Hearing the creative spirit
Caring for my ‘self’ so often comes last. The many demands in my life has taught me to ignore the need stop, be still, rest and heal - to ignore the need to be creative! Sad.
Even though I realize something is not quite right, or incomplete surprisingly I ignore the signs and 'soldier on'. By not listening to my 'self' I become separate from my being and break my ‘self’ up into pieces to serve the many demands that life, and others in my life, demand or need. When I try to sleep I wonder why I feel out of balance, exhausted and disconnected. When I wake I feel the same because I do not need to sleep I need to heal and to integrate those parts of me that have become separate. I need to connect to my inner self; to connect with the core of my being because that is where my energy comes from. It is the central point of my life force and through the mandala I can navigate my way and journey to that center.
The psychiatrist Carl Jung wrote about the mandala as….. “a center of personality, a kind of central point within the psyche, to which everything is arranged, and which of itself is a source of energy. The energy of the central point is manifested in the almost irresistible compulsion and urge to become what one is……..” Dr. C.J. Jung 1875 1961
Although it is hard to accept I can care about my self, FIRST.
Today I am going to listen to my creative spirit and be creative - all day!