November 18, 2012
I am highly creative. I know this. BUT in recent years I don’t think I have really been expressing myself to my full potential. In fact, I know I haven’t. I’ve been too busy with work and too busy with my intimate relationship. Although I write and make videos through my business… that’s back to doing it for work. I have painted a lot and drawn on furniture and wood canvas, but many times this is related to spiritual growth – putting my lessons in paint.
What I am talking about now is using my creativity for me. Solely me. And it feels good. What I have been doing lately is something I never thought I would really be doing – and that’s cooking.
Usually I throw things together. I complain a lot about cooking and how I don’t have time or interest in it. Although I do like cooking up a full meal when I have time and nothing else pressing… and although I tried to do this once a week.. it never really happened, until now.
I find myself more and more into health research (this has been a hobby of mine since I became a vegetarian in 2005) – and before that I was very involved in research on exercise – mainly, lifting (as I used to be a personal trainer… again, another hobby of mine) – but lately I’ve been more into food.
There are things that have been on my list for a long time to do… eat more natural… eat more veggies (I’m no longer a vegetarian)… and grow a garden.
And lately, since I have been doing so much clearing and following of my heart… I’ve been guided to cook more. I’ve had more time to cook. I have been making up meal plans and playing with ingredients, and really impressed with my skills. Plus I really enjoy it.
I feel more love for myself when I feed myself right. I feel more love when I make excellent food choices. I feel more relaxed and in the flow when I am cooking. It’s my creativity – not used in a way to build my business (although it definitely impacts) … and not used for my spiritual growth (although again, everything is related and it is a spiritual practice to love and care for yourself)… it’s my creativity used for the enjoyment of creation. For being in the flow. For caring and loving myself.
I love it. Really, truly – love it.
It has boosted my confidence as well… cause I know I am loving myself from the inside out (by the foods I am putting in my body…. and the time I am taking to care for myself in this way)
It’s really beautiful and I am really proud of myself.