Today is September 23, 2015 and it is the Autumnal Equinox. So, you might be asking… What is the Autumnal Equinox and what does it have to do with my creativity?
What a great question! 😉 Well, an equinox happens twice every year and here in Las Vegas, that’s in the Autumn and the Spring. It’s basically a 24-hour period when the length of the day is equal to the length of the night. So, if you consider that concept for a moment metaphorically, you might see how it can represent your Creative Life!
Here, in the northern hemisphere the Autumnal Equinox marks the beginning of our Sun moving into the sign of Libra. Libra is represented by the scales and is all about balance. Even the symbol used to represent Libra is symbolic of the sun rising or setting on the horizon. When you consider your creative life today notice if there is a balance present. Are you giving your natural abilities as a creative being the time they need to really grow and strengthen and become a part of your more positive and abundant experience of life on a day to day basis? Could it be that your Creative Power is rising on the horizon of the world that is your life? If it did, how might that power influence your everyday experiences? How might it transform difficult relationships? How might it assist you in solving your greatest life challenges? What an exciting thought to think that this energy is rising inside of you right now!
You can think of your creative life as having two equal parts, both dark and light. This does not necessarily mean you have a dark side, like Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars. The dark could simply represent inner work and reflective time. Time spent searching inside your feelings and thoughts. The light could represent how you project yourself outward to the world around you. Are you dwelling too much in one realm or the other? They could even be flipped depending on the type of creator you are. Perhaps when you are “in the dark” you feel most powerful and creative. Maybe you are a late night creator who relishes the quiet alone time. That might be the world you truly thrive in. The day could be more of a representation of your busy reality, filled with noise and chaos. For a moment take a look into each side, the dark and the light, however it manifests itself for you in your life. How do you relate to these two ideas? Where is the balance between the two?
Now, try drawing those concepts out. Use a circle as a template. You are the circle, because it’s your world after all. Just like the earth drawn above. How are you when you are in your dark? How are you when you are in your light? How are you when you are expressing yourself with the intent of balance and peace, embracing both aspects of your self?
Here’s mine, just as an example:
First I drew three circles in a row. For me they came in a horizontal line. I felt drawn first to the right and the light. In this circle I drew how I want to express myself to the world. I want to be a guiding light and inspiration to others… my family, my friends, and my clients. These people and connections are represented by my creative flying hearts which are all around me, always rising higher and higher. Then I considered the left circle. Here was my dark side. In order to be that person on the right, I need my quiet time. I need time to meditate, to think, and to create for myself. I also need to feel queen of my world, hence the crown! My emblem on my crown is my flying heart, because it is always there in my purpose as I create, even for myself. Then I considered the circle in-between. When I am ideally present in both aspects of who I am, this is how I feel. I can love and embrace each one for they are one. This is me, as a whole creative being. Oh, and check out that Yin-Yang action! Happy accidents abound!
Now it’s your turn. Start with three circles of equal weight. As you create, think of balance. Think of the balance you want created in your life. Draw it as if it is already present. I would love to have you share your experience below in the comments.
… and Happy Autumnal Equinox!
Your Creativity Coach,
Bonnie Kelso is the creator of The ABCs of Conscious Creating. She uses energy healing and creating exercises to connect people to their higher “creative” selves. For more information about her services read about her ACCESS! program or to schedule a consultation please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you ready to vitalize your creative life?