How to be creative

This article was published on www.mindbodygreen.com
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3949/6-Easy-Steps-to-Be-More-Creative.html



We are all creative, we've all got amazing talents but most of don't allow enough time or space in our lives to let the magic happen. What's even worse is that we believe we're not worthy of allowing ourselves to be creative and end up feeling weighed down by ‘life’ and spiritually crushed.

You deserve better! Here are 6 steps anyone can take in order to unleash your creative side and connect with your inner self.

1. Quiet.
This could be sleep, cat nap, wander through the garden, meditation, or simple chill out time. It’s important you do this otherwise you won’t get inspiration or ideas or you’ll be too distracted or tired out by life and you’ll miss them.

2. Idea / slight movement.
You’ll suddenly get a flash of inspiration to do something or create something. Or it could be a slight feeling in the body to move in a particular direction, a nudging from the inside. We have to be aware enough to notice it.

3. Create it / do it.
Immerse yourself in the experience of whatever it is. Use your whole body and mind and just be with the creation. This could be even as simple as baking a cake, taking the dog for a walk, writing poetry, dancing, writing another chapter of your novel or finishing a special project.

4. Step Back and give thanks.

Now this is the most important aspect. Trust that what you have created is going to be OK. It doesn’t need you to keep looking to see what’s going on or prodding it every 5 minutes. Trust the universe knows what its doing and step away, say thank you for the chance to create something and let go of any expectation.

5. Do something else, something that you love.

To keep your vibration running high, do something you love doing. This helps out avoid getting in the way of the universes natural creative process. Play your favorite CD, have a drink with friends, cook, collect seashells, play with the kids, visit an art gallery. Do whatever ignites your passion, warms your heart and makes your soul sing. AND don’t feel guilty for doing it. Just do it with all of your being and ‘trust’ that everything is going to be all right. If you worry what other people will think of you just remember “what other people think of me is none of my business”.

6. Now rest again.

Published February 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM
About Josh Langley
Josh Langley has spent the last 16 years in radio as an advertising copywriter and has been nominated and won several state, national and international copywriting awards. He also owns his own creative agency. After a short dabble in Buddhism, a 10 year personal search to find existence of the afterlife, and a brush with past life regression, Josh found himself taking a right hand turn and drawing cartoons about the fragile human condition. He lives in South West of Western Australia, on 7 Acres, with his partner Andy along with a few chooks, veggie garden and a myriad of native birds.



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