Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, take a few moments to reflect on your own creativity:
- What messages did you receive about imagination and creativity as you were growing up? Was imagination valued or dismissed?
- How do you feel about your creativity today?
- Are there any types of creative expression that you avoid? Is there an area in which your creativity is blocked?
- How do you express creativity in your life? Areas where you express creativity might include movement and dance, writing, music, art, problem solving, generating ideas, woodworking, sewing, or gardening.
As you prepare to lead the group, honor the creativity that exists in each participant and allow your own sense of reverence, wonder, and awe to be present as you lead this session.