This week I want to share with you a practice that Amelia, one of the Spiritual Life Upgrade coaches taught in one of our SLU Masterclasses. It is a beautiful practice that uses creativity to nurture our magick.
In the fast-paced world we live in, it's easy to lose touch with our creative selves amidst the hustle and bustle of daily routines. However, there's a magickal realm hidden within each of us, just waiting to be explored and expressed.
Creativity is not limited to the realm of professional artists or a select few. We all possess the ability to access our creative potential and embrace it as an integral part of our being. There is always an invitation to tap into that inner artist, to nurture the magick within us, and to integrate creativity into our daily lives.
You can even start with embracing the everyday tasks with a creative mindset, finding beauty in the simplest of actions. Even brushing your teeth can become an opportunity to infuse magick into your life.
Art, in its abstract nature, offers us the freedom to communicate beyond the constraints of language. While writing is a beautiful art form in itself, some emotions and experiences can be challenging to articulate in words. This is where art becomes a liberating medium, allowing our emotions to flow freely and take shape on the canvas or paper.
In this creative meditation, try to find that space within yourself where creativity flows effortlessly. Allow the energy of creation to flow from your heart, down your arms, and into your hands. Embrace this divine energy as it guides your artistic journey. As you create, remember that you are a vessel of magick, capable of transforming the mundane into the extraordinary.
Before we begin you'll need some pens, pencils and/or paints and some paper, as we are going to get creative. It doesn't need to be elaborate amounts but just a few things to help your creativity.
To begin this exploration, let us first ground ourselves. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Feel the earth beneath your feet, connecting with the vast mycelium network that connects us all together. In this moment, you are like a mushroom, part of a greater whole that spans both above and below the ground. Allow this grounding to centre you and provide a sense of rootedness.
Now, open your eyes and let your hand dance upon the canvas or paper. Allow your emotions and experiences to manifest themselves through your art. There is no right or wrong, no judgement; only expressions and feeling-textures. This journey of creativity is about the process of self-discovery and self-expression.
As you begin to get creative, you can use the following to prompt further self-exploration:
Identify what is present in your body and how that can be conveyed to paper
Can you explore the connection between your feelings and your creative expression?
Reflect on the texture of the medium you are using
Consider how it moves and the sensations it evokes in your body
Can you explore what you wish to release and convey that to paper?
Whilst doing this, try to embrace the vulnerability you may feel, celebrate your uniqueness, and cherish the insights you gain along the way.
The act of drawing or painting becomes a sacred space to explore vulnerable emotions and experiences, transmuting them into visual stories.
Finally, before you finish can you reflect on how you want to engage with the world and/or your body more broadly and represent that notion through this art?
Can you also visualise and represent your desires and intentions through your creative expressions to help confirm your commitment and embrace creativity as a tool to help you bring them to life?
After the art-making process, take a moment to reflect and journal about your experiences, allowing the insights gained during the exercise to integrate into your consciousness. Your creative practice is a personal journey, and you have the freedom to make it your own.
Engaging in this practice regularly, either upon waking or before bedtime, can deepen the connection to the creative self and provide an avenue for processing emotions and finding meaning in the abstract. By letting go of the need to create something recognisable and embracing the emotions and feelings that emerge, you can gain a profound sense of liberation and authenticity in your creative expression.
Ultimately, this creative practice is as a reminder that each person holds the power to access their inner magick, and art can be a beautiful ally in this discovery. By tapping into the creative wellspring within, you can enrich your daily experiences, find peace in vulnerability, and uncover some of the profound truths that reside within you.