This article originally appeared in Access The World Magazine.
Do you think you are creative? After spending years interviewing people, helping them write their stories, bio’s, blogs, and share their expertise with the world, it is obvious to me that everyone is creative and no two people create the same. I find it very strange that there are so many defined ideals of what successfully creating your life should look like, and all these “right ways” to get there.
Everyone keeps looking outwards for the answer to creating their lives, but we don’t realise that we were born creating dynamically. We already know, it’s just that we don’t know that we know!
As we grow up, we spend years unlearning our natural abilities of creation and squashing them inside limits, definitions, do’s and don'ts, musts and must nots, right and wrongs. And frankly, it sucks!
For most of my life, I was creating dynamically, but I couldn't see it. I thought I was a total failure. You see, I had this picture of THE career, THE relationship, THE perfect amount of money (squillions, of course!) but I had discounted every ounce of creation in my life because it was not the “perfect picture” I had in my mind.
I have since recognized the total fallacy of this “ideal” and how much clinging to it made me discount most of my creative capacities, most of the time. Here are key steps I took to flip that around and that have become som of my tops tips for anyone looking to create their own life in their unique way:
Give up the “visions” of what your life should look like.
Forget the picture-perfect future. Something greater can come into being if you instead start asking: "What would I like my life to BE like?" Rather than trying to form a visual picture, get a sense of the energies you'd like underpinning your life and living, for example, joy, enthusiasm, happiness, unexpected surprises, fun and interesting people, new experiences, and a sense of peace and ease with money, relationships, and business, no matter what they look like. When a possible choice matches that “sense” of what you desie my life to be like, that is what you should choose.
Stop jumping to conclusions and get curious.
Anytime you catch yourself thinking “I can’t,” “This won’t work,” “That’s not what I wanted!” “I am not able to…” stop and ask a question. Some questions you can ask are:
It is obvious to me now that I've been a compulsive creator all my life. But until I actually acknowledged it, I felt like I was floundering and achieving nothing! Can you believe that? What about you? What are you creating that you don’t acknowledge, that you think is nothing or has no value? Look back over your life, and write down and acknowledge your past and present creations!
The truth is, you are a dynamic creator already, so what would you truly like to create? And, what can you create that no one else can?
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Grateful for this exercise, acknowledge my past and present creations. It has taken me a long time to even recognize some things that I do as creative and to get out of judging creations that I may deem as failures.
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