Creativity is a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart. When I don’t have time or energy to take on creative projects, I get really grouchy and unpleasant to be around. So I try to make time to feed my creative spirit as often as possible. There are a lot of little things you can do to invite more creativity into your life.
- Make a creativity altar. Include stones and herbs from the lists below, and perhaps a piece of art of poetry that inspires you in your creative work. This is a great place to add a small offering bowl to make offerings to your muses or creative spirits.
- Make a creativity herbal bath. Use some of the herbs below to make a nice soak that you use to prepare yourself for creative time. Use some of the stones too, just make sure they can be submerged in water first. If not, place them on the counter of your bathroom and burn some nice incense to set the mood.
- Immerse yourself in things that inspire you. This could mean going to an art museum or listening to inspiring music. You could browse poetry at the library or take in a play. Try to see if you can get inspired by immersing yourself in a different creative field from what you usually participate in. For example, if you create music, read some short stories to see if you can get inspired. If you paint, look at some sculptures to be inspired. It all fills your creative well!
- Write a prayer to creativity deities. Think about The Muses, Sarasvati, Brigid, Isis, or any other deities that are associated with creativity. Let your prayer flatter and invoke them to be with you as you create.
Herbs for Creativity
Broom, Carcamom, Carnation, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Daisy, Ginsent, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Lavender, Lilac, Lily, Lotus, Mistletoe, Nutmeg, Orris Root, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Skullcap, Spikenard, Valerian, Vervain.
(Taken from Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes)
Stones for Creativity
Herkimer Diamonds, Citrine, Botswana Agate, Ametrine, Apatite, Aventurine, Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Cerussite, Pink Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Yellow Fluorite, Andradite, Idocrase, Iron Pyrite, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Opal, Harlequin Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhyolite, Red Spinel, Tiger’s Eye, Black, Brown, Green, Multi-colored, Violet, and Red Tourmaline, Ulexite, Zincite
(Taken from The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall)
So what do you do to enhance your creativity and your creative time? Let me know in the comments, and blessed be! <3