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Self-Expansion Through Self-Expression (inspiration)

“Meaning and morality of One’s life come from within oneself. Healthy, strong individuals seek self-expansion by experimenting and by living dangerously. Life consists of an infinite number of possibilities and the healthy person explores as many of them as possible. Religions that teach pity, self-contempt, humility, self-restraint and guilt are incorrect. The good life is ever changing, challenging, devoid of regret, intense, creative and risky.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What gives life its value if not its constant cry for self-transcendence.?” ~ Sri Chinmoy

“Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.” ~ Aristotle

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Self-Expansion Through Self-Expression. (GW)

Want more out of your life? More of that feeling of being deeply loved for who you are? Want more of feeling like you have wrung every moment of life out of every moment of life? Then live out loud. Be you!

Let your true colors sparkle in the sun! Stop trying to be the person you think people will like and be the person you are. Know what happens? You feel loved for who you are because you have never hidden the truth. You feel like you have truly lived your life because you have—fully you.

In the immortal words of Madonna, “Express Yourself

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Creativity is Self-Expression, -Acceptance

Go ahead. Try it. You already do it every day but usually don’t recognize it. We humans are born creative, of creativity, survive creatively. Getting over performance anxiety.  — BadWitch

Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GWBW — How do I stop being afraid of my creativity? I only feel total joy when I’m creating my art but I’m afraid of what other people think about me being so “artsy” and not traditionally employed, and I’m 30. Know It When I Feel It

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Dear Know It When I Feel It,

Are you making enough money to live? Are you taking care of your bills and responsibilities? If you answered yes to these questions, all I can say is, “Who cares what anyone else thinks about you being artsy?”

What other people think about how you make your living, find your joy and live your life doesn’t matter. They do not have to live your life. They will not suffer with you in a fluorescent-lighted cubicle with you making entries into a database. They will not experience the joy and health-benefiting satisfaction you get from creating. So, if you live the highs and lows all by yourself, why do you care what outside lookers think?

The question of to create or not to create is obvious. You’ve already answered it. You love to create and find joy through your work. The real question is why are you living your life for the acceptance and approval of other people. It’s your life. Decide to live it for yourself. No one else can live it for you.

Keep on creating,

GoodWitch

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Dear Know it When I Feel It,

Picassolita, it sounds like you already know how to create (e.g., your non-traditional employment, your engagement and connection with yourself when you are creating) — now go the next step and own it, flaunt it, gulp!…jump out of the bushes, throw open your tightly buttoned up raincoat and flash it with all the pride of the mama from whom it flowed.

Definitions are important. When I think of creativity or the creative process I don’t automatically or exclusively associate it with artists like painters or writers, nor do I think of crazy, sexy, cool exhibitionist types who seemingly always have to show the world their artsiness and “different” out-of-the-box nature in the most obvious (and often paradoxically non-) creative ways. Nope, in the world I create daily, “creativity” is innate in everyone, but tamped down to varying degrees in most people in order to gain (or maintain) acceptability from and inclusion in our mostly dogmatic society. Creativity is a built-in part of our nature, as we ourselves are the very extension of…creativity. Creativity comes in all shapes and forms (from the museum-exhibited kinds, to knitting groups, and feverishly common business to paradigm-shifting stuff expressed via Powerpoint presentations). It’s standard not after-market equipment, but can be tuned up if the driver is willing to do the work that is true creating. Talent schmalent. In the words of the great philosopher (and one of my favorite sherms) Ru Paul, “You better work!” Snap!

I must admit, when I hear the words “afraid of (your) creativity,” it makes me cringe for you but mostly because I have known your plight firsthand. Other people’s insecurities about their “talent” (see what I mean about working it?), America’s obsession with getting paid before bestowing grand titles of “artist” and “creative” only go to our deeply imprinted suspicion and disempowerment of all things internally generated/created/gestated… There’s a lot of superiority and patronizing and most of all — fear — in our authoritarian society. And that’s why this is a time of such deep polarization of our nation. We creative beings, all of us, are changing. Deeply held and revered notions are being smashed and change is happening as hard as it is being resisted. So, go Inward, Young Creative, and land ho!, show yourself for all you are for us to behold. The sooner you recognize and honor your creative core, second chakra, nature, the happier you’ll be, so…

Do the work of creating daily, even if it looks mundane,

BadWitch

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