Create - Sustain - Destroy, Birth - Life - Death, Begin - Experience - Complete ... these are common descriptions of the cycle of life, continuous and evolving. I prefer the active tense - creating, sustaining and destroying - to more accurately depict the fluidity and impermanence of our experience. This month, I shine light primarily on destroying, and a little on sustaining. Both activities, destroying and sustaining, open the path for creativity to flourish. When something needs to be put to rest and energy is directed instead at keeping this something alive, there is no space for a broader view or for the imagination to express creatively. We stay stuck, contracted and contained until we gather the courage to see and take action to complete.
Knowing how creativity flourishes is important on many levels. I will touch upon a few. Notice what sparks your interest most.
On the physical level, consider your exterior environment. Are there items in your home, office, car, etc. that capture your attention and distract you from your objectives? If so, it might serve you to clear the clutter and experience a clean view. Still on the physical level, consider your interior environment, your body. If your food consumption and digestive system are not productively moving (please excuse the coarse topic... but it is relevant), you might benefit from a cleansing diet.
Clearing and completing in your environment gives your biology a rest. This rest fuels creative sparks and new growth.
Relationships of all kinds, familial, platonic and amorous, offer another place to open the path for creativity. Are you trying really hard to sustain a connection with someone? Does this effort affect you emotionally, physically, and/or spiritually? What are these "nudges" telling you? Clearing a relationship issue usually entails one or more of three actions: expressing the truth about something, feeling and accepting an emotion, or facing into a broken agreement. Taking these actions ignites a shift in perception and directly impacts your relationships for the benefit of all.
In your career, as you utilize your human capital, are you sustaining your position from a view of scarcity, necessity or obligation? I'm not suggesting that working to feed the family and keep a home is not worthy, noble and necessary. Money is tethered to survival in our culture. But take this opportunity to reflect a little further. Is the career you studied for many years ago still a fire that burns in your belly or a longing you feel in your heart? Was it ever? There is no time like the present to look directly at your precious human energy and the way it is expressed. Many people lead a life of multiple interests and careers, versus the one job - one company for life experience that previous generations took for granted. When you are utilizing your human capital from a clear and open place, every day is full of creative expression.
With longer summer days this month, open your portals to creativity by practicing completions. Try using the free download under Be Inspired for additional support and motivation.
Enthusiastic and elegant endings,