Fire is a fickle thing. It shows up for no reason. It can be a struggling flame in damp wood, a red smoldering under ashes, a good warming fire or a blaze out of control. I find that inspiration works the same way.
Some days there is nothing but a damp flicker and some days I don’t have enough hours in a day to fulfill the creative urge raging within.
You would think it would be a more controllable scenario, but to control fire you have to kill it or at least bank it to a level that is manageable, but that’s equal to holding yourself back from creativity.
If you don’t allow the fire to burn, you kill the creativity that is longing to be expressed.
It’s better to ride the wild blaze of inspiration when it comes and be grateful for it!
The Universe is a filled with chaotic blazing infernos. That is the enormous power of creation, constantly in flux, constantly evolving.
As with fires that happen by accident, we get struck by random ideas that can grow into great fires of inspired action. All they need is one small flame and something that catches it.
When that flame appears, it’s your task to respond to it and grow it into a blazing inspired roar.
If we don’t ride the wild blaze it will die and smolder under the dampness of our fear and indecision.
When you get a great idea go with it immediately. Don’t question the quality of it; don’t hesitate to take action. Follow the flame and it will lead you to something greater than your everyday mind.
Creativity, when allowed its full expression (even if it happens randomly) makes YOU larger than who you think you are. It reveals a glimpse of genius, of the greatest part of you, life itself.
How to manifest the idea is not for you to worry about. You take the first action, and then the next, and the next. By instinct the idea knows its end result and all you have to do is follow the cues, one at a time. Trust is something we have to learn along the way.
Most people ignore those inner flames when they come and they sit for years smoldering under the damp of everyday life, showing up like longing. Pay attention the next time you experience a deep sigh. What were you thinking about?
The other day I was struck by inspiration and I took immediate action. I created this video called Life’s Song Unfurling, a mixed media art journal spread.
Then I was inspired to work out an online course with the title Life’s Song. It is about incorporating memories into your art, and also create all the ephemera from scratch. The e-course will be available shortly and I will keep you posted.
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