Fostering Creativity Initiative
is part of Spirit’n Art(TM)’s Delightful Creations
offering different types of creativity infused classes, sessions, and workshops.
Fostering Creativity aims to support both children and adults to develop a creative attitude to life and to maintain a sense of curiosity throughout life.
“…creativity involves changing a way of doing things, or a way of thinking …” “But if creativity with a capital C is largely beyond our control, living a creative personal life is not. And in terms of ultimate fulfilment, the latter may be the most important accomplishment.” M. Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity
We can all learn to be in touch with ‘what is’, to ‘see beyond’ and gain insight into a world of magic and wonder surrounding us by eliminating those elements of our perception that limit our vision. Then we only need to enhance those that brighten it. We can use this new way of seeing as a base for creating our new reality.
My understanding of creativity combines the two most well-known approaches to explain creativity – the scientific and the spiritual/metaphysical.
I believe that Creativity is the Creator’s blessings expressed through us. We are co-creators with Him/Her/It.
According to my observations, what hinders us in becoming co-creators and using our true power and magnificence is the way we look at things (our attitude) and that is what preludes our creative – form making – thoughts.
Our perception of ‘what is’ is often limited by various factors, therefore, we do not perceive ‘gestalt’ (the whole) as it is, only parts of it depending on our belief system.
During our extensive educational training, the left hemisphere -‘the analytical side’ – of our brain becomes dominant whereas the right side slightly slips into the back and becomes a silent observer and occasionally dormant.
Not mentioning, how much, our society (culture, family) wants us to follow a well-trotted path full of traditions, to do things the usual and acceptable manner, and to be similar and so familiar.
As a result, we do not to look for new ways but settle with what has already been invented and tried. (testing system of our schools) Our curiosity and often with that our enthusiasm go to sleep like Sleeping Beauty.
Please note that being limited is a human condition therefore approaching the topic of our ‘faultiness’ needs delicate handling by acceptance and compassion.
The good news is that we can train ourselves to see more of the ‘whole’. One way of doing it is to train the ‘right side’ of our brain so it wakes up and works ‘better’.
If we dare to look, we can see that we all have a unique way of looking at life and so we can pursue life in a unique manner.
It is our responsibility to find the way back to our Creative Power, realize what blurs our vision of Wholeness and move onto greener pastures.
During my classes, sessions and workshops I support participants – both children and adults – to awake their Sleeping Beauty in a playful and joyful manner. I also offer practical tools to be used in order to support ourselves in becoming more and more creative in our lives and to ‘see beyond’ what is apparent. I encourage participants to look for the hidden textures of life that make our ordinary existence more exciting and adventurous without being chaotic.
It is time to become curious again!
How many faces can you see?