Although we sometimes feel that we don’t have the time to be creative, and are caught up in the daily grind of our everyday lives, even by spending a small amount of time on creative projects on a regular basis, or by being open to allowing creativity into our lives in whatever form it appears, we can each feel more connected with our souls. There are many reasons why we yearn to allow creativity into our lives, and to reconnect with our core essence, and many benefits from doing so.
Being creative is fun, and helps us to be in touch with our inner child, the one who never grew up and who still knows how to play. Being creative can help us to find balance, and to centre us, allowing us to increase our abilities to find tranquility in the chaos of life, and to better deal with stress and anxieties. Allowing creativity into your life will also help you tune into your own intuition, and the more creativity that there is in our lives, the stronger our intuition becomes. It is as if it is a muscle being strengthened.
The act of creating (art, crafts, doodles, anything!) is an ancient primeval act. It is elemental and natural, when our lives can sometimes seem so complicated. Our souls yearn for creativity. If you feel this and are listening to your heart, you can begin to allow more creativity into your life, and learn to balance your soul’s elemental needs with the roles and responsibilities that are so much of your life but that may not be fulfilling everything that your core essence is waiting for.
If you have a hectic and busy life you can begin by choosing an art or craft project to work on for 30 minutes a day, or only on a weekend for an hour at a time before your kids wake up, or whatever works for you. Or you may choose to instead go and see a play or to an art gallery, or to go for a walk in nature and really look at and see the beauty of the leaves. As a child, such a simple thing as collecting pretty leaves and pressing them between the pages of a book used to fill me with joy. Perhaps if you have children you would enjoy fingerpainting with them. The important thing is to schedule in time for creativity and make an appointment with your soul.
If you have a more relaxed life and have free time, or are not a scheduler, you may wish to be creative as the mood takes you, and to blend your creative projects in with the rhythms of your life, the seasons and your energy, following your intuition as to when to nourish your soul with creativity. By allowing creativity into your life, you will feel a sense of peace and well-being as you reconnect with our soul. You will feel more centred and balanced. And you will find yourself listening to and hearing more of what your heart is trying to tell you.