“It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.” -- Mary Daly
Within each of us is a creative person. Getting comfortable with our creativity often means letting go of tight, rigid thinking so that the spontaneous, artistic side of ourselves can emerge.
Whether or not we think of ourselves as artistic, we are. To be artistic is to create , an instinct that we all possess as human beings. Each day, as we make our way along this path toward personal growth, we find the courage to create ourselves anew. One way to encourage our creativity is to find an outlet for it. I love learning to play the organ, digital photography and editing, writing short stories for children and poetry. My friend Albert enjoys beading and Native American dance. In my last two posts you’ve enjoyed the art of Christopher Eshenbaugh. For you perhaps you’ll find your creative self through embroidery, furniture refinishing or gardening. Most anything that allows us to create something outside ourselves can be good.
The joy of working with our body, spirit, mind and feelings is truly a joyful experience with an amazing reward at the end: we have finally created something new, and in it, we can see ourselves.