In general, when we think of creativity, we think about art, dance, music, photography, designing or anything which has the essence to create visual beauty. It is the reason why we love going to museums or the theatre, listen to music or watch architectural designs. It inspires us and awakens the creator within.
As children, we created our own envisioned reality, with our imagination and the tools we had. By being in the moment, we spontaneously expressed our joy and creativity and became the star of our own universe. Unfortunately, as we grow up we often lose touch with this part of ourselves and stop doing what we loved doing as children.
Let’s be honest, don’t we all love to create something beautiful, while being engaged to the infinite flow of inspiration. To create from a place of connection, with our soul and inner child, with an open and carefree mind. A place where time stands still and where we become aware of our deepest desires to express ourselves in our own unique way.
More than anything else, creativity is a state of consciousness in which we enter our deepest and innermost source of possibilities. We don’t need to be a professional artist or designer to be creative, we all have it within us to produce something beautiful. Our intuitive senses become very helpful to bring these personal gifts and talents to the surface.
Next to art and music, one might be gifted in cooking, sewing, writing, gardening or any other area. The most important ingredient is our authenticity to express ourselves in a way which feel good and natural to us. Intuition and creativity enhance each other’s ability to expand the field of manifestation. Through the act of manifestation, we discover a depth of creativity and talents which enriches our lives and that of the people around us.
Way of Life
Apart from expressing our artistic side, we can use creativity to give meaning to our existence, by being resourceful in finding ways to keep moving forward. Allowing ourselves to think outside of the box, resulting in original and unique approaches to a particular task or problem solving.
It is what Albert Einstein meant when he said: “Creativity is intelligence having fun”. He referred to our ability to discover the potential of our own being, to access our inner genius and the abundant creativity that lives within each and one of us. Not in the least place to enjoy our life’s journey and find creative solutions to what comes our way. Life is full of challenges, we might as well find joyful and practical ways to deal with them.
Humanity has proven to be able to survive during harsh conditions, because of their resourceful ability’s. During moments of adversity, our creative capacity seems to draw strength from an infinite source of possibilities, to find solutions and add value to our existence. Any challenge can motivate us to create the life we always dreamed of, by applying the needed changes to improve it.
Living with a positives attitude, encourages and enable us to turn a crisis into an opportunity and a challenge into a change. The disemployment crisis, for example, has encouraged many people to drastically change their career for the better, or to become self-employed and create the change they like to see in their world. Our current environmental crisis is another prove how it has stimulated many persons and companies to find innovative and sustainable solutions to improve our way of living.
Creativity as Success
Successful companies often start with a concept or an idea from only one single person, in the need to fulfil a certain purpose or to what gives them pleasure.
For example; Mark Zuckerberg who invented ‘Facebook’, starting with a platform to create a student network at Harvard. Steve Jobs, a pioneer in the computer industry, created ‘Apple’ because of his pursuit to perfection in technology. Yvon Chouinard, founder of ‘Patagonia’, a passioned rock climber who started making his own climbing tools to save money for his expensive hobby and taught him blacksmithing. Eventually, he started selling them and because of his love for nature he continued with a business in environmental friendly clothing.
To be creative, we need to be in love with life, have faith in our own abilities and make the best of what life offers us. Living a creative life is keeping a positive attitude and create a lifestyle which adds value, meaning and pleasure. Loving life is embracing the adventure, going out of our comfort zone, taking risks and cultivate beauty and opportunities.
May we continue to encourage our child’s dream to keep creating with inspiration and joy!
Upper image credit: “Burano, colourful houses” with thanks to Franco Benf