Creating isn’t the same as art-making. Creating is the process of transcending or releasing the elements of resistance that block us from speaking, writing, making, or doing whatever would naturally express itself through us in the absence of artificial obstruction. Whenever we embrace and execute the ideas and impulses that resonate with us, we are creating.
The process of creating reveals to us the secrets of our own soul.
Many have failed to discover the wellsprings of life within themselves, however, because they were convinced nobody wanted to hear what they had to say.
Is creating worth the time when we don’t even have a following?
Even if the world doesn’t want what we have to offer, we still need to creatively express ourselves in order to evolve.
The prolonged suppression of the heart’s creative impulses inevitably results in dis-ease at one level or another. More cases of sickness and stress than what is typically supposed, is the result of denying safe passageways to the life-giving energies of the soul.
We are conditioned by consumer culture to cease creative efforts which have no apparent market value. Once a person is past the age of having a “realistic” chance of becoming a professional pianist, for instance, he may well be advised to channel his energy along more productive and profitable lines, leaving creative endeavors behind for those who have hopes of making a career of it.
There is a side to creativity, however, which has nothing to do with markets, products, and revenue projections.
Creation IS evolution
Creativity is spiritual practice.
Having been made in the image and likeness of God, we were all brought forth with the express purpose of being creators. The willingness to form ideas and move them towards manifestation is what makes us god-like.
To create is to evolve. On the other side of every creative journey stands the person we’re meant to become.
When we hesitate to take the risk of creativity, we risk missing the discovery of our own divinity.
Creativity is who you are. Let nothing keep you separate from experiencing the joy of that for yourself.
Do what you came here to do so you can see how beautiful you were meant to be.