For many, mere mention of the word “creative” is akin to “art.” And for those who consider themselves artistically challenged, it can cause sheer panic.
Fortunately, creative expression actually can range from one’s interest in organizing, gardening, baking the perfect pie, decorating a home, fixing a car, teaching, healing, public speaking and bringing joy to others to just about any and all manifestations of individual expression. Our unique, one-ofa-kind ability to materialize the immaterial self is the gift we bring forth into this life.
As long as one’s creativity is an authentic expression of our inner being, each individual’s creative demonstration, regardless of the end product, is significant and important to our individual – as well as our collective – evolution. When creative expression is genuinely representative of one’s passion(s), experience(s), perception(s), idea(s) and inner self, it’s the unfolding of our spirit – and the soul taking flight that we’re witnessing
Genuine creative expression is our personal imprint, the illumination of our mind, body, heart and soul in physical form. Our inherent ability to create shines a light on our uniquely individual gifts. It’s the vehicle for our often-forgotten spiritual being to claim its presence in this physical world. Our ability to express ourselves in a personal manner propels our lives into balance – human and spirit, physical and nonphysical, material and energetic, yin and yang. It’s our primary means for transforming our spiritual selves into something tangible.
Tapping into this creative essence often brings peace, calm, relaxation, stress reduction and a sense of meaning to our lives.
For example, it’s not unusual to hear folks make statements like, “I love to garden. Having my hands in the dirt somehow relaxes me” or “whenever I’m stressed, I find that baking or cleaning the house soothes the soul” or “ after a long day at work, going out to the garage and working on my car really helps me unwind.” For some, our jobs are our creative outlet. You know you’re engaged in creative expression when the activity you’re engaged in elicits feelings of peace, satisfaction, serenity, joy, excitement and a sense of giving of oneself to the greater good.
Creative expression is wings for the soul – it tells the story of each person’s unique journey and represents the imprint we make on this earth during this lifetime as spiritual beings cloaked in human form.
So take flight, set your Self free, and let the world behold who you are from the inside out.