My superpower is creativity. I love using the creative process to paint a flower garden, write a poem, help others and survive cancer. Creative energy is the guiding force for painting, writing, helping and surviving. People don’t use their creative energies as much as they could and I’m out to change that. I want to show the world how using creativity can benefit you in profound ways.
Using creativity can help you create awareness. People often tell me they can’t draw. I don’t believe that’s true. They can draw, we all can. What’s truer is that they aren’t taking the time to look, to create awareness. For example, if you sat in a garden and just focused on one flower for ten minutes you would create enough awareness to draw that flower or write a poem. To create you must see.
Creativity can gently guide you toward your authentic self. The real you. Your authentic self may be reveled through color or word choices. As you use creativity self-esteem grows and can give you the courage to be who you are.
In December 2018 I found out I had a brain tumor and a rare form of cancer. I knew that with the help of my doctors and my creative spirit I would survive. I generated a lot of ideas on how to heal my mind, body and spirt. My doctors were amazed at my progress. They still are. Being creative means you know how to look for new ideas and create next steps.
I believe that everyone can use creativity to create awareness, lean into their authentic self and generate new ideas for well-being. I help people use their creativity for self-discovery. I offer expressive arts coaching, a holistic online journaling class and my blog, Kimba’s Musings.
In conjunction with creativity I use four guiding principles that help me sort out issues, problems and challenges. I use these principles ALL the time. They help me stay calm, stay on track and build momentum.
Take the time to reflect. I can’t tell you how vital this really is. There are very few times in life when you must make an urgent decision. Others may pressure you for a decision, but you don’t have to accept the invitation. When I come across a problem or challenge, the first thing I do is reflect. For me that means listening to meditative music, journaling and asking lots of internal questions. The deeper the problem the longer I reflect. Once I have ideas and information I move to the next principle.
Next, it’s time to explore all the possibilities. This is where you figure out what is truly worthwhile and resonates with your authentic self. I use Google, Books and People to gather information. You may also find that once you have a piece of information you may hop back to reflection. That’s okay because using these principles is not a linear process.
Someone in the big wide world is having the same problem as you AND they may have figured it out. People are a tremendous resource. Seek out others to help you. You do not have to go it alone.
The last principle is all about creating an action plan, taking small steps and moving forward.
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It’s fun! The author has prepared well; she speaks at a measured pace and enunciates very clearly. Her presentation is suited to the course topic in that she dresses and presents herself colorfully and has taken the time to position herself in front a colorful and interest background. And there are a few times that she allows some fun, emotional expression out, which makes her seem real, and happy about her work, and fun to watch. Also, she gives a lot of permission and encouragement. –Sooz W.