ATC : Fundamentals of Creativity
Frequently asked questions
How often do I have to write Fear Inventory?
- As often as feels resonant. Some periods of time you may want to make it a daily practice. The important part is consistency; the more consistently you do it, the greater the overall impact will be.
- It's also recommended that you do it before any major event that you know for sure you have a lot of emotions about or personal investment in. Things like: presenting at work, or meeting your loved one's family, or having a difficult talk with your partner. Any situation that you find yourself anxious/stressed about is great fodder to dismantle fears!
Who should i read it to?
- Someone you know, like, and trust; or someone in one of the community text threads. (More information is available re how to join, if you desire; please contact us privately.)
- Anyone who understands the concept of being a, 'value neutral listener.' Someone who won't get reactive to what you're writing/reading about, or try to offer sympathies, solutions, or even reprieve. It CAN be someone in your life who does not do FI, and it's often easier to hold these boundaries for people who do the practice themselves.
- NOT anyone IN your Fear Inventory.
- Your coach, mentor, sponsor, therapist might also be open to listening.
Desire: a strong FEELING of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.
Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm
Resistance; the refusal to accept or comply with something. In this case the resistance to feeling difficult emotions that inform certain behaviors or thought patterns. The manifestation of this resistance varies per person/situation, but can include; sleepiness, antsiness, irritability at random things around the person, and an irresistible and undeniable urge to get something to drink and/or use the facilities.
Barbarians at the gate: A term meant to reflect a moment in time when a person is getting close to achieving their desires/goals and is met with very compelling alternatives to taking the difficult and risky choice that ultimately can fulfill their deeper desires.
Transmission: the action or process of transmitting something or the state of being transmitted. In this case the transmission of felt emotion through the medium of choice for the artist.
Big D desire: The overall desire/project that a person has that begins them on a journey and drives them to fulfillment.
Little 'd' desires: Desires/goals that are often important and relevant to achieving the big D desire.