Creativity is an amazing gift within our consciousness. Through creativity we can launch into new careers, problem-solving through innovation, creating from passion to offer beautiful solutions while inspiring breathtaking art. Creativity is something that we all have access to within ourselves. It requires a certain alignment to begin that is usually understood as a passionate force that’s willed from within us to be known or demonstrated.
Artist, musicians, poets, engineers, chefs, and writers are, but a few areas where we see this passion bringing forth creations that attest to the creative edge being seen. Through these creatively inspired souls, we all benefit. Their innovative visons bless everyone and are often born from personal passions. When we follow our passionate sparks of creativity, it often connects to an inner power to see them completed.
We often hear creative individuals profess that they were simply following their passions or what they love, when answering how they’ve accomplished their work. Some acknowledge a force within that led them to follow an untrodden pathway to discover something they felt they always knew was meant to be theirs. While others seem bothered by a particular problem that will not let them rest until a solution is found. In each instance, it is an inner prompting that is acted upon.
How can we can find that passion or creative force within ourselves, and set it ablaze to demonstrate our own creative gifts? Finding our creativity might only be part of the equation. For creativity alone does not equal accomplishment. It is successful, when we are in alignment with our creative edge. The space within us that allows our passions to shine while being held with respect by our logical pathways to execute that passion.
The creative edge is that elemental force of consciousness that ignites the unknown into the known through the dedication of the divine masculine dancing with the divine feminine aspects within us. These two aspects within our consciousness, when in harmony produce the brilliance of creation that outshines all other productions made by feeble mental attempts of labor alone. When we have both alchemical elements activated in harmony, expressing as one united force, we are creating from our unlimited potential, beautifully strong and unwaveringly free to explore.
We each have aspects of the divine masculine within us, regardless of gender. The divine masculine is the alchemical inner force that demonstrates, strengthens, protects, respects, and wills to make things physically presence. It is the force within us that pushes for completion, protecting the idea diligently to make possible what is unseen to be seen. It supports, provides strength and respects that which is being created so that it can become real.
Equally, we each have aspects of the divine feminine within us, regardless of gender. The divine feminine is the alchemical inner force that demonstrates vision, mystery, inspiration, nurturing with courageousness the undreamt possibility to be understood. It is the force within us that ignites passion to make the spiritual presence felt, understood and valued. It teaches, consoles, dreams and fiercely connects that which is being inspired, so that it can become valued.
With each aspect in harmony, the divine masculine and feminine demonstrates within us as one force working in tandem. The creative edge is found operating in the flow of this union. It is with this extraordinary balance that we are able to dream the impossible, understanding the direction to make it possible. If, we are solely focused on driving our projects through hard-work or dedicated effort alone, we may reach burnout long before we find completion. If, we are so focused on our vision that we dream away hours without being able to take the first step, we will never find our visions manifested. We must have both aspects within working as one united force, balancing one another to make our creativity successfully manifested.
We may become out of balance by being too comfortable with one aspect within ourselves, either too goal driven, logically focused and action directed or likewise, out of balanced with too many great ideas and inspirations without a focused plan of action. It is important not to become overly depended by where we feel the most comfortable within our working styles. It is common to lean in one particular direction, either action-oriented or idea-focused. Finding a balance often leads to the right mix that allows us to enter into our creative work-flow that then helps us to find our creative edge.
By determining where we’re tending to lean in our style, we can readjust our perspective allowing for greater balance and inner harmony to be gained. The following exercise will help to point out where the focus is being placed.
Accessing Our Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine – true or false
When approaching a project, I often focus primarily on results.
I often spend time thinking about possible benefits, consequences and alternatives of my actions.
I feel driven to complete tasks, even when I’m tired, hungry or lack sleep.
I like to feel good about what I’m doing and find it hard to ignore how I feel.
I do not let excuses stop me from completing my task.
When approaching a project, I often focus on the different ways to approach completion.
It is easier for me to do the task rather than communicate what I’m doing.
I like to think of the possibilities of what I am accomplishing.
It’s better to finish than to leave it undone, even if it isn’t perfect.
I often feel overwhelmed by all the options available.
