Creativity-The Essence of Wellness

Last fall as we were creating a logo for our new business, Healing Unleashed®, the idea of “releasing the imprisoned splendor” (From Robert Browning’s beautiful poem, “Paracelsus”) came to me as I awakened one morning. There is indeed a light within us that is waiting to be released. This imprisoned splendor is our God-given, innate capacity to create.

TRUTH is within ourselves; it takes no rise

From outward things, whate’er you may believe.

There is an inmost centre in us all,

Where truth abides in fullness; and around,

Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,

This perfect, clear perception—which is truth.

A baffling and perverting carnal mesh

Binds it, and makes all error: and, to KNOW,

Rather consists in opening out a way

Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,

Than in effecting entry for a light

Supposed to be without

In our wellness programs we utilize a powerful online resource called the Wellness Inventory ( to bring awareness to where we are on the wellness continuum. What I love about this fabulous program is that when we are truly well, we have the desire to be more creative in our lives. Can you imagine what our world would be like if every one of us brought forth our own individual creative genius?

Creativity is a necessary expression of who we truly are at our core. People say, “Oh, I’m not creative.” But, this is so untrue. We all have some special way we create. Whether you are a housewife preparing meals for your family, a teenager writing an essay for class, an accountant working on a business plan with your client, or a landscape worker manicuring a lawn or garden, YOU are creative. Without this inner urge to create, life would be dull, boring and ultimately meaningless.

Go ahead, unleash your wellness by releasing your innate creative power. Write a poem, paint your room, sing a song, create a new recipe. Bring magic back into your life. Bring playfulness back into your work. Become like a little child and bring wonder, curiosity and radical amazement back into your life. You might find less fatigue and chronic pain, more energy and a renewed zest for life. Go ahead…I dare you!
Wanda Bedinghaus, MD

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