Living Creatively

September 21, 2022

We can be creative in simple and sweet ways. God’s nature is creative and so is ours!

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My life is a work of art!

I used to teach classes in creativity.  During one of them a dozen years ago I painted a watercolor that says: 

“My life is God’s Work of art!” 

I had a clearly inspired feeling that the deep desire of my heart was to live in creative connection with that Higher Holy Spirit Self.  “Let my life be an expression of God’s infinite and creative Love.”

Have you ever thought of your life as a work of art?  What would it mean to you if you were to look at things through a more artistic lens?  How could you get creative in your approach to life?

We’re often clear about what inspires us the most – and so often we label it “out of reach.”  Echoing the ego thought that because we believe we’re separate from Source, we’re also relegated to live in lack and limitation.

What about life inspires you?  What if we focus on what inspires us instead of what we don’t like?

For me the most important thing is dedicating time to be still and to allow myself to connect to the Source of all creativity.  I love contemplative meditation.  Simply sitting and quietly opening my heart to love, allowing inspiration to flow.  It definitely takes practice to learn to open the mind to the flow without trying to control or manage it.  So worthwhile too!  

I’m inspired by beauty of all kinds.  It could be a beautiful piece of fabric or a beautiful sound that a bird makes.  Beauty feels so deeply nourishing to me that I really make an effort to have beauty all around me.  I make the effort to acknowledge beauty when I see it, hear it or feel it.  And YES, I do stop to smell the roses – literally – on a regular basis.  I think the roses appreciate being appreciated!!

Even if I’m staying in a plain and not so attractive hotel room, I’ll bring beautiful shawls to decorate it with.  I cover my TV with beautiful fabric.  I look for ways to make life more beautiful by playing inspired music.

I have many beautiful plants in my home and I enjoy telling them how beautiful they are.  I notice they stay in bloom for months and I think it’s because they feel so valued.

An artist usually needs a number of supplies and tools to create a work of art.  What if our tools are our furnishings, our ways of arranging food on a plate?  For me, these beautiful aspects of my life are part of the artistry of my life.  I feel creative expression when I think about moving a decorative object from one place to another, or even adjusting the lighting.  It’s all part of the canvas of God’s life AS my life.

It’s fun to experiment creatively, and as long as we’re enjoying ourselves there can be no failure!

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