Archive for March 11th, 2009

March 11, 2009

Basic Principles

  1. Creativity is the natural order of life.  Life is energy: pure creative energy.
  2. There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life-including ourselves.
  3. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator’s creativity within us and our lives.
  4. We are, ourselves, creations.  And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.
  5. Creative is God’s gift to us.  Using our creativity is our gift back to God.
  6. The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.
  7. When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: good orderly direction.
  8. As we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.
  9. It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.
  10. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source.  As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity.

-Julia Cameron

March 11, 2009

The artist within.

I have done everything in my power to silence the writer within me. If I think of her as a separate entity, then she is in there tugging at my heart, begging me to acknowledge her. She is helpless to do anything without my fingers. Imagine if it’s as simple as just allowing the energy bubbling inside of me to flow through my fingers! Instead of allowing the writer within me flourish, I have stifled her, suffocated her, throttled and gagged her. I have smothered her in an attempt to silence her cries for creative freedom. But luckily for me, she is stronger than I am. Her will to succeed is more powerful that my subconscious desire to sabotage myself.

March 11, 2009

Determined.

There won’t be any shiny glittery posts here.  I am seriously dedicating this blog to developing my craft.  I have purchased many journals and many overpriced pens.  I cannot tell you where they are, but I can tell you that the pages are blank and the pens were probably stolen.  So I am hoping that my desire to write and my addiction to the internet will be a happy marriage.  I am equipped with all of the writing books that I have purchased over the years.  I have scraped the sticky dusty goo off them, and they are good as new!  I admire those who have taken their passion, nurtured it, and turned it into something bigger than they could have ever dreamed of.  And I even have the sob story to go with my success story!  Can’t let it all be in vain.

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