Process of the Week: Spirit into Matter
Nurture new ideas
Daydreams are like seeds-we have so many, but few take root. How do you breathe life into an idea and create a new way of being in the world? From inception, the new seed needs to be nurtured or it will dry up and wither. So when you’re contemplating a fresh idea, give it some love. Envision it fully formed and living in the world. Then create space for it to grow: a blank canvas, a folder on your desktop, or a cleared side table with an image representing this glorious thing that is to come.
Oftentimes we have to cultivate the dark womb of self to foster the evolution of an idea or new self-awareness. This growth needs to be nurtured and left for sometimes inconceivably long periods before it’s ready to be born into the world. Sometimes it requires pinching off other ideas and choosing the one we will help grow strong.
What are you nurturing?
Are you willing to sit and hold space for inspiration?
Do you expose ideas to air and light too soon, denying them their womb time?
What new ways of being are buried in your psyche, awaiting birth?
“Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest. And the only way an idea can be made manifest in our world is through collaboration with a human partner. It is only through a human’s efforts that an idea can be escorted out of the ether and into the realm of the actual.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic