I talked to one of my classes today about creative energy, recognizing and using the gifts that you have.
Of course, someone said they had no gifts, no creativity.......I have heard that so many times. We tend to have such a narrow focus on exactly what are gifts and what is creativity. As we sat and talked, did some breath work and worked on yoga postures to balance our chakras, I asked them to rethink their definition of creativity and gifts.
We talked about the obvious, you know, artistic talents, musical talents/gifts, .......but as they began to redefine their definitions..........
the lights went on in their eyes. The ability to teach someone anything is a gift.....the ability to love and care,
to be a good friend, is a gift. To be there when you are needed, to know the right words to say, the right thing to do, is a gift. Creativity.....can you balance a budget, cook a meal, make some one laugh, create a warm and welcome environment, we all have countless gifts and great creativity when we think outside the box.....when we allow ourselves to see the goodness within. Some are blessed with the ability to listen, others
know exactly when their presence is needed.....and some know when to pick up the phone and call or send a note.
Anytime you say you have no gifts or creativity.....you are selling yourself short and I think being unappreciative of what you have. Denying the good within you, denying those gifts and creative energies is like telling the universe or God that you are damaged goods, a mistake was made in your creation.
Make a list of your talents and creative energies, no matter how small or unimportant you think they are......begin to understand that all things great and small are who you are. Celebrate the unique, the quirky and the mundane, the ordinary and extraordinary and know someone, somewhere wishes they could do something that you do, that they are envious of a talent or gift you possess.
Good night, Sweet dreams