I don’t know if I would call myself creative… I mean, I think I am, in my own way. But most of the time I feel pretty uninspiring, actually. Maybe it’s a lack of faith in myself, my own abilities, and my power as one single human being. But I do have a strong desire to create, to share, to spread something wonderful. Mostly, what I want is to help fill the world with more beauty, more light, more positive energy.
I feel weird writing about this because it sounds… self-absorbed maybe? But, I believe in dharma (aka: life purpose), and I just can’t help but feel that my dharma is related to sharing something unique. I just don’t quite know what it is yet. I feel like it’s something I have to create or discover within myself first. Or else, why would I be so drawn to creation. Why would my mind be filled with so much imagination?
Recently, in a conversation with a yoga teacher whom I respect dearly, she suggested to me that as adults, we lose an ability that we had as children – the ability to be immersed in the magical world of imagination. I don’t think this is true; because I am entirely capable of being immersed in that world. But, I do think that as adults, many of us choose to let that part of ourselves die, because we think we’re supposed to.
I am proud to say I have not – and that’s part of the reason why I created this blog. It is a direct representation of this part of me – and my hope is that it inspires others who still have a child-like ability to pretend, imagine, and create a world inside their heads, to hold onto it. To use it.
I believe that the universe has guided me towards the vocation of writing because the written word is meant to be my catalyst for sharing whatever it is I’m meant to share. And whether my message will be found through this blog, whether it’s something that I do in fact create, or whether it’s something that I become a part of through something or someone else, I don’t know.
What I do know is this: I want to help people feel good – body, mind and spirit. I want to help people feel their best – to help them find their own voices, strength, power, passions, ability, and whatever else, so that they can live their most authentic and brilliant lives.
That’s part of why I wanted to become a yoga teacher. Teaching yoga gives me the ability to share these feelings with others. To help them find a world of goodness within themselves. To encourage empowerment, peace, relief, connection, balance and love.
I don’t quite know how to share these things as a writer and a creator, but I know one thing for sure…
I’ll keep trying until I figure it out.
I shine light that burns bright,
gives warmth and invites.
I care, so I share,
spreading hope with my flair.
My desire – to inspire,
evoke, and light fire,
so all souls may shine as brightly as mine.
When I write,
when I speak,
when I act,
when I teach – my intentions are true and my soul sees me through.