Creativity Throws Us Curve Balls

Creativity is the path to ultimate self-expression. It allows us to release hints about our true nature. It allows us to leave a breadcrumb trail from the soul out into the world, giving us the path to return at any time. How we leave that trail varies, but no matter how we do it, we’re given the gifts that come with expressing the souls true nature.

The title of the post, “Creativity Throws Us Curve Balls” was a quote from my dissertation adviser. I was in the dissertation process when I dropped out of sight. I didn’t answer her emails and it was a year before I resurfaced. I was quite apologetic and she was compassionate in her response. She was clear that creativity wasn’t on a timetable. The creative process isn’t prisoner to structure, but a free spirit. The curve ball comes in when the negative self-talk appears and confuses us creating a blockage of creativity’s natural flow.

Is it possible that those who have not explored their creative process have an advantage when they are called to create? Many art and healing programs utilize artists-in-residence. These artists have been exploring their art personally and professionally for years. They go to a patient’s bedside and potentially, for the first, time, come in contact with a “creativity virgin”. This person is being exposed to the act of creating in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. They can explore without an agenda and revel in the joy of the creative process.

Creativity allows us to enter a state of flow. When we are given the space to create we can expand our self-knowing, our state of consciousness, and share our unspoken stories. The more we create, the more breadcrumbs we leave making marks on the Universe.   As my dissertation adviser shared with me, creativity doesn’t follow a straight line, but a fluid exploration of the soul. Giving yourself the freedom to create enhances your journey to health and healing.

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