Woo hoo! It’s spring! Let the birthing begin!
Now you may be reading this and think to yourself, “Terri, I am way beyond my birthing years. What in the heck are you talking about?” Or maybe you haven’t yet begun. Thankfully, that’s not what I’m talking about.
What are you ready to give birth to in your life? What are you ready to create?
One of the reasons we feel bored, frustrated and often depressed is because we settle and suppress our creativity. Instead of finding a way to allow our creative expression to flow into our outer world, we shut it down. And that’s when we start to feel bad and often get sick.
We are the children of God. And that means it is our natural birthright to be creative. When we disconnect from our creativity, we disconnect from our true selves. This is a HUGE reason why we suffer.
Now if you think like I used to, you may believe you’re not creative in any way. I always thought of creativity as singing, playing an instrument, or painting. And because I didn’t do any of these things, I didn’t think of myself as creative. In fact, my first grade teacher gave me a “C” in art. This nailed the coffin shut for many years. I did not believe I had a creative bone in my body.
Then I woke up.
I began to realize that each of us has a unique way of expressing our creativity. Maybe it’s how you live your life. Or maybe it’s how you speak to others. As for me, my creativity flows as a healer, a speaker, a writer and a teacher. Dancing is another creative avenue I love.
I have an old friend who used to move her furniture regularly. She loved decorating and this was an avenue for her to express herself. I have several girlfriends who love to express themselves creatively by the way they dress. Yes, it might mean they stand in their closets way longer than I would choose, but the payoff is that they always look unique and fabulous, and they love how they look and feel in their clothes.
Are you bored, frustrated or depressed? Are you overeating because you’re stuffing down your creative self? Do you sit in front of the television allowing others’ creativity to fill you up?
Creativity is a form of play. And play creates joy. So what are you waiting for?
Go into awareness and get really honest about your life. If you feel in any way that you’re settling, ask yourself, “What can I do right now to express myself?” Then take action.
If you find yourself not taking action, go into meditation or journal about your thoughts and feelings. Ask yourself questions like…
- How would I like to express myself creatively?
- What’s blocking me from doing so?
- What am I afraid will happen if I take this kind of time for myself?
- How will I feel if I don’t take action?
Your creative self is your spirit telling you, “It’s time to wake up and give birth to something inside of you!”
When I first got pregnant with my oldest daughter Mackenzie, I had an astrologer do my chart. She had no idea I was pregnant. But in her notes to me she wrote, “You are coming into one of the most creative times of your life. Could you possibly be pregnant?”
That was 26 years ago. But ever since then, I think of expressing myself creatively as giving birth to something inside of myself that is ready to be shared. Whether you share it just with yourself or with the people around you doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you give your creativity a voice. As long as you keep it hidden inside of yourself, you will remain frustrated and bored.
You can choose at any moment to stop settling.
This spring, make a different decision. Choose you. Give yourself permission to give birth to something hidden inside of you.
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