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I’m excited to share with you something that’s been on my heart for quite a while.
In October of 2020, I published my very first book, The Creative Impulse: Answering the Highest Calling of Your Heart.
This was an endeavor that was 12 years in the making, from when I first had the desire to write my own book to finally publishing it.
The whole process of writing transformational stories from my own life, and the lessons I learned from each life experience, was pretty emotional. And I felt transformed even by the writing process itself.
When I finally published the book, I had to celebrate.
I had a book launch party with a live DJ, and over 70 people came on zoom to join in on the fun (remember this was during the height of the pandemic!).
Soon after, I’ve shared my book by speaking to book clubs, podcasts and different groups, and the response I’ve had to date has been amazing.
Some people started buying books for their friends and loved ones.
My book even made it on to one of Amazon’s top 10 best seller lists in personal transformation and spirituality!
Since then, I’ve heard from a number of people who told me that they want to talk with others more deeply about the stories and the lessons in the book, and how to apply the insights into their own lives.
Well, I’m happy to share with you the unveiling of my latest project:
The Activating the Creative Impulse monthly workshop series.
Each month, on the 2nd Saturdays, I’ll be leading a workshop that delves into specific themes based on the stories and lessons I wrote about in the book.
With each monthly theme, I invite you to read specific stories and lessons beforehand, and then we join others as I guide you in exercises and facilitated discussions so you can then have specific action steps and direction for how you can apply the insights into your own life.
You’ll also get worksheets and handouts from each workshop so you can delve further in uncovering your own answers to the ways your heart is calling you forward.
And a special note here: All of these worksheets and handouts will eventually become the published workbook that accompanies this original book.
If any of this speaks to you, and your heart is feeling that nudging, I encourage you to come join me in this journey.
Here is the link with more information about the upcoming workshop happening on May 14, 2022: https://yourhighestvision.eventbrite.com
And here’s the link with more information about the entire monthly workshop series: https://www.abundantgood.com/activating-the-creative-impulse-monthly-series.html
And feel free to share this article with a friend.
The more of us who are on this journey of living the highest vision of our heart, the more excited and vibrant this world can be.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
What is the Creative Impulse, and how does it show up in your life?
[Note: This article is based on an excerpt from my live workshop “Activating the Creative Impulse,” based on my book, where I talk about the Creative Impulse that lives inside each of us.]
Years ago, I told a friend of mine, out of the blue, that I was going to leave my job.
I turned around, wondering who said that. I realized it was me who uttered those words.
Once I recognized that this was me, my inner being, that was making this declaration…
This surge of energy and a breath of fresh air filled me.
I was invigorated and I was feeling things that I hadn’t felt for a long time. And it was just so weird.
I thought, “Oh, my God, I feel like this is what I need to do.”
And yet, even though I didn’t know where I would go, I knew that I couldn’t lead these two separate lives anymore.
My life in current job was really holding me back, and I needed to step more fully into this other way that was calling me forward.
This is what I mean by what the Creative Impulse is.
It’s that inner nudging inside of you.
There’s a yearning.
There’s something that feeling inside of you that says, I gotta change it up. I gotta do something different.
Sometimes it shows up as pain, like the pain of my stress and the pain of my sickness.
And sometimes it shows up as a creative spark.
One of my spiritual teachers, Michael Beckwith, the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, says this powerful quote:
“Pain pushes until vision pulls.”
Read that quote again.
“Pain pushes until vision pulls.”
Pain usually shows up as feelings of unease or dissatisfaction, where you may have been living your life, happy as a clam, and then wake up one day suddenly to realize that something feels different.
You’re feeling a call for a change.
Outside of you, it might seem like nothing has changed, but inside, something has changed.
And it’s demanding that in your life, something has to change.
Unless you deal with that inner unease or dissatisfaction that’s calling for you to change, then usually that pain grows and festers.
And just like it did with me staying in my stressful job, that festering starts to impact your health, your relationships, and your sense of your well-being.
Until you actually do something about it, this gnawing feeling continues to eat away at you.
Pain also shows up as those things that you tolerate in your life.
They’re the job or the relationship or the clients or whatever who are so-so.
They’re average, not great, but they’re not bad either. (Read my article on The Infinite Did Not Create You To Be Average.)
And then pain shows up when you decide to play small.
Or when you hide or when you know that something else is calling you forward, and you don’t do anything about it.
That’s the pain side of pain pushes because it’s pushing you. Pain is urging you to get out of where you are now.
On the other side of pain is vision.
Vision pulls you.
Vision cheers you on and encourages you to start changing it up because there’s something great for you that’s waiting here for you to explore.
Vision is your heart calling you forward, urging you to show up more fully, regardless of whether you feel ready.
That’s what the Creative Impulse is.
It’s both the pain pushing and the vision pulling inside of you, inspiring you to express more as the creative and vibrant you that you are.
What is the Creative Impulse within you wanting you to know this day?
If you're interested in purchasing the recording of the entire workshop, click here.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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