tired of being around deceitful, invalidating, stuck people, first of all, forgive them. Secondly, give yourself the permission to create some new relationships with people who are interested in growth, who want to do the work it takes to create real friendships, who, even when afraid, do their work anyway. Nobody’s perfect, and we all need a break from time to time. But ask yourself this: do you keep creating the kinds of relationships you don’t want, and that don’t serve your growth, that don’t support and validate you? That can all change the moment you say ‘when’.

©Kris Cahill
‘Magic Toes’ ©Jurvetson on Flickr

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We are all creative beings

This is a guest post by Amadaes Baj

To be creative is to . . . dream . . . is to live . . . is to breathe . . . is to love. Creativity is not something bestowed upon a chosen few. It’s innate, it’s human, invisible, visible, manifested, and in the ether. It is everywhere – like the air – like molecules – and atoms – and water – and emotions. To be creative is to have energy . . . to express energy. And we all express energy, whether we like it or not . . . we are all creative beings.

According to an amalgam of dignified definitions: to be creative is to: “possess the ability to bring something new into form, to produce something through imaginative skill.”

Just by incarnating into the physical body that you are, you are creating, bringing something new into form. And every hour of your day, every thought and emotion you have, every decision you make, feeling that moves through you, you are producing the experience of you into form. I see you. I experience you. You see me. You experience me. We are now both imagining and creating. We are creative.

And I want to see you, experience you, for you are unlike any other energy I have ever experienced. Your expression is valid and it matters and you are creating something original in this world just by existing = YOU!!!

As an artist, I often get asked about my creativity. People want to know how I access my creative voice:  how I came up with the words to a song or a poem, or how I learned to play an instrument. They are curious to know what makes a “creative person” tick, as if somehow, I am one of the chosen few, blessed with the ability to express.

But, I am not one of the chosen few. I am just like you in that I am a living breathing human being expressing energy. And, like you, my energy is unique, imbued with all those thoughts and feelings and energies that somehow make up the tangible and intangible “me.”

My creating and creativity comes from being me, living my life, bringing out the “universe inside.” We are all creators and creative beings, all with a rich universe to be expressed. But there is nothing you need to do to be creative. It’s enough to just be, to breathe, to exist in this moment. The art of identity, of creating your life, your relationships, these things are your most magnificent creations and showcase your greatest creativity.

We live in a culture that separates “the creative” from the “non-creative, the “artist” from the “non-artist.” To be labeled “creative” is akin to being called a “genius” or “talented,” terms reserved for the special few. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard good friends, bright imaginative friends, tell me that they are “not creative.” They will defend their lack of creativity, give me examples of singing out of tune in church, or not being able to draw anything other than a stick figure . . . and I will listen patiently, because my friends seem so intent on making their point: “I am not creative!” But, as many times as I’ve been told “I am not creative” by someone I certainly believe IS creative, I never get used to the idea. I simply cannot understand why the term creative or artist gets reserved for just a few people who are born with some innate talent to sing four octaves or draw likenesses at age 5.

To be alive, is to be creative. The singularly most creative thing a person can do is live.

It seems to me that the difference between being labeled “creative” or claiming the title of “artist” lies with permission. It is difficult in this society to give oneself the permission to express and own it. It can be challenging to belong to a group and own your own unique energy, separate from the group mentality, and yet still belong.

But, I will say it again.

To be alive, is to be creative. The singularly most creative thing a person can do is live.

So, please live your life, and breathe, and dream and love, and dance. You can give yourself the permission to express. You already are creative; you already are an artist. And the more you allow yourself to embrace your energy, the more you give yourself permission to express yourself in all the ways unique to you being you, the more you will find yourself feeling creative. It’s already there, within you, around you . . . just give yourself permission to claim it!

©Amadaes Baj

Amadaes Baj is an accomplished musician, songwriter, healer, filmmaker, historian, and writer. She is currently working on an original screenplay set during the Civil War, and finishing up her first solo album. As a healer, she is helping musicians and artists to heal themselves and once more find their creative voice. Amadaes lives in West Hollywood, California. Visit her blog, Amadaes Alchemy, and her website:

‘Sunfeather’ ©Amadaes Baj

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Creating consciously begins with your focus

Just because your body shows up someplace doesn’t mean your energy is with it.

