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Creativity, Clarity and Opportunity

The passion to create art brings with itself an unimaginable power of healing and beauty. Creativity can be seen as a wonderful prayer as it connects us directly to a higher consciousness. Tapping in its resources requires faith in our ability to be actively patient and confidence in the path that is revealing itself in sometimes mysterious ways.

Great art comes from truth and doesn't need validation. 

To create is essential if we wish to bring clarity to the realm of possibility. Possibilities are fuzzy, attractive, indefinite and alluring paths we can take. When we choose, we eliminate the noise imposed by less relevant (yet attractive) concepts and focus on what we feel is of value. Ideas come to life when acted upon, not simply recorded and safely placed in a drawer. Sharing them might feel vulnerable but at the same time, it brings us down to the arena of other creators. To be judged or criticized is to be seen, not just looked at. Once our ideas catch on fire, there’s an immense opportunity for validation by those who consider our work vitally important.

As Otto Scharmer points out: "Confusion arises when we can’t replace the obsolete old with a relevant and well-functioning new." During this interregnum, chaos becomes possibility for those ready to create from scratch without asking for permission. The courage to create and lead is prompted by both our instinct for survival and our sense of duty to the ego (self) and the eco (the system).
Opportunities make us doubt as they carry both the uncertainty and the excitement of a blind date.

Thinking permissionless is the key to unlocking creativity. "Permissionless" means taking a risk, not needing  guidelines, rules or validation. Within your creative universe, there's no room for envy, comparison or competition. Far from being vain, you become focused, grounded and deeply immersed in process of creating itself.

Thus, the only question that matters is:

What are you going to make today?

©REBELLICCA, 2021

As artists and creative entrepreneurs, we all need some support and reassurance when we feel our creative muse is slightly less present. Here is an often updated collection of notes-to-self, ideas and suggestions how to appease our creative anxieties so that we can keep doing what we love and enjoying the business side of it.

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