I am tired of being told how flaky Creatives are. How we need to get with the program, do something with our lives and get ‘serious’ about reality. Peer pressure can make us feel forced to account for ourselves, our time and our very existence on this earth.
I reject this with every fibre of my being.
And this attitude makes me angry. After years of being laughed at, belittled, dismissed, eye-rolled, or smiled at condescendingly for being ‘eccentric’, I am finally stepping into my power as a CREATIVE.
Creativity is what I study, practice and teach about every day of my life. It’s THAT IMPORTANT to me (and to the world). No more apologizing or feeling 'less than'.
Here’s the point. We need to flipe the script and start valuing Creativity.
Creativity is the unlimited SOURCE that makes all things possible.
A Creative’s ‘subconscious ramblings’ inspired that book or film that capitvated you. Generative ideas gave birth to your favorite song, your clothes, your computer, and the chair you’re sitting on. For real. Let’s get THAT granular.
Thoughts become things. EVERYTHING starts as an idea.
Think about it. Creations are all around us. They started out as precious inklings that were listened to, cultivated, honored and respected. Nurtured in conducive environments, couragous innovators went on to create, design, compose and give birth to ground-breaking objects (products) and experiences (services, classes, music, films, web content). We may not notice these sacred offerings; we may take them for granted, but these valuable tent-poles sustain us.
These diamonds give us hope, asuage our fears, connect across difference.
Creatives helped us get through the Pandemic. Netflix doesn’t just ‘happen’. Screenwriters, editors, set designers, producers, actors, musicians, copywriters, photographers, clothing designers. Think about the inspiration, passion and technical skills that contribute to making one movie.
Creatives have been producing virtual storytelling shows, concerts, conventions, courses. Moments of synchronicity and joy. Powerful, healing gifts that will lead us forward into the great unknown of magical possibility.
Nothing ‘flaky’ about that.