Life and Creativity

Life and Creativity are one and the same. You really can’t have one without the other. For me, Life without Creativity is akin to missing out on the best part of who you are.

Robert Holden wrote ‘the journey is not to find love, it is to be love’. With apologies to Robert, ‘the journey is not to find creativity, it is to be creativity’.

Play with that for a while. Feel how good it is to own your creativity. It’s as if all your birthdays arrived at once as you explore the gift’s that are unique to you.

The moment you become aware that you are creating your own life everything changes. If you’re not happy with, or don’t like your creation, then simply discard and/or ignore it.

Now you’re ready to write the story of your life in a new and even more creative way. How powerful is that?

There is no right or wrong with your life creations. They are unique to you. While they may impact on someone else’s life, you have no say in how they choose to take ownership of the impact. Like balloons bouncing off each other, everyone’s Life and Creativity intermingling with day-to-day living, and bouncing off again. And that’s OK.

It’s just life. Every day, every person on this planet is creating their life anew. Each one doing the best they can in their own creative way. It stands to reason that one person’s creativity is another person’s worst nightmare.

Life is an opportunity to create and show the world who you really are. How fabulous is that.

Moment by moment, choosing what to create by your actions and reactions.

Your life, your creation. How does it get any better than this?

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Small Beginnings

Small beginnings are the key to getting back on track when life feels like it’s come to a standstill.

For quite some time I’ve felt as if I’ve forgotten how to write, how to share what I think, what I feel.

Then I remember why. I feel so good inside, despite what life throws at me, that I would like everyone else to feel good on the inside too.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to love life come what may?

How do you make the impossible seem possible if you’re unhappy with life?

How do you find whatever it is that make’s life sing joyfully for you too?

Here’s the thing. We are all unique and I believe that our uniqueness holds the answer.

Different strokes for different folks.

Every time we read a book, watch a film, listen to somebody else’s point of view, we are being shown another part of the puzzle that makes us unique.

What we read, see or hear is a different clue to who we are being.

It’s the unravelling of the puzzle that helps us understand what works best for us as individuals.

We may not always like it, but we can learn from it. For me, the best bit is that once we’re aware, we can discard or change it.

Knowing yourself is crucial to inner well-being.

Today’s bitterly cold weather included slow flurries followed by bright sunshine and blue skies.

Life can be equally volatile and not always in equal measures.

For some the snow will stop them dead in their tracks. Watching the world go by through the safety net of a window, putting life on hold until the obstacle clears itself.

For others snow presents a challenge to be overcome. Read more »

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Angels and Heavenly Thongs

angel - heavenly thongDid you know that Angels have heavenly thongs?

I went to see a very entertaining nativity play at my grandson’s junior school.  And that’s when I discovered that angels wear heavenly thongs.  Who knew?

‘Angels in a heavenly thong’, at least that’s what I thought I heard, as a small group of delightful girls danced pass, wings and floaty dresses the norm.

The angels skipped and clapped their way around the manger without missing a step.  Their heads turned this way and that, scouring the audience in an effort to locate the people who’d promised to be there.

Whirling dervishes couldn’t have contorted their bodies any better than the different ways these angels managed to distort theirs.

Mary only dropped baby Jesus once, and miracle of miracles, he bounced right back. Thankfully there was no lasting damage to the new-born king.

The rest of the play went (fairly) smoothly with only the occasional shepherd or king being taken outside due to the excitement of performing in public.

I don’t think I have enjoyed a performance as much since I saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert in London a few years ago.  It was certainly as funny, although that may not have been intentional.

It really doesn’t get much better, heavenly thongs included.

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I Need A Hug

Feeling sad, and a bit sorry for myself, I came across the message ‘I need a hug’. Written on a scrap of paper it had been left by my granddaughter who loves a hug or two.

‘I need a hug’ made me smile and lifted my spirits immediately. It got me thinking about all the other people who might need a hug.

There’s nothing like a hug from a real person, but that’s not always possible.

Maybe how I hug my inner-self could help them to hug their inner-selves too.

Knowing that my reactions come from within me doesn’t negate my feeling sad, mad or downright grumpy at times.

Let’s face it, there’s enough going on in the world to activate any of those feelings at any given time.

I know those feelings will pass if I leave them to wend their way through my sub-consciousness without owning them.

I also know that, whilst they’re passing through, sometimes I just need a hug to make me smile again.

I realised that when I feel sad I tend to retreat into myself. I build a defensive wall deep inside of me where nothing, and/or no-one, can make me sad, mad or grumpy again.

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Radiators and Drains

Enjoying a brilliant lunch with Sue and Lucy, I admitted being a bit of a vampire drinking in their high energies.

Feeling good, I mentioned how some of my other friends left me feeling deflated without knowing why.

Sue asked me if I’d heard about radiators and drains. I replied that I only knew about them in the context of central heating.

Turns out that drains and radiators can also be significant people, one way or another.

Sue and Lucy both radiate a vibrancy that’s hard to match, they’re wonderful people who make the world a brighter place, no matter what life throws at them. They have a way of being in the world that shines directly into your heart. As examples of radiators, they’re pure gold.

Whether we recognise it or not, we’re all influenced by the people we mix with. Some leave you so drained of energy, you wonder what attracted you to each other in the first place. Some might be family members. Others are friends and/or people you work with.

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Whatever you’re looking for Be It

Whatever you’re looking for Be It. 

What does that mean?

It means that whatever you’re looking for already exists within you.

You just need to bring it out into the open and Be It.

Thoughts that whirl around in your mind are just thoughts.

They represent how you’re dealing with whatever is going on in your world.

Here’s the thing.

Thoughts are not real. They are just the mind searching for past solutions which will confuse you, as well as muddy the waters.

That’s not to say that crap isn’t present.

It does mean that you can choose to dig deeper and move beyond it.

Can’t find joy – Be Joy.

Tell your thoughts that you’re taking a break and request thoughts that bring you joy. Read more »

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