Creativity is a bonus, one that we may forget to appreciate.
The impulse to make things, to write about things, to decorate and change our environment; it’s a blessing.
While thousands upon thousands of people sit in quarantine, trying to figure out where their next paycheck is coming from and how they’re going to pay rent and get food, I admit that I am inundated with grace.
It’s got to be beyond hard to get through this, worried about so much.
Take a step back from your life for a while today.
Disengage the worrier, and change gears to creativity.
Worrying doesn’t actually do any good, other than to give your negative thoughts a hamster wheel to run and run.
Set your worries down today, even just for a little while.
I don’t know about you, but for me if I let worries take over in my head, I soon get overwhelmed. Anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure all come to visit, planning on a long and comfy stay.
Kick them out!
Make room in your head for love, for blessings, for your creative impulse.
Each time you find your thoughts meandering back to that raging river of doubts, gently guide them back to the important things: family, friends, your pets, your garden, your art. These things will help you find your way out of that dark valley into the light that the Divine is trying to shine on you.
Ego wants you to worry, to fret, to give it more and more attention until you are completely focussed on that darkness.
Love wants you to open yourself, your heart, to the possibility of miracles, the actuality of immeasurable blessings.
It’s a dichotomy: the daily struggle to disengage the worry and turn away from it, to face and find the beauty that’s already surrounding you, just waiting for you to observe it.
Just remember, though, that you are not the only one who faces this struggle. We’re all in this craziness together (social distance or no) and we’ll get through it – together.
Take my hand. I’m feeling strong today. Tomorrow I may need a little help from you. Thanks!
Have an absolutely amazing day today!
Photo of Monument Valley by Robert Murray, courtesy of Pixabay
With Grace and Gratitude,