Have you always craved ‘more’? The secret to using creativity as a tool for holistic wellness.

art freedom quote by artist desiree east

It seems as human beings, we are always craving something more in our lives. Even if we had everything that we could ever need on a basic level (love, belonging, and safety), there is always that *something more* that we deeply crave. Where does that craving come from?

On a holistic level, it might just mean you might need to give a little attention to the thing that you are craving.

I asked some of my peeps what they craved the most in life, and this is what they had to share…

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESPONSES:
IN ONE WORD WHAT DO YOU CRAVE THE MOST IN LIFE?

I also asked the same question to my fellow B-Schoolers in our private Facebook group – that post blew up, with an unexpected surprise of 200+ responses. This is a HOT topic, people!

Not surprisingly, some of the top responses included:

FREEDOM

PEACE

HAPPINESS

LOVE

SUCCESS

CONNECTION

PASSION

FULFILLMENT

I totally get it. And I crave all of these things, too.

The common thread in some of the things we crave In life, have nothing really to do with material wealth. In fact, I think about this all the time. For example, all of my basic needs are met, yet, because I’ve been crazy busy with the usual work-life-day-to-day-grind, I still have a maddening craving for FREEDOM.

If you know me well, my TOP THREE go-to’s to create this sense of freedom are:

1. Surfing

2. Dancing

3. Art-making

These are the personal tools that I use to as free tickets on the freedom train. And not only in the sense of simply being ‘free’, but for holistic wellness, as well.

 

LIFE IN ITSELF IS AN EMPTY CANVAS; IT BECOMES WHATSOEVER YOU PAINT ON IT. YOU CAN PAINT MISERY, YOU CAN PAINT BLISS. THIS FREEDOM IS YOUR GLORY.

- OSHO

 

As you probably already know, I’m a huge advocate for using creativity as a tool for creating a sense of peace, balance, meditation, and inspiration when you are feeling ‘stuck’. I had this discussion at great length with my *A-List Dreamers* during my VISION BOARD DREAMS Pre-Party launch (if you missed the party just CLICK HERE to view the replay – you’ll absolutely love it!).

We talked about tapping into our heart’s truest desires – the things that we crave the most in life. These beautiful things can be obtained as soon as we allow ourselves to be OPEN to the possibilities and start EMBODYING and ALIGNING ourselves with those things we want in a purposeful way.

Whew!

As an artist, I’m a huge proponent of looking at your life as a reflection of a blank canvas. You could paint whatever you want and purposefully use your creativity as a tool to create the landscape you’ve always dreamed of. It just takes a little bit of practice and a little bit of faith.

The best part, is that you don’t have to be a trained artist to be an artist of your life — because, guess what? — YOU have a birthright to creative expression. And feeding your creativity on a regular basis will give your soul a voice for freedom of expression and feed that craving for FREEDOM, PEACE, HAPPINESS or [fill-in-the-blank] on a soulful level.

How beautiful is that?

I’D LIKE TO KNOW: WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU CRAVE THE MOST IN LIFE AND WHAT IS YOUR SECRET FOR EMBODYING THAT ONE THING YOUR HEART TRULY DESIRES? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW DOES IT FIT IN YOUR LIFE AS A HOLISTIC PRACTICE? PLEASE SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

cheers_xo-desi

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P.S. Big LOVE and huge THANKS to my gal pals, Jody and Ashley for inviting me to be part of their blog series: Feel Something More. I met Jody and Ashley at the Holistic MBA/Transformational Coaching Method Trainining in San Diego last Fall, and it was such a delight to be surrounded by inspiring holistic coaches, such as these two. Next up on J+A’s blog tour is Audrey Holst, talking about “The Biggest Secret Your Parents Never Told You”. Stay tuned!