Spring is here! Are you listening?
Okay, okay, I know it is still a week away, but can you feel it? Can you see it in the way the morning sun gently paints a golden outline to everything it touches with more deliberateness than before? Doesn't it just make you want to throw away all your old clothes and go buy new, lovely clothes? Or a new car? Or maybe this season, you long for a change that would reach your soul...
I saw this cartoon depicting what a Soul Makeover might look like. What if our souls are longing for creative expression in different ways that would match the beauty and the birth of this new season? What if being creative is the key...?
I started reading The Artist's Way again by Julia Cameron and was reminded that creativity is the natural order of life. Life is pure creative energy. Creativity is a fact of your spiritual body and nothing that you must invent. Maybe it is simply a case of allowing our creativity to flow.
"The creation of someting new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."C.G.Jung
You might disagree and say that you're not creative because you can't even draw a stickman. Creativity is so much more than that. It shows up in the colours you decide to wear today, the route you take to work, the way you interact with colleagues, the way you negotiate business dealings or the way you listen to what wants to be expressed through you...
"Creativity is... seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."Michele Shea
Have you heard yourself silently say this before?:
"I should really write that down, that would make a great book!..."
"I've always wanted to do a photography course..."
"I used to love painting and drawing at school..."
"Wish I could change the garden and add some colour to it..."
"I know it sounds crazy but I'm hearing the same melody over and over in my head..."
"I wish someone would design clothes for my body..."
"I really need to add some colour to my wardrobe..."
Whatever it is for you, how can you allow and express your creativity today? It might be exactly the makeover you actually need!