I learned something valuable about time and ideas from melting ice. Yes, time and melting ice in relationship to our ideas. OK, so I think in metaphors, it’s a creative way for me to connect to things and retain them. Are you wasting time with creative ideas that you have? Putting off your ideas for tomorrow, or the weekend, or how about when you have time over the summer? Take action on your ideas my friends. Don’t let creative ideas or energies leave your first impressions or intuitions. If you do, they just may get slurped up into the great abyss of your everyday busyness. Not only that, someone else will take action on a variation of your idea. We all share the same energies on this planet, so believe me, creative ideas will find the right person who is the most ready to take action on them. If you fail to take action, it may just be gone forever, fallen victim to the ego’s plan to distract you. The ego is very good at this! You may later find your same idea has been implemented by someone else in another state, country or on another continent only to find the success it is achieving as a work of art, a business, or service. I have jumped out of bed at 4:00 AM on many nights just to take action on ideas that have hit me in dreams. I know that this may seem extreme, but what follows after the action has been taken will solidify your understanding and need to develop that something. This “something” is always charged with excitement. Inspiration comes and goes just as fast as it arrives, so immediacy is necessary. Plus, this is a great habit to form. It is a form of practice for the brain as we do co-create our behaviors. I do feel that if initial action is taken at “that nudge”, it may be a day later, or even a week or two, but the next piece of the puzzle will then present itself, and you will say YES to it when it arrives because you are literally waiting for it. Action taking can be executed in several small ways. You may simply write down your inspired energy, idea, or nudge. This solidifies your awareness of it, it has been transferred from the non physical, to the physical and tangible. You may call or talk to and friend, spouse, or colleague to discuss your idea, or you may create a blog post about it! The creative process really excites me. The fact that we can create tangible things out of ideas, feelings, inner nudges, or philosophies ( those things are all non physical) seems like magic. I never take that for granted. Instead I’m aware of that. You are your creative potential, you are your memory banks of infinite ideas. Allow them in, and follow their lead! The image above was created all in about 2 minutes time. An artist was removing a show from the gallery space in the building where I teach at LIU here in NY. Upon walking into the building, I noticed these fantastic icicles hanging very low off of the buildings roof. I simply reached up and grabbed one to inspect it, and carried it with me inside. I was intrigued. I noticed an empty shelf like pedestal and placed the icicle onto it. The whole gallery was now empty, except for this organic element, it was now transcending its energy. Its transformation could be measured only with a quick photograph, and with in 20 minutes it was no longer solid, it had become fluid knowing that it will return back to no-thing. It was gone. I found a great metaphor in this. Later, when I looked at the photo, it became a reminder of the action that I took so I keep the image handy. So, if and when I find myself needing a reminder to take action on things, before they melt away, this image has become one of my best resources. Time moves on with our with out our participation, I chose awareness.