Sometimes, I find myself pulling away from my art.
I’ll start to avoid my art if I am feeling angry & self-righteous.
I’ll shelf it for another day when I’m feeling “like being creative” and not grumpy.
And then a sassy voice in the back of my mind says,
“Wait till you’re feeling creative?
That’s like waiting for your reflection in the mirror to brush its own hair.”
I’m so grateful for this little reminder bell in my head that’s shouting:
EHHHHHHH!! Wrong! Big mistake. That’s where things tend to go wonky! That’s the point where we start picking fights, dropping eggs, blowing up over innocent comments… in short, going down hill emotionally FAST, and gaining speed.
It’s right then in those moments that I am feeling blah, flat, uninspired, crappy, weepy, whacked out, pissed off, livid, depressed, or like going on a massacre (hey, it gets a little cray-cray up in my head sometimes!) that I need to stay connected to myself via my art the MOST!
Art is like a safety release valve for our emotions:
Paper won’t be offended if you need to swear on it or emote like a maniac. Your family members? You probably need to use kid gloves there. Their emotions aren’t so durable.
if you don’t feel like being creative, that is a sure fire sign you need more of it.
But what if I say mean things on the paper, Katerina?
Am I being negative? Will it affect my positive high vibe manifesting mojo??
It’s only going to bring the truth of what you are feeling to light. I coached a woman about this once who had resistance to an exercise I shared with her, and she said, “I only want to share the positive stuff. If I’m negative, it will create a self-fulfilling prophecy”. Gently, I told her, “That’s bullshit”.
The feelings inside of you (your vibration) were already active, and the very act of writing down where you’re at puts you at a choice point: “What do I want to do with this now that I see it?”
If you don’t write them down, you are letting them keep control over you because you refuse to acknowledge them. As the old metaphysical adage goes: What you resist persists, what you embrace, you erase.
When it’s looping around inside of your mind, you are more likely to keep it active in your emotional field for longer. When you put troubling thoughts and feelings on paper, you set them free with awareness. The charge of the emotions is significantly lessened, and you are more readily able to think clearly and will be able to see clear solutions to your issues emerging.