In order to be brave you need to be creative. In order to be creative you need to be brave. Head spin! No, I am not trying to confuse you here. I want to show you a connection you maybe haven’t thought of yet. In my opinion everyone can be creative and can therefore adapt an creative lifestyle. “Not me”, you might think now. Oh yes sweetheart, you too. Creativity is our true nature. Your creativity is like your blood. Just as blood is a fact of your physical body and nothing you invented, creativity is a fact of your spiritual body and nothing that you must invent. In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art. Give yourself the chance to have a creative lifestyle, even though it could mean to step out of your comfort zone. Break down the walls that separate you from your creative self. Don’t fear your inner artist.
From now on I want you to be creative with your life choices, with your possibilities and with the tools life provides you with. It’s all out there. You just need to open your eyes. Look beyond the boundaries you set for yourself. In movie terms, slowly pull focus, lifting up and away from being embedded in your life until you attain an overview. This overview empowers you to make valid creative and brave choices. Think of it as a journey with difficult, varied and fascinating terrain. You are moving to higher ground. The fruit of your withdrawal is what you need to understand as a positive process, both painful and exhilarating.
In one of my previous posts Living Brave I mention that it isn’t always easy to realize if you are really happy or if you are just comfortable in your life. So how do you know? Well, jealously is an excellent clue. Sometimes you read articles about people who turn their hobby into a paying job, about someone who went travelling for 6 months, or about a person who moved to your favourite city (which is not the one you are living in). It leaves you with the feeling that your life isn’t the life you’ve imagined for yourself. Do you tell yourself that: “I could do that, if only…” Do you tell yourself that if only you took your full potential seriously, you might:
- Stop telling yourself, “It’s too late.”
- Stop waiting until you make enough money to do something you’d really love.
- Telling yourself that dreams don’t matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible.
- Stop fearing that your family and friends would think you’re crazy.
- Stop telling yourself that being fully happy is a luxury and that you should be grateful for what you’ve got.
Often we have great ideas and wonderful dreams, but are unable to actualize them for ourselves. After all, our creative artist is an inner youngster and prone to childish thinking. If your mom and dad expressed doubt or disapproval for your creative dreams, you may even project that same attitude onto your adult life. No matter what your age or your life path, I assure you it’s not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to follow your dreams. As you learn to recognize, nurture, and protect your inner creativity, you will be able to move beyond pain and creative constriction. You will learn ways to recognize and resolve fear, remove emotional scar tissue, and strengthen your confidence. Damaging old ideas about how to be brave will be explored and discarded.
As you work with the tools in this blog many changes will be set in motion and you will slowly convert to an creative lifestyle. Chief among these chances will be the triggering of synchronicity: We change and the universe furthers and expands that changes. When we move out on faith into the act of creation, the universe in able to advance. It is a little like opening the gate at the top of a field irrigation system. Once we remove the blocks, the flow moves in. The more action we take the braver we become.
Be Creative. Be brave. Be you.