Untapped creativity is detrimental for your life, relationships, business, and career. In fact, if you believe that you are not creative or that there is no need for creativity, you could even become obsolete. According to the World Economic Forum’s the Future of Jobs report creativity will be third on the list of the top ten critical skills by 2020. In the short space of just five years, creativity has moved up seven places from ten to number three.

You can increase your creative intelligence (CQ) despite the outdated notion that people are either right- of left-brain dominant. New research shows that we need to use both sides of the brain to be successful.

Unconventional paths often lead to brilliant solutions. Color, which you find all around you, could act as a catalyst to identify what exactly is causing you to feel, think or believe that you don’t have the ability to connect the dots. Many problems can be solved and challenges overcome with the help of these vibrational energies.

How can color help?

By becoming aware of the colors in your environment you can pinpoint your creative block. It is a simple yet powerful method. Your color attractions and rejections demonstrate where you are stuck: Physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Only when we know what the heart of the matter is can you take action, unblock your creativity, and live a life of success and happiness.

Tell-tale signs of a creative block and how to overcome it

How do you know where the block is? Here are a few signs to look out for.

Body: If your block has a physical nature, you come up with great ideas, but nothing ever materializes. You don’t act on your ideas to make them real, or when you do, you don’t finish a project. You have too many fingers in too many pies.

How to fix it: You know the old saying, “A change is a good as a holiday?” That’s exactly what you need: a vacation or at least a change of scenery.

Feelings: Have you been taking on others’ stuff lately? Do you get too involved in the lives of other people? Have you become too dependent on the opinions and advice of friends and family? If you have been spending too much time with negative people or people who Dr Christiane Northrup describes as energy vampires, you must take stock. Remember, these drainers are all around and creative people are more susceptible to negative vibes.

How to fix it: Pick your battles and choose your friends. Let people sort out their own problems. Spend time with positive, uplifting people only.

Thoughts: You over-analyze every single thing. You have become a perfectionist of note. Nothing or no one is ever good enough. You are critical and filled with self-doubt, yet you arrogantly and stubbornly believe that you know best and will solve the problem.

How to fix it: Stop planning your day to the last minute. Stop taking yourself and life so seriously. You do know that we are not getting out of it alive anyway? Watch a stand-up comedian and laugh your heart out.

Spirit: You do things automatically and robotically, but there is no real joy. You don’t daydream any longer. Everything feels like a huge uphill battle.

How to fix it: Perhaps the Universe is taking you gently by the shoulders and trying to shake you awake. You are done with this part of your story. It is time to write the next chapter. Give thanks and say goodbye. Now take on that new creative challenge!

Are you ready to increase your creative intelligence even if you think that you don’t need to be creative or that you don’t have a creative bone in your body?

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Comment by Lien Potgieter on August 14, 2018 at 2:25am

Hi Lisa, thank you for the feedback. I will change the pronouns. Colourful blessings, Lien!

Comment by Lisa Shaw on August 11, 2018 at 10:50am

Thank you for t his valuable piece.  However, it is magazine policy to write in the third person or second person plural ("we) rather than first or second.  Can you change the pronouns? Then I'll send this on to the publishers for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue.

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