Creativity is not just a process, it is a way of living for me. My creative endeavors brought me more happiness and meaning to my life. And this is how? This post is to encourage you to find your “creative powers”, that can give you a sense of self-worth, purpose, and meaning to your existence. It won’t be wrong to say that after I was able to awaken my creative soul, I found more meaning and happiness in my life. And I’m here to tell you how you can do it too!
My definition and understanding of creativity goes way beyond skills and talents. For me it is limitless. There are no boundaries and rules, and no manual to tell you that you should do things in a certain way. Therefore, by this post I want my readers to believe that creativity is something inherent in all of us; whether you are an artist or a non-artist.
Start by believing that, it’s already within you. The “creative voice” that you want to meet with is alreay present in you. Its unique and it’s yours. That voice is making itself known in things you love doing and are creating each day. That’s your creative soul, which is trying to connect with your outer world through finding things for you that you love doing the most. It is with you, within you, and is trying to make connections by making you belive in everything you “create.”
I always had it within me- my creative voice. But I never paid any close attention to understand the signs that the universe was telling me. Get comfortable with all parts of your story; the good, the bad, the intense, the painful, the beautiful, everything; because you will find your voice residing in your story. They both together make you, therefore embrace all of the pieces. Your story influences your voice. It is like your voice speaks through the lens of your story. Creativity is that voice, that will bring more happiness and meaning to your life. It gives you a purpose to lead with, and turns every impossible vision into a reality.
Sharing your passion with others is the greatest gift you can give. And “creativity in anything you do with love”, is always driven by passion and a purpose. No matter what you create, and why you create; there’s always a creative process, a creative story that gives you the light, the right spark to ignite your creative awakening of self-love and self-discovery. Just follow that voice! Here’s what I did and have been doing ever since I decided to expand myself and my story by sharing it with the world. And you can do it too!
1. Start from a sacred serene safe space, only by listening to yourself.
Creativity encourages you to sit with your emotions, and helps you translate your soul’s language into your “creations.” When you learn about your conscience, you become conscious about your intentions, like; why you want to connect with your inner voice and how creativity can help you bring that to the surface etc., you invite improvisation to your life. You learn about the space where you’re operating from, and therefore you stay in the present, and become aware of your emotions. You accept your emotions wholeheartedly, only to release them when they start turning out to be toxic and painful. You heal when you share your stories, your soul’s voice through your creativity.
For Me: Listening to my emotions has helped me understand them better, and I learned that there’s nothing wrong with me. We’re all so similar than different. When I stopped avoiding my unsettling emotions, I was able to see clearly what they were trying to tell me. There’s no way around, but only through if you really want to heal and to stand up tall, and to be brave again!
When you create, your whole self shows up in that moment. This helps you to understand what’s going on in your life; what is within and around you.
2. By creating you’re fulfilling your soul’s purpose to be present right here.
By being creative, you share meaning and purpose with the world through the gifts you were given. When you share those creative abilities with others, you create hope and possibilities, and add meaning and purpose to your life. You step into owning all aspects of who you are, good, bad, ugly, imperfect, kind or unkind; everything! Creativity helps us to remember that we belong here, and we are sharing the light that’s within us to lit others’ path, to give courage to others to find their voice, to share their stories, and to own every aspect of their life. This is big! Don’t you think so?
Through my creative process, I find and respect myself more deeply than ever before!
For Me: I was able to own all parts of me by indulging in the creative process of creating every day. I transported myself from being invisible to being right here- where I belong just like anybody else. Through my creative process I did the soul seraching to find answers and the reasons of my purpose to be here! And also to find the meanings of the gifts I was given. This awakening of my creative soul helped me to love myself more each day, and to understand myself deeply that helped me to ignite the fire within, and to lead with a story that matters.
3. By surrendering you discover and expand your creative spirit.
The moment you surrender to your creative solutions, you allow it to lead you to the space[s] exactly where your soul wants to be. When you tap into those creative possibilities that’s avilable to you, or that you create; you find solutions instead of ruminating over your problems.
“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” Julia Cameron
Releasing your unlimited creativity into the world to help others provide an alternative way to live life. When we surrender to our problems and circumstances, our messiness, and to the power of something greater than us; we see ideas, we see solutions, and we find good surprises appearing before us like magic, or like a miracle.
Surrendering to the process [of creating] gives us that clarity and connection. The moment we stop worrying and fighting trying to control our stressful situation, or unidentified emotions; we set ourselves up for more stress and awful surprises. Instead of fixating on everything that gets us down, if we can surrender and let the Universe take over, miracles began pouring in fast.
For Me: Fear, doubt, and limitations had cut off my connection to creative possibilites as well as universal guidance. I kept resisting trying to control my not so favorite parts of my life. I wanted to release all these limitations and wanted to surrender to the universal power. And when I did and prayed for the creative solutions to look at my life from a different perspective in a more meaningful way, and to help myself ease the pain of failures and rejections, Universe started taken over my plans, and opened up brand new creative possibilities before me, and this helped me to align my faith and trust in that powerful force of energy.
“The universe is an abundant flow of positive, powerful energy.” ~ Gabby Bernstein
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When we get excited about something and lead from a place of joy, the Universe immediately starts to show us the way.
Start today to follow your path to awaken your creative soul, to create more meaning and happiness in your life.