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Set Yourself Free With Creativity

April 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 132

Do you ever feel like a prisoner of yourself? Do you ever judge, criticize, or analyze what is naturally occurring within and around you? If you're feeling an inability to express yourself, to be who you are as you are, if you're not feeling spontaneous, light-hearted, and free, you might feel like a jailbird not the songbird that you are.

Perhaps you'd like to give free expression a try. And perhaps, if you're like me with a deep need for expression, then you may want to make creativity a daily, sacred practice.

It's simple. Take out a sheet of paper and write. Or pull out a canvas and let your paintbrush push color along. Or slide the sofa aside and let your body move to the beat of your heart. Carve out a specific time and place for yourself to create. In this hour and in this particular place, give yourself the message that whatever spontaneously arises within is worth your attention and outward expression. Every morning or evening, write, dance, sculpt or paint the pleasures and pains inside. Make it a meditation. Whatever arises - frustration, worry, anger, sadness, joy, ecstasy, happiness, satisfaction - let it come through you. Let those dark feelings know too that they are just as important as the light ones by giving the complete fullness of your life expression. The more you allow anything to surface in you, the more liberated you will feel. The more you release what you feel inside, the more joyful you will become. The more you express your inner world versus hiding it, the more authentic and radiant you will be.

Over time, this practice will turn you into a lighthouse. The light of your attention pointed inward acts as a ray of illumination shining upon the dark sea within. You are creating a path, a shaft of light inside, searching for those parts you keep judging, hiding and pushing away. Your attention, that powerful force of energy, shining brightly upon the inner dungeon, unlocks your inner prisoners - pain, shame, and blame - and brings those dark dragons to the surface. Once the light of your awareness sees them, then healing can take place. By mending the split between what to hide and what to reveal, by uniting what is shameful and what is beautiful, a practice of creativity makes all of your expressions, good and bad, the manifestations of one holy source.

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