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If I asked you were you creative, how would you answer?
Many of us stopped seeing ourselves as creative a long time ago and yet the truth is whilst it might be that you’re no great shakes as an artist or couldn’t pen a poem to save your life, well you might if the situation was that dire, nevertheless you are truly abundantly creative.
You create the most important, most magical thing of all each and every day. Your life.
How much of a priority is this, your life creation? Do you have tools available to change your life?
Does it come first and if not, why the heck not?
Granted there are times when we’re not consciously creating, but conscious or not, creativity is always happening and we’re either being dragged along sometimes through the mire of our creations or, leading the way, with banners of life-affirming creativity flying.
Your current results are an expression of your level of awareness, of your current creative state. Not to be judged but to be noticed.
Are your results what you’d like them to be?
Then are you ready to take your innate creative abilities to the next level? Ready for some creative tactics to boost your creativity and change your life?
Then it’s time to shake things up a little.
1. Entertaining new ideas to change your life
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game, said Goethe.
But what does this really mean.
Look at life as a wonderful adventure, and just as we think mainly from the ideas in our habit, subconscious mind, we act from those very same ideas.
And old ideas lead us to the same old experiences.
Life is set up this way, our actions stem from our subconscious habit mind, which is why we need to stay focused on living an amazing life, from the new amazing ideas we have, so our actions will lead us to amazing results.
It’s time to stop conforming to the expectations of others or your old thought patterns, probably handed down to you in childhood, and allow your wonderful unique genius and creativity to flow.
You might think you’re open to new things, but unless you have new ideas to think from, you’re just in the same place, going round and around in a giant circle.
What we need to do is begin deliberately looking for new ideas.
Ask yourself this:
Am I entertaining new ideas?
Am I creative?
Do I trust my instincts?
If we don’t believe that we have great thoughts from which to think each and every day, then it’s pretty tricky to see ourselves exploring new and different ways of being and doing.
Why bother? We have nothing new to offer.
Ahah but begin seeing yourself as the magnificent creative being that you are, the one who thinks great thoughts and suddenly you’ll find yourself acting accordingly. Remember our actions stem from the thoughts we habitually think.
Seemingly out of the blue you’ll have lots of bright and shiny new ideas, or a brand new solution to a situation that’s been hanging on in your world for ever.
We can never rise above the concept we have of ourselves. Our self-talk is more than a little chat, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. Speak good things over your life.
To make any deliberate changes you need to begin to create a new prophecy for yourself by reprogramming your habit mind with thoughts of your creativity, your great ideas. A pile of rocks is simply that until someone has the idea to turn it into something beautiful…an architectural joy.
And you Dear Ones are brimming over with brilliance and genius, you simply need to see yourself that way.
New experiences await. How exciting is that?
2. Shake things up
It’s time to not only change our habit of thinking about us and our place in the world, it’s time to disrupt it.
I was at a seminar where Wayne Dyer told of his experience as a small child at school where his teacher was always saying he was a scurvy elephant. Eventually he told his foster parents and since they couldn’t make any sense out of it they naturally went and asked the teacher in question. What she was actually saying was that little Wayne was a disruptive element. He thought that was cool.
And disrupting the routines in our life can be a pretty cool tactic to shake up our creativity.
Get up at the same time every day? Switch it up.
The point is to live. Really live life, not simply follow a routine that we programmed for ourselves until it became a habit.
We want to live more consciously, to unleash more creativity and switch off those automatic, robot like routines that keep us marching on the spot, seemingly moving, but going nowhere.
Take the same route to work or school every day? Find a new one.
Eat lunch at the same time…pick a different time.
Change the time you go to bed, the time you get up.
Before bed, change your nighttime routine.
Consciously choose to switch up your routine in a way that’s sensible for you. No need to get up at the crack of dawn if you don’t get to bed till 3 in the morning.
Begin to see a new way of living and live it.
3. What do you see right now?
We all see our assumptions about the world, in our world.
We see things that we’ve accepted as true, without even investigating.
For many of us, our assumptions are so deeply entrenched that it doesn’t occur to us to question them, or look further afield. Let’s challenge ourselves to look deeper.
Good job the most innovative people on our planet throughout the centuries were willing to challenge the assumptions of their day.
Otherwise we might be without our planes and trains and automobiles and all the technology that today we take for granted.
The day we begin to look more closely at what we’ve simply assumed to be so, is the moment we move onto a new path of creativity.
Challenging what we’ve assumed to be the reality in front of us is inviting the spark of creativity to become a flame, since it forces us to look beyond the appearance of things or beyond what appears to be obvious.
People tend to see only what they think to see. Every time we look at something in our world, we make assumptions about the reality in front of us.
Funnily enough those assumptions don’t even have to be true, but that seeming reality gets perpetuated through our daily life.
Our life is based on the assumptions we make and once we’ve made up our minds that they’re valid, well look out, because we’ll live our lives by them.
But they’re only assumptions, not set in stone, and to live creatively it’s necessary for us to recognize that. Because without being willing to check our assumptions at the door, the way to unleashing new creative ways to live and be, are blocked.
And there we are stifling all that innate creative brilliance that can lead to breakthroughs and new and novel ways to view and live in our world.
Give yourself the gift of seeing with fresh eyes how wonderful life is. Repeat after me, I am blessed I am blessed…because you truly are. And you are a blessing dear One. Never forget that.
What one thing are you ready to do to jumpstart your creativity? Maybe you have something you’re up to right now that could help kick our creativity into a new phase. We’d love it if you’d share your thoughts in the comments below.
And as always thanks for reading and sharing and rocking us with your own words of wisdom.
Encourage one another.