It is my belief that the creative spirit within each of us is the medicine necessary for our own healing.
When all of our chakras or energy centers are open and flowing freely, we experience the gift of gloriously radiant health. When those energy centers are blocked, however, this beautiful body of ours cannot complete its life circuit through the chakras with ease and grace.
Fortunately, we do have the ability to achieve this state and heal ourselves and we do this by opening these very powerful passageways in our body. Julia Cameron tells us that the most important part of keeping ourselves in this space of openness comes through accessing, recognizing, enjoying and delighting in our creativity. Underlying her belief is the premise that we are made to create, we are designed to do this. Our souls cry out for this opportunity to dream and do and are joyless and bereft without it.
It's the difference between mechanically walking through the motions, sitting in the back seat and letting others drive you around or blazing your own path and feeling totally alive and vibrant and it comes from the spark of your brilliantly loving soul.
Your soul has a mission: to sing its "song" and it will not be happy nor will it be satisfied until it steps up to unselfconsciously delight in expressing that awesome "melody".
Each of us is here because we have a unique interpretation of life and we are called to grace the universal consciousness with that melody. We do this by speaking our truth and caring enough to hear the truth of others. We do this by the way we express our love language through words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service and touch.
We do this when we sigh or hum or whistle or bravely give voice (and, therefore, life) to a beautiful song. We do this when we tap our feet, clap or get right out there on the dance floor. We do this when we pick up a brush and paint a picture or play a musical instrument or write a wonderful story or poem. It's all about the way we choose to connect with the world, the way we are engaged and present to what is going on and the way we receive and respond to the messages coming to us.
It is our spiritually courageous choice to be fully and authentically who we are that animates us and gives strength and vitality to the body, that heals it from its imperfections and vulnerability.
The decision to express ourselves authentically (and, therefore, creatively) is really an imperative to our soul. As Julia Cameron says, it's the medicine needed for our own healing.
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