Authenticity and Creative Energy / Paying Attention to Yourself

There are several lies that can block our creative expression. Lie #1 is “I don’t have anything important, valuable, interesting or good enough to share.”

This probably stops many people from ever expressing their creativity. Also, this lie can prevent us from trusting and paying attention to the feelings and ideas that are emerging from within us. Instead of writing what is welling up from within, we may choose to write in borrowed phrases that (we think) sound more impressive or acceptable to others – losing authenticity and creative energy as a result.

I can feel the difference when I play the piano – if I’m not paying attention, my fingers move automatically to play the tried and true phrases, which is not satisfying or interesting because the music isn’t coming from my present self. If I play what I really hear (which may take practice and writing the notes out first), then I’m ecstatic as I feel the creativity flowing through me.

Same goes for conversation – it’s really boring to hear someone speaking without any authenticity (pay attention next time you talk to people – you’ll be able to pick out the difference immediately if someone is speaking from his/her true feelings, or just speaking out of automatic habit. The difference in energy is remarkable.)

It really starts with paying attention to what is within us – for if we don’t feel what we have inside is valuable enough to pay attention to, then why would anyone else?

Ways to pay attention
Creative people have many different ways of doing this. Some people just meditate every morning. A well known poet writes a poem every morning (“lower your standard!” he said smilingly, when asked how he manages to write a poem every day.) I suppose you can compose a small melody every day if you’re a musician. Write something every morning if writing is your thing (morning pages, anyone?) Some people take long walks every day, to pay attention to their thoughts and feelings.

Find whatever that works for you; but it’s important that you make time to pay attention to – and get in touch with – the creative energy within you. 30 minutes spent this way can give you enough juice to make the whole day more interesting and alive.

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

You can contact Hiroki via email at: Hiroki@hniizato.com or Phone: 727-470-4056 to ask a question or schedule a consultation.

Comments

  1. Ricardo says:

    Most people would say that expressing their own creativity is only for artists. I think that everyone should exercise creativity even if it is with very small things. After a while I believe we all start to find that in a very special way we are unique.

  2. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Hi Ricardo,

    I agree – creativity isn’t what we do so much as an essence of who we are.

    Thanks,
    Hiroki

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