Igniting your Creativity

Discovering your inner creativity begins with looking inside yourself. It is about understanding your feelings, your emotions, your past experiences, and your patterns of behaviour. As you learn to tune out the voice of self-doubt and listen instead to the voice of your inner wisdom, you begin to find your true voice and express yourself as you wish.

It is not always easy to let go of the fear of judgement and failure. However, when you are creative in the way you want to be, you will feel the sense of fulfilment that comes from knowing you are ‘doing something’ rather than ‘doing nothing’ and focusing on something that is meaningful to you. You begin to live your life according to your own ideas rather than those of others. You begin to find your voice and let go of the voice of self-doubt within you. By expressing your creativity in the way that feels right for you, you get more in touch with your inner wisdom, become more self-aware and gain more confidence.

There are so many ways to express your creativity: painting, sculpture, breadmaking, housekeeping, writing, dancing, design, photography, sketching, furniture making, journaling, scrapbook, modelling, cooking, acting, and jewellery making. These creative activities teach you the courage to let go of fear and self-doubt and, instead, to listen to the voice of your inner wisdom, define your values, set goals and start living your life on your own terms.

If you have not thought much about developing your creativity, getting started can be the hardest part. Often it is the thought of starting something that stops us from starting at all. Starting on something new does not mean that you can not make any more mistakes. It is about stepping out of your comfort zone and going your own way and realising that it is okay to make mistakes along the way. In fact, it is okay to make mistakes. It is about learning from your mistakes, paying attention to what is happening around you, how you feel, what is important to you and what you need to do to get what you want. It’s about stepping into your power and living your life on your own terms

Here are some things to think about:

  • What is your passion?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • What would the world look like if everyone had the courage to live life on their own terms? 

Answer these questions openly and honestly. Take your time, write down the answers, and let your ideas flow. When you have finished, take a moment to read your responses. How do you feel when you look at what you’ve written? Do you feel excited? Do you feel encouraged? Do you feel motivated? If you have any of these feelings, then you have already taken a positive step towards becoming a more creative person.

There are so many ways to be creative. Think of the things you like to do and the things you do regularly. Are there ways you could be more creative in any of these areas? Is there something you hear on the radio or see on TV that you could create or do yourself? Is there something you already do that you could change or do differently? Is there someone you know who you could help to develop their creativity? Is there something you could do to make yourself feel more alive, excited, or energised? Explore these feelings and consider what steps you could take to become more creative in the way you want.

Today is a new day to be creative! Now that you have taken some time to self-reflect, you are in a position to shape your life according to your own ideas. Make it your mission to be creative every day. Choose a project, take some time for yourself, and do something you enjoy! Let go of the fear of failure and instead enjoy the moment. Express yourself. Be creative. Become the person you want to become. If you have not already, take some time to write down your creativity goals that will help you take action and start making positive changes in your life.

Take the time to listen to your own heart, discover your own truths, express yourself in the way that feels right for you, act and do something. Be creative in the way you choose and take the time to follow your own path. Through creativity you learn to live your life on your own terms, to trust yourself and let go of fear, to listen to your inner voice and come into your power.

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