You were born to create.

Each of you has some gift to express that adds to the whole. And it's for you to find your voice and do what you're here to do.

This creativity I'm talking about goes way beyond whatever you do to make your living. Sure you create in your work to varying degrees. And beyond that is something waiting to be expressed through you.

For a long time I believed that creating web pages, programs, ebooks, even writing this newsletter - which are all creative acts - was enough. I'm creative. I write. I even take photographs for my newsletter - isn't that enough?

I've come to realize it's not. When I was a photographer I worked long hours taking photos for clients, spent many hours in the darkroom, felt exhilarated by what I was doing even. And part of the reason I got burned out and changed to another career was that I didn't honor my creative muse. I made no space for exploring the art of my life - the art that rises from my deepest, rawest self. Art that was my personal expression, separate from what I did in my day (and night) job.

May Sarton says: "I have written novels to find out what I thought about something, and poems to find out what I felt about something".

There is a reason both children and creativity come together in the Children & Creativity Gua in Feng Shui. This area is about birthing the self. It's about play and joy and being an artist - all those things children naturally are until they're told the sky is not green and the cow is not purple. And then even in a creative business, they search for fulfillment in the midst of busyness, having forgotten where their creativity really lives.

Inner Feng Shui Tips for Connecting with your Inner Muse

1. Learn from Yoga: in yoga the restorative poses are the most difficult. Why? They're the ones where it looks like you're doing nothing. You may be lying with your butt against the wall with your legs up the wall. You may be folded over a bolster with your head touching your knees. And you stay like that for many minutes. They're the hardest because you're so used to being busy and doing something.

It takes a certain stillness to discover what's wanting to be expressed.

To connect with your muse and restore your SELF takes being present, being in your body and just being. And this is a scary thing for most of us. It's that nothingness - "Shouldn't you be doing something?" the voices scream.

Action Step: Start small. Take some time to 'be'. Thinking, day dreaming, doodling - they are all part of the creative process and will start exercising that creative muscle. Discover what you're thinking and feeling. Just for you. Schedule it if you need to!

2. Create a Sacred Space: If you had the perfect environment to create in, what would it look like? What would it feel like? What would inspire you? What would you surround yourself with? Remember, it can be however you wish. Write or draw how it would be.

Action Step: Whether you have a whole room or a small part of a room, take the essence of what you dreamed up for your sacred space and add it to your space. Perhaps a candle, an inspiring photo, your favorite mug, a clear table top, a comfortable chair and cozy blanket. Whatever nurtures that playful, curious, imagination of yours.

A great enhancement for the Children & Creativity area of your home or in a room, is a child's drawing or painting. To see where this area is in your home, see link below.

3. Remove Distractions: "God is not attained by the process of addition to anything in the soul, but by a process of subtraction." - Meister Eckhart.

What's distracting you? Commitments you wish you hadn't made? Too many trips to the supermarket because you're not as organized as you could be? People who deplete your energy? Checking emails a million times a day? Too much clutter? List five distractions in your life.

What would you have the time, energy and space for if these were gone? Nurturing your creativity is way more important than doing something that drains your energy. Your creative muse is calling you.

Action Step: Today, choose one distraction and handle it. Now, take the time it frees up, to 'be', whether in nature, sitting in your sacred space or grabbing some crayons and being a child again with your green sky and purple cow!

4. Remove Clutter: The Children & Creativity area is the one area where clutter is allowed - I'm talking about the kind of clutter that comes from having all your creative materials around you to mess with - they are disorganized and messy for sure and if that inspires you to create that's wonderful.

However there's another type of clutter which is what you may be more used to - papers, things from the past, disorganized chaos when things aren't where they belong, a desk that's full of piles, even creative materials that sit unused for weeks or months on end.

If you're surrounded by clutter, you can't even think clearly, let alone tap into that deep part of you that's tender and raw and just waiting to come out.

Fast Action Step: No need to wait. Get a box and scoop up everything on your desk, or in your sacred space - temporarily. This gives you a clear space to call on your muse, to discover what you're waiting to say. That's what's important. Then later go through the box and save what you love and chuck the rest. No need to do the whole room - right now - that's a great way to sabotage yourself.

5. Act like a child: Children play, they mess around, they dream, their imaginations run wild, they're curious. Children know they're creative....they're writers, they're artists. They have green skies and purple cows! And that's how it is.

It's the rest of us who need reminding. We've forgotten how to play, and forgotten that what makes us unique is the thing we're here to express.

"Two boys arrived yesterday with a pebble they said was the head of a dog until I pointed out that really it was a typewriter". -- Pablo Picasso

Action Step: Spend time with a child. See the world from their view. Take 10 minutes to walk a few feet, looking at every little bug along the way. Be curious and open up to the world you may have forgotten in your busy, adult life.

Connect with your creative muse and not only might your skies be green and your cows purple again, but you'll be nourishing a deep part of yourself. As a bonus the creativity you use in your work with others will be enhanced and you'll boost the bottom line in your business.

Author's Bio: 

Vicky White is the go-to-gal when it comes to Inner Feng Shui and the Law of Attraction. She works with women in the midst of life, to empower them to uncover their creativity, passion and dreams so they can step fully into what it is they are here to do in their second 50 years. To find out where the Creativity Area of your home is see:
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