“The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.” Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
There are many ways we are compensated for our time and efforts and cold hard cash is only a small part of the compensation. In fact, monetary compensation always comes last. This is not an easy concept to grasp when the bills need to be paid. But how do we merge our creativity with our need for basic necessities when most art forms go mostly dismally rewarded?
For instance, an artist or writer, following their dreams and feeling the joy at being able to create, are often ridiculed and told to “get a real job”. This is conditioning that goes back to the beginning of time. Creative pursuits are not seen as “work” and the person is judged as being “lazy” or “not wanting to work”. Or even that they are unintelligent and uneducated. The truth is, and studies have proven, that children who pursue music and/or the arts, who are allowed to thrive in expressing themselves creatively, have higher test scores and grades than children who are denied from participating in such endeavors.
Our human minds are born free from Ego and our Souls are born in the Divine flow of creation, which represents all of us. We are Universal under the Grand Creator (whoever or whatever one may call it), are we not? We are infinitely creative Beings, in constant creation of our lives, situations, changes, trials and tribulations. We create it all. We are the All. So doesn’t it stand to reason that a child, a young Human Being, be allowed to express fully all that lies within?
To deny our youth, and our adult self, this most natural process stifles the Soul’s process of evolving. Do not deny your child or any child the arts. It will carry over into their adulthood and it will directly affect the way they treat others and view the world around them in a most negative and judgmental way.
Creativity is a mystical union of balance, abundance and primal light.
What of the person who follows their dreams at being a writer or some other type of artist? It takes action to create the reality. Many may speak of writing a book “some day” or painting enough canvasses to” one day” exhibit in a museum or gallery, but it takes perseverance. I often quote something that Jerry Jenkins once said: “Writers write. Dreamers talk about it.”
You can talk something to its death. If one is only ever speaking about what they will do but never do the work necessary to make their dream a reality, then they give away their fire. Meaning, they steal the life force energy out of a thing to the point that they drain their dream before they ever give themselves a chance to live it.
This can be due to early conditioning that pursuing the arts as a career will not be profitable. Therefore a person may give up on their dream and pursue more practical occupations. They reduce their dream to a hobby or perhaps not ever pursue it even in leisure time. Talking about it, and not working for it, kills the dream and stalls the spiritual growth.
The balance to being a Creative can be found in expression of the full heart of your Soul and disciplining oneself to the work necessary to accomplish professional goals.
The result is being profitable in all ways.