Everything since then has been a matter of paying it forward.
Indigo Springs, Headwaters of the Middle Fork Willamette River above Hills Creek Reservoir, Central Cascades, Oregon

Water, Air, Earth, Fire:

How I Learned About the Creative Cycles

During session six of our Seven Stages Storywork webinare, Joe Lambert put forward several theories or metaphorical ways of thinking about the Creative Cycle. His writing prompt was:

“Tell a story about a time when you were given permission to express yourself through your creativity. Bring us to the moment of awareness that you felt supported to fully explore your creative voice.”

I don’t actually ever remember not feeling I had permission to be creative because everyone in my family pretty much has kept the faucet on since the moment of birth, from what I can tell.

However, I suddenly remembered when I learned how to think about and how to navigate the creative cycles of life. In this digital story, I’ve distilled what was actually many different training sessions over many months and years into the first moment of understanding. I was miraculously blessed with very practical spiritual training at the time in my life I most needed it. Everything since then has been a matter of paying it forward.

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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  • Very very nice Sandy. I love your seamless incorporation of snippets of poetry. Are all of these clips and images your own? Other than the obvious of course.

    • Anne, You asked if all the video footage in this story was mine; I had to look at it a second time. So the answer is legally–yes. However the galaxy footage was purchased from the Vid Lib app. I took a special day trip to Indigo Springs for the spring and running green water.

      The historic shot of the Log Chapel was more difficult and took active Facebook solicitation, which didn’t work, so then I had to locate a kind someone with a copy of a limited edition book I knew of to get her to shoot the picture with her cell phone.

      Thank you for stopping by all the way from snowy Alberta!

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I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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