Adult coloring books are all the rage. They are relaxing and enjoyable, either individually or as a group. But have you ever considered how coloring might be a kind of spiritual practice? What? Doodling as a way to pray?
I have long been on a mission to help folks claim their own “spirituality style.” Each of us gravitate towards connecting with God in different ways. Some of us love to participate in worship through congregational singing, others would rather be amidst ferns and trees on a woodsy path. Some of us spend hours in silent meditation and prayer, others of us thrive in group discussions, or when baking or cooking. Some of us read and ponder, others of us thrive in the midst of color and design with artistic tools.
All of these spirituality preferences grow out of an inner yearning to relate to God in the way that feels most comfortable, in ways that make us feel most alive. And all of these ways reflect our own personal style of creativity, our inspiration DNA, if you will.
“Me? Creative?” I am often alarmed at the dozens of people who tell me they are not creative. Wait, couldn’t that be offensive to God? Continue reading