Dropping into the Feeling Experience of Play in Our Creative Journal
Play is crucial to the development of our creativity, health, and happiness (as well as many other benefits). It may be one of the higher expressions of humanity. It is more a feeling of an experience than the experience itself. Today, let's play with some color and see if we can get to that playful feeling space.
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I feel free when I am playing.
It is my intention to __________
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Play is one of those experiences that is hard to define but we “know” it and recognize it by the way it makes us feel.
If we are over the age of 12 we may have decided that play is for children and not what we need for our journey into becoming an adult. We may have to schedule our play because of conditioning that tells us “productivity” is more important or valued than play. The truth is that play is crucial to the development of our creativity, health and happiness (as well as many other benefits). It may be one of the higher expressions of humanity. It is more a feeling of an experience than the experience itself. Let's play with some color and see if we can get to that playful feeling space.
Ready today's affirmation out loud with purpose and intent:
Play is essential to my growth and well-being.
If you have a creative ritual begin with that.
Bring yourself into alignment with your space by taking a few long, slow breaths. Focus on the air as it comes into your body and follow it as it flows out of your body. Now move your attention to your heart, taking a few breaths into your heart and opening it to the creative experience. When you feel ready…
Choose some playful colors in whatever medium you have available. Don't think, just pick one color. As you can see I wrote a Spring stream of consciousness with a magic marker before I laid my colors. I like the text showing through in bits. Using your chosen color make a repeated pattern using that color:
Color number 2: use a different pattern and go over the first color.
Repeat this process using each of the five colors.
Do not overthink the process.
Remember, you are just playing.
Playing is a wonderful, human form of expression.
Today I am grateful for these playful experiences
Please take a moment to pause and reflect on how playful expression “plays out” in your reality in the Activity Feed. What activities do you do that feel the most playful?