Creativity isn't just about making art. Sometimes it is but most of the time it's not.
It's about having a sense of self, a sense of worth and value, a recognition of your own unique talents and gifts, not matter what they are. Creativity is your sense of individual style and flair, how you live life, how you choose to dress, decorate your home, prepare food, express yourself in speaking and writing.
What makes your heart sing?
What do you dream about?
What do you long for?
Most of us live on OVER. We are overloaded, overwhelmed, over stimulated, over burdened. We rarely take time to be still, to be silent, to even notice the beauty that is all around us in nature. The small things like dew on a spider's web or the crows gathering noisily in the skeleton trees of autumn, or the sun coming up or the sliver of the moon.
If an outsider looked at your life as it is now, what would they see?
A plodding circus elephant going through the motions, people in the audience clapping as you perform your tricks?
Or perhaps a greyhound at the race track running as fast as you can around and around in a circle, chasing a fake rabbit?
Here's a simple exercise you might want to try. It's a great way to reconnect with your dreams, desires, and longings and perhaps rediscover your hidden creative spirit.
When you wake up in the morning, before you start the madness or the dullness of your day, ask yourself these questions:
What do I really want to do today?
What would I do if the day was totally mine, completely about me, not anyone or anything else?
Don't rush through this. Don't let your mind chatter get the best of you. Just be still, close your eyes, imagine and listen to your heart.
Then take the time to write this down in a journal or notebook.
Do the same thing the next morning and the next and the next.
Slowly patterns and themes will unfold.
You're listening to your heart sing. You're tapping into your inner creative longings.
In the next blog I will explore some simple ways to make these longings and dreams become realities.
The Irreverent Wise Woman
"Where in your life have you settled for less because you were afraid?"
If you're ready for something to change, I'm ready to work with you.