Have you ever felt the pull to pour yourself into something and not quite sure what that something is? Creative self-expression can take a multitude of forms. Some of you are artists with paint brushes and pallets; others are artists with food; and some are entertainers, creating performances that inspire others with your artistry and skill.
Be willing to risk trying out many forms of creative expression. You’ll be surprised at what you discover, often that you have gifts in more than one form. And the world is full of people that come up with new forms of self-expression all the time. Think of break dancing, stepping, rap, hoop dance, and so much more. Why not you?
In Doorway 5 we are speaking of creativity that is sourced from joy rather than a necessity. Your creativity may be part of your work but in this house, it will feel more like play. Which is not to say that you don’t take it seriously, just that it is a pleasure to create, even when it’s challenging.
Fifth house creativity doesn’t really mind staying up half the night to finish a project. One of the markers of this kind of creativity is that you can lose all track of time when you are in the act of creation. These expressions come from the heart and the heart doesn’t care about time. To the heart, it’s all about what is happening Now.
You may have never thought of yourself as an artist. The English language has such a narrow definition of that word. In truth, we are all life artists. You alone make the decisions and take the steps that create your life. Granted, this is a broad definition, but if you really stop and consider it, no two of us live in the same way.
You are inspired by something unique that sparks you to action. You are the only one who can say which brush strokes may be added to the painting that is your life. Try on the definition of life artist for size and see how it fits you.
Goddess of Now
The Goddess of Now says that your creative fire is always burning but it is up to you to tend it. If it feels like the flames are small and low on kindling, engage in activities that you enjoy. Pleasure begets creativity. When you are feeling good, doing anything you love to do, inspiration is as close as a whisper. Your energy expands when you do what you love, and that’s when it is easier to hear the urgings of your heart. Sometimes the message is practical, other times it will be a creative spark that you can fan by entertaining it.
The Goddess reminds you that you are a born creator! There really are no rules about who you must be or can be. You are your greatest creative project. You are, quite literally, the masterpiece of a lifetime. Why not have fun and play with the glorious possibilities?
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Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts
Consider your creativity through the Goddess lens of Inspiration and Pleasure. Please take a moment to reflect on these prompts and explore where you are Now with your creativity. See if there is something you’d like to do to energize or upgrade creativity in your life.
Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.
I express my creativity . . .
Creativity gives me . . .
I am creative . . .
Write for 2 minutes or more.