Seeking the Creative
“Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control.” ~ Julia Cameron
Decades ago art therapy was met with skepticism. However, it’s been proven through research creativity is connected with healing. Our brain responds in a positive way to inventiveness, novelty and putting to good use our imagination. Process is more important than our ability to create good art. The more frequently we get in touch with our creativity, it grows and develops.
There is another upside to exploring and discovering who we are creatively – we become childlike again. Think for a few minutes about how no one has to remind children to unleash their creative powers. It’s a beautiful thing to witness. Kids, when they are very young, let their art come from the heart and do not hold themselves in judgement of others opinions. But. Don’t let the thought that you are no longer a kid with free flowing ideas becoming limiting! There is so much in the world to be inspired by at any stage of life.
As adults, engaging in art whether it is music, knitting, drawing, sewing, architectural design, painting, creative cuisine, writing, dance, pottery, painting, floral design or any medium you are passionate about adds to spiritual development and spiritual wealth. It’s never too late to think outside of the box and move into creative space. What’s stopping you from designing a life filled with a little time for using your creativity?