The Many Ways Of Living A Life Of Inspiration & Creativity

Over the many years of working with people in the world of self-development and spirituality, I have investigated the link between inspiration and creativity and have come to feel this is such an integral aspect of life —one that holds us at arms length from depression and loss of hope. In order to be filled with joy and reap the best from life, we much choose to live an inspired life.
Caroline Avnit is a writer and yoga & meditation teacher.
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Caroline Avnit is a writer and yoga & meditation teacher.

Caroline Avnit shares important insights into finding inspiration to manifest and create the life we desire. Explore how to live a creative life without being an artist.

Finding Inspiration Means Finding Creativity, Too

Inspiration often both leads to and results from creativity. It is an inter-connected positive flow of energy. Inspiration results in creativity. Creativity leads to inspiration. The two are mutually inclusive and one of the main reasons you are here on this Earth.

More often then not, I would encounter a client who upon being given some creative ‘homework’ after a session, would tell me they are not creative. This is such a sad and inaccurate judgement call that we make upon ourselves, and this negative, limiting thought robs us of so many exciting possible experiences.

There Are Many Ways To Be Creative

We may not all be artists, but we are all creative. Whether you believe in Creation or the Big Bang—the bottom line is that the first act of life was a creative one. We are born to bring forth life, to create. There is no such thing as someone who is not creative, as it is in our nature. Creativity simply manifests itself in different ways for different people, depending on our personality, innate talents and environment:

  • Perhaps your creativity is reflected in your ability to create life and the way in which you parent?
  • Perhaps it involves being creative in the kitchen and cooking a delicious meal for your family to enjoy or baking something tasty and comforting?
  • You may express your creativity in the way your decorate your home, yourself or your garden.
  • Perhaps you engage in artistic endeavors such as painting, pottery, writing or crafts?
  • You can be creative by making music, playing an instrument or singing.
  • You creatively express yourself through movement, such as the flow of dance, as creativity also relates to the way in which we move in the world and the ease at which we do.

It does not matter how you express it, it just matters that you do.

Read more: What have you already brought into your life—by your direct choosing of it, as the result of doing what you have always done, of not choosing something different? Psychotherapist Dorothy Ratusny explores how to manifest any desire in your life.

Creativity And Aesthetics Are Not The Same

An important point to realise is that creativity is not always about something aesthetic. It also relates to getting things done—the way you organise an event, task or project and make things happen. The process of taking something from an idea, giving it life and allowing it to grow to fruition. It can involve starting a business, discovering a new scientific formula or creating a product.

Be Creative To Manifest Your Life

Creativity is also directly related to fertility. Working with expressing your creativity can enhance your fertility and help manifest a physical pregnancy. Creativity relates to anything that involves manifestation—such as abundance (health, wealth and meaningful relationships) in your life. As a result, it is of great importance to your wellbeing and the attainment of your life’s purpose.

To block your creative energy is to block the flow of life. This leads to a lack of inspiration, dullness, boredom, negative life experiences and inevitable depression. Don’t go there—there is no need!

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How To Feel More Inspired

To feel inspired you first need to accept that you are a creative being of this universe and embrace your creative self! Then open to the flow of inspiration from within and where it can lead you.

Creativity involves the way you express your highest intention and connection to Spirit and all that moves both around and within you. When creativity flows within you, you feel excited, in-tune with the flow of life and inspired. All things tingle. All things are possible. You are limitless.

Creativity leads to inspiration which leads to contentment, but being creative is different to just being happy. Being happy or content is a state of being while feeling inspired involves a state of doing. It is action-based as a way of changing your reality in order to create the life you want. It involves flow, movement, action and change. It involves a shift in thinking. Our creative centre relates to pleasure and joy.

Read more: Stephanie Noble takes us on a journey to understanding what true happiness is. Explore how to connect with happiness in every moment, “even when conditions are such that there’s no blue sky to be seen at all.”

Feeling inspired leads to something greater than mere contentment, it leads to a spiritual state of bliss. Joseph Campbell said, ‘Follow your bliss”. I say “follow your inspiration, it will lead you to bliss”. In Christianity, the experience of having the Holy Spirit fill you leads to joy and 1 Thessalonians 5:16, implores us to “rejoice always”.

Fuelling Your Creativity & Finding Inspiration

Creativity involves being passionate about something and that passion is fueled by things that inspire you. Some ways in which you can fuel and nurture that source of inspiration are to:

  1. Look at objects of beauty, (clothing, photographs, paintings, designs in magazine, etc).
  2. Immerse yourself in nature (nothing is more awe-inspiring than the beauty of the ocean, trees, animals and natural surroundings of this beautiful planet.)
  3. Be positive. (A positive mindset is a fertile ground on which inspiration and creativity can grow.) 
  4. Engage with those that feel inspired by life. (Authentic people that want to talk about real things, share what they know, feel and have learned and have a positive outlook.)
  5. Read inspiring words, motivational quotes and soul-stirring poems. Whether it is working your way through the book of Psalms in the Bible or reading daily motivational quotes, this daily ritual is extremely helpful in creating a positive mindset and inspiring us.
  6. Listen. Play music, listen to the sounds around you, motivational talks as well as your inner voice.
  7. Have a spiritual practice such as praying and meditating each day and allow yourself to be open to and guided by Spirit.
  8. Pay attention. To your inner voice as well as the symbols and signs around you. Whether you feel it is God, the Angels or the Universe communicating with you, be open to receive the messages.
  9. Be grateful. Gratitude is such an amazing, powerful practice. Every day, give thanks for all you have and all you desire and watch as the magic of life unfolds before you.
  10. Use colour. Avoid black and grey. Wear colourful clothing, decorate with colour, have flowers in your home. 
  11. Be in touch with your body and pamper and care for yourself. (Consider doing regular dancing, Yoga or Tai Chi.)
  12. Feel like a child again and do at least one pleasurable activity each day—have fun!
  13. Plan something to look forward to in the near future and work towards it.
  14. Feed your mind. Aim to learn at least one new thing each year. Take up a course, learn a language, how to cook, paint, etc.
  15. Explore your world. Travel to both near and far-off places and soak it all up.
  16. Journal. Record your thought, feelings, dreams, gratitude and something about your life each day.

Read more: Carolyn Ziel explores the gentle ways of discovering yourself and healing through writing.

I truly hope this guided you to finding inspiration in your own life. No matter where you are and what you may be doing—I want you to feel that tingle inside. I want you to feel connected (to God and your higher self), feel excited (about the possibilities for your life) and most of all feel inspired (to create it!)

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