One thing is certain: you were born to create. Born for it. I don’t care if you’re not an artist. I don’t care if you don’t identify as a maker. I don’t care who, what, or how you look at your purpose on this planet.
No matter who you are, in any given day you could be creating the love of a lifetime. You have the capacity to create an incredibly special moment for someone. You can create your next great project. You can create a lightbulb moment for someone who needs it. You can create a net of support. You can create compassion for yourself. You can create perfectly crafted words. You can create brilliance. You can create change.
You. Can. Create.
It’s a beautiful birthright given to those of us who show up on this earth in this lifetime. But it will require coming back to the foundation of creation. To what it is and what it is not. What it needs, and what stifles it.
Creation is… bringing anything to life – emotions, experiences, feelings, energy, art, awareness, entities, humans.
Creation is not…only artistic, only net new, only original.
Creations needs…you. In movement. In motion. Creating.
Creation gets stifled by…obsession over the outcome. And permission. And expectation.
So the question becomes, can you create without outcome? Can you create without being attached to who thinks what about it. Can you release the expectation for glory. For recognition. For acknowledgment. For success? Because when we create preciously…when we create with the hope that it will mean something big, or turn out a certain way, we stifle our own creativity. We hold back our ability to create what needs to be brought forth from us.
Creation is a reflection of our truths. Creativity is what happens when we create from that place. But only when we’re willing to disassociate all that we’re creating from all that it potentially gets us in return, can we feel the magic of the creation flow. It’s only there. So, create with intention and the magic will come. Create for a specific, hopeful outcome and your ability to create will fall flat.
Create things even when they have no outcome. Create even if it’s not good (it will get there if you keep going). Create things when the going gets rough. Create without permission. Create when you’re angry and when you’re sad and when you’re joyful and when you’re hopeful and when you’re scared and when you’re inspired. Create things and moments that make you lose track of time. Create, in another form, the parts of yourself that need to be seen.
Whatever you do, just create.