Author Archives: catherine grytting

About catherine grytting

healer, teacher, spiritual counselor, artist, writer, musician

Autumn Equinox: Finding Balance in the Changing Seasons

Today is the Autumn Equinox. This annual event offers an opportunity to think about balance, growing darkness and Earthly influences. On the Equinox, balance occurs between daylight and darkness.  During the following six months, growing darkness expands to the shortest … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: An Example with Watercolor

Continuing the exploration of creativity that has been the focus of these posts since January 2017, today I describe how I applied the creative process while painting a recently completed landscape of a friend’s front yard and entryway (see Figure … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Letting Go

Pablo Picasso said, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”[i]  Creating something new requires letting go of something old.  The May 26, 2017 blog, “The Creative Process: Receiving What the Universe Brings” focuses, in part, on the idea of letting go … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Giving Thanks

After months of writing about creativity from a conceptual perspective, today I offer a practical example of how I live these concepts.  During the month of June, I consciously applied the steps of the creative process as I planned, prepared … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Receiving What the Universe Brings

To grow, flowers need sunshine and rain.  To grow our creations, we must cultivate a blend of desirable and seemingly less desirable components.  If we think of sunshine as seeing our intentions come to life, we must also expect downpours … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Focusing Attention on Your Intention

Since January 2017, I have been exploring creativity by writing a book review, presenting an overview of the creative process and offering ideas to consider when setting an intention.  Today’s post explores the importance of focusing your attention on the … Continue reading

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Bringing the Dream to Life: Setting an Intention

Last month, when I wrote about the creative process, I indicated that it involves five steps: Setting an intention Focusing your attention on your intention Letting go of control and allowing the process to unfold Receiving what the Universe brings … Continue reading

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