Answering true to more odd numbered statements above than the even numbered statements, reveals the tendency toward the masculine aspect. Answers favored by even numbered statement, show the tendency is toward the feminine approach. It maybe, that depending upon the situation or project, these reverse or change. This exercise is really about checking in to see where we place our focus.
It is easy to find that we favor action, results driven outcomes at times in our lives. Just as we may favor daydreaming, exploring and looking to our inspirations during other moments. Each one plays an important role within our development. The caution is not to become too one-sided where we lose the ability to shift when needed to gain support from all that is within us.
Another way to access our inner balanced masculine and feminine power is to adopt practices that ensure we are building those connections daily. Each of has these aspects within us, although we do not benefit from them, if ignored. Taking the time to nurture both sides of ourselves not only gives us greater autonomy in our choices, but liberates our potential ensuring greater success.
Here is a short list of exercises that will encourage the waking up of these inner aspects. Some may appear simple or even unrelated, try them anyway. It may be surprising to learn that our consciousness is not entirely complex, and responds to simple cues readily to make big shifts. Besides, trying and exploring our potential is what life is all about, use your consciousness to unleash your talent. Finding our creative edge opens our potential to its unlimited expression.
As a note, I specify divine masculine and divine feminine, as oppose to just masculine and feminine. This is intentional, not because I am spirituality minded, or wish to instill some religious devotion in my readers. It is placed as a distinction of the perfection within consciousness that supersedes the common understanding of what we label as masculine or feminine. This perfection is the highest order of demonstrated awareness that compels unity, harmony and cooperation. Please understand the limitation of words to be descriptive without distraction from what they are working to convey.
Ways to ignite the divine feminine aspect
Journal daily – writing notes, ideas, dreams, perceptions and wonders.
Spend time daydreaming – letting the mind float where it wills, witnessing its folly.
Nurture the body, mind and spirit – self-care rituals, baths, pampering, loving ourselves by enhancing awareness of inner-essence.
Read for the fun of it – inspirational verse, new genres, comedic cartoons, poetry and the arts.
Listen to music – that specific takes the mind to another dimension.
Create an altar space – place a candle, flowers, photo, or sacred object in a place that represents your honoring of the sacred. This draws the attention to the sacred in our lives.
Draw- doodle, paint, scribble, color in a coloring book, provides way to release the mind to explore.
Ways to ignite the divine masculine aspect
Make a List – take a project or goal and break it up into action steps, small and easy things to do, one thing at a time.
Spend time affirming action – “I am capable of completing this task” “I can easily accomplish my goals” “I know I have the drive to make this happen” “I am strong enough” “I am capable” “I take action on my behalf to succeed” “I am successful in the things I do”
Nurture the body, mind and spirit – work-out, weight-lift, run, walk, bike, hike, do jumping jacks, take-up a sport, get exercise to boost physical strength and enhance awareness of physicality.
Read for knowledge – learn about something that supports your goals, about how someone else accomplished it, how-to books, instructional guides and ways to time management or promote.
Listen to mentors – find like minded individuals that have done what you’re trying to do and listen to what they have to share. Look for support in audio recordings, podcast, or seminars that can inspire to take actions and complete goals.
Create a schedule – a colorful planner that keeps things organized, an app, or calendar board that represents your honoring of time. This draws the attention to time that we are given, a limitation we all have, making it sacred in our lives, as we choose how to use it.
Draw a life plan – outline all the areas of your life into categories, such as, spiritual growth, family, friends, career, health, travel, education, and adventure, underneath each category place what your wish to achieve.
Discovering ourselves provides support and insights to grow beyond our limitations. We may have days, months or even years, where we are in one cycle that focuses in one area over another. This is not a fault or a hindrance. It is simple the best way we knew how to evolve and develop at the time. Knowing there are options encourages our ability to shift into new explorations of life.
Each of us is capable of greater expansion as our consciousness is ever developing into an expressions of itself. Becoming interested in ourselves is the first step to embark on the journey to self-discovery. Our creative edge is unleashed through a genuine curiosity and passion that lives naturally within us.
I encourage you to take some time to investigate what inspires your attention, following it with a sense of wonder. There is magic within each of us waiting to unfold. What we enjoy, what we hold dear, and what set us apart is the passion to connect to it. Our creative edge is easily found when we catch hold of unique interests, supported by our will to see it accomplished.