The Transformational Power of Creativity

ocean rainbowThere is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. – Martha Grahman

I think we can all feel the quickening in the world today and the call to awaken to living more fully from our sense of purpose and our unique gifts. I’ve written a lot about the power of creativity to help us learn to access a more expanded way of being in the world. It allows us to draw on our inner wisdom and knowing through inspiration, intuition and imagination to come up with innovative ideas and solutions to problems.

Part of my own deep sense of purpose is to help ignite the creative fire in others not only in service to the world but also because being creative makes us feel alive. I love seeing the excitement my clients experience when they engage the creative process in whatever form calls to them. It’s a high energy state that allows us to think and feel at a higher frequency to access more of our potential. Creative expression can also be healing and help us understand the yearnings of our heart and soul.

I have been working with a creativity coaching client who is a visual artist, encouraging her to feel what wants to be drawn without censoring; to just let the paintbrush have a life of it’s own. This technique of working with the senses and feelings which is the language of the subconscious is useful for all forms of creativity. Using a combination of free drawing and free writing this client is having amazing healing revelations and shifts in her life.

She is gaining personal and spiritual insights into healing a painful divorce and clarity the ways she wants to move forward in her life that feel right and alive. In allowing the creativity to flow she is surprising herself with the depth and quality of drawings that are coming forth. It reminds me of what Hemingway said, “For a long time now I have tried to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”

Pablo Picasso spoke of talking his ego off at the door of his artist studio the way a Muslim takes his shoes off before entering a Mosque. He understood that in order to be creative he had to let Spirit entering into the process. Just as Michelangelo spoke of the sense of being guided on how to let the statue of David out of the marble.

Creativity transforms us, makes us more of who we really are as we let the spark of divine inspiration guide us as we play with writing, drawing, cooking, designing a solar car or dancing around the living room. Play is a critical ingredient in being creative, it’s how we connect to the flow. There is a great sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from this.

Remember everyone is creative. It’s a part of being human. Since we live in a culture that doesn’t honor creativity and imagination most of us need to reclaim this part of ourselves. Try this. Do a ten minute free write asking your creative spirit what she needs from you right now and you can also write about what you need from your creative spirit.

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