Creativity is part of our innate essence as humans but most of us have lost all connection to this key component of our nature. When we were children, most of us perceived of ourselves as creative because we knew that art was about expression. Whether our medium was crayons, finger paints, or even mud, we were not hindered by the concept of being judged – we just had fun. One of my favorite books on creativity is Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie. He used to visit elementary schools and in the first grade, every child would raise his or her hand when asked “Who here is an artist?” But by sixth grade, only one or two would and tentatively so. That’s a tragedy.
Our creativity is a key channel for our soul to express itself. How can we do that if we put down our paints and mud long ago? This section will explore how we can regain our creativity and with it, our human right to play!
- Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
- The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
- The 90-Day Novel: Unlock the Story Within by Alan Watt
- Juicy Pens and Thirsty Paper: Gifting the World with Your Words and Stories by Sark