“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.

Love Elle.




Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Yes, that is good! This post struck a deep chord within me – as I’ve often wondered the same thing. As we grow, we subconsciously choose to allow life’s pressures to overtake us.

    What a beautiful post and reminder to just “be”!

    Thank you, Elle!

    • Elle

      Thank you Vidya…we are whatever we say we are after all. 🙂

  2. Hi Elle,

    I’m with you, cannot sing, draw or paint. But what I’ve found is that writing can be creative, pulling pictures to go with posts is fun. I love to create in my garden and make beautiful flower pots. I used to sew growing up, but still do enjoy quilting. There is creativity for all of us, if we get out of our own way and just let it flow. Thanks for the great reminder.

    • Elle

      Isn’t that the truth Cathy. Reading about all your skills reminds me how amazed I still am at the talent and ability of so many.

  3. Hi nElle,
    We all have a creative spark within us….it’s just that some have forgotten how to light it. Thankyou
    be good to yourself

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