Bring Out Your Inner Creative
How do you tap into your creativity?
At some time or other we all think we’re not creative. We go through life telling ourselves we haven’t much talent, until one day we believe that we aren’t creative at all.
I assure you, You are a Creative, we all are in our own way. Do you remember as a child what you liked doing? Did you draw, paint or like to write poetry? Did you play a musical instrument- one you haven’t seen since high school? How many things did you enjoy in your youth that some how disappeared from your life?
When she was a teenager, my sister Cindy painted beautiful paint by numbers. (Yes, paint by numbers can be beautiful.) My artistic sister added her own flair to each painting. The nature paintings didn’t look as though the paintbrush followed a boundary line. No, she added detail and her paintings flowed as if there were no lines to follow. She loved painting. Painting is only one of her many talents that she enjoys today. I smile knowing this talent didn’t disappear from her life.
If you are someone who bought into the belief that you are not a Creative, follow these steps to find your way back to your inner creative.
That’s all you have to do.
Some of us fall victim to life’s happenings. We get distracted from our goals and what we thought life would be like. Many of us never thought about our future and how it would turn out. Today is the day we change that. How? By changing our thinking. It is imperative we take time to think about what we enjoy. When we target what we enjoy, we naturally increase our aim at hitting our goal. Without a target we’re shooting in the dark.
Often times I ask people, “If time and money were not a problem, what would you want to do?” Many of us use time and money as excuses as to why we cannot live the ideal life. So I’ll ask you, “If time and money were not a problem, what would you do? What would you create?” When we take time to think, without hindrances, interruptions or distractions, passions come forth. Our true interests emerge. Allow yourself some quiet time each day to reflect on what it is you really love. Think about what that looks like for you. The more we think, the more we give others permission to do the same.
Have you ever been faced with a challenge you weren’t sure you could overcome? One of my favorite lines in my book THiNKING CONSCIOUSLY ROCKS! is, “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it in a way that it doesn’t rob us of our happiness.” We have allowed life’s challenges to rob us of our happiness. We’ve become stressed out, overwhelmed, worried, discouraged, and we’ve forgotten our purpose in life. We forgot how to be creative, and question whether we have any talent at all. If this sounds anything like your life; breathe. When we take time to breathe, on purpose, with intention, our concentrated and controlled breathing neutralizes stress. Breathing can transform our life. When we focus on our breath, we become present. Calm breathing and being present brings out our inner creative.
Thoreau said, “Go confidentially in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” Sometimes fear keeps us from doing this. If this is you, maybe the words of one of my favorite authors will encourage you to crush the fear that is holding you back.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You’re playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us: it’s in everyone. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
You’re playing small doesn’t serve the world. Go. Be brilliant! Be a Creative and share your talents. Go. Be brilliant and if life gets too much for you, just take a break and breathe.