Dear friend, have you ever said to yourself "I'd like to be an
artist, but I just don't think I have the talent", or "I'd
like to be creative, but I just don't have the motivation"? If this
is you, then read on. Now may be the time for you to be open to New Directions,
to embrace new energies.
Your Inner Voice
Before one decides to travel the path of the Artist, one must discern for themselves
whether it is the right time on the journey of life to do so. This may be difficult,
especially as we humans have been conditioned since childhood to listen only
to our minds. Using only the intellect to get through life ignores the value
of what our emotions tell us. This can cause unnecessary anxiety, and lead you
down paths where you find you are not where you wanted to be.
One must listen to one's heart, or go on gut feeling, or passion or inspiration
- they are all one and the same. This is the desire of your True Self. Your pre-cognitive
positive feelings are the guide. Post-cognition will say, "It can't be done!
It's too difficult" and "That's too risky!" Most of us will agree
with our logical mind and consequently our creativity is squashed. Horizons are
broadened, boundaries remain unpushed.
As an artist, you need to nurture this spark. Banish your 'buts' and instead
use your intellect to think about ways it could work. Who knows what directions
your spark might take you - certainly to a sense of fulfillment.
Once you have worked out that yes, you would like to be an Artist, your
next step is to affirm yourself and your vision by fixing your identity
as an Artist.
You need to spend some time each day utilising short, easy to remember positive
statements about yourself. These need to be spoken in the present tense. Given
time, these affirmations will alter your energies so that you can indeed be creative
and artistic. A simple statement such as "I am a good artist" or "I
am a creative person" is all that is needed. It doesn't even have to be
true. All that is required is that the statement become part of your subconscious
mind and that you focus positively on the statements. Thus you will alter your
Next, you need to project into the future. First think about what it is you really
want. If you don't know what it is that you want, then how can the universe provide
it for you? Second, relax deeply, and think about a situation where you are being
creative or artistic in the way you've chosen. Think about a number of different
scenarios, or versions of this. Next, focus on the feeling this creativity would
bring you. Make it as vivid and real as possible in a visceral way. Naturally
these emotions will be possible. If it feels flat, then perhaps your projection
is motivated by an ego desire rather than your intuitive self.
You need to do this projection for five minutes each day. Little and often is
the key. Be patient. Things can take time on the earth plane. Do not work out
all the steps of how you think you could get to being the artist you want to
be. The universe does not work this way. This is too thought-based and controlling,
and while you are using your willpower to become an artist, it is not for you
to dictate the steps on this process, merely to recognise them as they are presented
Dear reader, I hope this has given you some direction. Art is undervalued in
our left-brained society. Each of us has a seed of creativity within just waiting
for us to nurture it. You may also find that you will become more linked in to
your Higher Self when you are being creative - some people have 'knowings' or
'hunches' at these times. So if you fell excited at the prospect I have presented
to you, suspend your doubt and let these words act as your guide. Don't just
think you could be an Artist, instead know that you ARE an artist.
Yours in light and love,
Sharon Dravitzki [Taurus Rat] is a part-time support person working with people
with mental health problems, and a part-time artist.