Many people have never had the opportunity to activate that creative self. For others, it’s been a very long time since they’ve been in touch with their inner artists. Perhaps a sibling, or classmate, or maybe even a teacher or parent, gave you negative feedback on something you’d drawn, or colored, or painted when you were very young. And suddenly you decided to shut down an entire side of your being. You may have said – perhaps subconsciously – I’m never going to paint, or draw, or color again. And so you closed off a very important part of yourself.
Some others may have been very artistic and creative when you were younger – but then you “found out” that you couldn’t make a living at it, and you stopped creating. You let life, and work, and concerns get in your way. You stopped finding time for something that gave you so much joy.