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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Writer's Wednesday -- Julia Cameron

Creativity is an experience--to my eye, a spiritual experience. It does not matter which way you you think of it: creativity leading to spirituality or spirtuality leading to creativity. In fact, I do not make a distinction between the two...

The following spiritual principles are the bedrock on which creative recovery and discovery can be built.

1. Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.

2. There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life--including ourselves.

3. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator's creativity within us and our lives.

4. We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.

5. Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.

6. The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.

7. When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: good orderly direction.

8. As we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.

9. It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.

10 Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward... divinity.

----Julie Cameron, The Artist's Way.

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