For years, music has haunted me. I play some instruments and sing with a band, but there was always some ephemeral thing I couldn’t “get to.” I had a deep yearning that I didn’t think I would ever realize; I wanted something but I didn’t know what it was. Then a few weeks ago I picked up a friend’s bass guitar and started plunking on it. It rocked my world. All of a sudden, I had my instrument.
I couldn’t see this path ahead of time. If someone had told me three months ago that I’d be a halfway decent bass player by the time summer was over, I’d tell them they were crazy. A door had opened that I didn’t know was there. I couldn’t see it. That’s how the creative works—we can’t understand it ahead of time. Our world changes when we step in to a place inside ourselves where we see possibilities, resources, answers and opportunities that we hadn’t seen before. That’s what happens in Doorway sessions.
Playing bass has plugged me in to a creative juice that I wasn’t plugged in to before…and that creative juice is changing everything—-my relationships, work, my outlook on life. Being creatively plugged in to what we love transforms everything else because when we create—-in whatever form—-we’re expressing our love. We have new channels for expressing joy that we didn’t have before.
While we might believe we need to spend our time ‘fixing’ whatever isn’t working in our lives through goal setting, better discipline, support groups, therapy…what if all we needed to do was express our passion for something? What if that healed everything?
Creativity isn’t linear and your interests and inclinations might not make sense to you. Just because I’m passionate about playing the bass doesn’t mean that I’m starting a new profession as a rock musician. Our minds need to make sense of everything (especially how we’re going to make money from whatever-it-is). But our hearts need to feel and express love.
I know what it’s like to have something creative nagging at you, to feel the pain of thinking that you’ll never find a way to express it, that you’ll die without birthing it. There are people I know who have amazing creative work that wants to come through them and I don’t know that they will ever write those books or produce those songs because they don’t take it seriously. They just live with the nagging voice while they attend to other things that they think are more important. I hurt for them, but I hurt more for the creative work. The loss of having their love be unexpressed in this world. Creative work doesn’t have to be ‘hard.’ It’s about feeling in to the love that is already there, and letting yourself express that love.
The world needs your creative passion. You need it too. If you’re ready to step into your creative gifts in a whole new way, please join me for a Doorway session. I’m offering a 10% discount for a single session thru the end of October.