From Stevie Wonder albums to Rilke poems, we’re loving these simple, brilliant ways for nurturing our inner creatives on the daily.
– KEYS SOULCARE
From the words we speak to the relationships we build to the acts and energy we choose to put out into the world, we’re all constantly creating something.
How do we make the most of our innate creativity? How do we honor it and keep it growing in the ways that serve our highest, most inspired selves?
THIS is one of our all-time favorite, never-quite-finished soulcare convos.
Alicia sat down with Bustle to talk about the objects, ins, and outs of her own writing process. We thought it would be nice to update and share a list of our team’s current faves for building a creative corner and ritual of your own.
Find Your Focal Point
Here at team soulcare we love (love, love!) a crystal. “If I’m looking for clarity, I like clear crystals. If I’m looking for something a little more heart opening, I like the rose ones. If I’m looking for strength, I like the darker quartzes,” says Alicia.
Choose a Quiet Space
A sunny window. A corner of your bedroom covered in images that speak to your present dreams or future goals. Any space (no matter how small) that stays (relatively) undisturbed, or where you can pop down onto a cushion is just great.
Vibe on Words of Wisdom
“My friend passed me along this book [Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke] and it’s small, skinny, unintimidating, and has all the jewels in it,” says Alicia. Save the novels for your nightstand — quotes, verses, or inspiring work that you can pick up and put down are wonderful for helping you get into the right headspace.
Groove to Your Inner Visions
Stevie Wonder (for “pulling me out of a funk”), Leikeli47 (for “total outrageous energy [that makes me] feel like I can do anything”), and John Coltrane (to “put me in that bluesy space”) are Alicia’s go-to’s.
Get Into Your Body
Ever notice how some of your best ideas pop up in the shower or when you’re juuuust about to fall asleep? That’s not a coincidence. Relaxing your body gives your mind permission to do its best work. Alicia’s pick for doing just that? These Mama Medicine ritual bath kits, officially launching online this holiday. Don’t have time for a bath? A few deep breaths of an uplifting, clarity-boosting scent (like lemon, spearmint, or clary sage) with closed eyes can help set the mood.
What rituals are fueling your creativity lately? Let us know in the comments.