“Mindful and creative, a child who has neither past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.” ~ Arnaud Desjardins ~
Adults would benefit from remembering how to play like a child – releasing constant thoughts of what needs to be done – bills to be paid, aches and pains, offending comments someone made, what to make for dinner, dishes in the sink or whatever other thoughts might be taking up space in your mind. If it isn’t something that can be taken care of in this minute, why bother to worry about it. When the time comes to focus on that you will but no need to dwell on it all the time.
On February 14th I shared a blog about creating jewelry as I transitioned into a creative state of mind. My main focus for that necklace was a feather and wing, from there I chose which beads to pull together for the necklace. This necklace is called Angel Feathers.
This week I have been suffering from a cold and sleeping quite a bit after work. Saturday I slept until noon and lounged around with the windows open to allow some fresh air to clean out the germs. It was a beautiful day and around 5 pm I finally decided to get out for a walk and change of scenery. When I put my hand in the pocket of my coat I discovered the moon charm the owner of the bead shop had gifted me. During my walk thoughts of the charm made me think of creating another necklace. The beads and charms had been waiting in the creativity tray on the living room. Left purposefully where I would see them daily to allow time for my mind to open to new ideas.
Tonight I fell right into the creative state of mind, removing beads from their strings, sorting them into small piles. Then without thought I picked up the wire and started stringing beads – the moon directing my creative flow. During the sorting I noticed two little turtles and Turtle Moon was created.
The best part of being in a creative state of mind is you lose sense of time, space reality. I love that I can make something one day, unstring and redo the next. While creating the Angel Feathers necklace the beads slid off a few times which ended up being a blessing because as they slid off I adjusted beads and was very happy with the results. If they hadn’t slid off it would have been a completely different necklace. Tonight no redos. Just lost myself in a creative state of mind. Another benefit of creating your own jewelry is you can wear it for a while, take it apart, mix and match with other pieces to create a completely new design.
Being in that state of creative mindfulness brings you to a place of peace allowing you to become one with the creative process. It is a place I love to visit whether in creating or during meditation. Both bring me to the same place in my mind and connect me to the creativity that is within, opening up a world of peace, calm, and enjoyment.
Do you find yourself getting lost in the creative process? Does the environment around you disappear? Does time stop? That is called mindfulness – you are lost in a creative place within your mind. This is a place we should learn how to experience at least weekly however daily would allow for optimum benefits to your health, emotions, and spirit.
Have you created anything this weekend? If so, please share a photo.
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Light and Love!