...Yesterday I asked Toyah for her views, as one of the most insightful, creative people I know. T’s profound dyslexia has forced her to find ways of processing and conveying her ideas, often in the face of dismissal by persons who process with verbal-intellectual mind. Myself, I engage intellectually with ideas, but second to interacting with the Juice; aka a creative current.
What I call my personal voice, Toyah calls First Voice. I asked her to expand…
FIRST VOICE: I write and l make decisions in my life by what I call FIRST VOICE. This is the very first voice that enters your head when a question needs answering. Let me define “question”... as in a response being needed, to move forward with a notion, a creative urge, a problem or a decision.
The First Voice is the pure voice that responds before an individual’s circumstance can interpret or project onto shaping a thought.
FIRST VOICE is our truth. Our voice of logic comes from "reward/punishment" experience.
FIRST VOICE comes from our moment of coming into physical being and probably is our "Higher Self" after we pass.
Most people experience this on waking from a long night’s sleep before they remember who they are. So as a creative writer/song writer/ painter/ performer/actress I have always believed the FIRST VOICE guides me to do what the universe intended me to be doing with this life.
On many occasions I have recorded First Voice on paper and gone away from it; eg lyric writing. Then moved away, to make the subject more fashion/trend orientated, only to go back to the First Voice original idea.
BRILLIANT DAY was written in First Voice. It happened in seconds.