Lost all my creativity after losing my baby?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 13:15
Devastating loss and pain can make a person numb, just as a way of surviving. Sometimes the well of creativity inside feels dry, or stopped up, because it's linked to a deeper reserve of emotion -- and that emotion is simply too painful to experience. It sounds like you are moving back into the possibility of feeling creative. Just being aware of it is a good sign, a sign that you're coming back to life. But you had an experience that changed you profoundly, and it wouldn't be surprising at all if your creative process changed, too. Many great works of art have been composed out of grief, loss, pain, and/or in tribute. I'm not saying you have to go that direction, but it's something to consider. Another idea would be to try a completely different form of expression, just to see if you can unlock things. What about drawing, painting, sculpture? So what if you're not "good" at those things -- anything to be creative, and start to get back into that mode of being. There's a book that might be of help to you: The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron. It's a guide to "artistic creative recovery" -- and it sounds like that's exactly what you are trying to accomplish right now. Wishing you healing and creativity --
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 13:15
First off, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Losing a child is one of the most horrible things anybody can go through. Use your daughter to inspire you... start slowly writing poems again and dedicate them to your daughter. Let her live on through your writing. I know she is proud of her mommy's talent <3
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 14:35
Use your hardships to bring out great writing. Tap into those feelings and write with blind emotion

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