When It’s Ripe It’s Ready!

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So you have an idea of something you would like to try out, creatively speaking and you feel the bubbling arise for a potential project and you sit and feel stuck.

Maybe it’s an idea you have been wanting to try your hand at for some time, but you have never done anything like it before.  Maybe you simply don’t know where to begin.

While I love that Julia Cameron (The Artists Way, Vein of Gold, Walking In This World) encourages us to write or create when we’re feeling great, crabby, sad: basically to create from wherever we are emotionally, sometimes an idea is just a bubble of energy and we need a period of gestation where the idea becomes fully formed and birthed inside of us.

Change Cannot Be Forced Until It Is Ready

As I sit contemplating something, I have to acknowledge and admit an idea, much like change in life, cannot be forced into the open until it’s ready. Inspiration comes from a ripe fruit and an idea may need a little while longer on the tree gathering shape, changing colour, growing, until it’s time for us to taste it.

The temptation is to force through the fear and plough forward in an attempt to ripen our idea too early. Inspiration comes from a safe place, a place where we relax, forget about the idea, and let nature take its course.

Life is much like ideas and creative expression. We can only do what we are able to do at any given time.  We can investigate and research and discover in the meantime if this feels right. We cannot coerce, force, pry open, make grow anything before it’s time is here.

All we can do is relax into the flow of life, and as always, allow life to unfold naturally.

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Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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  1. May 20, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    Awesome!! I definitely needed this right now. Thank you! I realized a few days ago that I was trying to force my Life purpose or talents to emerge, but when I just let go and trust, this allowing will bring it to me. Instead of me searching. It's already in my heart just have to listen. Thank you!! 🙂

  2. May 21, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    Hello Jennifer, I totally understand, I don't know my life purpose, but for now I am simply creating, playing and experimenting with different types of creativity. Much love hun xxxx

  3. April 27, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    So true, that's what's happened with poetry for me recently.

    • April 27, 2013 / 1:50 pm

      Yes, more and more I am seeing inspiration flows when we let go. We cannot make anything happen. I feel even the 'creating your reality' message is a way for humans to try and control through a back door. Life unfolds when we let go, we may not know where to and that is part of the process of living.

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