Tuesday, April 19, 2011
BE FREE To Create Like A Child!
Have you ever felt the delicious sensation of creating with pure freedom? Do you know what it feels like to have the courage to try new things, to experiment, to take risks, to fool around, to play, have fun, to completely be yourself while making a mess in the process? Do you know the joy of allowing the flow of creativity to move through you as it inspires you to create according to what feels good to you? Do you create in this way?
I am not just speaking about creating a piece of art, writing poetry, performing a series of dance movements, or any other activity that one would consider a right brain function. I am speaking about infusing creativity, a quality of consciousness into everything you do. Our very essence is creative, our very essence is free.
Something happens to us as we mature into adulthood. Our creative essence becomes ridged, restrained, structured. All of a sudden there is so much fear around our creative works. We judge ourselves, we compare ourselves to others, we doubt our creative abilities, we feel an incessant need to try and be perfect and if we are not perfect, we either beat ourselves up or give up completely. In order to solve this dilemma we seek out other people’s techniques, guidelines, and structures. We look to others that we deem are credible experts to show us how to create. Then once again we find ourselves adhering to the rules, afraid to step outside of the box to add our own unique flare or touch for fear of looking foolish. Oftentimes we are programmed with the core belief that if we don’t follow the standards set in place, if we don’t adhere to others expectations of us then our integrity becomes flawed in some way. We have a core fear that we will lose the respect of others or even ourselves.
To be truly creative is to just let go and have fun, to make up our own rules as we go along, to move forward in our own unique direction. When we begin to experiment and take risks and travel in a direction that has never before been explored, we learn, we grow, we begin to feel vitally alive. This is the rich reward of being truly creative.
When we strictly follow other people’s paths, structures, or techniques, we actually recreate what has already been created. We are not infusing the aliveness of our soul’s unique expression into what we are doing.
How can we create freely once again without the ridged restraints of the mind?
“View the World with Child-Like Eyes”
Learn to tap into your inner child once again to taste the freedom of your pure creative origins. Imagine feeling the thrilling sensations of living in the moment, engaging all of your five senses as you give your full attention to whatever it is that you are doing. Imagine that you have no preconceived ideas or notions as to how you are supposed to do something. The path has not yet been forged. No ideals to follow. What would you do? How would you go about creating yourself?
Our soul wants to leave its mark in the world through its own personal expression, to create something that has never been created before…yes?
When we are born into this world, we all contain the same potential to become great creators. As a young child, we burst with delight at the slightest expression of love, beauty, and affection. Remember what it was like to live in the moment experiencing things in our external environment for the very first time. Did you get messy? Did you listen to the rules? Were you trying to be perfect?
The memory of our youth is recorded within our cellular memory. When we create the time to dwell in the memory of our childhood pleasures, we are capable of activating deep insights into the true nature of our creative origin. The quality of consciousness that we resided in as a young child before we were taught to adhere to the rules, before we were taught to rationalize our need for perfection, before we were taught to adhere to the things that society values such as power, money, recognition, before we were taught to compete with one another, will once again flood our awareness.
When you wake up to the realization of your innate creative talents and once again view the world through the eyes of your inner child, you will see love, joy, beauty, celebration everywhere. Your inner capacity to create with freedom will be released. Experience once again the thrill of being vitality alive. This is your core essence. The quality of this sensation is present within you and available to you in every moment. It may have gone dormant for the time being, but it is waiting to be released. We are born creators who have temporarily forgotten our true nature. It takes courage to activate our natural creative expression. You will have to step outside the box. You will have to step outside of what is familiar and comfortable. You will have to take risks but you can learn to play once again and you will be free. The rich quality of this experience will make the journey worth it in the end.
Remember there is no right or wrong way. There is just one way…to be free. Keep on messing around, keep on messing up until your discover your unique flare! Let go of your attachment to the rules…try not to adhere to strict guidelines…release your inner desire to be perfect…you already are! When you create from your soul’s deepest expression all of your creative products contain an essence of the divine. Release your soul into what whatever it is that you are doing….whatever it is that you are creating. Then you are truly creating something new, then you are leaving your mark on the world
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