So many times I hear friends say they believe that they are not creative. When I say nonsense, they then challenge me to show them their creative ability. At that request I chuckle. How can I possible find their creative ability when I do not know what is their ultimate reality and where do they draw their spiritual power. Oh I know virtually everyone will say that they draw their power from Jesus or God or both, but what does that even mean to them? For most I think it is just something they believe they ought to say.
I found my creative ability, when I stopped trying to lead and became led. Not led my a “divine power” but led by awesome displays of beauty, power, kindness and generosity. You see I am a firm believer that these examples are what frees creativity, because to marvel at this is to know there is something greater and the beauty and pleasure it brings will certainly make you feel it. As you are no doubt starting to realize, your creativeness does not have to be something specific like drawing, singing, dancing, etc. Your creativeness is something that is manifested, harvested and crafted into ways and means that help others much as it pleases you.
So what are you conscious of? What is your reality? Is it material and monetary? If so, I can guarantee you that if you don’t have a readily visible, universally acknowledged talent that you can parlay to the world and be in the right place and the right time for someone to recognize it and pay you for it, you are screwed! Personal creativity is derived from a deeper level. The more you study creation, the more you will grow and evolve and birth your own individual personal creative power. You already have all you need to be creative. Once you learn how to believe in yourself, and know that YOU are your own source of power, you will become aware of what your special creative gift(s) is/are.
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. ~Robert Fulghum
As I said before, I found my creative talents, and yes I do mean talents, because I am continuing to find more and more of them, when I learned to enjoy the power of silence. It spoke to me, it told me to trust my feelings and instincts. I was then able to let go of the need to be in charge and embrace the idea of looking at things with a childlike amazement in order to see its honesty. Nature became something of an infinite well of wisdom. How things came to be? Why things came to be? How do they work together? Why should they work together? You get the point, I looked at it on a deeper more constructive level and in doing so it showed me ways and means that can readily be applied to life. One the most important thing that I learned is to not be steadfastly rigid to ANY one point of view. Now don’t get me wrong, I welcome all views not subscribe to them. I have learned to trust my consciousness as my ultimate guide, celebrate others creativity and be open to possibilities, big or small. However the ultimate principle I practice in my life is that of looking for and maintaing balance. No matter what is going on good or bad, I look for the balance. “Too much of one thing is good for nothing” so I have heard and I am inclined to agree!