Releasing your creativity!

I love the Foo Fighters. I know it might seem a bit weird for someone who does spiritual healing, but way before I went down this path, I was (and still am) a fan of rock music. My favorite band growing up was actually The Living End, and whenever they come to Sydney, I’m always one of the people you’ll see in the crowd at their live concerts (just on the periphery of the mosh pit.. I’m not stupid enough to get in there and get trampled haha)! There is just something about music to me that makes my heart really sing, and it definitely makes my inner child go crazy (in a good way).

The other day I was watching The Project where they interviewed Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. There was a part there where they referred to a “drum off” between Dave Grohl and this girl in the UK, and Dave made a point about saying that he didn’t realise how much the video with himself and that girl made so many people happy in lockdown – that it spread so much joy that he couldn’t justify NOT releasing new Foo Fighters songs because if it was going to make people happy, then that was fine with him, even though he and the band couldn’t take their songs on the road for a massive world tour due to Covid.

This made me remember a time when we were in lockdown in April 2020. I was beginning to get slightly anxious because of being stuck inside and found that Bob Sinclair was doing an hour DJ-ing slot on Facebook every day. Each day was a different theme, and I found that I had a lot of fun just listening to his set of music – it got me out of the funk that I was feeling from subjecting myself to the repetitive news on Covid every day.

I was reminded about this joy or the fact that there was a purpose for releasing your creativity and allowing the world to benefit from your creations during a session with a client in January. You know how there are times we get certain urges to make stuff or just do something which is a bit different than our normal day to day activities? Many of us don’t act on those impulses because it’s too much of a hassle, we think that we can’t make anything worthwhile or “good”, or “as if someone is going to like what I put out right?!”.  This was the case for one of my clients who had been sitting on acting on an idea that she had had for quite a while.

The message from Spirit was along these lines:

There’s a reason for everything, including those impulses that you get to create or bring something into this world. Whilst you might not be able to see it because of the limited perspective that you have of your life and the world, think about these impulses to create being an answer to someone elses’ prayers. There will ALWAYS be someone who will benefit from what you create, whether it is yourself or someone else. If your creation was not needed, you would never had had the impulse to make something in the first place. So go ahead and do it, even though it doesn’t make sense to you WHY you are doing it. You’ll understand later why you did, just not now.

If you follow me on social media, or even if you read these newsletters, you’ll notice that I write what I feel like I want to write, and don’t necessarily put an expectation on WHEN I have to create the content. I realised years ago trying to come up with content for the sake of creating SOMETHING was stressful for me and it wasn’t authentic to what I have to say. So now, if I get the urge to write or create a video on a topic and release it to the world wide web, I act on it. Every time I have done so, I have received feedback that the message that I had really resonated with people and it was exactly what they needed to hear.

It is always hard for us to see the bigger picture, especially when we are so focused on the details of our own lives. But trust that there is always a bigger game at play here, at that in some ways, we are just one of the players of this game, but what we do can have a tremendous affect on another person’s lives. It’s just up to us whether it’ll have a positive impact or not.

P.S And if you do like rock, I recommend listening to the Foo Fighter’s newest album, Medicine at Midnight! I love it! I’m playing it now so that my baby boy can hear it in my womb and grow up to be a Foo Fighters fan 😉