Mindful Fear

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Mindful Monday 4/17/17

“It seems to me that my fear and my creativity could peacefully coexist since it appeared that they would always be together.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Embracing our creativity, deciding to pursue a creative endeavor, requires that we manage our fear. Creation makes us step outside convention. Stepping outside of what is known and accepted is often scary. Will we be accepted? Will our creation succeed?

Any artist, writer, inventor, or entrepreneur has had to manage this particular tension. Our creativity, like an elastic, stretches only as far as our fear will allow. And at some point, we must face that tension and decide what will win, fear or creativity.

Mindful fear is about managing our expansion by being conscious of our fear, not suppressing it or allowing it full reign. Instead, speak to it, name it, and allow it room in your life. However, it is important to make sure that it doesn’t run the show. It can have a seat at the table, but not a say in the menu.

How do you manage fear and creativity?


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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura works with adults who identify as highly sensitive persons or empaths and are committed to learning about who they are and how they want to express themselves in this world. She helps these individuals clear energetic blocks, release limiting beliefs, thrive in their business/careers and navigate interpersonal relationships so they can live life to the fullest.