Where you put your focus is where your energy is. Where you put your energy is where you are spiritually, as a being. That is also where you create.  You’ll need that all important part of you – your spirit – in order to create what it is you want. The more of your energy you can have here now, where your body is, the easier it is to create effortlessly.

What are you focusing on now? If you spend a lot of time and energy focusing on someone else’s problems, you might have a difficult time focusing on what it is you want to create. If you have a habit of putting your attention on negatives, like your own self perceived shortcomings, you’ll be limited as to how much of your energy is available to manifest your new creations. If you’ve got your attention on the past, trying to solve old issues you cannot ever solve, your energy isn’t here. You can get pretty stuck this way.

Your attention point is so valuable that it’s constantly being competed for. The people in your family, those you work with, friends, marketers, salespeople, entertainers, news shows, political candidates – everyone wants to get your attention. The competition is stiff and the playing field is full.

Just imagine – if all of those people are competing to have you pay attention to them, you must possess something incredibly valuable!

So, what would happen if you were to turn your attention point back on yourself and your own life?

Begin by asking yourself honestly, do you find the latest antics by out of control celebrities more entertaining than your own life? Are the personal dramas of your friends and family taking up so much of your energy that you barely have enough left to take care of your needs? Do you spend a lot of time watching TV, most of it bad news? All of this has the effect of scattering your energy so that you don’t have it with you.

You can decide to become conscious about where you are putting your energy.

Doing this will help you to heal yourself, get to know yourself better, learn more about what is true for you now, what’s out of date, and what you really want. Meditation and grounding will help you with this, because when you practice these simple tools, you naturally bring your attention back to yourself now, in this moment.

If you’re focusing on happiness, peace, joy, love, forgiveness, gratitude – you’ll create these energies in your life. You’ll have them available for your own use. If you pay attention to what your body needs from you, and you listen to it, you’ll create a healthy diet, and you’ll know what your body needs to stay vibrant. If you listen to your intuition, your still small voice within, you’ll allow yourself to be guided in ways nothing else can do for you.

It’s hard to sit still and focus when there are so many distractions in the world. If you find time every day to sit and listen to yourself and to your body, without outside interference, you’ll gain valuable information. Your body is wise, and so are you. All of that outside grit and noise can wear down your ability to listen, so you have to decide to own it. Once you begin, you’re on your way!

©Kris Cahill /
Photo ©Aussiegall on Flickr

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To be creative is to be open to “Yes” in all its forms

This is a guest post by David Razowsky

–The Yes of initial acceptance of what is here.

–The Yes that comes when you look at something with beginner’s eyes, with the eyes of a child, the eyes of a traveler, the eyes of an explorer, the eyes of the newly-freed spirit.

–The Yes of letting go of the echoes of History, of Myth, of Superstition, the Previously Known, the Pre-Ordained, the Assumed, the Status Quo, the Voice of the People, the Voice of the Government, the Voice of Our Ancestors/Husbands/Wives/Friends/Co-Workers/Church/Synagogue/Teacher/Me.

–The Yes that comes in knowing that you are not alone when you say yes, the Yes of fearlessness, of courage, of independence, the Yes of knowing that what you think has never been thought that way, of what you say has never been said that way, of how you dress/look/listen/smell/cook/paint/dance/walk/sing/fuck/shop/drive/pause/sneeze has never been performed that way.

–The Yes of knowing that you are always standing next to something, looking at something, and then truly seeing what is next to that thing, on top of that thing, under that thing, whether that thing is a sculpture, a painting, an orchestra, a rag, roadkill, a coffee cup in the hand of the guy on the bus, and the bus driver, the bus, the road, the street sign, the light bulb, the guy who maintains that light bulb, the woman who is that guy’s primary care physician, the primary care physician’s primary care physician. That person’s sister-in-law.

