Definition of Creative:
- originality of thought, expression and imagination
- having the ability to make new things or think of new things
For those who aren't frequent readers, this post is the first of a new series I'm calling, Honoring Our Creativity. This topic is so layered, applies to so many, and deserves our undivided attention!!! I'm a firm believer that we're all creative beings. However this concept is not valued or honored enough, especially here in the United States. In reading the above definition, you can see that the meaning of "creative" is actually quite general. It's all about using our thought, expression and imagination, the basic building blocks of individuality. Yet many believe that only certain people are designated the ability to be creative, like artists, writers or musicians. Unfortunately, we were given this narrow understanding through our society. A society that I believe is changing for the better, but still needs refining when it comes to priorities. Truthfully, I can't think of what deserves more priority than our individual thought, expression and use of imagination!!!
I feel that creativity is our soul expression. It's a facilitator to being present, connected, and aligns us with our truest self. This is why it's so imperative that we give it more respect! The sooner we redefine creativity the better!! Sadly, so many classes and programs supporting creativity are being lost. Additionally, with technology becoming so popular, creativity has a higher risk of becoming minimized or nonexistent. These are some of the major reasons why I've chosen this topic as a series. It's a conversation that needs to be had until we start seeing more change!! Please join me for a year-long series of, Honoring our Creativity and all that it entails. My hope is to generate a dialogue around the importance of creativity, to redefine it in our communities, to initiate support, and to ultimately encourage everyone to be more CREATIVE...we all have this innate ability!
Thoughts for next week: Stretching my legs...not literally but figuratively!
Big Hugs - J