Tapped in to my creativity in Peru! Just look at what I created in an Andean knitting workshop! My creative force awakening!

Creative Force- Begging to Emerge! MKE Week 17

Is Your Creative Force Flow Slow?

The flow of creation inspiration courses through each and every being, yet as humans we tend to trample this flame that is our creative force. We are busy with chores, deadlines, errands. We answer our deepest yearnings with sentiments such as, “When I have time…”, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” or “I can’t even draw a stick figure”. Trust me; I hear sentiments like this on a daily basis from visitors to my art gallery.

What’s Really Happening Here?

I believe there is a hidden truth in sentiments such as these, not unlike the challenges we tend to face when asked who we are. How many times have we each answered this question with our occupation rather that who we ARE? It’s tough to answer when so overcome with tasks that become our identity- or so we think.

Years ago I was yearning for a creative outlet and -you guessed it- I was circling the issue since, “I didn’t have a creative bone in my body”. Once I became incapacitated by a surgery on my neck all my associated tasks came to a screeching halt. For a month I sat upright to “sleep”; my job as an in-home caregiver was put on indefinite hold; my occupation became trying to find something to do that I could do. Since I suddenly had ample time on my hands, I finally decided to take up a creative endeavor: knitting. Mind you, this was just before the breakout availability of YouTube! But creative force is not limited to technology, availability, absence or abundance of any kind!

My creative force began coming to life once I allowed myself the chance to make mistakes!
Another example of my knitting

Fear? Just Say No!

Let me circle back a moment to that hidden truth I mentioned. I believe there’s hidden truth behind most or all statements we use to shortchange ourselves and our opportunities: FEAR! I believe we EACH identify with an inner flame to be, do and have specific goals, dreams and outcomes. As a result of fear we are AFRAID to answer that call. Why? It’s all in the “what ifs”. I might have no talent? What if I don’t reach my goal? I may not accomplish…. SEE? It’s ALL based upon FEAR!

 Just say NO to FEAR.
Emancipate yourself from fear!

Food For Your Higher Self and Your Creative Force!

“The principal necessity is the strengthening of the mind so that it rises superior to the distractions and wayward impulses of the instinctive life and thus successfully overcomes in the conflict between the higher and lower self.” Here Haanel (Part 17, Sentence 19) addresses much the same I am trying to convey. It is instinctive for us to follow a path of “shoulds”, often of other peoples creation; lower self instincts. Similarly when we are following paths to please others or assimilate societal expectations with our lives, we are ignoring the Call from our higher self; we are ignoring our own creative force!

When you feel that inner flame burning within you, what lights that fire of passion within you? Above all do you devote time, concentration and endeavor toward that desire? If not, you are not working in harmony with natural law! “Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural Law, or the Universal Mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage!” (Haanel Part 17, Sentence 25). In contrast, the larger things we do for no other purpose than we “should” prove time and again to lead us to misgivings and regrets.

Such BOLD WORDS! The term “Emancipate” is such a powerful word, it compels me to share its definition!

Emancipate: To free from Bondage; to free from any controlling influence (such as traditional mores or beliefs).

My Own Emancipation Proclamation!

To put this in perspective I’ll share with you a thing I have been hesitating with. I wish to lead people to deeper connections with their creative lives. One way in which I wish to convey this is by hosting a phenomenal tour to Peru this August! I’ve previously visited Peru and I’m eager to share its riches with others! I’ve had this in my thoughts for months, however I haven’t added traction to getting the word out to the public or assembling marketing materials. Why? FEAR! Fear that I may not get participants. You know? I will gain NO participants if I don’t do these things! To be delaying for fear is just silliness. I am finished with fear, and trust you are encouraged to be as well!

Andean Knitting as taught by my teacher. Creative force needs no words to express itself!
What an amazing experience to learn without spoken language!

Please Take These With You!

“Vibration is the action of thought; it is vibration which reaches out and attracts the material necessary to construct and build,” (Haanel Part 17, Sentence 21).

“A definite purpose sets causes in motion which go out in the invisible world and find the material necessary to serve your purpose.” (Part 17, Sentence 27)

In addition, one more to zap your fears away:

“The mind may place the ideal a little to high and fall short of the mark; it may attempt to soar on untrained wings and instead of flying, fall to earth; but that is no reason for not making another attempt.” (Part 17, Sentence 12). -All is not lost with the first, or 100th or 1000th attempt!

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Rebecca Ann

I'm a recovering perfectionist cultivating joy, adventure and passion by observing and learning from and through my varying environments. I live unapologetically, yet humble; adventurously yet calculating of risks; creatively while forever working to enlarge my patience to continuously learn new things, within and without.

10 thoughts on “Creative Force- Begging to Emerge! MKE Week 17”

  1. “I wish to lead people to deeper connections with their creative lives. One way in which I wish to convey this is by hosting a phenomenal tour to Peru this August!”

    As Polly said, you are a terrific writer and this is the COOLEST idea ever! Can’t wait to see pictures from this creative, clever inspired idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Excellent post, Rebecca! I can definitely relate to “too many irons” and trying to narrow down.

    And I agree, every human has the inherent ability to create, as does every living creature. We’re the only beings that discount our gifts…

    1. Well put, David! In not too distant history, I really struggled to receive a compliment, especially for my textile works. When people complimented me for it, I would say, “well, thanks, I have fun,” as if to say, “well it’s ok, at least I enjoy this trivial act”. Now I know I receive the gift of a compliment with an emphatic joy, and I know that the time I put toward these things improves my outlook and performance in the other areas of my life!

  3. ‘All is not lost with the first, or 100th or 1000th attempt!’

    Well put Rebecca! And good for you to dare to search for your creative side!

  4. I love your creative post Rebecca! The pictures and your manner of writing are “seasoned”! Have you been blogging for a long time or are you just so talented naturally? I would love to go to Peru with you! I will have to put that on my dreamboard to make it happen as I have been saying I want to go there for a long time. We have raised alpacas since 1996 and have processed their beautiful fibre and developed a cottage business from it but I have so far only mastered a couple of fibre arts and knitting is not one of them! But I do know how to find knitters and collaborate with them. I have not been focused though–too many irons in the fire all these years–I fear I need emancipation from some of them–you have given me a push–just decide–what is my passion??!!!Stop fearing. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Wow! Thank you, Polly. I have blogged on and off for a few years. I love to write and I love having the accountability to make it regular. Now just to build my reach! I’m really learning so much through our Digital Solutions webinars. <>

      I understand what you mean about the irons in the fire! I’ve cycled a few times between too many irons and narrowing down to the important ones only! I love that you raise alpacas! Recently a very kind lady brought a bump of beautiful alpaca fiber to me at my gallery, just after seeing the spinning I was doing in the gallery. SO wonderful!

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