Creative Instinct 

 

 

Do you know you have a Creative Instinct?

Most people are unaware that they have a creative instinct.  It’s biological.

Creative instinct has an electrical impulse like a neuron. It pushes you toward your desire to creative expression so that once you put your pencil to the page you’re off and running. The more you explore your creative instinct, the more you learn to trust it, and the more creative you become. 

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Self-knowledge is the wellspring of creativity.

We are born as creative beings. Creativity is a biological instinct. The creative impulse arises from it; its primary resource is imagination. The capacity of the imagination takes many forms.

While childhood is often rich with paints, crayons, music, dance, and stories, it is just as rich with dirt, mud, bugs, twigs, leaves, and water. How many of us dug into the backyard, whether to China to or to build a fort for our pill bugs.

“The creative process is like freedom. Once you have tasted it, you cannot do without it. it is a transformative force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment.”

— Natalie Rogers

Everything in our animal instinct is trying to support our Creative Expression. 

If you have a deep relationship, a really deep relationship to your inner world—your psyche, your soul—you have the greatest and most powerful engine to discover the truth of who you really are, and to live your fullest most meaningful life and most successful life from being guided by that source.  This is when you are being guided by the creative instinct you were born with.

Re-visioning  your life.

What role does creativity play, as you open to your most authentic self? With creativity in play, your quality and strength of being—your inner authority—begins to emerge. It is connected to creativity, at its deepest source. This touchstone of your potent, authentic, personal self-resides within you, connected to your deepest, psychological nature.

 

The flame of your creative impulse is eternal.

Imagination is an activity—a process of giving form to the creative impulse. You have only to turn toward it for it to become visible in its glory. When you face inner or outer challenges, when you feel self-doubt, indecision, and the anxiety and depression that haunts all of us at times, you can summon this deepest part of your psyche to come to your aid.

“If you really want to heal, you have to go to this place.”  —Shira

 

Allow Shira to lead you through creative change by joining a group workshop.

Groups and workshops provide an opportunity to immerse in your imagination.  We come together in a safe space to explore new pathways into and through the deep psyche. The individuals in the group engage through mixed media visual journaling, sharing and discussing their images, and reflecting on what arises. 

 

Work with Shira one-on-one.

I will help you ready yourself for change and growth. We would begin with everything that’s positive, constructive, and working for you, your job, and love life.  We’ll explore your sense of self. as you see the patterns that may be holding you back. But really, the idea is to dream forward and explore your possibilities, unearth your potentials, and solve practical problems.

 

“Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate: to accept conflict and tension; to be born every day; to feel a sense of self.”

 —Erich Fromm

German born American Social Philosopher and Psychoanalyst. 1900 to 1980