How do you awaken your creative values?
Let’s take the second step:
...and discovering your magic is an artform.
We accept that art is valuable, but what gives it value? Every great artistic work acts as a medium, communicating the distinctive values of the artist who created it and allowing us to appreciate, understand and respect their individual creative genius.
How do you awaken your creative values? Before the act of creation, great artists appreciate, understand and respect very deeply in their soul the value of what they create.
Despite failing to sell his work Vincent Van Gogh wrote often in his letters to his brother Theo about his deep understanding of the ethereal quality of his painting. The Beatles fully appreciated their superstar quality while working as unknowns in Hamburg and Liverpool. Although critics lampooned his poor diction, Marlon Brando's respect for method acting intensified his performances and lit up the silver screen.
The appreciation, understanding and respect these great artists had for their creative values empowered them to overcome the challenge of being unknown, unappreciated and often misunderstood. In turn their masterpieces made a significant contribution to modern cultural values.
Your creative values will awaken more strongly when you clarify why your visions and dreams matter. The questions below will help you clarify your personal values, enhancing your vision of how you will discover your magic. You are attracting that vision by completing this step mindfully. Note that you do not need answers to all the questions now to align yourself vibrationally with the life you want to create.
Are you creating a book?
In your imagination, again pick up your book and open it.
Why did you choose the title and the plot?
Why did you choose your particular main characters?
Why did you choose to do your writing in the places and in the way that you write?
Are you creating music?
In your imagination, again put on headphones, and listen to your latest recording
Why did you choose the style and instrumentation?
Why did you choose your particular musical colleagues to perform or record with?
If it is a song, why did you choose your particular lyrics?
Are you creating visual art?
In your imagination, again visit your latest exhibition.
Why did you choose the shapes and forms and colours of your artwork?
Why did you choose the material that you use?
Why did you choose to display your art in the particular galleries or exhibition spaces where your art is on display?
Are you creating performances?
In your imagination, again go to a theatre or cinema. and watch your own show.
Why did you choose the particular events in your performance?
Why did you choose to perform with your particular co-performers?
Why did you choose to perform in the places where you are performing?
Why did you choose acting, or dancing, or being yourself?
Are you creating videos?
In your imagination, again watch your latest final cut
Why did you choose the particular events in your video?
Why did you choose your particular film-making colleagues to shoot clips or edit with?
Why did you choose to appear in the video and / or to be behind the camera?
Are you doing a mix of the above possibilities, or something completely different?
Why did you choose each particular detail in your vision?
Are you creating professional success?
In your imagination, again go about your work life in a state of pure bliss.
Why did you choose to do your particular type of work?
Why did you choose to work in this industry and / or market?
Why did you choose to work with the people in your vision of professional success?
Why did you choose to work in the location that you see in your imagination?
Why did you choose to earn the particular amount that you earn in your vision?
Are you creating happiness?
In your imagination, again go about your daily life in a state of pure bliss.
Why did you choose to do what you are doing?
Why did you choose to be with the people in your vision of happiness?
Why did you choose to be in the places that you see in your imagination?
If you think to yourself: "I don’t know why I chose to do these things, I just want to do them!"
This reaction shows that your creative values are perfectly aligned with your vision of yourself as a self-empowered creator. Make notes of what is beautiful, or special, or inspiring about the details of your ideas, visions and dreams.
Perhaps you will think: "Wow! My new book, or song (or whatever you want to create) will change the world!"
Pay special attention to these reactions. These kinds of thoughts show that your creative values have truly awakened, and are already empowering you.
Now that you have imagined a few details about why your art matters, you are ready to capture the awakening of your creative values. Note down your newly discovered appreciation, understanding and respect for your creative values.
In accordance with the Law of Attraction, you have taken another step to align yourself vibrationally with the life you want to create. Awakening your creative values brings you closer to mastering the Art of Allowing.
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If you wish, review the questions in this step and update your notes with more detailed answers
Take a well-earned break before continuing to step 3