The Key to Feeling Energized and Fully Alive
When was the last time you engaged your creative side? No pressure, no judgment, just a space and time to explore and get lost in the experience of creating something?
Maybe you garden or cook? Maybe draw or sing? Write or journal?
Have you done so recently? Or has it been too long?
I’d love to have you join me in my upcoming online course Master Your Creativity that starts this coming November. You’ll get a chance to be creative and just PLAY in a supportive community of spiritual creatives led by me, Jeannine Goode-Allen of Dr. of the Soul, and inspired by the incredible wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen.
Creativity is a fundamental expression of the human being. An expression of the authentic self engaging in the world. One that can only be unique to you.
Creativity is essential to our health and well being. As long we are creating, we keep growing, developing and evolving, as individuals and as a community.
If we cease to create, then our life energy decreases. Decay and deterioration enter in. Our state of health declines.
Creativity is like a refreshing breath of life for us, helping us to thrive. It feeds us, making us feel invigorated, energized and alive.
When you enter into a space of creativity and play, a vibrant flow of energy flows through your whole body. You can feel that you’re a part of something greater.
Fueled with this breath of inspiration from within, you, the artist, may begin to paint or to sing a song. You may move in dance, write words or use other materials to express what is bubbling up inside of you.
You feel the call from within, and you know it’s time to dive in and play.
What wants to express itself through you? What wants to come to life from your activity?
As you play creatively, you lose track of what’s outside in the world – the news, daily tasks, worries, and fears. Your thoughts of that part of the world dissolve, releasing any stress you were feeling.
This vibrant creative force infuses your whole being. You feel fully alive. And joyfully engaged.
Your creative process may be smooth and flow easily at times. It may be bumpy and chaotic at other times. You get to move through it in a way that speaks to you. It’s not time for judgment.
This is the time for presence in the moment. Surrendering to the process and that which moves you from within.
Such creativity, when focusing on the process and not product, can help us to access a meditative state, tapping into a deeper part of ourselves.
Here we can enter a feeling of flow and freedom, a space for self discovery and expression. An opportunity for healing.
Human beings are naturally creative. It’s part of our nature.
And being creative brings us back to this state – our true nature.
Our true nature that brings us to a place of balance and a place of health.
Through our creativity, we can engage our own gifts while we imagine and create new ideas and new solutions that are needed within our communities, becoming a powerful healing force in the world.
“Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” -Paulo Coelho
Don’t think you are creative?
Guess what? I welcome you to join my upcoming Master Your Creativity online course and you’ll discover you are, even if right now you don’t think so!
In the course, you’ll have a chance to:
Listen to what others who have taken this course with me are saying…
Jack “I got to express my vision…(and) craft an action plan to make my ambitions around writing a reality…
“I was embraced with joy, love and acceptance from this community of like-minded spiritual creatives…..My whole life everyone has always told me I needed to write. I’ve experienced a tremendous amount of resistance around that area of my life…now having the support of this group (in the course), I jumped in…I got to explore that side of myself in a judgement-free, creative space at my own pace… I got to express my vision and, with Jeannine’s thoughtful guidance, I was able to craft an action plan to make my ambitions around writing a reality…Now, I can happily say, I’m a writer! I’m a writer!”
Ilise “…I am creative. I am an artist…..there is no more fear involved, just pure excitement.
“The idea of taking a creativity course for someone who did not consider herself creative was a bit daunting. Just the thought of it was challenging for me…I have to say there was a bit of fear involved too, fear that everyone in the class will now know that I am not an artist…but, I realized through the course that I am an artist. I am creative… I am much more confident having taken this course …There is no more fear involved, just pure excitement.”
Don’t miss out! I want to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity now. Join my online course Master Your Creativity that starts this fall. You’ll get a chance to be creative and just PLAY in a supportive community of spiritual creatives led by me, Jeannine Goode-Allen of Dr. of the Soul, and inspired by the incredible wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen. You will feel welcomed, accepted and embraced with joy as you are encouraged to be your own creative self.
Imagine you’re relaxing in a comfortable lounge chair under a palm tree, gazing out at the calm sea. A gentle breeze caresses your face and the turquoise water sparkles like gemstones as the rays of the sun shine down upon its surface. Overhead in the azure blue sky, one white puffy cloud floats gently in the distance and a seagull calls out as it flies off into the distance. The color blue fills your senses and you feel as if it infuses your whole being. You seem to be breathing in blue.
Close your eyes now for a moment and feel the color blue. How does it make you feel? What message does it have for you?
Color has a secret language that speaks to you. It can help you to feel calm and peaceful within or it can energize and excite you. It can give you strength and courage or it can open your heart to feel love and compassion.
You can dive deeper and check out my video, Move out of Overwhelm into Inspiration, Key #1, to explore a way to play with color to let go of stress and awaken your creativity from within.
Colors are everywhere – in nature, your home, your clothes and your food. Have you ever considered how color affects you? Color can shift your mood, your feelings and even support healing in your body.
Close your eyes one more time and contemplate what color is calling to you today?
What color has a gift to offer you today? Pick one that comes to mind. There’s often great wisdom in picking the first one that comes to mind.
Now, picture you’re wearing that color, both your top and bottom. Maybe you even have a hat or bag that color. You walk out into nature and find a place that seems to be filled with this color – maybe fruit or flowers, maybe animals, or in the water or sky.
You walk back into your home and see this color in your rug, pillows, and paint on the walls. You make yourself a snack or drink of this color. You sit down to enjoy it.
You breathe in deeply, inhaling the beauty and energy of this color into your being. And then you exhale. Then again you breathe in slowly the color and then exhale.
Then, open your eyes. How do you feel? How did this color affect you?
In our day-to-day life, we often can become overwhelmed with the challenges in our lives – from work, to family, to illness, grief and the pandemic. Using color in visualization or playful ways can support us in letting go of our worries and stress for a short period of time, helping us to move into a more creative flow and even tap into a healing energy that’s right at our fingertips.
Are you ready to play a little more with color? Join me and let’s play with color!
When you enter into a space of play with color, a vibrant flow of energy flows through your whole body. You can feel that you’re a part of something greater.
Fueled with this breath of life and energy, you’ll feel inspiration rise up within you.
What does the color want to speak to you? What healing gift does it offer to you today?
As you play creatively with color, you lose track of what’s outside in the world – the news, daily tasks, worries, and fears. Your thoughts of that part of the world dissolve, releasing any stress and overwhelm you’re feeling.
Check out my video, Move out of Overwhelm into Inspiration, Key #1, to explore a way to play with color to let go of your feeling of stress and awaken your creativity from within.
I was born in London, England, educated in Switzerland, and am fluent in English, German, Spanish, and French. I hold a Doctorate in Ministry Degree and Masters Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Education. Also, I am an accomplished artist and educator. I use all of this and much more when helping others heal their souls.