Creativity is the making of a life and a world. It may require the courage to experiment, to stand against society, and to be eccentric in developing your own style of personality and life. You may have to learn to live the symbolic life: Those things that speak to the soul may or may not make sense to the practical world. Living creatively, you don’t constantly manufacture a future; you grow the life that is present. You go forward from exactly where you are in your thoughts, feelings, and fantasies to a place you have never known. Your soul is awake, and you have some spark of divinity in you……Thomas Moore
resurrection is a rekindling of life as the ultimate creative act…..what does it really mean to be true to oneself? probably not so dramatic, yet brave in its ordinary awakening, in each moment we walk through our day, step by step with amazement…..
Allow into your art and creative space these 7 gifts that come from working from your inner world:
-The courage to sit and wait.
-The curiosity to open closed doors and explore what is behind them.
-The ability to listen to yourself.
-An appreciation for the experience of all life.
-A respect for the power of your imagination.
-The compassion to try to embrace all things with unconditional acceptance.
-And an awe for the path of knowing.
The artist teaches us to behold- to hold being, to hold being in respect, even in reverence, to hold being as something sacred, as something alive and imbued with Spirit’s intentions and love. To hold being up- all of it, the joy and the sorrow, the beauty and the ugly- so that others might behold it first. And act next. It takes a big heart and courage to see the big picture and learn about it and study it and grow into the largeness of being. Anais Nin once said: ‘We write to taste life twice.’ I agree. I think we write to taste life twice, and we paint and dance and sing and compose and do all art to taste life twice. This opportunity to taste life is an invitation to go deeper, to miss nothing, to tell others, to experience the joy a second time in the telling and in handing on the depth and the mystery of life. When we behold, we become so struck by what is that we want to share. We call that sharing ‘art.’…….Matthew Fox