My ideas are worth exploring
and my creative acts are sacred,
worthwhile and valuable.
I answer the call to create,
without feeling, I am taking anything away
from something or someone.
I know that I have something to say and create
that is only mine to express,
and so it is original.
I surrender the idea that my works of art
must be pretty, good or saleable,
and let them be what they want to be.
I consider the practice of creativity
equal to other practices like prayer or meditation
or exercise and I make time for it.
I share my creations only
when I feel supported to do so,
not needing or seeking acknowledgement from others.
I release myself from the need
to feel inspired before I begin, trusting
that everything I need to create will be provided.
I allow myself to release
the critic and perfectionist, with love
and invite the muse to come to my side.
I accept the healing energy that comes
from my creative acts, I remind myself that
it is OK, to not know, what I am doing,
Creativity is a journey,
and I honor that journey with my time,
my resources and my heart.
I am gentle with myself
when I haven’t taken the time to create,
~ I will begin again.
I give myself permission to be messy, loud,
irreverent at times, and at others
to be quiet, orderly, mindful and to feel blessed.
I feel worthy of the title, Artist,
just because I create,
regardless of what I create, or what the outcome is.
I am free to think my own thoughts,
to have my own visions
I also gather nourishment from those around me.
I feel that my life is a great adventure
always looking for my YES,
that is my own journey holds the makings of personal legend!
I believe in intentional creativity;
that the love I put into my work
goes out as a blessing toward my intention.
I am a creative being, not a creative doing,
and sometimes being creative is allowing myself
to ‘do nothing’ except the act of dreaming.
I believe that every bone in my body
is a creative bone
that my life is a miracle in process
and that I am a creative being.
AMEN and YAHOO!!
What about you?
What’s your creative being creed?
What came up for you in reading this?
Pause a while and ponder….
To write your own consider these inquiries….
What are you no longer willing to pretend or hide?
What part of you wants self expression at this time in your life?
What parts of you have you cut off that you are reclaiming?
Are you honoring yourself as a creative being?
Just start writing with your own claiming of your creative beingness.