Grateful Creatives… #Gr8FullCre8ives
Several years ago, when I was doing everything I could to pull myself out of a funk I found myself in, I began playing with practicing gratitude on a daily basis. It didn’t take long for me to feel that I was generally a grateful and appreciative person. It was a powerful shift for me. I felt genuinely heart-centered.
As a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide, I partner with Creatives who wish to live a more authentic, expressive life. I often begin by inviting them into a heart-centered flow through a gratitude practice. The beautiful thing is that we can never be too grateful. So, on a daily basis, I lean towards gratitude, but, in the month of November, when messages of Thanksgiving are floating around in the media, I anchor thankfulness by focusing on gratitude for the month.
The beautiful thing is that we can never be too grateful. So, on a daily basis, I lean towards gratitude, but, in the month of November, when messages of Thanksgiving are floating around in the media, I anchor thankfulness by focusing on gratitude for the month.
I have partnered with Creative Life Coach, Julie Jordan Scott, to bring you a month long gratitude challenge. Like me, Julie finds cultivating gratitude an essential practice for Creatives.
Sacred Creative Practice: Don’t JUST think of this as counting your gratitudes. That can be helpful, yes, but allow this challenge to also help you boost your creativity. Encourage yourself to think outside the box. Instagram allows images. The images can be works of art in and of themselves. They can also document your art, a poem, an altar, movement, music, singing, and reading of poetry. Using both the image option and the video option there is so much you can do to express your gratitude. Let us spark you to stretch. Together we will create gratitude and our gratitude will help us stretch our creativity.
WHAT: Gratitude Challenge using #Gr8FullCre8ives. (It helps to remember there are two 8’s and two L’s).
Why: Gratitude brings peace of mind. Peace of mind helps us feel safe. Safety encourages self-expression. Self-expression is a balm to the spirit. ….and oh, so much more.
WHERE: The challenge begins on Instagram where we have created one image with prompts for each day in November. Use the word or phrase for that day to spark your creativity.
Periscope BONUS: We will be broadcasting around #Gr8FullCre8ives theme on Periscope. (See links below for Periscope profiles for Creativity Tribe and Julie Jordan Scott.) We will take the prompts from Instagram and create questions to scope about. Please find us there and JOIN US in scoping if you would like. You can also search for #Gr8FullCre8ives in Periscope or Twitter to follow along. (See the Twitter feed for #Gr8FullCre8ives at the bottom of this post.)
HOW: Start today…or whenever you wish to jump in during November. The challenge is about creating a practice. We are not looking for perfection….we are encouraging participation. Find the image with the prompts, repost to your Instagram, begin letting those prompts spark your posts. Use #Gr8FullCre8ives so we can find you.