Ok, so unicorns aren't real. (Yet? Hmmm...)
Sometimes, we just need to surrender to what is, accept, and let go. Other times, we can work through mistakes and challenges, find new solutions, and overcome obstacles. Either way, surrender to what is starts us off, and can be a powerful springboard for our creativity. We accept what is, imagine what could be, and create from there.
Maybe you're not painting. Maybe you're knitting, inventing, teaching, writing, cooking, healing, or something else. "Adding color" can also mean adding details in some way, maybe with light, texture, spices, or descriptive word paintings; Or by blending ideas or adding playful activities.
Sometimes we just need to move on our ideas and give them a try. Exploring possibilities is great. Yet, how often have you come up with an idea and let it go, only to soon find that someone else has implemented what you were contemplating?
One of the few constants in life is change, and change can feel anything from exciting to very uncomfortable or uncertain. Some of us tend to dig in our heels or otherwise clench and resist change; others flow more comfortably. When we're not open to change, we can get stuck in the past, fearful and not open to what is and what else can be. When things are changing in your life, in your work, or in the world at large- which they always are- try noticing and naming your feelings about what's happening. If you feel anxious, angry, sad, or afraid, try to name the emotion, see if you can feel where you hold tight feelings in your body, then try to consciously invite in relaxation where needed. When we name our emotion and relax our bodies, we can better move through whatever we're presented with. Instead of fearing change, we can come to accept and embrace it and all its creative possibilities.
And sometimes when presented with change, it can inspire us to look carefully at our habits, attitudes and beliefs. It can be threatening to challenge our own biases and points of view, yet it's a very creative process. We may grow more intelligent and compassionate by listening, learning, opening, and coming to better understand the change around us.
How will you embrace change today, and how will you use it to fuel your creativity?