Brenda says… The possibilities are endless when you let go of what you wanted to be, hoped to be and even what you have been working to be. When we engage in the letting go, God has the opportunity to take us to new and amazing places using gifts we have barely even uncovered.
Now, it won’t look anything like we imagined, but it will be amazing and better than anything we ever thought possible.
Human nature conditions us to exercise caution, not to leap but look first, to hold on tightly to what we have. But what if what God has for us requires us to let go of our hurt and hangups with reckless abandon?
What if the amazing thing God has for us requires us to leap first and ask questions later, a true leadership of faith?
What if the incredible thing Gods has for us requires us to let go of those things we think of as ours , because what will be requires all of us?
What if that glorious thing Good has for us requires us to let go of or dreams, goals and personal agenda?
Are you ready to move into the new thing God has for you? Have you counted the cost? It will be high , but the reward will be great!!!
So this morning was my second day of writing my morning pages. Once again my hand was asleep by the end of page one, but stream of thought was so rich I pressed through to discover what was really in my brain.
Brenda sent me some thoughts on the introduction which I will share shortly. I wanted to share the things that jumped out at me as I read the introduction to my artistic reboot.
“I myself believe creativity is a spiritual path.” Julia cameron
“Most working artists never retire.” Julia Cameron
“No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, your keeping the man-child alive.” John Cassavetes
Basic Principles for creative recovery:
Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy- pure creative energy.
There is an underlying, indwelling creative force infusing all of life- including ourselves.
When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the Creator’s creativity within us and our lives.
We are ourselves creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves
Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God
The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.
When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: Good Orderly Direction.
As we open our creative channel to the Creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.
It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.
Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a Divine source.- Julia Cameron