The Need to Create – The Human Condition

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Today is Mother’s Day.  To me, being a Mother is one of the most important and difficult jobs in our society.  It comes so naturally that sometimes it is taking for granted.  It is a magical and beauty thing to be a Mother, where those whom aren’t Mothers yet may feel incomplete in not having children and fulfilling their “God giving role”.   I grew up Catholic and was taught that the primary role of Women was to procreate (Archaic yes, but this was what was ingrained in my brain subconsciously).  Hence the inadvertent fear of time I have now as I am childless and feel incomplete (and surprisingly it took me a couple of years to realize that this was the unconscious trigger affecting my happiness in life).  As a caretaker, it’s natural to want to help and take care of others (sometimes to your own detriment) as it’s part of the Mother archetype.  When we don’t have children to take care of, we supplement that void with taking care of our parents, patients, family, friends like our surrogate children.  By doing this we artificially fill the childless void, yet that becomes a metaphysical block in manifesting children for ourselves, or caring for ourselves.

So then how do we healthily address this subconscious thought of feeling incomplete (which can be felt by Mothers, want-to-be Mothers, and never-were Mothers)?  The key is creation.  Creation doesn’t have to mean the biblical sense of procreation.  It is the act of creating something tangible that reflects you mind/personality/talent/self.  This can be thought (journaling or conversation), physical movement (dance or exercise), visual art, or any kind of crafting project.  As humans we need to create.  It’s giving birth to an idea/thought/project and following through with it.  We create to express a part of ourselves.

Early this week I coined the term “creatively frustrated” in one of my conversations.  This statement completes explains my mood for the past months.  As a person whom loves art and hasn’t acted in it for a while, you feel stuck.  Like you’ve lost a part of yourself.  And the best way to gain that part back is to be creative.  If you feel stuck in life you need movement (similar to Asian Medicine where stuck energy creates qi stagnation which leads to anger, frustration, digestive issues, menstrual issues, and low energy).  If your creative energy is stuck you feel detached from yourself and humanity, and as a women you energetically disconnect from your identity as a women because you aren’t creating (a contributing factor to women’s health issues).  Creation creates movement – which improves the flow of energy in the aspects of your mind and body’s health.  When you evoke and activate this creative energy then other things in your life start to move and those blocks you use to have start to disintegrate (the law of attraction – emanate creation and attract opportunities and growth in your life).

This Mother’s Day celebrate and give gratitude to the beautiful things, and people, in your life.  If you are feeling stuck, incomplete, or undervalued than evoke your natural creative energy to make something you love.  You are beautiful, you are strong.  You are created out of love hence you will create things out of love in beautiful balance.  That is the human condition.


About healthyhappynaturopathy

I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor working in Newmarket and Maple, Ontario I am an advocate of individualized and specialized medicine, about treating individuals as a whole, and evoking our own healing properties. To me, being happy is being healthy, and health flourishes with a positive mindset.
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