I’ve been working on a brand new creative project. A great deal of energy and enthusiasm being spent. A great deal of productive time making new things. Bouncing my ideas off of others in a coaching group. But each and every time I attempt a new journey of making, I have discovered myself becoming angry.
Each and every this happen? What’s this anger about? What is going on?
My mentor and I were discussing this. She wondered aloud this thought: “It sounds like the tender spots are where you stand angry”… yeah. Very tender. The anger is saying something.
Finding that it is sometimes complicated to help keep a job picking anger all around, I wanted to find a way to be effective “through” or “around” the anger. So, I distract myself with painting, stories, dancing… something creative, but more mundane as well as a bit mindless. This creative energy frees up my mind to ensure that I can “trick” my anger into thinking I am busy to things.
When I do this I think of it as “spinning”. Spinning reminds me in the stories of the spinning wheel where I could get busy creating (just like the wool around the wheel). This opens the door to metaphor and takes me faraway from my have to “control” a project.
When I began drawing this image… of a spinning wheel… I believed of “turning straw to gold”. I became reminded again with the story of Rumpelstilskin. You already know, normally the one… the millers daughter, the dad says “she can spin straw into gold” towards the king… and the king desires to understand this… of course, if she cannot, she’s going to go to death… ? Then, a strange little man appears. He tells her he can spin straw into gold… however it will show up at a cost to her.
I found the storyplot and read several versions than it. It resonated beside me. However, because i usually do, Cleaning it once a to logically “organize” the storyplot. This caused me being more frustrated, as I was not seeing or feeling what this story was attempting to figure out.
So I returned to my “dream capture” work. I read the tale like it were an aspiration I had created had. Then, Used to do the subsequent:
Listed out every one of the characters
Listed out your “key words” within the story that resonated with me at night
Re-read each word and wrote what that word meat in my experience inside my current situation
And then… I began to notice exactly what the story was telling me. This is what I ran across
The small man (Rumplestilskin)=anger/creative fire/naming
The miller’s daughter=rest/creativity/giving
Spnning wheel=creating/spinning/asking for help
The baby=creation (project, artwork… )
While all these “characters” posseses an independent role, Every one of the characters create one “psyche” for me. Many of us have of the qualities within us.
To make something, it will take much energy… and far rest is additionally needed. We must give of ourselves and request help.
Eventually, an infant exists and we’ll not stop. It can be our “creation” and we’re amazed at that which you make. Also, the required steps to acquire there.
What did I learn?
That this story resonates with me. Also, this story will repeat itself repeatedly as I always create, rest, ask for help and complete a job. Although Rumpelstilskin stomps himself in the ground after the story, that little man will be back… followed by time, I will know his name.
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