Being your creative self – part 2

Following from last week’s post, being your creative self means to show your originality. It also is a way to look within and to bring your shadows into the light.

Have the courage to look within

The chances are that you are also highly emotional as a highly creative individual. A study of 27 art collectors found that they were almost three times more intuitive and emotionally based, compared to the general population.

Most of us may think we are weird to be around and expect social rejection and push people away due to insecurities and sabotage opportunities. We say to ourselves, better not to try, rather than suffer from disappointment.

Now, I have some exciting news for you: if you feel that way, this is a perfect first step to being creative. Have the courage to use your inner life as a canvas for your creations and use your feelings when creating. Even if the feelings might be painful, sit with them compassionately. There is a huge likelihood that there are other people out there who feel exactly the same way and love to see your work. You heal others who feel the way you do.

Art is helping us to look at our shadows so they can be understood and healed. Make your art authentically real and coming from your heart and soul.

Unfortunately, our ego does not want us to face our fearful part of our minds, our shadow side. However, once we are consciously aware of the fears, the ego loses its ability to control us. The ego tries to convince us that it is dangerous to look within and take an honest inventory of our feelings. Our ego tries to tell us that if we think we are a bad person, we are the bad person. In spiritual truth, we are as great as our creator because we are made in the image and likeness of our creator.

It is not easy to look within because there is this deep-seated fear that we don’t like what we may find. There is maybe a fear of finding nothing. This is especially the case if you had to adapt to your life because of an abusive upbringing, which means that you learned to conform, cope and get along. That also means that you forget who you really are and you lose touch with your true self and honest opinions.

However,  once you shine the light within yourself, you find there’s a light shining back at you. You will realise how far you have come and that you learned great lessons and stayed strong through painful experiences and hardships.

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Once you shine the light wihin yourself, you find there is a light within shining back at you.

Looking within means that you do whatever it takes for your inspiration. Let your true self and emotions shine through your art. See the divine spark of light in you. Everyone has this light, you just need to be willing to look within to find it. Have compassion for yourself and express this with your creativity.

Don’t cover up dark, painful feelings. The best way to deal with it is to face it and say to it: “Look, you don’t scare me any longer. In fact, you are not even real. You are just a dark cloud trying to cast a shadow over my bright inner light.”

Art connects who you are on the inside to who others are on the inside. Remember what you have felt then, many other people have felt, and what you feel now, many other people feel. When you speak the truth about your feelings through your creations, others recognise this truth within their own selves. It speaks directly to their hearts. Your creativity creates a heart to heart connection with truth and authenticity.

Have the courage to bring your shadows into the light

Facing your feelings even though we are not always proud of them, means to have courage. Everyone has an ego which is competitive and insecure. It’s not whether we go into your egotistical inner child that matters; it’s what we do with it. Use your ego based energy in your creative projects, which helps others to recognise themselves and receive healing through your art.

Studies show that when we reveal our human flaws, other people perceive us as more likeable. It is about getting to know yourself at the deepest level and being vulnerable. This is how you form a loving, trusting bond with yourself. Trust and have confidence in yourself. Have the courage to be yourself.

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Have a wonderful creative week.

Discover your true creativity

True creativity is channelling divine inspiration in following your intuition. Being creative gives you the feeling of butterflies around you. You are in your zone, feeling content and happy.

Unfortunately, creativity also comes with fears, limiting beliefs and blocks to receptivity.

I have come across a number of them in my own experience which I managed to transform into empowering beliefs. This creativity blog is for creative people like you, who need some support and even if it is only an acknowledgement that you are not alone and it is pretty normal and ok to have fears. Fears help you to push yourself to the next level if you allow to conquer them. I am going to share with you tips on how to step out of the dark place of fear into your unique light. You are meant to shine in this world.

Being creative means to have the courage to do so but why is that? Expressing yourself creatively means:

  • Your inspiration for your creativity comes from facing your deepest feelings and truth.
  • Exposing your most vulnerable feelings publicly.
  • You share raw and real information about yourself.
  • Receiving criticism and ridicule from those who don’t resonate with your work.
  • Confronting the possibility of your work not selling or being commercially viable and;
  • Isolating yourself while you work on your creative project.

Creatives are real, brave and heal others in their own unique way.
Do you feel drawn to be creative either as a career or a hobby? The chances are that this is your calling which can’t be ignored.

I am a creative person and am a photographer, specialised in travel and landscape photography, I also love latin dancing and played piano in my childhood and teenage years and the list goes on. I know all of those feelings, creatives go through, from “I am not good enough.” to “who would look at my art; there are others who are so much better than me.” or “Is this what people want to see?” These are all common limiting beliefs, which stop us from truly expressing ourselves. I had the same beliefs and stuck to a job in the accounting world because I thought this would be safe, but it makes my soul cry from the inside out. A feeling of tiredness and exhaustion was the result of it. I lost my spark for being creative.

I reached a point where I took myself seriously and started to listen to my own soul, changed into a more creative part time role and started my own health and life coaching business which makes me feel alive again. Click here if you want to read more about my own journey or watch my video here.

Nowadays, I don’t care about what other people say, I published my artwork on my website and keep posting my photos. I stopped to worry what other people say. However, I am open to constructive feedback. There are always people who resonate with you and people who don’t, which is fine. We don’t need to please everyone, we will automatically attract the right people into our lives if we are truly the person we are born to be.

I am here to transform your limiting into empowering beliefs and help you to shine your unique light. If you want to be part of this journey, then click the like and subscribe button below. I am going to publish steps to awaken your inner artist. If you resonate with this message, then I encourage you to join my facebook group for challenges and additional content and goodies.

I am excited to share my passion for helping you to be the truly creative person and to shine in this world. Check out my Health and Life Coaching website for more detailed information. Please let me know if you have any questions below in the contact box.

Allow yourself to shine in your light and follow your passion.