Painting at Yemaya Festival, 2016. (Those are my hands) Image by Fotobiotic

Musings on the creative process

Let it be messy

 

Let it be chaotic

 

The entire universe was birthed from chaos, yes?

 

The creative process requires sweet surrender. To the mess, the muck, the grit…the unknown.

 

Your only responsibility is to let it be what it is

 

Allow that divine creative energy to move through you, to work with you, to play with you…allow yourself to play with it…

 

A mother does not rush the birth of her child

 

She does not even think of attempting to push it out at 4months

 

She allows the gestation, to be what it is

 

To nurture what she’s growing inside of her

 

To connect with it

 

To support it

 

To provide the optimal environment for it’s growth

 

And it comes out, when and only then, when it’s ready.

 

We then let it grow

 

We let it evolve into it’s own being, it’s own entity

 

We allow it the joyful process of unfolding, as we allow it for ourselves in our creative work

 

We don’t try to make it into something that it’s not

 

Something we “think” it oughta be, to be loved, liked, respected, cherished…

 

It is that already

 

Purely by its very existence.

 

xo Aya