Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The evil SINcer vs. GOod

There we were in a garden setting when Mr. Know-It-All, who wanted to censor our good life, came slithering up. He's the voice that chokes out the Creator's thoughts, who discourages us, and makes us distrust others and our own intuitions. he made our Creator's world hostile and scary.

he, the Censor, creeps into my own creative thoughts, sometimes ties my own hands up and lies to me. he lies to so many I talk to that say that can't make anything, draw anything, paint anything, write anything......

The truth is : that if I was made by the GREAT Creator, and I believe I was, and I was made in His Image, then creating would be the most natural thing of all the activities I do. I feel very connected to the One who made me when I draw and paint as if I'm doing something that comes very natural from my deepest being. It is a ZONE i enter, maybe the garden setting where He and I just enjoy the beauty He made and the potential He sees in me. Creativity is a blessing I accept.

We have an AWESOME teacher. Treat yourself generously and gently as God unfolds the layers of your life. He wants us to think abundantly and productively and expansively.

Forget the Censor - as an uninvited guest that should be shown the door.


Anetka said...

I love your posts! So much positive energy and life in them. I can feel Julia's Cameron spice in you:) But it's good, everything, anything just to help ourselves keep walking and fighting Censor!
btw. I love the sketch you've done - perfect for your words:)

"JEANNELLE" said...

Wow.....wonderful post! Your creativeness and attitude toward creativity is encouraging and refreshing.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I followed Jeannelle's link over here and I'm so glad I did. It's wonderful to read your thoughts on creativity and the creator. My husband and I are Christian writers who met in an arts group, so I think you and I may have some things in common. I'll be back.

pholkart*blessings said...

I came to thank you (belatedly!) for your sweet comment on my blog (SIMPLE*BLESSINGS ~ Mom's Minivan)... and saw this wonderful post! :)

Lately I've been reading "The Creative Call" by Janice Elsheimer. What an affirming book for Christian artists of all kinds! It is helping me as I move through midlife to say a big YES! to the creativity that the Lord has placed in me... and, as you say so well, a big NO! to that fiend the Censor! :)

Your art & writing are so inspiring!! Thanks for challenging me to listen only to the One who made me!

Blessings to you!!