Grow Your Flow in Ruby Slippers
When summoning the muse, which of course is just another term for flow, we can use our own ruby red slippers. Some of them might be figurative such as a comfy pair of sneakers or a mug we use each time we sit down to write. If you missed that post, here it is as we discussed it from last week https://wewriteitright.com/sometimes-flow-runs-ruby-red/
Moving a Metaphor Forward
We can use ruby slippers as a metaphor. Why? Because we were all born with our own set of ruby slippers or creative intuition to enable us to enter flow. It is part of our birthright. The thing is that sometimes we really do enter flow with the real deal. I picked up these beauties at a recent yard sale. And each time I slip them on, I click my heels three times. (All writers have rituals, but I found a prop with a ritual built right in!) The ritual signals my willingness to enter into flow.
Taking Them to the Office
Now I cannot say that every time I put on these slippers that I become blissed out. I do feel a special kindred connection to Dorothy and her story when I wear them. And, we all know she didn’t just skip down the yellow brick road blissed out. She ran into all sorts of challenges. We all have our share of events each day that make it challenging to get work done. I am no different. What I am suggesting is that this glittery tool has helped me transition from blog post to a script for an upcoming workshop to a grant proposal or a variety of other projects in the same day. Also, I found an added perk: kicking off the shoes signals that the work day is over as I shut down my computer.
Find a prop like I did and begin to play with it’s possibilities. Does it help or hinder you from entering flow? Does it make you a little giddy? Is it kind of silly? I know that day will come when I accidentally meet a client with these numbers on and I will turn crimson, but I’m willing to risk it for now.
Here’s to growing YOUR flow,