Creativity and abundance are closely linked. We often are afraid to pursue our dreams because we lack a sense of abundance.
Creativity And Abundance
In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron talks about the need to have an attitude of abundance towards our creativity. Without this, our art (whatever form it might take) is stifled and killed.
Often parents will indulge children who want to pursue arts, craft, music, writing up to a point. And then they’ll attempt to push them in the direction of more ‘secure’ and ‘stable’ professions. I remember wanting to study literature when I finished school. My parents asked me what I would do with a degree in literature. Would I become I teacher? That’s something I didn’t want to become back then, so I was steered towards a Commerce degree. I’m not blaming anyone, but abundance was not in evidence in my decision.
.. you were probably steered benignly away from things at school when you were a kid, things you liked, on the grounds that you would never get a job doing that. “Don’t do music, you’re not going to be a musician; don’t do art, you won’t be an artist.” Benign advice — now, profoundly mistaken.– Ken Robinson
And even if we’re given the freedom or have the means to pursue our art, we often don’t believe enough in our creativity. Our inner critic starts to tell us that we’re not good enough. We offer excuses – a mortgage, an education loan, providing stability to our family….
We cling to our financial concerns as a way to avoid not only our art, our dreams, but our spiritual growth. “I have to keep a roof over my head,” we state, “no one is going to pay me to be more creative.”Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
Creativity Is An Act of Faith And Love
If we believe in God or some source that created the Universe, then we must believe that creativity is the natural order of life. The Universe is full of examples of abundance. What is life but creative energy? Our creative desires stem from our Creator and the closer we move towards our creativity, the closer we move towards our divinity.
Creativity is doing what we love. And loving is an act of faith. It was Wayne Dyer who said, “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of abundance in your life. ”
Today, let’s promise ourselves to think about our creativity as being endless, boundless. Let’s start digging deep into the well of abundant creativity within us waiting to be explored.