Be More Creative Guest. This week… Know Your Gift With Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf goes creative
Know Your Creative Gift with Virginia Woolf

Mrs Dalloway contemplates the dinner party she will throw later:

“But to go deeper, beneath what people said (and these judgements, how superficial, how fragmentary they are!) in her own mind now, what did it mean to her, this thing she called life?

“Oh, it was very queer. Here was So-and-so in South Kensington; some one up in Bayswater; and somebody else, say, in Mayfair.” And she felt quite continuously a sense of their existence and she felt what a waste; and she felt what a pity; and she felt if only they could be brought together; so she did it.

“And it was an offering; to combine, to create;

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Healing Genius

One of the best reasons to engage in conscious creation is its ability to heal an internal wound, to fix what is broken, to make the fractured whole.

Those who distinguish between ‘great' versus ‘therapeutic' art deny this. They want to draw a line: the poor efforts of the emotionally incontinent and artistically illiterate on one side, the masterpieces of genius on the other.

Except that many of the ‘greats' have been humble enough to acknowledge that

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Go Creative… With Michael Cunningham

Last Time: Go Creative… With John Cleese

“My mother was a homemaker, the sort of woman [Virginia] Woolf referred to as “the angel of the house”, who, like many such house angels, had given herself over to a life that was too small for her.

“She had always seemed to me like an Amazon queen, captured and brought to a suburb, where she was forced to live in an enclosure that could not contain her, and yet ineluctably did.

“My mother … could spend half a day deciding on

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