Creativity Unraveled

Kimberism: We are  creations that continue the process. Creativity like one’s breath is always flowing through us. We may not be aware of its presence, but it is influencing the way in which we see the world. Little attention given to the inner muse of inspiration certainly will keep creativity from freely being released. However, when we actually become aware and respond to our intuitive impulses that initiate ideas, concepts and images we will begin to create.

Creativity is not merely seen through a musician’s gift, writers prose, or a painter’s canvas. Creativity involves looking at things in a new way, breaking out of patterns to establish something new.

We all have this ability, although some are more receptive to see the vantage point of opportunity. Creativity is exhibited any time something is looked at, or expressed differently. Creativity is the ability to birth something new.

If we are creative beings this should be our nature state. As we tap into fresh inspiration we become receptors for creativity to travel out onto the pavement of our lives.

Julia Cameron said in her book, Heart Steps, “We are ourselves creations. We are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves. This is the God-force extending itself through us. Creativity is God's gift to us. Using creativity is our gift back to God.”

Again, we see that creativity and our God-connection are intertwined. Many of us would acknowledge that our connection with God is undeniably creative. I am constantly confounded by the way God chooses to speak, introduce ideas, and enter into relationship with His children. Clearly creativity is a two way interchange, a complete circle of sorts. We receive the seed of inspiration and then as it’s birthed out from our lives it becomes a kind of mirror of the One who inspired it in the first place.

Ways to Position Yourself to Receive Fresh Inspiration:

  1. Invite and welcome (don’t spun) the gift and the giver.
  2. Eagerly engage in opening the gift like a child, whenever you sense the opportunity. (Few children wait to dive into a present, but rather rip the paper off, and tumble onto the floor to play. Look at everything in like as an unopened present.
  3. Willingness and openness to look at things from a fresh or different perspective.
  4. Tap into your senses (Realize that sometimes senses speak louder than words if we pay attention.)
  5. Get out of your comfort zone by tasting and seeing something vibrant and new.
  6. Get quiet and listen.
  7. Capture the expansive 10,000 foot view of your surroundings.
  8. Engage in laugh out loud, wet your pants laughter.

For more thoughts, insights and exercises pertaining to upleveling your creativity check out my ebook, Right Brain Advantage: Creating Success By Thinking Like a First Grader. You can purchase it at:

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