Saturday, February 4, 2012
I was attempting to explain the creative process to someone this week, something I understand deep inside me but something that is so difficult for me to articulate. For me, an emptying is required. This is a process in itself: deciding what to carry physically, emotionally and spiritually while, meanwhile, taking the time it takes to shed the rest. Following this there is a period of waiting (without "filling") that requires an acute sense of patience and trust. It requires sitting with the empty space in solitude, while being still. In this stillness, I may be fortunate enough to feel a small spark of inspiration. More time is required to sit with this spark, feeding it gently while providing various opportunities to give it a voice.
Being is the beginning, middle and end of it all. In addition to the sacred spaces I have created in my life, there is still more evidence I need to work on being.