As a longtime writer, sometimes I forget to say this, but it needs to be said: your creativity is sacred.
It contributes more than you know–to you, the people around you, and the world at large.
We sometimes have the idea that the arts are frivolous. They aren’t food, shelter, or money, so they should come after “survival needs.”
Yes, survival needs are important. But, are you underestimating the importance of your spirit?
Are you moving, only half-alive, from the morning rush of making lunches and drop-offs and getting to work… trying to check off your “to do” list like an automaton… catching moments of not-very-satisfying relief when you browse social media or surf the web… only to return home to dinner and chores and maybe a short respite of TV or the web before you drop into bed, exhausted?
I say to you, you need more. We all need more.
When you do your creative work, you feed the flame inside you–and that spreads out to every aspect of your life. (The reverse is true–when you don’t do your work, you smother the living spirit inside you–and that has terrible effects. How many times have you been irritable or depressed because you didn’t do your creative work that day? How do you think that affects your marriage, your kids, your moneymaking work?)
Your work can change you–and it can change the world. Truly. You have no idea how it will change someone else’s life. (The cynic in you might say, “No one will ever see it,” but that is not the truth–only your habit of discouragement and fear.) Let your creativity out, trusting that it makes a difference. Trusting that it is important.
You are sacred. Your creativity is sacred. Give it as a gift to the world.
P.S. If you’re having trouble finding the time, space, energy, or inspiration to do your creative work, let’s talk.
I’ve put together a program designed to help you do your true creative work. You’ll get out of the “automaton” mode, feel the sacredness of your work, and DO your work.
And, when you become the person who does her (his) true creative work, you also shift your fundamental energy so that you can make a major career leaps–whether that means making more money from your creativity or doing the deep, inspired, TRUE work that finally gets you seen and recognized.
This is a high-level program for ambitious creative people who are ready for big results. If that’s you, email me and let’s talk.