This is an excerpt from the book Women Who Run with the Wolves..by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. With a little of my stuff and also from the Tao..
I am quoting from the book as it explained CREATIVITY with such simplicity…that it resonated with whatever I feel deeply..and hence just being lazy today and copying her…but copying creatively!
“Creativity is a shape changer. One moment it takes this form, the next that. It is like dazzling spirit who appears to us all, yet is hard to describe for no one agrees on what they saw in that brilliant flash. Are the wielding of pigments and canvas, or paint chips and wallpaper, evidence of its existence? How about pen and paper, flower borders on the garden path, building a university? Yes, yes. Ironing a collar well, cooking up a revolution? Yes. Touching with love the leaves of a plant, pulling down “the big deal”, tying off the loom, finding one’s voice, loving someone well? Yes. Catching the hot body of the newborn, raising a child to adulthood, helping raise a nation from its knees? Yes. tending to a marriage like the orchard it is, digging for psychic gold, finding the shapely word, sewing a blue curtain?
All are of the creative life. All these things are from the Wild Woman, the Rio Abajo Rio, the river beneath the river, which flows and flows into our lives.
Some say the creative life is in ideas, some say it is in doing. it seems in most instances to be in a simple being. it is not virtuosity, although that is very fine in itself. It is the love of something, having so much love for something — whether a person, a word, an image, an idea, the land or humanity —- that all that can be done with the overflow is to create. It is not a matter of wanting to, not a singular act of will; one solely must.”
Life is flowing through each one of us…to water the parched eyes of disillusionment with renewed vigor and vitality. Hail woman…rise to raise the soul of your children and your own and all those you love with your blood and sweat!!
“The spirit of the valley never dies. It is called the subtle and profound female. The gate of the subtle and profound female. Is the root of heaven and earth. it is continuous, and seems to be always existing. Use it and you will never wear it out.” —- Tao Te Ching 6