Spirit is defined as “the nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.” Most of us identify with ourselves as being a body with a spirit. However, it’s actually the other way around! In reality we are actually spirits having a human experience.
We are not in physical form to learn to elevate or enlighten our spiritual nature. Our spiritual nature needs no tweaking. We are here in physical form to experience our spiritual nature. To find out our unique likes and dislikes, what we do and don’t want to experience, and how to leave our unique legacy.
Part of how we care for ourselves is giving our spirit room to create in its own individual way. Creativity is a form of playing for our spirits. A form of expression of who we uniquely are. There never has been nor will there ever be someone exactly as you are. Isn’t that exciting?
Living in the Present Moment
Creativity also fosters living in the present moment. Most of us spend our time fretting over past mistakes made or worrying about events in the future. When we do this, we rob ourselves of the present moment. When in reality the present moment is truly the only moment there is.
Many of us were not taught this as children and we’ve grown to waste precious time in the present moment trying to fix the past or forecast the future. If we can teach our children in their formative years about living the present moment, they will have a better chance at reaching their fullest potential.
What is Your Individual Expression?
Creativity comes in many forms. The usual suspects that first come to mind are art based – painting, singing, playing an instrument, sculpture, drama, dance, photography or creative writing.
The creativity I am referring to encompasses so much more. It includes anything that you are passionate about – it is not limited to the arts. Examples are sports (skating, biking), education (solving math problems, spelling bees), nature (collecting rocks, gardening) and creating (sewing, knitting).
We spend so much time at work or school conforming in groups, that it is important for us to teach our kiddos how to unleash their personal imprint of their soul. To explore many different types of activities and find what makes your heart sing gives meaning to our lives.
Help Your Kiddo Tap Into Their Creativity
As a parent I have both listened to what my son would like to try and also introduced activities. For a balanced, well-rounded structure, I choose three types of creative activities each quarter.
I’ve worked his out around sports, which are his jam. Each league lasts three months and we choose two more activities. For example, this winter we chose sports (basketball), creative (lego class) and education (math app on his tablet). Voila, it’s that simple!
In addition to finding what he uniquely likes to create, he is also learning the habit of trying new things. Each time he does so, he gets less fearful of the unknown because he is practicing building those Neural Pathways!
It’s also great for our kiddos to see we value expressing our creativity as well. I love to read, work out and sing and my son sees my joy, which reinforces the importance of creativity. Way to set an example for your kiddo that creativity is not a luxury it’s a must-have skill!
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As Sam Owen said - How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth. So, we must care for ourselves in every way, every day!
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