By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness
No matter what we want to do, the key to enjoying it or doing it successfully is to be passionate about it.
We can’t do anything significant if we aren’t passionate about our role in informing, awakening and uplifting the planet, and we might be surprised to find how much more enjoyable our work becomes when we’re passionate about it.
We have to be in love with what we do, and otherwise, we’ll almost always have trouble doing it. We’ll wonder why we can’t seem to cultivate our smooth, creative flow, and in some cases, it’s because we’ve failed to access or act on that deep wellspring of passionate creativity that lives within.
We can access it at any given time, but we have to make a conscious, continuous effort or we’ll fail to reach down deep enough to find it. A halfhearted desire isn’t enough, and we have to fully invest ourselves in what we’re doing if we want to get the most out of it.
Laziness might sound nice, especially right now, because it allows us to stay in our comfort zone. Passionate, spiritually inspired creativity takes us right out of our comfortable limits, and in doing so, it allows us to be comfortable in a new zone; a new, more active frame of mind.
Our creativity becomes our comfort, and we’re even more inspired to passionately pursue it.
We’ll stay comfortable if we stay lazy and fail to pursue our greater creative potential, but we’ll end up with an empty, hollow, almost meaningless life and when we look back on it, we might wish we would’ve done more to uplift ourselves and the rest of the world.
Life will take on a new flavor if we place our comfort in our creativity, because again, we’ll push the boundaries of what we thought we could achieve. We’ll challenge ourselves and expand our limits, eventually transcending them altogether, and we’ll use our awareness and creativity to do it.
But we can’t do any of this if we aren’t passionate about our work, and it can be easy as long as we stick with it and refuse to wane from the creative/spiritual path in favor of whatever distraction seems more appetizing at the time.
There’s a lot out there that can distract us and take away our focus, and I’m starting to think it’s essential that we transcend any desire that surfaces when we face temptation to set down our work in favor of something distracting that pleases our drive to have ‘fun’.
We can have ‘fun’ being creative, and if we consistently tap into our creative wellspring, our work will become the most fun thing we do.
Personally, I don’t even like to call what I do ‘work’, because if anything, it’s the opposite of work. I get to express myself, post other people’s expressions to the blog and have fun doing it. I honestly don’t see how that constitutes work!
Consistency can cause us to look forward to our creative time, and we’ll probably expand that time, even if it means taking time away from other things we’ll start to enjoy less.
We might use time we would’ve spent watching TV or playing a video game to sit down and write, draw or paint something. Instead of going out on the weekends, we might start playing music on Friday and Saturday nights to appease our need for creativity that inspires us and makes us dance.
We might take time away from activities that once served us but no longer satiate our creative appetite, and a lot of things we once enjoyed might start to seem hollow, boring or uninteresting.
We’ll have reinvested our passion into our creative work and anything else we do to bring the world into the light and help people see that our reality’s nothing like we’ve been led to believe. The more creative passion we act on, the more we’ll get done and the more people we’ll uplift.
Society, and even the conscious community, is always looking for people who are willing to work hard and bring art into the world that inspires and uplifts everyone else, and we can fulfill this role if we feel like it’s our calling.
We can work hard at our creativity, subsequently advancing our collective evolution. Beyond the people who don’t enjoy our work or the fields we express ourselves in, like spirituality, I’m sure society won’t have a problem with us working hard.
Nor will we, because we’ll have finally realized what we want to do in life and started pursuing it. We’ll have finally allowed ourselves the freedom to work hard, and there’s no telling what we could do if we stay dedicated and passionate.
Our options are as limitless as our creative drive can become, and passion is the bridge that connects us with our infinite creative essence. When we’ve proven we can stay dedicated, our higher consciousness will inundate us with more inspiration and more ways to express ourselves.
All we have to do is stay committed and passionate, and we obviously don’t want to try so hard that we burn out or make ourselves miserable. To avoid overdoing it, we can make sure that any time we spend outside of the realm of our creativity is spent in another progressive way.
We can meditate when we aren’t being creative, or we can go outside for a while and sit in quiet contemplation and appreciation for the earth’s natural beauty.
We can even take some time off of our creativity in the middle of the day to go out to nature and appreciate the earth’s beauty even more, as long as we remember that we’re on a mission and we can come home and continue to passionately pursue our work.
Despite what I’ve written about the importance of dedication, which I stand by, I don’t think it’s as important as passion. Our passion might deplete if we push ourselves too much, which is why pursuing other spiritually nourishing or progressive activities now and again will do us some good.
For the most part, however, our passion will never deplete if we remember to stay dedicated and, if we need to, take our creativity slow and create something in a more deliberate, delicate way. We have to find what works for us and pursue it, and some of us can stay creative for days on end and never feel depleted.
Others require some time in nature or in contemplative meditation to refill their creative cup, and I’d recommend checking out this post from Jack Adam Weber about how our sex drive can deplete our creativity and make us uninterested in the creative, spiritual lifestyle.
There’s obviously nothing wrong with sexuality, but in having sex, we give away our creative and spiritual essence, which is meant to be used to form life.
Sex is the act of giving away our genetic and spiritual creative material to form and bring life to a new human body, so you can imagine what routine sex that’s done for pure pleasure does to our creative drive.
This doesn’t mean we should all-out avoid it, because it’s one of many things we came here to experience and we might as well enjoy it while we can. As Mr. Weber said in his article, we might want to be extremely moderate in our sexuality so we can invest that raw, passionate energy into our creativity.
Not only will we benefit – the rest of the world will benefit from our fiery, impassioned work.
There are plenty of things we can embrace (or stay away from) to enhance the creative flow, but I think love and passion are by far the most important.
When it comes down to it, we have to trust our own internal, intuitive guidance over the things other people tell us, and everything gets easier when we realize that we have all the guidance and assistance we could ever need within.
Our inner voice (or ‘higher self’) speaks with us through the intuition to help us along this crazy journey, and we can attune to its guidance to receive some help with our creativity or anything else we struggle with.
Above all, staying passionate about our work will help us express ourselves without having to worry about writer’s block, and love will fill in any missing pieces. In some cases, we just have to open up and let love and passion become constant aspects of our existence, which gets easier with practice.
I’m a twenty-one year old writer, blogger, musician and channel for the creative expression of the inner universe, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.
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