Human beings are expressions in form of infinite Spirit from a formless, infinite realm. In each of us, the radiance of that Spirit will activate and amplify an influence, a magnetism , and a potential for creativity. Your creative impulses are the expression of life itself within you, the essence of a formless Spirit within your human form. Therefore our souls crave the experience of creativity. It reunites us with our essence.
Unfortunately, in our culture, most people are creatively congested. They believe that creative expression refers only to the actions of a painter, a singer, a sculptor, and so on. When you leave this limiting belief behind, you are ready to express your own natural creativity. You are ready to open a channel from which you can both receive and send broadcasts of the infinite Spirit.
On the island of Bali, nearly everyone is an artist of some kind, no matter how they earn their living. Balinese people prioritize the process of creativity; they call it "bringing the Gods down to Earth." Their culture recognizes the quality of soul reunion - finite self with infinite Spirit - to be experienced in working creatively.
Creative expression is the channel through which you navigate your own foundational life energy - which is the same in all of us - combining it with a unique overlay that expresses your individual soul. This is the true meaning of creativity. It is available to all of us, no matter what field of work or form of art we choose. You can express yourself creatively in any area.
When you unleash this type of creative energy on your work, it synchronistically attracts helpful situations, circumstances, and people into its energy field.
The power of this attraction will then help your creativity evolve more rapidly, expansively, and effectively.
There are two ways you can express yourself creatively. The first is to start by doing what you love, and pouring your creativity into it. The second is to commit to something that will be a transition between what you're doing now and what you'd love to eventually do. Either way, you must make connection with your creative qualities, then let the essence of these qualities infuse your work. Your creative qualities will be the key, transformative ingredient in the recipe you are striving to create. They will be your catalysts for life-change.
Reflect for a moment now: What are your creative qualities? They are simply those qualities that come naturally to you. You didn't have to struggle to attain them, so you may not yet think of them as gems. Yet others will notice them as great qualities, and all the more so as you let them shine through in your life and your work.
Continuously allow the essence of these qualities to become part of whatever you wish to create. When you do, you are channeling Grace - your own unique Grace. It is a flawless combination of your uniqueness and all that you hold in common with others.
To keep the principle of creativity always vibrant in your life and your work, consider these points and maxims :
Start where you are. Trust that it is a journey, and progress accumulates with each step.
Don't compare. However much you admire the creations of another, never belittle your own. You are a unique instrument, at a unique point in time, voicing a unique song.
If you ever encounter chaos while infusing your work with creativity, look closely.
You will find that Divine order is in the midst of the experience.
Remain coachable and teachable. Maintain a commitment to absorbing and following through on lessons your mentors share with you, yet always honor your highest self and your insights. Often, the teacher and the student together create the teaching.
Increase your feelings of gratitude in your body. Let it bring enthusiasm and passion to your steps on the path.
Be open to synchronistic events. As you notice them, they will heighten the ecstasy of your creative journey.
Detach yourself from the outcome. Trust the process . Give yourself over to the state called Surrendered Action, wherein you create for the sake of creation, with no hooks into what you need the reward to be. Remain in that state.
As your creativity brings results, remain humbly joyous. The more fruit a tree has, the more its branches will bend toward the earth. Be like that fruitful tree. This energy facilitates continued harvests.
Receive praise and compliments openly, yet through your higher self rather than through the ego. Your goal is not to outshine others. It is to be a shining star lighting the path for yourself and for others. Your shining light can also create a welcoming home, a suitable environment for your own unique radiance and that of others.
Make modifications and enhancements along the way, if necessary, as they will help better yourself and/or increase your skill and service to others.
Commit yourself to never again think or say, "I am not a creative person." Every soul has creative expression within it. For the health of your soul, unleash your creative energies. To remain creatively congested is to be in danger of depression and exhaustion.
Separate creativity from competition. Don't try an idea just because it may lead to out-doing another person. Always start creative journeys based on vision and service. Those who are based in competition draw upon an energy like that of a 'sugar high.' Those who are based on vision and service find that emotional vitality is the essence propelling their creativity.
Giving your creativity a place of honor can infuse even the most mundane of tasks with greatness. Mechanical projects turn into creative projects. The one-dimensional becomes a creation of rich, multiple dimensional possibilities. Creative energy forms itself into creations. Creations expand a Vision.
Any work that deserves a capital W also deserves your creative Hahhhhhhhhh and Oomph.
Celebrating your creative energy,