(SeLoFest17 Post: Day 19, click here for all prompts so far)
In her book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert asks “Do you have the courage to brig forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”
And I suppose that’s the premise of the book. To engage you in actively polishing yourself, discovering your own tools and shine.
I have found different effective ways to hold myself afloat and live a life of dream, with the constant efficient and loving support of my team. And one of the ways that I have discovered I can be my happiest is by making my wellbeing an active priority in my life. And I’ve found how practical art therapy can be in gently removing mental blocks and getting us to face ourselves.
Gilbert goes on to say “The courage to go on that hunt in the first place –that’s what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one”. Like Julia Cameron in “The Artist’s Way”, Elizabeth explains how Creative Living isn’t just for people that want to be dedicated to the Arts. There are stories everywhere of people that find different fulfillment through coming up with activities and projects they maybe hadn’t even thought of, because they discarded it from their system before ever even giving it a real chance because of fear and social conditioning.
Creative Living allows us to live what fulfills us, it allows to access the creator aspects of ourselves, to have better control of our lives.
What happens when we already feel like we’re creative living? When we are already leading a super interesting life and we feel like we are living our dream?
At that point, the next step to complete the cycle is to seek ways to share the abundance that is within us. A way to give what is great within us.
The Prompt: Do you practice creative living? Do you share what you give with others somehow? Do you volunteer, offer what you have to think, share your wisdom?
The activity: What is a project that you would like to begin within the next month? What is something that you can realistically do that you can begin doing now and will help you out in your life? let’s plan a project for your future together, and discuss action steps you can take to begin this small project to bring you more joy.
In your journal: Brain storm joy! What could you do? Make an idea forest or ocean or scenery. Just jot down ideas of things that might be fun to do.
creative living circa 2016