No, no, that’s not true at all. THINKING about being creative is scary. So much so that the large majority of people with inspired thinking abilities never actually show up to their creative dreams, nor to their potential.
And so, we have a rather impressive number of people who have potential to make changes… by bringing beauty, new thought, wake up calls, inventions, inspiration and concepts that could make a difference into our world… who just don’t.
They don’t show up to;
- writing a book,
- getting back to paints, pencils, glue, clay or metal,
- exploring their soul, spirit, and the magic that might be contained within,
- singing or playing that instrument that calls to them,
- or dreams that mean using the power of their creative thinking to recreate their lives, their businesses, and/or start something new that’s been niggling, nagging and even haunting them for years and years.
After all… they often think:
- they are not ‘good enough’,
- ‘somebody else is already doing it’,
- they have ‘no time’,
- they procrastinate,
- they are overwhelmed,
- they fear failure, they fear success,
- they’re sure their family and friends would disapprove and even think they are crazy,
- they can’t figure out how to justify how time spent being creative could be of any value financially, or to their relationships, or their children, or to their careers.
We have grown up in systems that do not support the creative soul. No wonder it’s scary to think about being creative.
BUT.. most of these folks know and have experienced at some point in their lives.. the flow, the timelessness, the magic, the ‘in the moment’, the joy, and the connection to spirit when they HAVE given themselves permission to be in their creative process.
Interesting how we fear something that feels so good. But for the sake of not turning this post into a book…. if you are one of those creative beings not quite getting to your inspired creative self, please know you are normal. If you feel like you ‘don’t fit’, you are normal for a creative right brain sort of person. phew. You are okay!!!
Just for now, to get started ‘just a little bit’, ask yourself, “What worked in the past to get me into my creative space? (whether that be creative thinking, being or doing) Perhaps you could give yourself permission to try that.
Because, dear creative being, your giving yourself permission to be your creative self is truly the greatest gift you can give yourself and those around you. Even if you don’t discover the cure for diseases, host the grandest solo show ever held in Paris, walk through walls, or make the best seller of the century in the New York Times list.. simply the energy of you, being in that right brain/soulful/creative/inspired space.. even just a little bit, contributes to a shift towards more bliss in this little world of ours.
Not to put any pressure on you or anything. Okay, I take that whole last line back. (Holy throw high expectations right in the face of the vulnerable creative soul! Janet what are you thinking?)
Small tiny step (cuz tiny is a very very very very very good way to start): contemplate giving yourself permission to dabble briefly in your creative interest. That’s it. That’s enough for now.
Cheers to the wonder of you, to your blissfulness, and to knowing “you’re okay.”
And, by the way, what HAS worked for you in the past?