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5 Ways to Exercise Your Creativity

BY Nikki Starcat Shields        June 4, 2019

Have you been studying the Law of Attraction for a while? Then you’ve most likely heard the term “co-creator.” It means that, in partnership with the Universe, we each create our life experiences.

Your creativity is an essential part of who you are. You came here to the Earth plane to create, using the momentum of your desires. Nurturing your innate creativity will enhance your power to live the life of your dreams.

Creativity is a portal to deeper spiritual connection. Whether you’re painting a sunset, writing a novel, making up a new recipe, playing the guitar, or building a birdhouse, expressing your creativity will uplift your vibes and align you with your inner source.

Contrary to the beliefs of mainstream culture, creating doesn’t have to be a struggle.

We’ve collectively built up a lot of unnecessary baggage around being creative. We worry that our art isn’t good enough, that we’ll be judged and found wanting, or that we haven’t “paid our dues.”

We think that our creations must be perfect in order to be worthy.

These old beliefs block the way to creative expression. This seriousness about creativity is a learned behavior. Just look at young children - they create with enthusiasm, using whatever medium is close at hand, without regard for the outcome. Kids take deep pleasure in the act of creating.

When you release perfectionism, creating something new is a profoundly joyful process - and joy is about as high-vibe as you can get!

Expressing your creativity helps you nurture those high vibes, which allows you to then receive the full support of the Universe. You’ll draw more of what you want into your daily life.

Don’t think you’re particularly creative? Creativity is like a muscle. You need to use it to make it stronger.

Here are 5 ways to exercise your creativity, so that you can step through the portal:

1. Be playful. 

Take a lesson from children and dive into the sheer fun of creating something new. Play with words, mix colors with abandon, or draw up plans for a wild invention. Savor the sheer delight that creating brings. Let your imagination flow freely.

2. Make the time. 

Give yourself the gift of a regular creative practice. Start by scheduling a couple of hours in your calendar each week for it. When that time comes, shut off your phone, get rid of distractions, and create. If it feels awkward at first, that’s okay. Keep going. With a regular practice, you’re providing a sacred container in which your creativity can flourish.

3. Release expectations. 

When you get an awesome idea for a book, that’s not the time to start worrying about publication. If you’re inspired with a new fashion design, don’t try to figure out how to mass-produce it. Forget, for now, about the end product. Allow yourself to dive deep into writing or sewing. The process of creation itself is enough.

4. Try something new. 

If you have a creative form that you use often, you might have already built up some baggage around it. This can lead to feeling blocked. Bust through those blockages by trying something completely new. Tap into beginner’s mind and childlike wonder as you explore this new art form. Since you’ve never tried it before, you won’t expect perfect results, which can lead you back to taking joy in creativity for its own sake.

5. Find your tribe. 

Creativity expands when it’s shared with other enthusiasts. Look for a group of artists who create, discuss, and laugh together. Avoid groups that critique and analyze, wearing serious faces. You’ll know your tribe by their uplifted vibes. If you can’t find such a group, create one!

Cultivate your creativity, and step through the portal to a more vibrant life. See you on the other side!

 

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Nikki Starcat Shields

Nikki Starcat Shields is an author, book midwife, and leader of transformational writing retreats. She’s also a licensed Pagan priestess. You can find her at her website www.NikkiStarcatShields.com, on Facebook, or on Instagram

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