Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Pablo Picasso
I wish I had more time for art (or crafts, writing, etc). I wish I could say that this one surprised me but it didn’t. If your life is not already built around your art, it is so incredibly easy to not find time to create. But, that doesn’t mean it’s optional. I don’t care if it’s scrapbooking, painting, photography, knitting, or writing in a journal, when you have these impulses to create, trust that it has purpose, and refuse to let it go.
Making time to create will keep you connected to your feeling self in a world that too often calls on the thinking self alone. Also, creation energy is healing energy and it heals the artist. Art opens hearts and minds and when shared, the world becomes a better place.
When you make time to honor your creative impulse, you open the lines of communication between you, your inner knowing and your source (by whatever capital lettered name you have for it). Plus, there is no greater manifestation tool than to birth an image of what you desire to capture the magic in a moment of desire (I don’t care if it’s a quick sketch or a inspiring thought jotted on a napkin).
Lastly, if you want to live a more full, creative experience, you have to make space for that to continue to flow into your life. Otherwise, you’re saying, “No thanks, I’m good without you,” and I don’t need a crystal ball to know that’s not the message you mean to be sending to your higher, very creative self.