–The Yes that comes in knowing that the only time you’re done is when you’re dead, and when you’re dead your only done being here, for the thing next to life is The Thing Adjacent to Life, and that thing needs to be accepted, for it is there in its form, and to ignore that is not say “Yes.”

–The Yes that comes when you listen to your heart and not your ego, when your quiet mind alerts you to the small “ting” tug in your gut that tells you notice that thing you’ve never noticed that you’ve changed because you’re inspired, you’ve changed because your aware of something you’ve never been aware of, you’ve changed because you’re seeing/feeling/smelling something that’s always been there, because creativity isn’t about manufacturing something out of nothing, it’s about noticing what’s been happening while you weren’t aware.

Now, stop.


Look over there.

See that?

Yes. Of course you do.

Nicely done.

©David Razowsky

David Razowsky teaches improvisational acting in a Buddhist fashion all over the globe, which includes his Drop-In Class in Hollywood on most Thursdays. His collages open him up, spread him out and humble him. Check him out:

Collage: ‘A High Step’ by David Razowsky

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The puzzle and the picture

What do you do when your creation doesn’t match the picture on the box that it was ‘supposed’ to look like?

What if that creation is you?

If you’re trying to put a puzzle together, the goal is to make it look like the picture on the box it came in.

If you’re trying to put your life together, there is no picture, and no box. Actually, there are loads of pictures. The trick is to find yours. You’ll know when you’re on the right track because things work better for you, life flows, and you somehow feel right.

Rather than be invalidated because you didn’t match or fit in, decide to embrace your Differentness.  It’s an opportunity to discover who you are and who you meant to become this lifetime. This is how you find your own pictures: the means to create them are already within you.

Creativity is about Discovery. It’s not about being lauded, accepted, and fitting in. Creativity is of the spirit – you already have the ability to create because you are here. In fact, even without much awareness or action on your part, you are creating all day long. Every thought, picture, message you give to yourself or others, is creating something.

The key would be to become conscious about what that thing is that you are creating. Is it what you meant to create? Is it even your truth? Does it work for you?

Invalidation can set in at a very young age when you don’t fit the picture that others have about who you are, or should be. If you arrive here, all shiny and sparkly, but just don’t match somehow, you will be told by others that there is something wrong with you. It can take years before you realize that you were born perfectly fine, just as you are. (This was amusingly illustrated in the hit television series “The Munsters”. Marilyn is the beautiful cousin who is seen as the ‘unattractive’ one in the family, because she doesn’t look like a monster.)

Life is a ‘come as you are’ party. You arrived with a mission, goals, and a plan. If it feels like you’re not living your own true life, it’s because you haven’t found your way there yet. It’s available to you now, and begins with you listening to your own truth, and following your own heart.

©Kris Cahill /
‘A Puzzling Net’ ©DPS on Flickr

Creativity, stillness, and magic

This is a guest post by Claire Partin

The Titan Arum, otherwise known as the corpse flower, blooms every hundred years and grows to be the worldʼs largest blossom, attracting tourists from around the world. It is tall, phallic and smells like hell.

I think the lesson here is donʼt let your creative projects wait one hundred years to blossom or else they might stink.

But there is another lesson, and that is the magic is there, waiting to happen. It takes patience, but if you keep the plant fed and watered every now and then a magnificent bloom will appear.

Donʼt mistake patience for procrastination. It is amazing how when pressed with a deadline I suddenly find it very important to redecorate my apartment and watch the Real Housewives marathon on cable TV.

Rather than procrastinate, next time practice stillness. A good way to find stillness is through meditation, but there is also truth to the phrase “sleep on it.” The seeds are there. The beautiful blossoms of your creativity will appear. You donʼt need to push the shoots through the stems; they know how to bloom already.

I am not saying that creativity just happens, obviously. You do need to sit down and type the screenplay, rehearse the part, pick up the guitar to compose that song, pick up the brush to paint your canvas, write the punch line to that joke. Art doesn’t appear out of thin air, as much as we would like it to.

Stillness helps if, like me, you have many ideas and donʼt know where to start. Stillness helps create space in the middle of working on a project as well. Next time you are struggling to find a solution in your work try taking a little quiet time. When you return to the computer, the canvas or the piano you might be surprised how easy things flow having taken some space.

