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If you are a multi-passionate person like me, someone who has several deep curiosities or interests in life, then staying in your lane will be challenging.
To feel fulfilled, we must tend to our inner desire, but where is the time? Or further to that, how can we do it all? How can we channel our creativity fully?
Perhaps you don’t consider yourself as a multi-passionate person but somehow you feel your life is stagnated or “stuck”. Then, you may also want to look at where are you expressing your creativity, if at all.
What I’ve found is that when we get stressed in any area of our life, be it about work or family responsibilities, more often than not, we turn to things that can temporarily distract us from the overwhelming situation. The common thing most of us do is to scroll through our social media feeds or check out the news. Both can easily suck up all our spare time and fill up the tiny gaps in our life.
As a result, there is no time or space for us to really dig deep or sit with the uncomfortable feelings about what is really going on in our life. Life seems so busy but we may not necessarily feel fulfilled or living with a clear purpose.
We may be doing a lot of things, but they don’t necessarily matter all that much.
To know what really matters or bring meaning to our life, we actually need to face the things we try to avoid. You may have guessed it by now – yes, we need to dip deeper and sit with those uncomfortable feelings. They can teach us what we need to know.
Stillness Is The Key
When we get still, the chatter in our mind gets louder but we also become more aware that they are in fact, chatter. They are thoughts that may not be true or important. From there, we are one step closer to realise what matters and need our attention. To become more self-aware and listen to our inner being are part of engaging with our feminine energy.
Feminine energy emphasis on being intuitive, adaptive, receptive, reflective and creative. When we become more aware and conscious, next is about harnessing the practice.
For this week’s podcast, I would like to focus on two key elements in embracing our feminine energy.
When we are deliberate about living and embracing our feminine energy, it is inevitable that we want to channel our creativity or expressing our inner potentials. It is like a flower that is destined to blossom. You may feel drawn to draw, paint, dance, sing, write, make or innovate things, whichever creative avenue you choose, it acts as a conduit for us to express that creative energy. Not only it is vitalising for our spirit, but it also brings us new insights about ourselves.
Carl Jung wrote about how our subconscious always seeks ways to express itself to our conscious mind.
There is so much literature out there to support the benefits of creative practices and creativity is one of the most talked-about and sort after skills in recruitment.
If you feel you need a lift for your mood, think about something you would like to do that is in some ways expressing your creative energy, no matter how unconventional that may be.
It goes without saying that self-reflection is an important part of personal growth. However, it is always easier if we have tools to give us structure or help us to create space for that purpose. That’s why journaling, free-writing and meditation are great tools for that. It doesn’t come easy for many of us to know how we really feel.
Personally, I love using some kind of inspirational journal that prompted me to think or write down my thoughts. I also follow the moon cycle as my energy as well as the planetary energy change accordingly throughout the month. Some days are best for going out and connecting with people, but other days it suits me better to retreat, reflect and recharge my energy.
I find it extremely useful by planning my month of creative work by following the moon cycles. I feel more in sync with the rhythm of the universe and much more empowered. That’s why I’ve created my Goddess Planner 2021 for this exact reason.
I wanted to have a tool that helps me to reflect, and at the same time, to become more effective and productive with my work. I couldn’t find anything that is both a highly practical weekly and monthly planner that comes with To-Do lists and habit tracker. At the same time, it includes a moon calendar or body and mind “check-in” that require writing space for journaling. I also wanted something that is colourful and beautiful. So eventually that need or desire became my creative outlet. I was lead to create this planner not just as a business product, but from my inner calling to channel out that feminine creative energy.
So what is your creative outlet? What do you love to do?
Spirituality and Productivity
When we are more in-tuned with our body and mind, we function better as well. When we don’t do things that waste our time, or know what is urgent and important, it is natural for us to become more productive and feeling more alive.
For me, using my planner/journal is a form of self-care and spiritual practice, it makes me feel good and I’d do better work.
There is a wide misconception that being spiritual means less practical or productive in life. I found it on the contrary since I have practised yoga, meditation, prayer and journalling almost daily in the recent years, I find my life has absolutely be lifted and I am more at peace with myself and the world too.
What do you use to prompt your self-reflection? What tools do you find really helpful?
Please share with me on the comments below or simply email me! I’d love to read your thoughts about this.
You can check out my beautiful Goddess Planner 2021 and get it directly from me (with discount!). You can also find it in most major online bookstores such as Amazon, Barns & Noble or Book Depository.
You can also download some sample pages such as my Moon Diary, Moon Calendar 2021, Moon & Mood Tracker here.
Have fun, use them as part of your spiritual or creative practice!