Some of you already know my fondness for using what if as a point of exploration, rather than a source of anxiety.
This week’s topic and exercise is around “what if”.
Think about what-if as a treasure map, or a puzzle.
One thing I like to do, when feeling challenged, it to commit to 15 minutes for a practice. If that feels like too much, go for five, but not less than that. Set a timer if you like.
Get out your journal, paper, or tablet (although I feel the brain works a bit differently when writing with a pen/pencil/crayon than typing). At the the top write
“What if I could…….” and then write! Maybe you already have a topic in mind. If not, go back to one of the early exercises about writing through creative block.
Dream big! Bring all your spicy wildness to the page!
Or small. Strive to set your mind free, beyond your comfort zone even.
What if I could travel for a year without inpacting my finances?
What if I committed to an hour a day to my chosen creative activity?
What if I could work up to touching my toes without bending my knees?
After you’ve written for five minutes, or fifteen, or until you feel you’ve exhausted the topic, sit back and settle into your body.
What would this what-if reality feel like? Sound like? Look like? How woud this ripple out into your every day creative practice? To your life?
What could you do right now to make this happen?
What do you need?
Write more if you like, or express this new world through your creativity… sing, dance, draw, bake, photograph.
I would love to hear what you come up with in your new what-if universe!