Monday, March 26, 2012
In Need Of Some Creativity!
Friends, things have been pretty crazy busy here! I seem to have a lot of demands on my time right now, and the things that I need to accomplish are of the variety that is the opposite of creative. Necessary, but totally lacking in any sort of creative fulfillment.
I decided that before any more time passes, I really must call on the creative muses and do something that nourishes my artistic spirit. And it's good for my productive side as well; the more artistically fulfilled I feel, the better I am at accomplishing rote life tasks.
Creativity is the invisible force behind all things seen. The innate ability of a living element to recreate itself. The spiritual faculty of potentiality. The ability of human beings to bring forth onto the physical/visible level that which is conceived at the mental level (both consciously and unconsciously) and the emotional level. (Iyanla Vanzant, One Day My Soul Just Opened Up)
I think that these words do a pretty good job of capturing what drives my need to create. To make something that didn't exist before I brought it into being makes me very happy! And we don't have to be a world class artist to do it; anything that we make with our own hands, even if we are following a recipe or a pattern, becomes ours alone. No one else will do it quite the way that we do. And that is cause for celebration!
Have you celebrated your creativity lately? If you haven't, I suggest setting aside a small bit of time and create something that makes your heart sing. It's good for the soul!