Y’know the thing, where you’ve cleared some time, you’ve made some space, you’ve got peace and quiet for a reasonable stretch of time. All those obstacles that prevent you from creating in the usual day-to-day-ness of life………….
……….. and where’s your muse gone?
…… when did that perpetual freaking flood of imagination dry up?
Sometimes (I think) when the ideas sense you’ve made space especially for them – they simply evaporate. ‘Perhaps’ (they think) ‘we aren’t as wild or breathtaking as we seemed from a distance.’
They get shy and they hide. And they lurk, hushed, round the back of your mind, behind the mis-rememberings and the fluff. Where it’s quiet. They fall asleep there.
So It feels like your muse has abandoned you: but all those ideas just need to be coaxed back to the foreground where they can shine again.
In all my years of being and spending time with creatives I’ve seen this happen over and over. And I’ve learned a few ways to entice them back: