While the title of this post suggests otherwise, boosting our creative fem is actually not possible. Or perhaps, just not the way it's implied.
Let me explain.
As women, we are inherently creative. We are designed to create.
Our bodies are governed by cyclical, hormonal wisdom that mirrors the natural creative process.
The monthly development of an egg followed by pregnancy or the release of menstrual flow is often viewed as a creative process.
Women have tremendous power not only to generate new life, but to create, well, anything.
We may think of "creating" in terms of making a baby or launching a business, but it can mean anything from trying a new recipe, creative writing or even free flow movement.
Creativity is not a competitive struggle for existence; it's a cooperative dance and it's a constant emergence of innovation and renewal.
Much like the wisdom of our bodies, creativity needs nurturing, not control.
Today, I want to share with you 3 ways to nurture your creative fem.
Learn to rest
Stress is sabotage to our creativity.
Stress activates our primitive brain and shifts our body into automatic survival mode, ensuring that our most basic physiological mechanisms are in place to prepare us for our protection.
Our body will not waste vital energy on "creating" when our safety is at stake.
If we want to nurture our creative fem, doing more, giving more and feeling stressed is the only sure way to disconnect her.
Stress not only prevents us from being able to properly nourish our bodies, but it steels us away from our most creative capacity.
When we give our primitive brain a chance to rest, only then can we operate from our most potent form of creativity.
Embrace feminine energy
Countries that engage more feminine energy are proven to be healthier, happier, and wealthier.
Social psychologist Geert Hofstede says Sweden is the most feminine country in the world according to his theory of cultural dimensions, and it's because of Sweden's feminine approach to society.
Geert Hofstede says masculinity represents a preference in society for achievement, heroism, assertiveness and material rewards for success.
A purely masculine approach is one where we power through our day, work long hours, sleep less, and exercise vigorously.
Femininity represents a preference in society for cooperation, modesty, nurturing care and quality of life. A feminine approach holds the space for projects to develop at their natural pace, collaborates with others, strengthens community and embraces the process of creation.
Which of these two energies takes the lead in your life?
While we all have influences of both the masculine and feminine energies, when it comes to creativity, feminine energy is the secret sauce.
Engage with creative company
Engaging with creative company tunes our own creativity.
According to author and professor Vera John-Steiner, the best ideas are birthed during an exchange with trusted friends, colleagues or creatives. She says “Social interactions are crucial and they provide a non-judgmental ear for emerging ideas.”
For innovators and creators, sharing and interacting is the only way to get by.
Interact with other creatives who can fill your blind spots and help you expand your own creative capacities.
Embrace thinkers who see this creative world differently than you do.
Much love and lady flow care,
Elaine Clark, nutritionist, writer, women's health pioneer, and founder of LADYFLOW. Elaine is creating a movement of women living in sync with their hormonal wisdom and creativity. Elaine works with health conscious women to feel at home in their body and awaken to their creative potential. She offers a variety of tools to support women with her workshop offerings, retreats, and wellness products.