Creativity – what a gift

It’s so easy to get caught up in worrying thoughts so that the next thing you know you are drowning in despair with darkness swirling around.

It is subtle and sneaks up on you. It’s easy to do these days.

Sure, feelings come and go. But sometimes I forget the “go” part. It’s important to acknowledge our feelings. If we ignore or stuff them, they usually end up in our body somewhere. These days I spend time doing body scans, so I can feel the feelings stored in my body and release/heal them. But I can sometimes stay stuck, dwelling, brooding and I can allow negative thoughts to keep me down.

Usually for me, Its pretty clear when I’ve had enough and I’m ready to feel good again. So I go back to doing things that feed my soul. We always have a choice.

I started meditating again and then this morning I sat on my porch in deep reflection. I wanted to experience the feeling of excitement again and as I sat there in silence the ideas just started coming.

I had allowed some negative experiences and insights even, to question everything. But the ideas that came to me reaffirmed my passions, what I enjoy doing and I spent the day creating in a way I love. It’s clear you love what you are doing when six hours has gone by and it felt like a blink. What fun I had!

What do you love to do? When you feel in the dumps, it’s hard to find joy in anything. But don’t quit. State your intent and be on the lookout for ideas that pop up. Creativity nurtures the soul and it’s a wonderful expression of your path and the gift it can bring to others. How can you bring creativity into your life?

About the author

Kim Hiles (Dancing Feather) was born in Pennsylvania in the 1960s. Her mother was from Germany and met her father while stationed there. The family moved several times before settling in a town called Millis, Massachusetts.

Kim developed severe anxiety and depression as a child and struggled to find her way. Growing up, Kim was told by her grandmother that she wrote beautiful letters and had a way with words. Later in life, this memory would be a catalyst for sitting down and writing her memoir.

Continuing to say yes to life, Kim talks about her struggles of addiction, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, to name a few. She considers it her life mission to help empower others and uses her memoir as a way to offer guidance in living a more authentic life, following your dreams.

She has overcome much adversity and enjoys walking with others as they find their way. Kim has also co-written a young adult fantasy with her husband Will, called Little Wonders. Their pen name is K.W. Hiles.

Kim is a successful Educator, Social and Emotional Learning Specialist, Behavior Specialist, Mediator (Restorative Practices), 3rd degree Reiki Practitioner, and blogs regularly. In addition Kim offers online classes at Shamanic Passages Institute

Kim is considered highly sensitive and intuitive. Utilizing her gifts, her mission is to channel inspiration and healing and help spread some light. Empowering others to create the life of their dreams is the ultimate goal.

Kim is happily married (21+ years) and lives with her husband, son and their animal companions.

"I had a teacher who told us to go out that week and see how many Mercedes cars we noticed. When I came back I told her I had seen a lot! She asked me if I had seen any junk cars. I told her I didn’t remember seeing any. The next week she reversed it and asked us to go out and see how many junk cars we noticed. Of course we noticed a lot but didn’t remember seeing any Mercedes cars. Where is your focus? Is it on the problem or on the solution and more importantly, where would you like it to be?" -- Kim Hiles

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