Sometimes I forget to use this tool and instead to quiet the buzz in my head I end up watching reruns of Sex and the City, tempted to call up old boyfriends and give them a piece of my mind.  This is never a good idea by the way unless you are looking for some good self deprecating material for your stand up act. Even then it is not a good idea.

I could have saved myself some time and aggravation if I had just turned off the TV and sat in stillness.

The Quakers in their meetings have a practice of sitting in silence. No one speaks unless absolutely compelled to do so, and then no one is required to respond. This makes what is said all the more powerful. There is also great power in just sitting in silence.

Perhaps a better example than the corpse flower would be the lovely night blooming jasmine that appears outside my window from late February to late March. It surprises me every year, this beautiful smell that transports me to the time when I first moved to Los Angeles. I have lived here nearly twenty years and yet I forget about the night blooming jasmine until one night in late winter I walk home and there it is, that amazing aroma filling the air.

But the jasmine plant was there all along, growing and taking over the fence knowing full well the blossoms would appear. The blossoms were a foregone conclusion. The plant didnʼt forget, just me. And let me tell you it is nice to be transported by the magic of that smell every year.

Sometimes a plant shows up that you didn’t even know was there, like the mysterious tomato plant that appears next to the corn you planted. But if you hadn’t been out there gardening in the first place you never would have found that gorgeous beefsteak tomato.  The point is to keep creating and to trust the process. To create means to make, not to day-dream or talk about or hope for or imagine.

We have stories and art in us, and some of these creations have been there for a month or a year, some are from our childhood, and some from generations before us that come from deep in our bones. But great art comes from within. You can boost your creativity by adding a little quiet to your creative process, whatever that may be. If you are patient I bet you will discover magic appearing more often in
your work, and every now and then you might grow a crazy giant bloom that people pay good money to see (hopefully one that doesnʼt stink) or something more delicate but equally remarkable like the night blooming jasmine.

Let your ideas and projects grow. Feed your creativity by listening to good music, having fun conversations with friends, or going for walks; whatever gets the juices flowing. Add a little stillness or meditation practice to the mix. But mostly just trust that the magic will appear. If it is there it will find itʼs way out and surprise you (and consequently your audience or viewers) when you least expect it.

©Claire Partin

Claire Partin is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles. Her upcoming blog is at, website

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Are you using your imagination?

Children have a very important job. By spending long hours in their imaginations, making up fantastic characters, worlds and creating all kinds of never-before-heard-of scenarios, children create through the art of play.

If a child is given toys that allow her to make it up as she goes along, so much the better. Whole worlds have been constructed with the sticks, stones, and mud he found in the backyard. A neighbor’s garden becomes a fairyland, and a tree that looks scary at night is haunted. Children don’t need a lot of stuff to create, just some unscheduled time, space, and their imaginations will do.

Isn’t that how life itself works – you get to make it up as you go along? How boring it would be to have it all laid out for you, in advance. No creativity, no problems to solve for yourself, no way to get validated by growing stronger and more capable. There is really nothing much more boring than trying to live a pre-fab life. Anyone who’s ever known their high school career counselor was wrong can be validated by what’s happening now.

Career counselors! What about following your own heart? What about what you love?

This is one reason we are going through so much destruction now. For generations we have bought the lie that we could be safe by trying to control every detail of life. Experts have stood in for our own intuition, as we gave up space to their information and statistics. Profits and politics still rule over common sense and compassion. We may have consulted our bodies last of all, another reason why we’re seeing such a high level of degenerative disease in the 21st century.

Bored children create trouble for a reason. They are not getting validated for their abilities. Bored adults often create drama and problems too. It’s time to go deeper as human beings, to live more completely. It can actually become less complicated, not more. Boredom and busyness complicate matters. Bored people make big messes.

Imagination can be messy too, and I mean that in a good way. If you are imagining how you want to be, or what you want to have in your life, it can be a bit messy getting there. You may have a few things to set aside as you move towards your true goals. It’s time to use your imagination in a big way!

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