Living Creativity

Have you ever confused ‘creativity’ with ‘art’? Obviously, someone who has talent in painting pictures or writing songs is a creative person. But creativity stretches farther. As a spiritual person, you are able to think outside of the box, dig deep into yourself and connect with a higher wisdom that guides you.

Julia Cameron has observed that, “Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.” Far too often, we think that this path is restricted to artists. But every person has the gift to imagine and join with the Divine in the ongoing creation of the universe.

Every culture and tradition links creativity and spirituality. Music, dancing, singing, poetry, and painting are common ways to express our soul and our delight in being. Creativity also spins out into the ways we relate to others, handle difficulties, and find innovative solutions to the world’s problems.

As M. C. Richards says, every person is a special kind of artist and every activity is a special art. Creativity is not just something for the professionals and it’s not limited to painting on canvas or choreographing a ballet. We’re all artists; we’re all dancers; we are all creative spirits in life.

The impulse to create is part of our yearning to live. When we become aware of and then act upon our creative impulses, we recognize and align ourselves with Spirit, the Sacred Breath of Life. For in the creative process we attempt to give life to our own understanding and experience of existence.

Listen to the Spiritual Message

Slides from the talk

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