Happy Thursday, guys! How ya’ll doing today? I see how you are now. I put up the post about being over at The Apothecary for awhile. You ought to have seen the likes that came in on that post. Yeah, I know how you are now, lol! Just kidding! I am hoping you liked the post because you are anxious to get some goodies (fingers crossed).
Thank goodness, I am not running that late. But still late. I had to get into some html codes and that runs into time. That is why I get to do anything involving html. Everyone around claims they don’t know a thing about them. I am beginning to wonder, huh?!!? I might start teaching them. That would blow their minds, lol!
Anyway, enough bull, let’s get down to business. What’cha say?
Have a terrific & blessed day,
Luv & Hugs,
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Returning to Creative Dreams
Return and Reclaim
by Madisyn Taylor
Take the time to reclaim your creativity and watch your life blossom as a result.
As children, many of us entertained fantasies or even goals of being an actor, singer, dancer, artist, or musician. In some cases, we received enough encouragement to develop our abilities in those creative arenas, but somewhere along the way we stopped. This stopping may have been due to circumstances beyond our control or to our own unconscious acts of self-sabotage. Being creative can be scary in a world that seems to value logic over imagination and practicality over dreaming. We can forgive ourselves for shutting down or turning our attention away from our inner artist, but perhaps we can also take steps to reclaim our dreams.
In certain times and places, developing a creative ability was considered an important part of being a well-rounded human being. It was not necessary to be a professional or a masterly genius, because the act of creativity was valued in and of itself. It gifts are manifold—from the sheer pleasure of allowing our imaginations free reign to sharing and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Children share drawings and songs freely, without self-consciousness, and there is no reason why we cannot do the same thing. You may already be remembering some lost form of expression, such as making jewelry or writing songs. Your soul may be responding with an energetic lift as it feels its way back to a time when it was allowed to express itself freely. Your brain, on the other hand, may be throwing up obstacles, like the idea that you are too old or do not have the time.
The truth is, you are not too old, and if you have time to pick up a pen, you have time to make a doodle or write a haiku. Recognize that the obstacles you find before you have arisen from a place of fear and that they will wane in power every time you do something creative. Each creative act takes you deeper into a realm of beauty and magic, a realm that you have every right to return to and reclaim.