Whatever you can dream is available to you, but first you must know how to use your creative potential. An artist is not defined by his work, but by the power of his creative thought.
Becoming an artist does not require a mastery of technique, great skills or advanced degrees, it only requires that you take the time to be an artist. Art is about change, exploration, and about the courage to know yourself.
Often we don’t accept a challenge because we fear change and commitment. Perhaps we are afraid, because we know deep down that a life like this takes unconditional passion, courage, and dedication. To live a consciously creative life, you have to show the forces that be that you deserve the life you want by consistently displaying these qualities. This is what Joseph Campbell calls the “Hero’s Journey.” Make no mistake, if you follow a path of conscious change you are walking in the very footsteps of giants.
So I ask you: when will you allow yourself the life you deserve? A voice is whispering in your ear: today is the day.
—Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity
In the end, all people who engage in conscious creativity* are consciously creating their lives. They dare dream big dreams: they know that they are in charge of their lives–not any outside authority or organization–and, so, as empowered conscious people, they are envisioning great things and actively creating their highest, most creative dream–their personal reality.
Copyright 2012 Aliyah Marr
* A term I coined in Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity.