Hello My Beauty,
I’m in the middle of experiencing a new kind of creative process — writing a book proposal, while at the same time, doing a deep dive into my re-discovered passion of working with pastel chalks and being the outlet for these amazing goddesses that are sharing all kinds of wisdom, joy, love, and, yes, what it means to get out of my own way and allow Creativity, with a Capital C, in.
The really fun part is how the essence of the image comes into shape with each stroke of color, each smear of my finger across the page. The same can be said as my fingers type out this message to you — something from nothing is a pretty magical experience.
AND this is something we all do.
Don’t believe me? Think of love. How one day you may not know this person, this puppy, this scrumptious Earl Grey latte, and the next, bippity boppity boop! you’re in love. It’s magical, right?
The idea for me is to allow this magic — the magic of love, of life — to flow from within me outward AND to flow outward within me.
By expressing myself, my love of life, through my drawings and writings, I’m pouring the essence of me onto the page, and yet, at the same time, the creative process is pouring the essence of its creative energy (with a capital C) into me, filling me up with light and love and that something that is the intangible made tangible.
By steeping in the process of being open to what it means to be a Creative — to BE creative — I’ve become more open hearted, more willing to see with new eyes, more willing to believe in magic and then more able, with intention and attention and focus, to tap into that intangible something with greater ease and delight.
If you’ve been following my work lately, you know joy is one of my foundational guides in my everyday, just like gratitude and love. And I’ve re-discovered that there is SO much joy to tap into when you allow yourself to do something you love.
The really, really cool part about doing something you love, is that it doesn’t matter what it is, or how you do it, what matters is the fact that you’re loving yourself enough to give yourself the gift of time and the space to cultivate and nurture that spark of Creativity, that spark of joy, and through loving yourself all the more, breathing life into it.
This to me is the Divine, the precious, the magical. This is me — this is you — finding my/your heart and rooting deeper into love.
Life is an ever unfolding adventure. Why not invite in as much joy and love and creativity you can into your every day?
I promise you, you won’t regret it, and you might even have fun. Play is a huge component of creativity with a Capital C.
So, here’s to you taking some time today to play and in the doing so, feel more deeply rooted in the essence of you — LOVE.