What does creating mean to you?
Creativity can be understood as inventiveness, while creating is defined as using imagination or original ideas to bring something into existence. It’s the ability to ‘look beyond what currently exists and express yourself in a new way’.
People often view creativity as something that belongs only to musicians, painters, dancers. Yet the truth is that everyone can create, with the expression of creativity taking many forms. Creativity is also like any skill or muscle, and can be developed. These days, there are even degrees in creativity and innovation. If you’d like to tap into your creative streak, you’ve come to the right place.
At SoulAdvisor, creating to us looks like:
Exploration. We think creating is essential for the human soul – to help us discover, express and nurture our souls.
Creativity is also transformative, as learning to create requires us to be curious and teaches us to press into the unknown. If that’s not enough, being creative is also scientifically proven to improve our overall health and wellbeing, support our mental health, boost our immune system, and make us smarter. Most excitingly, these benefits are accessible to all whether your form of creating looks like solving a tricky problem, knitting a scarf or writing a poem for a friend.
We’re also fully convinced that every single person can create. In fact, we think that everyone should create, because each person has something unique to bring into this world.
What to expect...
In this section on creating you can expect to see honest stories, advice and thought-leadership on topics such as:
Arts: The arts has a unique ability to help people feel free as they express themselves through music, words or movement. Whether you want to unearth your artist within, or be supported to nourish your creativity, we have tips to help you see things from a different lens.
Cooking: Food has the most magical, healing effect, and the ability to transport you to a different memory and place. If you’ve ever looked at a recipe and decided to tweak it, that’s you using your creativity and intuition. Learn how creating with your hands in the kitchen can nourish your soul.
Gardening: Gardening allows people to explore their creative selves as they nurture a garden to produce food for our bodies or delight to our minds. This versatility and accessibility has seen gardening as a therapy explode in popularity. Find out how creating a therapeutic space can enhance your wellbeing, and when you’re ready, take a foray into organic gardening.
Sound: In ancient civilizations, sound was considered to be a direct link between humanity and the divine. This may resonate with you if you’ve ever felt your heart stir at a particular song or frequency. Join us as we discover how to tune into the use of sound as a creative, healing and transformational force in your life.
We hope these aspects of creativity resonate with you. Everyone has a different expression of creativity, and unique insights to offer. So if you have stories to share or there are other angles on creating you’d like to hear more about, we'd love to hear from you.
If you’re searching for more on any of the above topics or how creativity can nourish and support you on your wellness journey, our Therapy articles give you the evidence-based benefits of relevant traditional and complementary therapies – simply go to our Therapies section and search for ‘Creativity’.
When you’re ready to take the next step, book a free discovery call with the therapist of your choice and let us help you on this journey to explore your creative self.
Is Music Key To Success? | The New York Times
Can You Learn Creativity? | General Assembly
Here's How Creativity Actually Improves Your Health | Forbes