PL Teaching for Day 22 >The Flash of Inspiration Is a Gift From God < When something suddenly clicks or when a great idea suddenly pops into your head, it is actually not something you have control over. Understand that this is wisdom given to you by God. The Flash of Inspiration is a Gift From God.
As an artist/writer, I can’t tell you how often I have wanted to paint, sculpt or write something, get myself all set up and then “puff” like a cloud of smoke what I thought I was going to do evaporates. If I try to make it work, the results are simply not to my liking, yes I may have an end product, but it does not “speak” to me. My first thought it that it should go into the waste bin. For sure I am not prepared to show it around, or do a drum roll. So I put it down and it disappears from my immediate thoughts. If I’m in a persistent mood, I may start over, something inside of me wants to be expressed. The desire is strong, and I feel the frustration well up inside me, I know I have something to “say”…. but every time I try something I am dissatisfied with the results. Sound familiar?
When I “Let go and Let God” allow myself to take a step back, and just allow my hands to work the clay, or if painting the colors and forms to take shape, an inner peace begins to happen, and I find myself humming, carried away by the moment. I’m focused, I’m in a happy place. I’ve learned to listen to the little voice inside of me that says, “OK, that’s enough” I stop.. step back and with eyes of wonder I discover an “expression” Sometimes I simply have no idea how I got the results that I did. Ask me to do another one, I couldn’t. My “expressions” became a form of meditation for me. It didn’t matter to me what anyone else thought about the results, I was happy! INSPIRATION IS A GIFT I really and truly believe that God is within and part of who we are. God is the tie that binds us all together. We are ONE.
A member of the church send me links to some awesome figurative art, I share them with you and hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
May your day be blessed 100 fold. =^_^=