It's January, and I wanted to share a few thoughts with you...
As we navigate the beginning of the year, it's hard to ignore the expectations and pressures that come with the whole "new year, new you" vibe.
But how can you approach this time in a way that truly serves you?
We often find ourselves making resolutions, forming new habits, and diving into fresh initiatives at the start of the year.
While these can be fantastic, what really resonates with me is the importance of recognizing and nurturing the seed of creativity within ourselves.
And Winters can be an amazing time to reflect on this...
Take a few moments to watch this quick video where I share a bit more about honoring the seed of creativity in yourself.
Back in 2013, at the book launch for Art Nurture, I handed out bags of wildflower seeds with Art Nurture book marks - representing the seed of creativity in each one of us.
Folks were concerned about planting the seeds in October, but ... wildflowers know. They need the process of being in the ground during the winter so that they have what they need and are fully prepared to spring up when the time is right.
This extends beyond the physical seeds to our creative lives.
Whether it's actually January and cold where you are or it's the metaphorical winters we each experience, the act of simply recognizing the seed of creativity within ourselves is a significant and valid step.
Reflecting and reframing on these creative winters can help us appreciate the hidden processes contributing to our creative growth.
In nature, cold stratification helps wildflower seeds break dormancy and stimulate germination.
Similar to wildflower seeds, our creativity may benefit from seemingly dormant periods.
Creativity is a constant part of our humanity.
And embracing your creative self even during the quieter, reflective months, can help support us in owning our own belief in the presence of the seed of creativity within ourselves.
Whether you're grappling with the winter blues or struggling with resolutions, remember that recognizing the seed of creativity within you is a meaningful and transformative place to focus our attention.
As January unfolds, let's take a moment to acknowledge the seed of creativity within ourselves.
Cultivate & Nurture,
p.s. Looking forward to the spring of creative possibilities that lies ahead!
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