Mari Craig, LCSW-C, CCDC, CPC

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Creativity Time

In Living, Uncategorized on July 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Being on sabbatical these past few months has been a refreshing opportunity for much needed creativity time.  On the professional side, I have recharged my batteries with some new and challenging activities.  Personally speaking, I have been able to find creativity in old familiar ways.  Together these have allowed me to have a new wellspring of creativity to share with you.

Professionally, I have been creating workshops for groups of divorced people.  One workshop was for those who are newly divorced and the other for those who have been divorced for longer than one year.  Each of these groups were about using the Intentional Life Power Program; albeit differently.  With the former group it was about making a new start despite the anger, fear and loss.  In the later group, the focus was on rebuilding with the energies of being a person with a clear individual identity and purpose.  Each of these phases is important regardless of which transition phase you are going through.  Life is a lot like that – finding that place within where we can grieve, let go of the past and move on to building a brighter and more promising future.

Personally, I have been able to find creativity in ways that I had drifted away from – meditation and writing poetry. My morning meditations have allowed the spirit in me to rediscover itself with a sense of belonging much like a homecoming.  That special sense of wholeness is the unique gift of the meditative experience to me.  This in turn has provided a creative outlet through poetry writing as it did in my younger years. Meditation allows me to have a spirit connection while writing poetry provides the creative connection.  For me, this is a nurturing way to begin my day with a contentment that lasts all day long.

Personal and professional realms are equally important in order to have a creative connection with ourselves.  For many of us there is a need to be reminded of the value in consistently nurturing ourselves.  My wish for you is that you may come to value consistently nurturing yourself and see yourself as someone who deserves to be nurtured…who knows you may rediscover that creative spirit in you that has long been forgotten and needs befriending.