So many of us are constrained in our journeys by a prison of the linear and logical. We think ourselves into a rigid little box and then get frustrated when we can't think our way out.
There's nothing inherently wrong with linear and logical - it's just not the whole story. It's like having a box of 64 crayons and only being able to use the black and white.
I recently bought a fabulous book aimed at helping us tap into our intuitive, creative side called Spiritual Doodles & Mental Leapfrogs. Here's part of the description from Amazon.com:
With a whimsical sense of fun and fancy that masks a much more serious quest to integrate your conscious and subconscious selves, Katherine Revoir has created a playbook full of exercises and games to ignite your best self — both your rational, analytical, and logical (left brain) self and your intuitive, expressive, and creative (right brain) self. By using both halves of the brain, you can achieve more complete introspection and expand your spiritual consciousness.
One thing I love about the book is the focus on doodling, as opposed to "art." I've seen "explore yourself through art" books that illustrate the ideas with creations that leave me feeling artistically inferior. It kicks up feelings of, "I can't create that, so what's the point?"
The illustrations in this book are doodles that the least artistically inclined among us could easily have come up with in a boring meeting. It makes the ideas in the book much more accessible.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM