Our Mission is to Detach from Fear
We are living here in Earth School to grow, evolve, and understand the lessons, which always result in us understanding that we are a vibration of love.
“Woah, Melanie, what does that have to do with creativity? What does that have to do with being an artist?”
Creativity is a tricky word because I find that many people aren’t sure what creativity “is”. They question if it is really a thing or they peddle it to us as if it holds value as much as another material items. We put artists and leaders there on a pedestal because they hold creativity to their hearts.
But believing that others are creative, only shows, that you believe in creativity yourself.
We are at our core, a creative soul. This human body that you live in, this personality, this reality that you live in, is but a small part of your soul. One of the most profound explanations of this that I have ever heard is from Gary Zukav on SuperSoul Sessions with Oprah
He states that your soul is a mother-ship and that each of your carnations of your soul are little boats. You right now are a little boat and you are free to float wherever you want in the ocean, but if you follow the current (direction) of your mother-ship, you will be in alignment with yourself and you will have free easy waters to glide down. Now if we decide to float somewhere else, you could very well experience rough waters and hardships. This is how fear sets in.
Have you ever seen yourself or others use their ability to manipulate and control? That comes from a place of fear. Parts of your personality are feeling fear and want to control the ship instead of surrendering to the plan.
As artists, we must overcome fear to use our little boat to honor and be in alignment with our soul. We cannot self-actualize, discover, create, or innovate from a place of fear.
When we create, it is important to stay aware of this concept, because we could very well be creating for an intention that is not pure to our soul or our purpose. Have you ever questioned your authenticity during your creative process? Do you have aches and pains or weird bodily feelings when fear sets in?
I believe that we, as artists, can overcome these actions that come from fear and continue to create in a place of love. And those intentions will impact our world, greatly. It’s impacting you right now!
So how do we say no to fear and get in alignment with our soul? How do we take action to create in a place of intention?
My process for releasing fear comes from getting to the root of the fear. Our fear lives to keep us small, to keep us grounded to our daily routines and to keep us safe and comfortable. It is our fear that built the box around us that makes us believe that we are just a human body and forget the idea or navigation maps that were given to us from our mother-ship, our soul. So, I begin with these steps:
1. Identify the Voice of Fear. Take a moment to go on a walk. Clear your mind and body of all the aches and pains of the day. Then listen to the tiny voice inside that is plaguing you with fear. What is it saying? Is it the fear that you aren’t an artist? Is it the fear that you don’t have enough money? Is it the fear that you aren’t worthy? Is it the fear of being a fake? When you get back from the walk, write it down. Write the whole thing down. Write every single detail of why this fear is bothering you. Out the Fear.
2. Identify Why The Fear is Nonsense and then laugh at it. Fear is usually straight crazy pants. I mean, straight nonsense. Find why it’s nonsense and then make it powerless.
Let’s take an example. Let’s say that you love art. You love everything about it, but you constantly say to others, “I am not a creative person.”
Okay. Sure. But you are a creative soul. Let’s take a look at that fear. Are you saying you are not a creative person, while waving your hands around that are painted beautifully? Do you wake up everyday and think about what you are going to wear and what color matches? Do you wear fancy shoes that go with your fancy purse? Are you a dude that likes to paint his surfboard or make his fly baits for fishing?
You can start to see all the reasons that this statement alone is nuts. We are creative at our core. And in these moments, when we take a look at the big picture, we begin to see that we are creative and that we can re-frame any story to align with our truth.
Honestly, and then you can laugh about it. “Oh, I am not a creative person”
“Yeah, right, Sally, because your she shed was something that an analytical boring comfortable corporate mom came up with!” Now let’s go have a glass of wine in there!
Reorganize that fear story and let go of the old one, so we can get to creating. And we can get to laughing and celebrating who we are!
So what fear is holding you back? Need help letting it go? Post it down in the comments, let’s laugh at it together.