Filling up your inspiration tank….3 keys for being a creative woman
I used to think that creativity was reserved for ‘artists’, but i have discovered that creativity is a way of life, and that to live creatively is to life a full vibrant juicy life.
Women particularly are creative beings, we LOVE to be a vessel for creative expression, it brings us to life. We need to nurture this, filling up our inspiration tanks regularly and making sure that our creative juices are flowing freely.
Sexual energy is creative energy
Sexual energy is essentially life force, it is creative energy and when it is flowing freely in our bodies then good health and creative inspiration is abundant. In the body the home of creative energy is in the ovaries. We can contact and cultivate creative energy through communing with the creative essence in our ovaries and channel this into creative expression of all kinds.
It has no limits
We can allow our creative sexual energy to express itself through the way that we dress, eat, move,decorate, shop, recycle etc….truly there are no limits to the ways that we express our creativity, the other day I was paid money wrapped up in a bundle of herbs form the garden- these little details make life more colourful. Everyday, if we pay attention and ‘think outside of the box’ there are so many ways that we can be creative.
I have found one essential secret to being a creative woman, and that is…
Getting out of the way
I have had to learn that creativity is not about ‘getting anything right’
To be creative beings, we absolutely have to get out of our own way and allow life to express through us.
If I focus on the end result, I begin to judge what I am creating, but if I focus on the process and feel what is naturally bubbling within me, making time and space to experiment, feel, explore freely, then I ‘get out of the way’ and often I am surprised by what comes out.
Topping up your inspiration tank
In a busy modern world it may be necessary to consciously nurture your creative self and fill up your inspiration tanks regularly, here are 3 keys to do this;
1.Getting to know your inner landscape
One way to do this is to pay attention to your inner world, to not brush away your deep feelings, but to listen and feel for their texture, their messages, the spontaneous impulses of creative energy. If we value, and engage with, our dreams, our yearnings, our intuitions and our desires, then our lives can be experienced as the infinite outpouring of creative expression that they are.
2. Filling up on beauty.
We can also ‘fill up’ on inspiration from the world around us,
I love to take myself for regular ‘artist dates’, these are always solo affairs and I usually take them in places out of my ordinary routine. You can take an artist date at a museum, a cemetery, a walk through the city or beautiful garden or a hike. The aim is to drink in the beauty of your surroundings, to notice the details, take a journal, take photos, collect images, let ideas form in response, write lists, poems, dreams.
Here is a photo of me on an artist date in Budapest!
Last but not least….Creative energy can be cultivated in our bodies through stirring up our Shakti , our feminine life force. Singing and dancing are the classic ways to do this; I make a ‘non negotiable policy’ of ensuring that I include singing and dancing in my week, every week. I write this article after singing devotional songs of the beach; which lead to an unleashing of creative inspiration for this writing.
In the body, the place where our creative essence is stored is in the ovaries (testicles for men). Through nurturing and activating our ovaries we stimulate the free flow of creative energy. Here is a little meditation for you to try to do just this.
Creative ovary meditation
Rest your hands on your ovaries and imagine a golden sun in front of your third eye shining into your brain, begin to smile into the golden light dancing around your brain, then feel warm golden energy move from your brain down your body all the way down to your ovaries, feel the golden energy flowing around your ovaries and begin to circle your hands over your ovaries as you magine creative energy swirling freely and abundantly through your ovaries. Finish by resting your hands over your ovaries as you smile and feel yourself as a vibrant inspired being, a vessel for unlimited creative expression.