By Holli Massey
GET OUTSIDE AND GET TRIBAL
Literally get outside and connect with nature. It is a healer, it has the answers, it looks after you, it’s where we understand that we’re all one. Nature makes us feel amazing. Hug a tree, drink water from the mountain, sit nude in a forest, swim under a waterfall, rub your body with slimy seaweed – all of this will have your body buzzing for hours. IT IS SO GODDAMN GOOD FOR YOU. This is where we heal and this is where we connect with ourselves on a deeper level.
EAT WELL, SLEEP WELL AND FUCK THE NEGATIVE VIBES OFF
I can not tell you how important implementing this one is.
Make healthy food choices – our world is full of sick food and water so know where your food is coming from, grow it yourself or meet the growers and forge relationships, this will honestly change so much for you. Your health will start to flourish.
Create an evening routine – go to bed early, read, have a bath, sit with a loved one, whatever it is that helps you to relax, do it. Make it an evening ritual and try to sleep for 7-8 hours.
The next one is my fav – we all have ‘stuff’ in our life that doesn’t serve us – FUCK IT OFF. Get rid of the negative vibes. As soon as you start saying yes to you, the better you connect with who you really are. It’s time to party on the inside.
Creating space for your creative endeavours is hands down one of the most important steps on this list. It’s very difficult to hear what needs to be created if you don’t allow time and space for yourself. Setting up a daily routine or ritual where you purposely allow time for yourself is a must if you want to connect on a deeper level and allow space for your ideas to grow and become something special. Meditation and connecting with nature take us back to who we really are.
DISCONNECT FROM THE DIGITAL WORLD BUT HAVE POSITIVE CONNECTIONS WITH THE DIGITAL WORLD
I love technology and the opportunity it creates. I wouldn’t be able to run my business without it. I wouldn’t be able to have global impact and I would find it harder to find my tribe. I wouldn’t be able to live miles away from a city, be in nature and live a simple life. This is how I choose to connect with the digital world. For positivity, for real and honest exchanges with people and businesses that raise my vibration. I use the internet to feel empowered and inspired and to spread my message of equality, compassion, projects, love. BUT I equally need to disconnect from the internet. Have space and much needed time away from it. The dangers of too much internet usage are many, not only is it a health issue but it completely zaps our creative energy. We literally kill it. So create space and make it a priority to disconnect. Your creative brain will love you for it. It will thank you with a thousand more ideas.
FLIP THE NEGATIVE SELF TALK
Negative self talk is the death of creative action. It leads us down an unhealthy path. It festers and never allows our project to start, let alone flourish. When you hear that negative voice come in, stop and tell yourself the opposite straight away. Flip the negative self talk on its head. Make it a daily practice. You’ll be amazed at how much it changes your perspective on life and how much easier it is to create the project you’re dreaming about.
STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
We don’t grow as human beings if we play it safe and we don’t get to experience the joy and elation of feeling proud of who we are and what we’ve created. It’s true that the magic happens outside your comfort zone. I want magic in my life everyday, how about you?
TRUST THE UNIVERSE
Learning to trust any process can be tricky but when we surrender, the freedom and fun is like nothing we’ve ever experienced. The magic reappears, over and over. Trusting the universe, means trusting ourselves and trusting the process. Leap and the net will appear. AND IT WILL. If you never open the door, you will never know what opportunities are waiting for you.
RAISE YOUR VIBRATION
What makes you feel amazing? Dancing around the kitchen, singing, skydiving, laughing with friends, hiking up a hill OR seeing a project you’ve finished on the big screen? Raise your vibration, radiate your positive energy, allow it to beam out of you. When you ooze happy vibes, the work you create is other worldly. And it touches people in the same way.
CONNECT WITH YOUR INTUITION
Now this is where we really get to the core of connecting with our inner artist – our inner artist is our intuition – our intuition is our inner artist. That’s what I believe anyway. Once you make very good friends with your inner artist, you start to treat it like it’s the most precious piece of gold laying deep inside you. AND it’s yours. Nobody else gets to see, feel or hear it like you do. Honour your inner wisdom and it will give you everything you need. This is how I run my business, I don’t second guess myself anymore. Trust, love and nurture your intuition – just like a muscle – it gets stronger and stronger. It will not let you down.
LOVE AND HONOUR YOURSELF
The process of trusting your inner artist, your intuition and following all the steps above is to honour and love who you are. Honour that project or story inside and know that by telling it you will inspire and empower the world around you. People need people like you in their world – they want to know they’re not alone. By giving what you have, you honour yourself and those around you. That’s the biggest gift of all.
There’s no better time to act on your creative vision. Creative thinkers forge new pathways.
What are you waiting for?