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On this beautiful May Day, I am thankful for creativity. We all have a creative ability within ourselves to imagine all kinds of things.In yesterday's post, about asking myself questions in order to make changes in my life, I talked about having an image in my mind of how I wanted my life to be in the near future. I was using my creative abilities to see my future as happy, vibrant, and healthy.

We are all tremendously creative beings. However, if we don't channel our creativity in a positive direction, we can easily find ourselves in a dark pit of despair. Many times, we use our creativity in a negative way. Some of us may see ourselves failing at whatever we want to accomplish, see others harming us in some way, see ourselves as lonely with no one around who cares.We can see our illnesses as life-long barriers from living a healthy life. With our creative gifts, we can imagine and see unlimited amounts of negative things happening in and around us.

Deep inside us, however, there is also a world of positive creativity waiting to be embraced. Not so long ago, when I sat contemplating my life, I was able to see all of the unhappy and negative things in and around me. It didn't take a lot of creativity to see those things, since to me they were factual and part of my reality at that time. What I chose to do with that reality, however, was important. I chose to alter it through my creative abilities. I was able to use my imagination to see a different reality, one in which I saw myself as fit, vibrant, happy, and so much more. Without that ability to creatively imagine a different, more positive, future I would probably still be in that darkness that was consuming me.

May Day was traditionally a time of celebrating intimacy and creating new life.This year I am thankful for the time I took in getting to intimately know who I am, who I truly want to be. What can be more intimate than truly getting to know yourself, right? Out of that intimacy, coupled with my creative abilities, I was able to give birth to a new self. On this May Day, I am extremely thankful for the creative gift we are all given.

Have you thought about your own creative abilities, and how you can shape your future in any way you desire If you don't believe it's possible, I'd like to recommend a book that I fell in love with when I was a teenager: Creative Visualization, by Shakti Gawain. It's a life-changing book, if you've never before experienced the power of your own creativity!

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On May 2, 2008, weare1 wrote:

Thank you Wendi for sharing your heart with us. It was truly inspirational.

I am going to try and make it to the co-op tonight.

Julie

On May 2, 2008, Wendi wrote:

Thanks, Julie. I'm happy to share, especially if it can inspire others in any way.

Maybe I'll see you this evening. If you are there, be sure to come up to me either before, or after, the session to say hello. :-)

Lots of love to you,

Wendi

XOXOXO

On May 2, 2008, Penni wrote:

What a beautiful blog! I don't always consider my creativity...I get too busy with the mundane tasks sometimes, but I want to live in the moment and allow that God given creativity to follow and manifest. Thank you for making me consider this today.

Love to you!

Penni

On May 3, 2008, Yardsnacker wrote:

Timely post, I'm reading a book based on Aristotle's view of what is the good life, about balance and the golden mean if you will. I thought I took a lot of time in the past before raw to contemplate my life, but had little idea how this lifestyle could really help as a tool to actually develop creatively the answers to those problems. Thank you!