I believe we are all the artists of our own lives. That is true creativity. There is the type of artist who makes things with their hands - poems, pictures. And then there is the kind of artist who is constantly creating herself. This is the artist who makes their whole life a work of art. Their being is the medium. (And yes, you can be both :) ).
This true artistry is what makes us human. We are meant to be co-creators of our lives. We are meant to play with spirit and matter, weave worlds together. We are meant to take the entire fabric of our lives, the joys and the losses, and create the masterpiece. This masterpiece is our truth. Each of us was born with a masterpiece inside of us. Our task is to step aside, and let it be seen.
But how do we do this? How can we be the creators of our own lives? How do we let our masterpiece be seen?
I believe this sacred creative process begins by tuning in to the deep self. And by that I mean tuning in to what is most sacred to you, what is most important to you. What gives you the feeling of being part of something larger than you? What is your why? Why do you do what you do?
This is the first step. This is what people mean when they say, “when you know who you are, you know what to do.” This larger desire, this why of your existence is the well that holds your creative power. It is the container. It is you.
And the container is always shifting. You are always changing. Life is happening. And you can’t stop it! That’s why it’s absolutely essential to stay attuned to your why, and allow your creative self to spring forth from that place.
Once you are attuned to yourself, your deeper knowings, that is when you become the artist of your own life. It becomes easier to make decisions because you are attuned. You’re able to see your gifts clearly because you recognize they are sacred treasures. You are able to speak your truth because you feel it bubbling up from a space in you so secure and confident that it would be crazy not to express it!
This blog was originally posted at NicoleNardone.com