“The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense” ~ Pablo Picasso
How creative do you believe you are?
I can’t sing, can’t dance…very well…can’t draw worth a lick and as for music, all I have to say about that, is… I like it. I’m no poet, would like to have a Shakespearean talent, even be a cordon bleu chef…but I’m not.
I’ve often labeled myself as ‘not very creative’ on the assumption creativity was about artistic ability of some sort. So not true.
It took me a long time to realize…and just in case there’s anyone out there who feels as I did, I have a question for you. When did you stop being creative, because as a young kid you were filled to the brim with creativity?
Creativity is your natural state
Truth be told you practice creativity all the time. As a parent, you’re creative…and you don’t have to be a cordon bleu cook to be creative…if you cook at all…you’re creative.
If you run a business, ever organized a holiday (vacation) or thrown a party…your unique creative talents were at work. If you’re the best cheerleader ever…your creative talents are at work.
You won’t have to look far and you’ll see how amazingly creative you are. In fact if you can find anything in your filled to the brim junk draw, believe me you’re creative and I need some advice.
Get back in touch with who you truly are
LJ is a creative little sprite. Always has a crayon, or marker in her hand ready to produce yet another masterpiece. She’s five. The spirit of creativity is a flame burning brightly within…because she’s five and no one has told her she can’t and no one has shamed her talent. She’s in touch with her natural inborn creativity.
If we would but remember, that we are all naturally creative beings, containing our very own Divine spark, we would live a fuller life. Not to mention it would be more fun.
Live your truth
Be true to your feelings, be true to your vision and you become an artist of life. Your imagination is your creative tool, your pen to write the story of your life, your brush to paint the beauty that shines within, onto the canvas of space.
Maybe you’re no Shakespeare or Van Gogh, but the story of your life is written by your thoughts and beliefs and feelings…funny, we already have all the tools we need.
Embrace your vision
It might be that you will live a different vision than those around you, embrace it. It might be that you discover your ability to listen to that small voice within that most of us ignore, embrace it. It might be that your creativity has roots in something entirely unexpected, embrace it all. In fact how abut hugs all round?
Our imagination is the tool and the very gateway of our reality.
Release any sense of despair or despondency that you might have, they’re just energy drainers, leaving us feeling trapped or helpless. Both of which suck.
Reclaim your creative self…step out in trust and faith and you’ll move into a space of enthusiasm, excitement, hope, even exhilaration. Woo hoo…I’m excited just writing about it.
Your imagination holds the key.
It’s not about being in control, but of experiencing a sense of inner direction, inner peace and joy. As we embrace our creativity we become more in tune with the infinite and we are blessed. And that’s got to be good. Right?
Encourage one another.