This design, which I call ‘New Beginnings’, was created as an expression of some of the themes in my first blog of the year: 10 Ways to Stay Zenspired in 2017.
Off and on since then, I’ve been contemplating the relationship between creativity and the four facets of our humanity: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. How do they relate? I started asking the question: “What do we need in order to grow creatively?” The answer, nurture your creative spirit, emerged in one of my recent morning journals:
This was my early morning attempt to explore the interconnectedness of the four facets. It led me to try to list what I consider essential about each one, so I could focus on it.
Paying attention to our basic physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs allows us to take the next step in our creative growth: nurturing our creative spirit. Here are a few things that I find helpful:
Striving to build a strong connection between the facets, or pillars which enable me to soar creatively, also helps me Stay Zenspired, which in turn fuels my creative and personal growth. What fuels yours? What would you add to the lists I’ve shared? I’d like this to be a dialogue, and as always, I welcome comments with your thoughts and suggested additions.
Speaking of comments, I was truly delighted that 85 people (some of whom voted for more than one card), shared their favorite birthday design from last week’s blog, Card Variations: Vote for Your Favorite! Since I’m sure you are curious, here are the results:
Design 1: 19 Votes
Design 2: 7 Votes
Design 3: 20 Votes
Design 4: 36 Votes
Design 5: 33 Votes
Special thanks to Deena Disraelly for tabulating the votes!