“Creativity is the person-centered process of imagining possibilities and taking embodied expressive action to make your ideas real.”-Marta Davidovich Ockuly, PhD, 2019
I’m grateful for creativity. Before I fully understood what creativity means, I used to be intimidated by it. I, like many, would say things like, “I’m not creative.” I’m cracking up thinking about it, because EVERYONE is creative. Creativity is apart of living. I’m creating every day. Now, I’m just conscious of it. I love how I get the spark, which flows into inspiration and ignites my creativity. Once my creative mind is going, that’s when the real magic happens.
I once took a course on the creative process. It was led by Dr. Marta Davidovich Ockuly. She woke me up to the power of my creativity. Much of the work I do now was inspired by what her course revealed to me. Much of my writing today was from a spark that was lit in her classroom. Her lessons definitely were puzzle pieces that fit perfectly into my life puzzle.
A word brought to the forefront in 2020 was pivot. Learning to pivot is all about using creativity. I’ve seen some of the most amazing pivots happen since the pandemic began. I’ve seen the the world get so much smaller as the doors to virtual connecting blew wide open. So many people that were once left behind because they couldn’t get to a place, now just had to have internet. I’m blown away at all the creative ways people have found success, health, happiness, connection, etc. I’ve felt so inspired by the creativity of people. I’m tearing up thinking of the creativity of parents and teachers to help kids adjust to a new reality. There are so many ways that the pandemic ended up being the spark to new discoveries.
Now, just like anything else, where my energy is aimed affects how I will create. Aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, my creativity flows in the best of ways. Aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I will try to endlessly fit puzzle pieces that don’t fit into my life’s puzzle only creating chaos, confusion, frustration, and overall dis-ease with life. When I’m in that horrible creative pattern, I don’t even realize that I’m the one creating the chaos.
The best thing I can do for myself and for anyone else is to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace and set my creative energy FREE to make magic!
Today, I commit to aligning my creativity with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I absolutely LOVE this creative process. When my energy is aligned with love, abundance, and peace, I feel expansive inside and out. My passion gives me all the energy I need to create. When I’m in the energy of love, abundance, and piece, I don’t put limits on what I can and will create. This is where the magic comes in. Only the energy of fear, lack, and separation can limit the creative process to feed a endless cycle of chaos. The key is to know where my energy is before I start creating.
There are a few techniques I use to help me to stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace while creating. These techniques are explained in more detail in my book and throughout the blog:
- Setting an intention for my creativity helps me to stay aligned with energy I want to be creating in. This is one of the reason I say it’s so important to be clear about what I actually want.
- Creating a mission statement helps me to make sure that I’m staying aligned with the bigger vision.
- Taking nature pictures gets me to focus in on what’s beautiful in the world.
- Watching the clouds.
- Reading or listening to books that are aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace.
- Writing a gratitude list
- Watching a fire (controlled, of course)
Creativity is not just for artists. We are creative when we clean, organize, problem-solve, fill the dishwasher, do business, serve customers, teach others, dance, move, stretch, etc. I use my creativity when I’m feeding myself stories, for better or for worse. I’m creative when I parent. Creativity is something we are using consciously or unconsciously EVERY day. I just decided to create consciously. We each get to make that choice for ourselves. It’s happening either way.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — If you are ready to get creative in creating your reality, click the title to find out how to get your copy today.