I have been focusing on a whole new creative project. Plenty of energy and enthusiasm being spent. Plenty of productive time making a new challenge. Bouncing my ideas from others inside a coaching group. But every time I set about a brand new journey of creating, I have found myself becoming angry.

Each and every this happen? Precisely what is this anger about? The proceedings?

My mentor and I were discussing this. She wondered aloud this thought: “It appears like the tender spots are what your location is angry”… yeah. Very tender. The anger is telling me something.

Discovering that it is sometimes complicated to maintain a project picking anger all around, I needed to find a way to be effective “through” or “around” the anger. So, I distract myself with painting, stories, dancing… something creative, but more mundane and a bit mindless. This creative energy loosens my thoughts to ensure that I will “trick” my anger into thinking I will be busy to things.

When I make this happen I call it “spinning”. Spinning jogs my memory from the stories in the spinning wheel where I could get busy creating (such as the wool around the wheel). This opens the door to metaphor and takes me from my should “control” a task.

While i began drawing this picture… of an spinning wheel… I figured of “turning straw to gold”. I became reminded again of the story of Rumpelstilskin. You understand, normally the one… the millers daughter, the dad says “she can spin straw into gold” for the king… as well as the king really wants to check out this… of course, if she cannot, she is going to be put to death… ? Then, a strange little man appears. He tells her he can spin straw into gold… but it will be at a cost to her.

I came across the tale and read several versions of it. It resonated when camping. However, as I usually do, I could to logically “organize” the storyplot. This caused me being more frustrated, when i was not seeing or feeling what this story was looking to inform me.

I really went back to my “dream capture” work. Someone said the storyline just as if it were a dream I needed had. Then, I did so the subsequent:

Listed out all of the characters
Listed out your “key words” in the story that resonated with me
Re-read each word and wrote what that word meat in my opinion during my current situation

Then… I started to notice what the story was telling me. Here is what I came across

The tiny man (Rumplestilskin)=anger/creative fire/naming
The miller’s daughter=rest/creativity/giving
The king=accountability
Spnning wheel=creating/spinning/asking for help
The baby=creation (project, artwork… )

While each of these “characters” comes with a independent role, All the characters create one “psyche” personally. We have all of the qualities within us.

In order to create something, it will require much energy… and much rest is also needed. We should give of ourselves and order help.

In the end, your baby arrives and we’ll not quit. It is our “creation” and we are amazed at that which you have made. Also, what it takes to have there.

What did I learn?

That this story resonates when camping. Also, this story will repeat itself time and again when i still create, rest, ask for help and finished a job. Though Rumpelstilskin stomps himself into the ground at the conclusion of the story, that little man will be back… and next time, Let me know his name.

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