What is creative spirituality?
Somewhere in the maze of our lives, some of us have begun to tap into our creative selves. As we do this, we begin to discover all sorts of neat things like dream boards, singing bowls, spiritual circles, fairy gardens and a plethora of other fun paths and ideas. All of these things help to bring out the creative side of our true spiritual nature. This creative path is really the beginning of experiencing true magic in our lives.
Here’s a quick checklist to determine if you might already be practicing Creative Spirituality:
Do you talk to your pets or do they talk to you?
Do you listen or talk to crystals?
Do you listen or talk to plants?
Have you ever made a vision board?
Have you ever written down what you wanted in a lover or a future spouse?
Do you ever feel the urge to decorate your home to “improve the energy”?
Have you ever gone to a reader or a healer?
Do you own a tarot deck or an oracle deck?
Do you pick out clothes to wear that uniquely represent you?
Do you spend time in nature pondering the depths of the wondrous universe we live in?
This is not a complete list, by any measure, but it does represent a smattering of the everyday things that ordinary people often do in order to creatively maneuver their way on their spiritual paths. Without even realizing it, these are a few samples of activities that represent the individual’s unique views of the world.
When it comes to religions, as in life, no single shoe fits every one.
So many of us find mainstream religious paths just don’t work for us. We seek out answers from traditional sources such as counselors, clergy, and science, but nothing really fits.
This causes some of us to float through various religions throughout their lives without really settling into anything that really feels comfortable. Jobs and careers are switched, and we never really settle into a path that feels like home. We’re told to meditate, exercise, and work, but somehow our true spiritual path remains elusive. Religion does not always bring childlike joy of pure existence into the everyday drudgery of our adult lives.
Most people just don’t find that every tenant of the religion that they are taught to practice actually fits what they believe. So, they line themselves up with the ones that best fits their belief system. However, they also pick and choose pieces of other systems to fill the spaces left wanting by their “religion” of choice.
For instance, one person might consider themselves to be a catholic, but they might feel that women should be allowed to be priests.
Basically, for the self-aware, this illustrates the point of Spiritual Creativity. If we really think about it, almost all of us actually practice a unique belief system that only the inner workings of our own minds truly comprehend. No two of us hold identical beliefs.
So, if you can relate to this, come join us on most Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.
Become your own spiritual being…not that you aren’t already!