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Straightaway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God…Johannes Brahms

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My sponsor and I have begun to work on a new self improvement program. I may, no! I know I have mentioned that I have felt that there is way to much focus on improving me. I mean this in light of too much focus on the self. I reason there must be a difference of somekind there, I have yet to find it though.

So its The Artist’s Way ~ A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity~ Julia Cameron

The Creative Flow is Directly from God...

The Creative Flow is Directly from God...

So far I like what I have been reading. There is a lot of God within this woman’s creation. I am impressed that she personally knows who the higher power is and gives Him the credit. That is a plus for me.

Like AA, she softens the need to recognize God in the mix for some she helps…I believe it’s a higher awareness that it will lead even the most cynical to Him eventually. So like AA there are a sort of steps…tools and self awareness.
It is the concentration on the self awareness that I have issue with, obviously. I don’t really want to be aware of myself. I think that in my private self I spend too much time there, whining. Why me? I’m sad! I’m unhappy! too much me for me!
So my sponsor is famous for saying “What God reveals He removes!” If I am revealed will I be removed! LOL!
I guess the answer would be yes…I will not be the same when He is done…until then we continue to painfully peel away the layers of mildewed onion to reach the sweet heart of the fruit. Wow! How poetic of me! LOL!
So I will give to you the list in this book of The Basic Principals: From the Artist’s Way.
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 creativitiy is our true nature.
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. Aw 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 our divinity.
There are somethings in that list that excite me. Particularly #7. When we open ourselves….we open ourselves to God: and good orderly direction. I am very aware from AA that they use the acronym God to lure people into a knowing of Him and His character. As I already have this knowledge I use it not as an acronym, rather as a reminder that God is a God of order…and what I receive from Him each morning is a path of good orderly direction to follow.
Well I find that it was relaxing to be here again, after days of dryness. I hope I did not bore anyone with my musings and down right whining! I’m off to work, with good orderly direction!
Blessings All.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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