Creativity is a stimulant to intuition. Creative people often describe the source of their creativity as inspiration. Highly intuitive individuals will often describe their source of insight as inspiration. Stimulating your creativity is one way to develop your inspiration and intuitive abilities; therefore, receiving more messages about your healing from your inner well of wisdom.

For example, if you enjoy painting, you may find your painting becomes a source of understanding about the root of your illness or give you clues about what you need for ultimate healing. You might find yourself painting the same tree in the background of most of your images, only discover the real life tree has medicinal qualities beneficial for your illness. Or you may find a deep emotional trauma lies at the core of your emotional and physical pain. Painting itself might help you identify and even release the trauma, freeing your emotions, mind and body to experience more physical freedom.

A colleague of mine, Ahna Cleveland, discovered her best healing modality and her life work by engaging her creativity. As she joyfully creates, she frees her body from pain and creates wellness. Her creative process is writing. When her emotions become intense, whether happiness, anger, joy, or sorrow, she writes. As she writes, her awareness transforms the feelings into an opening of profound spiritual revelation. If she shares her writing with others, she has noticed a doorway of creation seems to open up so that her desires and the desires of the listener manifest very quickly. The process has been so significant, she now shares the process itself with others. Discover more about Ahna at

I asked her how her body responds to her writing. After reflecting for a moment, she said, “Physically, my life becomes effortless. Energy is flowing through me freely. Stuckness and pain vanish.” She then quoted one of her writings. “I give into my joy.”

Like Ahna, as your intuition develops, you will better recognize your spiritual gifts are and understand how to use them. Spiritual gifts often live very close to your natural talents, and sometimes you are suffering because you are not expressing or using your gifts. The life force energy inside you becomes suppressed and emerges in physical challenges.

If the expression of your gifts seem outside your daily routine, you may not be using them simply because they are not yet a habit or part of your thoughts. By stretching yourself through creativity, you get outside your self-made box, and touch new ways of experiencing life. It might take a little courage, but following those impulses can increase your healing, and especially your ability to experience less pain.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to prime the creativity pump to your intuitive insights:

• Do you currently have a creative outlet that you find allows you many minutes or hours free from pain or at least experiencing less pain, or more joy for life?
• If yes, what kind of therapeutic value do you experience from that expression?
• If yes, how often do you allow yourself to be in that creative expression?
• If you don’t, what kind of creative expression would interest you?
• If you allowed yourself to spend more time in creative expression, what would you be doing and with what frequency?

If you have always wanted to take a dance class, now is the time to do it. If you have always thought you would enjoy making pottery, get started. If you have been intrigued by the healing arts, such as Reiki, sound medicine, or dance therapy, as examples, go for it. Creativity might best be expressed through gardening, fishing, cooking or any number of activities that genuinely inspire you. Your natural impulses, often buried behind practical considerations or fear of the unknown, are frequently guiding lights to what will help you heal and ultimately enjoy life.

Once you begin following those impulses, not only will the healing journey be more satisfying, but you are also likely to discover more about your purpose here on earth. As you pursue your talents, you will be in greater communion with Spirit flowing through you—your natural access to intuitive insights.

Author's Bio: 

Misa Hopkins is the author of the best-selling book, “The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything,” named the first-aid handbook for the new 21st Century consciousness. Hopkins is an astute observer of human motivation and potential. Her observations about the healing progress of her clients and her own miraculous healings led her to ground-breaking conclusions about why people remain ill. In her writing and workshops, she provides insights about breaking through barriers to wellness. You can ready more of her work a