THE JOY OF EXPRESSING ONES CREATIVE SELF
I love it! Creativity is expressed in numerous ways, too numerous to mention, is what makes life so interesting. I remember thinking when I first showed my work publicly, which was many years ago, thinking, right; all the world needs now is another artist Then I sold my first painting, second, third, and have now been selling my art for many years. I soon realized the world does need more artists, singers, poets, writers, musicians, in all creative arts because for every artist style of expression there is someone who will connect with their work. As they say in the World of Art, it is all in the eyes of the beholder. That is what makes the world of art so exciting.
We are all creative beings. We are constantly creating our world whether it is negative or positive. Everywhere we look, everything we use came from a creative thought. THOUGHT IS CREATIVE. The chair you are sitting on was first a thought; the computer I am using, a thought; man travelling to the moon, a thought in someone's mind long before it came into existence.
Look around the room. What do you see? A lamp, table, clock, candles, your dwelling - all came from a creative thought. We are constantly using this creative energy, some to a greater extent than others, but nevertheless, we use it on a daily basis in our lives. It flows through all of us.
This creative energy is manifested in thousands, millions of different ways; as many ways as there are minds inhabiting this planet. It can be used by an individual in a hurtful against others or against oneself or for good and the betterment of mankind. It is our choice how we use it. Regardless, this creative energy is there for all to use, to explore and to express through our individual selves. No one has more or less than another. It is the same for everyone.
Some individuals have opened themselves more to this energy than others. These are the great geniuses of the world; the visionaries who have dared to trust their dreams and intuition, entrusting the world with the gifts of their labors. Others work very hard at stifling the flow of this creative energy by not fully expressing their gifts and talents and, in the process, withhold their love and uniqueness from others and the world.
To be all you can be is truly an act of forgiveness - forgiving a parent, sibling, teacher, or anyone who made you feel unworthy; or what you had to say wasn't important or how you expressed yourself wasn't good enough. These impressions and beliefs, instilled from a young age, can cause a person to make some very profound decisions about who they are and, as a result, (unconsciously) hold themselves back from expressing themselves more fully.
As artists, if we find we are holding back from truly expressing our gifts, we need to take a journey inward and ask ourselves some questions. Is there possibly any deep hurt, anger, guilt or fear that we may be harboring towards ourselves or others? If so, release them, let them go. Get help, if you need to, but do not keep them bottled up inside. Sometimes, it feels fearful revisiting old hurts or fears but by taking ownership, acknowledging them, and responsibly feeling them they will no longer have the negative power over you they once had. This pertains to anyone who would like to experience more abundantly this wonderful, joyful, creative force and feel more fully alive.
Love and Blessings,