We are all artistic in our own way. It does not matter if we can not draw, or write. Creativity is. We are born to be ourselves. Learning to love in every moment is being creative.
I have come to realize we don’t have to be just one type of creator. Many people think you have to be an artist or writer or musician to be creative. I thought that as well. Listening to my muse has allowed me to open up to more creative energy. To feel that energy flow all around us. My muse doesn’t just tell me to focus on art but to be here in the moment. Stop to breath in the earth when I stand outside. Be present with my body when it talks to me. Be open to healing thoughts.
Being creative is healing for me. I paint with acrylic vibrant colours, using their healing powers. There are many symbols in my paintings that come out intuitively. For most of my paintings I often add found objects, or colleges or words into the pieces that are representing the theme of the image. The paintings are one of my meditative tools to help me connect with my muse.
I always wanted to be a writer as a child but I didn’t know what that meant. My teen life and my early twenties were all writing. I received a Bachelors in Fine Arts, with plans to produce a manuscript a year after I graduated. I had the Dean of the Writing department(who was a published author), mentoring me, as well as a friend training to be a professional editor edit my story that year, 2002. As I worked on the manuscript the following years after graduation, Shiatsu appeared in my life shifting my plans. I followed my muse to learn how to help heal others. But I mostly learned how to listen to my body more.
As a therapist I focus on helping others learn to nurture themselves through reconnecting with their bodies. I am always learning. In 2013 I took a course on herbs found on the pacific coast area. I am a Reiki Master after taking a year long apprenticeship course in 2014. At the same time I learned how to be a “good enough” therapist via a 10 month volunteer Councillor training at a nonprofit society.
At home I am always learning how to nurture myself, be a mom for my three children and partner to my partner. Always learning to be more gentle with myself. And remembering that when I am relaxed I can handle anything that life brings me. I love how there are so many different ways to be creative. I read other people blogs on how to cook, sew and how to be more organized. Still working on that aspect, but it is true when my space feels clear my muse can speak louder to me. My muse will say, “how about we clean this part of the house now and see what happens.”
I did not realize how much fun it can be to live in the “I don’t know” path. Let’s just see what happens right now and be OK with the present.