The image I saw in today's meditation was a pen, and then I heard the word, 'Write'. For me, the relevance of this message is to continue writing, which is what I enjoy doing as a form of creative expression.
We are all creative in some way, and we need to find a channel to express what is deep inside of us. Some people like to do art, such as drawing, painting, or sculpting, while others bring out what's inside by dancing, singing, or playing a musical instrument. Still others enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, or other handicrafts. And then, there are those who love to write like me!
But we may feel blocked creatively, so we need to think about what it is that keeps coming up again and again, reminding us of what we'd like to do. What urges are we getting?
Unfortunately, once we connect with the energy of our passion, we tend to postpone getting started because we either don't feel ready, or we don't have the time. As a matter of fact, the two biggest obstacles to expressing our creativity are our own inner critic and procrastinating doing the activity.
When getting started with expressing ourselves creatively, we need to tell our inner critic to go take a hike. If we keep telling ourselves we're not ready, or we're not good enough, we will keep our genius inside of us forever.
It's also important to carve out time for our creativity. Sure, we are all busy, and we tend to get sucked into a state of 'busyness' so that we end up spending a lot of time on social media or in front of the TV.
How about if we carve out 30-60 minutes a day, usually at about the same time, to honor our need for creative expression? All we need to do is to just get started and be consistent, developing a habit of letting out the beauty that is inside of us. Just do it!
© Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019