Is your goal to live a life of creative abundance? Do you want to take creative control of your life? I believe it’s worth taking the leap!
I admire people who ooze creativity. It always appears to be effortless, natural, like they just ARE creative. I’m learning that is not exactly the case.
In Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic, she refers to ideas and creativity as mystics that come to you and offer the idea. It is your job to say yes or no to the idea, understanding there will be a few “shit sandwiches” on the menu. In fact, according to Gilbert the reason we don’t move creatively ahead is always and only fear.
“Creative living is living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than fear.” ~Liz
A poet that Gilbert became intrigued with, once told a literature student, “Do you have the courage? Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say YES!”
Do YOU invest for abundance?
I wholeheartedly support Elizabeth Gilbert’s theory that creativity is an energy that chooses us to co-create with. Cuz it’s the TRUTH! It is a gift from God.
I’ve been mulling over a familiar Bible story in the book of Mathew. As the story goes, a boss man (my words not the Bible’s) went out of town and left his servants in charge. He gave “talents” to each according to their ability. The first servant he gave five talents to invest, to the second servant he gave two talents to invest and to the third servant he gave one talent to invest. When the boss returned he found the first two servants had double their talents. The third servant buried his talents because he feared loosing the one talent he had.
Impressed, the boss commended the first two servants with, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share in my happiness!” The boss reprimanded the third servant with, “You wicked, lazy servant… you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.”
The good and faithful servants will be given more talents to work with, while the third servant will be passed over next time the talents are divvied out.
A verse on abundance: Mathew 25: 29
For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have abundance.
I am not a Bible scholar. I simply love that Jesus encourages people to invest their talents. He fully understands the fear and risks involved, as well as the abundance rewarded to the courageous.
It appears that the story is about a dude with a lot of money, entrusting his wealth to his servants. I view this familiar parable as an example of our benevolent creator continually entrusting gifts and talents to humanity, taking delight in what is created with the gifts.
When we are willing to invest, share and ship our talents, the talents multiple. I wholeheartedly believe in abundance. It is up to all of us to get curious about what we have to offer, develop our talents and be willing to share them.
Sign me up for abundance!
I am pursuing a creative life. Abundance is directly related to my willingness to invest in my gifts. I hope the gifts I share inspire and encourage you as well, but most importantly are a gift back to my creator.
The creative life isn’t effortless. A meaningful, creative life that gives back requires courage. The courageous receive abundance.
Fear is lazy. I refuse to bury my talents or play small and will have the courage to continue to grow, and to keep moving towards becoming the best version of myself, feeling the vibration of fear, knowing it will pass.
Are you curious?
I invite you to get curious about your talents. Have you given into fear and succumbed to living a small life? Or are you looking for ideas to invest your talents?
As Jack Gilbert put it, “The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say YES!”
I would love to connect with all you badass women who are ready to take creative control of your life! Let’s shake up this world with our abundant talents!!!!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!