Diving into the Creative Vortex (AKA good-kind-of-madness)

How does inspiration feel like? What happens when we create?

“When an actor is on the stage improvising and creating on spot, his aura lights up in a bright electric blue color,” – my theater teacher told me once. Though I don’t see auras (just yet.. heh),  that image got deeply  ingrained in my mind.

Whilst in the creative Vortex people do seem to be aligned to something that is way Greater (if not with the Life itself). The sparkling energy, the brain buzz and the sharp focus that the creative process evokes is one of the most sublime ways to treat ourselves.


For me this “Pupatopia” project serves as a delicious niche to create. I revel in the joy of manifesting an idea into a physical reality, of capturing the moments and editing the pictures, of tuning into the stream of consciousness, then polishing the writing and sending it out to the World.

How do you access the field of potentiality? Do you write? Draw? Sing?  Dance? Color-code the closet? Decorate the cupcakes?  Whatever it is — let’s dive into this good-kind-of-madness.



P.S. Bonus: a fabulous TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert



I don’t think there is much need to defend the  value and importance of treating oneself. We get it, right? Pleasure is pleasure.block_2

Yet, how much “selfishness” do we allow ourselves before the Guiltmon shows up? (Oh, I’m sure you’re familiar with Guiltmon – the guilt monster)


The big tipping point for me was discovering the Abraham-Hicks teachings. That’s what they have to say on the subject:

“If we were standing in your physical shoes, that would be our dominant quest: Entertaining Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Some say, “Well, Abraham you teach selfishness. And we say, yes we do, yes we do, yes we do, because unless you are selfish enough to reach for that connection, you don’t have anything to give anyone, anyway. And when you are selfish enough to make that connection — you have an enormous gift that you give everywhere you are. ” Abraham-Hicks, 4/21/01

Anyway. Debating the reasons to treat yourself is not nearly as delicious as actually sitting down and figuring out what makes you glow or throw your hands in the air screaming ‘Woohoooooo!’. Is it a 10 hour sleep? Brunch on the terrace? Stroll on the beach? Adrenaline rush of skydiving?  Afternoon cuddle? Karaoke session?  Smell of the newly bought book? Sales? Snickers? Sex? Socks?

While you’re making a list, shout out to “Parks and Rec”  for demonstrating how it’s done:

With much glow,