Spirit is nudging us to be creative in new ways. Perhaps we’re getting a call to paint, draw, write, cook, work on ceramics or clay…the sky is the limit. What is calling you?
For me, I’ve had an urge to paint…like get an easel, paint brushes and a canvas and get to work kind of paint. Here’s the thing…I have the drawing skills of a third grader…ok maybe sixth grade. I do color with colored pencils in adult coloring books but it’s not the same. It’s more of a meditative thing for me because in reality, I’m simply coloring in the lines of someone else’s creation. But it’s a start…I do enjoy it. I am often inspired to write my articles while coloring…like this one.
But this idea to paint has made me recall a time where I took an art class on a Saturday morning and I remember the teacher trying not to tell me that my painting sucked. Yet I felt the message the teacher was trying to convey. It went something like this, “Perhaps you’ll get it next time.” And I saw how everyone else’s paintings looked more like the object than mine did. I felt like a failure, like I lacked the ability. I felt that I just didn’t have the skill set.
I don’t remember how old I was when I took this class but I knew I wanted to paint. And now that I look back on this I realize that this was yet another person in my life that squashed my ideas and made me feel inadequate.
You see it’s not just parents, siblings, family or friends that can make us feel incapable of great things…it’s our teachers too. I was one of those children that was sensitive, but didn’t exactly know what that meant. I’ve always been able to read between the lines. And this stopped me dead in my tracks from ever pursuing anything art related again. Let’s face it, I was basically told that my work wasn’t good enough in a roundabout way. And I let it get to me.
I must admit that I’ve been drawn to artistry for a while now. I’ve always admired those people sitting out on the beach painting the landscape. Or sitting in a chair atop a hill sketching the scenery. I’ve always wanted to do that. I’ve always wished that I had those skills.
It’s similar to hair styles. Most women that have curly hair wish they had straight hair. While women with straight hair wish they had curly hair. I’m a writer by nature, always have been. But I wish I could draw and paint to complement it.
So Spirit had planted this idea a couple of years ago but now it’s really floating around in my head as something I should do. So I’m going to purchase some supplies and try my hand at it. What do I have to lose? Absolutely nothing. Perhaps I will find out that I have some hidden talent. I already have an idea of what I want my first painting to be.
As we navigate the energies swirling around us, we’ll notice all of these new things coming in. From new ideas to new creations. It would be wise of us to allow ourselves to open up to the possibilities that we may have untapped gifts waiting for us.
If we close ourselves off by saying we can’t do something, then we block the flow of energy trying to make its way into our lives. So let’s live a little. Let’s explore our talents. Let’s take ourselves to new heights. Because we just never know how things are going to play out.
It’s never too late to begin again, to start something new, to advance our talents or to do something completely different. Whatever it is that is calling out to us at this time, just do it. Try it out and see what happens.
Perhaps it’ll be something completely inspired by the divine. Perhaps it’ll be something fun and exciting. Perhaps it’ll bring us so much joy that we’ll keep doing it. Perhaps it could be a new source of income or an answer to our prayer. Perhaps it’ll turn out to be a key piece in life’s jigsaw puzzle. We just don’t know but we have to try. Because ideas coming through now have a direct link to our soul. No more hiding behind our excuses and fears. It’s time to get creative. 🎨🖌️✍️🌱💗
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