In her book Creatrix: She Who Makes, Lucy H. Pearce writes that ‘creativity is our superpower’.
I’ve never thought of creativity as a superpower. For me, it feels as essential and automatic as breathing. Breathing is not a superpower to me. It’s life-giving. Life-necessary.
What if I step back and consider the possibility that creativity is a superpower? That in some way, its very presence has the power to create change, to transform the world, to enlighten even the darkest hearts and soothe the turbulent seas of greed, anger, jealousy, rage?
What if I embrace creativity as a gift?
What if I surrender to my drive to create? What if I stop heeding the critter’s insistence that creative urges are an ‘inconvenience’, annoying, too time consuming, too ‘over the top’?
What if I took my creativity to heart?
These questions have arisen as I read Creatrix. (Thank you Kerry Parsons for the gift.)
They’re great questions. Great points of curiosity, of inspiration, of meditation.
I am loving the questioning. Loving this space of staying unattached to knowing ‘the answers’.
Yes. My soul whispers. Stay in this place of unknowning and, no matter the question, never forget — Creating keeps you alive. It fills you up. It lifts you up. It heals you and transforms pain, anxiety, fear into life and Love.
Create, and never stop, answers my heart.
And I smile.
I am loving the book. Loving the insights and the questions it gives rise to and sparks!
And… I’m loving the inspiration so… if you’re looking for me I’ll be in the studio … (after I finish putting away Christmas and reorganize my studio which kind of came apart in the throes of all the prep! 🙂 All good. It’s a great way to start the new year with a complete cleanse and reorg of my space.)