When you’re longing to bring forth what’s in your heart and you don’t know what form it wants to take
(It could be an art form, a business idea … anything that deserves your clarity, attention, and love to show itself)
Some of the ways I can help you bring forth the “something” your heart longs for other than writing include:
♥ Creativity mentoring and development ~ whatever field or application your heart is called to:
- Connecting with your natural creativity and creative pathways
- Clarifying what wants to be known
- Opening the way for its fulfilling expression in form
- Propose it!
The Early Inspiration for bringing “Something out of Nothing”
From the time I was a child, the act of creation, and the process behind it, completely fascinated me. I would be sitting on the floor, glued to the black-and-white TV set, watching an artist named Jon Gnagy draw on a blank pad of paper a squiggle, a line.
“What is it?” I would wonder. And then, right in front of my eyes, a recognizable shape would slowly take form. “It’s a tree!” I would exult. “It’s a river!” A few inches above the river, the artist sketched a half-circle with the flat of his drawing pencil, then started filling it in underneath with not-quite rectangular shapes: some horizontal, some slanted. I watched with rapture, waiting, trusting that something wonderful would eventually appear. And it did: a stone bridge, solid-looking and real as the water that flowed under it, a river bank on either side.*
Maybe all children have this sense of wonder and expectation. Maybe it was, for me, a function of simply being a child. And maybe this was made even more so by the fact that my father was an artist (as well as a writer, like my mother). Jon Nagy drew separated from me by the TV screen; but my father made puppets from newspaper and flour-paste for me, right there at the kitchen table, then brought them to life by giving them voices. I squealed with delight. It was part-and-parcel of that magical time (it did not last very long), the innocence, wonder, and trust of childhood.
Regaining those essential heart-qualities as an adult required a long, sometimes arduous journey. Yet it was touching to realize, as the light and love I’d known in early childhood began to open up in me once more, that this confluence of love and creativity drew me more than anything else. I could not recall ever saying what I wanted to be when I grew up, as many children do (although, as a grown-up, I did a great many things). But when I looked back on my early life to find some unconditioned desire, some mark of destiny that would show its stamp in later life, there really was only one thing I could find back then that totally fascinated me enough to stay with me until this day: the creative process itself.
“Here,” Jon Gnagy seemed to be saying to me as he took his blank paper and sketched a wavy line on TV (I did not know that, in his mind and training and talent, he knew how to turn that line into part of a larger, complete work). “Watch with me as this magic unfolds.” And I would, and my trust always paid off.
“Here,” my father seemed to indicate even while working in silence before me at the kitchen table on his puppets, his hands—caked with dried flour-paste—shaping the essentials of a face. “Be patient and watch me; and when I am done, these forms will come to life for a while.”
That fascination with the creative process has never left me: that process by which something that does not exist yet—the blank page, the blank canvas, the not-yet-composed music score, the undiscovered business-dream, the newly pregnant heart—comes into satisfying form.
So that’s what I do, now: I help people create what is in them to create by listening it out of them. That rapturous, wonder-filled child has a place in me again; and to that, I also bring a lifetime of professional experience, training, study, and devotion.
To hear someone’s gift and mirror it back ~ and do so in a way they can actually receive, that doesn’t feel pompous, egotistical, or inflated ~ allows them to say, ‘Oh, that is true of me. I am like that, I do do that!’ Naomi can see your gift and help you birth it. Book writing is just one modality. It could just as well be business coaching and mentorship.”~ Krystin Sawyer, Development Disabilities Counselor and Provider
You may wish to create something that is not necessarily a book ~ maybe not even writing. Maybe it’s a business (the clarifying, falling-in-love-with-it part, not the nuts-and-bolts part). Maybe it’s a vision for something you want to see happen. Maybe it’s an artistic work. Maybe it’s the desire to know yourself as capable of creating something that means something to you, when you’ve held yourself as someone who’s “not really that creative.”
To all this, I say: Creativity is not something you are or aren’t born with. It’s innate in all of us. It’s a way of paying attention to what’s inside you, and of opening to the Deeper Self from where all real inspiration comes. So if you long for a way to create something important to you ~ to know it, and to make it real ~ we can listen to you together and draw it out.
As with my Book Development clients, I offer a free half-hour consultation to explore your creative desires together and see what wants to happen from there. To book your free session, email me at: email@example.com ~ or phone me at (510) 465-3935 (Pacific Standard Time)
Naomi Rose is a true gift to anyone wishing to bring a creative idea or project into form and to fruition. A developmental work session with Naomi becomes more than the sum of its parts. Our collaborations inspire me to remain in alignment with not only myself but also my purpose ~ and to meet my goals.
“She has the innate ability to coax out, in the most gentle and supportive way that which may be holding me back as well as that which wants to grow. She assists in unearthing buried creative seeds and nurtures growth so that a living, thriving form emerges ~ a tangible idea, a new business direction, a workable book outline, a written piece, or a new creative work.
“Whether our session’s focus is on developing my book or growing my business, Naomi’s non-linear approach to creating births tangible outcomes. With Naomi as my ‘creative developer,’ I feel well cared-for and well heard ~ and inspired to bring my many gifts and products into the world.” ~ Dana Watt, owner, Writer Watt
The creative impulse pulses throughout all time, including ours ~ including in you. I can help you bring it forth into the life you are actually living.
The treasure secretly gathered in your heart will become evident through your creative work.” ~Albrecht Durer (19th-century German artist)
The heart of human identity is the capacity and desire for birthing. To be is to become creative and bring forth the beautiful.” ~ John O’Donohue (contemporary Irish poet, philosopher, and scholar)
* Image of bridge drawing courtesy of Jon Gnagy website
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Schedule a free phone consultation with me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me directly at (510) 465-3935 (Pacific Standard Time).
I look forward to the genuine privilege of helping you birth what’s in your heart. . . bring it into form . . . and share it with the world.
It’s your turn to be heard, now.
Let’s listen to you, together.