Faced with unprecedented challenges, now is a great time to escape
into creativity and reconnect with your inner self
Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks takes you on a deep dive into the adventures and universal heartaches toward transformation through living a creative life.
Creativity engages our imagination. Turning new and imaginative ideas into reality opens us up to thinking differently. It frees us from the constraints of everyday life. Creativity allows us to access a part of ourselves that is not ruled by time, pressures, or conditions. It’s no wonder many of us long for more of it in our lives. When creative energy flows through us, it connects us to our deepest selves and even the world around us.
If you’ve ever embarked on a creative project, you may have experienced moments of pure joy. Some may even call the experience a sense of higher consciousness. In other words, creativity seems to pour from you. On the other hand, it’s also likely you’ve encountered moments of feeling stuck or blocked. Or, full of fear and self-doubt. When you just don’t see the point, you’re tempted to give up.
The truth is, emotions have a way of powerfully disrupting our creative flow and dismantling our inspiration. However, by examining how emotions affect creativity we can learn to unblock channels of inspiration. An understanding of how entangled we become in our own negative thoughts and beliefs, we can release and replace them. As a result, we can learn to reach our true creative potential.
A Spiritual Guide
Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks begins at the intersection of creativity and spiritual wellbeing. Obstacles and challenges are emotional lessons created specifically for each individual person. The spiritual purpose of creating is to challenge you to express yourself with no doubt or fear. We all ache to be seen and heard for our true selves. Boundless Creativity is your journal guide toward creative expression and achieving inner confidence and inner peace.
“Spiritual” relates to the inner you. One way to celebrate and nurture your spirit is through creativity. When spirit and creativity intertwine, they become one. Creativity turns spirit into an artistic work and sensory reality.
Realize Your Artistic Dreams
Boundless Creativity helps writers, artists, makers, and anyone feeling creatively blocked, uninspired, or not imaginative enough to live a creative life. Soar beyond self-doubt and criticism. Advance past emotional wounds. Banish habits and emotional patterns that keep you from realizing your artistic ambitions.
Boundless Creativity is a transformational guide that incorporates a powerful technique called “The Universal Story”. The Universal Story is a four-phase program with easy-to-follow steps and exercises. Using the Universal Story, you learn to identify and dissolve the emotional and energetic blocks that create self-doubt and get in the way of your creativity.
These tips and tools give you the keys to unlock creative imagination, inspiration and intuition. As a result, you’ll see yourself and the world in new ways —with acceptance, emotional balance, and a tolerance of imperfection.
Actualize your full creative potential with this transformative workbook. Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks invites you on a spiritual journey toward living your best, most creative life.
Praise for Boundless Creativity
“Boundless Creativity demystifies and normalizes the highs-and-lows of the creative lifecycle. Through a transformational program that Alderson compares to alchemy—“… a ritual of subjecting base metals (the imperfect individual) to scorching fire (challenges and change), burning off the dross (burdens and flaws) and transforming into gold (the fully realized individual)”—she guides us to identify and defang the demons that suck us into that familiar tar pit of self-doubt and creative paralysis. No matter your medium—driftwood, paints, musical notes, flour/flowers, words—Boundless Creativity will lead you back to your belief in the miraculous. Back to your belief in yourself.”—Elaine Taylor, founder of the nonprofit The Grief Relief Project, for people poleaxed by loss; and the author of Karma, Deception and a Pair of Red Ferraris
“For the last twenty years, Martha Alderson has created invaluable, popular tools to help writers understand the essential components of plot development and storytelling. Now, in Boundless Creativity, she brilliantly applies the principles illuminated in her breakthrough book, The Plot Whisperer, to the creative process. In this clear, inspiring workbook, Alderson lays out the spiritual voyage to higher creativity—illuminating a clear path to inspire and guide anyone with even the hint of a creative dream. If you want to successfully navigate the highs and lows of living a creative life, you’ll want this book as an essential companion.”—Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal, I Thought We’d Never Speak Again, and Wholehearted; founder of The Writer’s Journey workshops
“Martha Alderson’s new book is an indispensable creative coach whispering, ‘Keep going,’ on every page.”—Holly Lynn Payne, novelist, screenwriter, and founder of Booxby
“Open-minded individuals looking for a roadmap to realize their creative potential will find this and more within the pages of Boundless Creativity. Prepare for a deep dive within to answer questions about personal fears, misbeliefs, and the origins of self-doubt that may be holding you back, and then learn how to let go of it to live your best creative life.—Angela Ackerman, coauthor of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression
“A brilliant, thought-provoking resource that serves not only as an inspiration for creative projects, but also as a meditation for writers, filmmakers, and artists ready to dive deep, overcome challenges, and produce their best work. The Plot Whisperer has done it again!”—Hallee Adelman, author of Way Past Mad, producer/director of Our American Family
“In Boundless Creativity, Martha Alderson offers an inspiring, much-needed pattern for realizing our creative goals. By aligning our planning with the steps of the Universal Story, she guides us through the pitfalls and triumphs we artists experience as we travel down to the dark caverns and up to the light pinnacles of our creative dreams. Not only does the author share her own revelations, she coaches us through the fears and triumphs we all face while planning and executing a work of art. A workbook to prize, useful for creatives and workshop leaders, as we aim toward personal and professional fulfillment.”—Gini Grossenbacher, MEd, award-winning author of Madam of My Heart and Madam in Silk, editor, speaker, JGKS Press publisher, and director of Elk Grove Writers and Artists, an AWA affiliate
Feeling lost, uninspired, exhausted? Reclaim your joy.
Lost your passion? Find refuge in creativity.
Follow the one-month program. Watch your life change in ways you never imagined.
More joy! Greater success!
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