"Art is a matter of commitment. Commitment is of interest to the Great Creator. When we display the faith necessary to make our art, the Great Creator displays an interest and an active hand in supporting what it is we are doing. We receive supply in all forms."
Julia Cameron -~Walking In This World~
This is where I feel the 'Law Of Attraction' gives us a helping hand in life. When we begin to awaken to our creative self, instead of doing art to produce something we do art for the experience of doing art. Our art could be anything from writing, drawing, painting, dancing, singing, speaking, knitting...whatever feels good to do.
Since I brought my rejected artist from the recesses of my self out into the open, I have felt a renewed sense of energy in my life. Life just seems to be flowing so much better. I feel with the topic of 'The Law Of Attraction', it can get quite misunderstood in the beginning. Many of us may think 'getting what we want' by focusing on the end result (eg. money, relationship, finshed art piece, book published etc.) is what we must do, but we miss out on all the fun to be had along the way.
I was guilty of this. I spent months, years, focusing on getting the 'stuff' that I wanted. The material stuff, the experience stuff and never fully engaging in the experience of now. Now, I see 'The Law Of Attraction' as our creative energy, our creative spark within that as we become more open to creating for creating's sake, for the fun of it, playing in the present moment, the ' Law Of Attraction' recognises our commitment not only to the creative process but also to ourselves.
And as we make this commitment to our art, as an expression of who we are, the 'Law Of Attraction' matches like-with-like energy. We become a fuel source for the energy of expansion, of openness, of receptivity. We thrive by allowing our energy to flow in perfect direction, not forced, not pushed, simply allowed. As we welcome what is within our hearts to be expressed, we open a door to creation. Creation being the energy of change, of movement and of abundance.
And now, 'we' become the abundance we may have been looking for in the past through outward forms of manifestation (money,cars,houses,holidays etc.). And we come to realise that abundance is our natural state of being. The creative flow of energy poured into creative play and activity is what real abundance represents. The abundance of growth, the abundance of expansion, of wealth, prosperity and richness. Our lives become rich because we are feeling the richness of our souls manifesting as our own creative expression.
Julia Cameron in her book 'Walking In This World' speaks of a musician and his approach to music. She mentions that when this musician began to enjoy the sweetness of his music, life became sweet.
As I engage in creative arts, my own energy is shifting. I actually feel like I am buzzing. Since I started getting up early and doing my daily walks and allowing the creative inspiration to flow, my cells of my body are tingling and I actually enjoy getting out of bed in the morning. It is as if the creator within me was trapped inside a cage for 30 years and the bars have been removed (by me) and creativity is my way of enjoying and experiencing the law of attraction at work. It is true what many spiritual teachers say, if we follow our bliss, do what feels good, life just becomes so much more brighter and vibrant.
I used to understand the 'Law Of Attraction' as a natural law that governed what manifested into our individual worlds. I thought that if I focused on what I wanted, 'the outer goals', the law of attraction would bring them to me. A whole different experience happened. Instead I have begun to find value in the every day moment, in the present. I have discovered inner wealth and value. I am no longer focused on distant goals (I know I have desires like everyone else), but not receiving 'those' desires has enabled me to find a far greater sense of wellbeing than I ever would have found had I received those specific 'dreams' now.
This is where I feel 'what unfolds is what we need'. Our minds, our egos, may have certain 'wants' in life, yet they may not be a match to what our inner self, God, Creator within feels is for our highest good. So when we line up with who we really are, the energy that creates worlds falls into place and allows us a far sweeter experience of life.
When we think we can manifest 'this or that' and this becomes our focus it may be that not manifesting brings far more rewarding experiences than receiving whatever 'it' is at the time. This is what will naturally unfold, whether our minds like it or not.
This is why I feel it is highly beneficial to really get present with what is. Surrender in pure acceptance and make the best of 'what is'. Not detach from 'what is' and live in the life of our 'future' desires.
I know Abraham Hicks speaks of creating a new story. To me I prefer to live in the present moment, to engage in living now. Future 'desires' and 'dreams' we may have, but when those dreams become our prime focus we may just be missing out on the most wonderous nuggets that life is giving us right now, in this moment.
To me it is like having a tunnel vision view of life. It is much like saying: "I don't like what is in my life right now, so I am going to daydream every day, all day, that I am living another life". Maybe it will manifest for you, but maybe, just maybe, if it does manifest it could have already been on the cards for you anyway? Maybe your inner creator already sees what is for your highest good and that 'dream', that 'desire', feels good because it carries the potential of the energy already in you wanting to be expressed creatively.
But, if your 'dream' or 'desire' has not manifested, perhaps you might just find in the present moment what you were not looking for, but what was looking for you, your inner value, your inner worth, your inner beauty, your inner wealth. And you may just discover that the answers and solutions to some long sought-after problems or challenges were within you all along, and it was not the money or the fast cars or the holidays that were going to bring the answers to you, but your moment-by-moment awareness.
The 'dreams' and 'desires' are simply objects we see. They fuel our energy into allowing greater experiences of freedom, joy and prosperity, from within.
I know, even though like most people on this planet, the outer trappings of the material world are what I thought I desired, but deep down I always knew the most primal desire was that of freedom, an inner sense of value and an inner sense of worth. I wasn't looking for money or stuff, I was looking for 'me' all along.
I have come to a point in my life, where I want to be doing what I am doing right now. And for me, this is a huge breakthrough.