As a child of the Master Creator, we are born to create. When we are creating we are intimately connected to our Creator. The world slips away as we become one with creation.
In meditation today I received the clear message it is time to create something new. This message has been showing up in synergy all week. Every day is a new beginning; a new opportunity to create anew.
It is so easy to stay in our comfort zone, never venturing too far out of the box for fear of the unknown or heaven forbid – failure. I know stepping into my fear is where my freedom lies – I’ve proved this to myself! Still, I find myself resisting. Spirit gently nudges me. Experience has shown me if I do not answer this creative call, I will be nudged harder.
The picture above is the result of finally surrendering to the call. It only took a total of 6 hours to complete from original sketch to finished painting, but 9 months from conception to birth…interesting.
Meet Hercules. This painting has ignited the inborn pull of the creator within. Creation has opened a door to something new. I am patiently waiting for it to unfold, even if it takes another 9 months. I know this next thing is adding another layer to the work I’ve been given.
Let me tell you a story of how Hercules came to be…the message and the challenge for you and me. OMG! Another unexpected rhyme.
Two of my favorite people and spiritual mentors (Pete Taboada and Alida Morrill) told me separately, on more than one occasion, “Gail, you have a horse to draw”. I knew I drew horses as a kid, but like much of my childhood I don’t remember doing it. Only recently am I starting to get glimpses of this past reality.
I know that I took art lessons in middle school, but I cannot remember one single teacher from elementary to high school. Obviously, I was not present A LOT! What I do remember is a painting of mushrooms on wood. I must have really liked it or someone told me it was good (another rhyme!).
So why did I stop? Could it be someone told me I wasn’t good enough? As children, most of us have gone through the experience of “not being good enough”. Can you relate? Much of what shapes our adult life is what we learned to believe as children. This is the reason I resisted drawing the horse. I was so afraid of it not being good enough, not even for me! We are our own worst critic – right?
I’ll never forget the time (going on 2 years ago now) when I attended one of Pete’s art classes. I didn’t make it through the opening meditation. I left in tears. The next attempt, I resisted all the way, but this time I stayed. However, I left angry that the painting I had created in the class looked nothing like what I had planned. Like a child, I refused to even sign it. I tossed it in the back seat of my car where it remained for days. When I finally pulled it out, I really saw it for the first time. It was a vortex – something I see in my mind’s eye regularly in clearing sessions. The painting was exactly what it was meant be.
Excited, I called Pete. He was also super excited that I had finally come to my senses! He agreed to meet me at a convenient location to help me finish the painting. I didn’t have the right tools to finish, sign and own it! Bless you Pete! Here it is below…
It would still be over a year before I would pick up a pencil and eventually a brush again. I love this statement from one of my fellow prayer chaplains that is just recovering from open heart surgery, “healing is happening little by slow”.
It takes a lot of patience and compassion of self to heal the wounds of life and step into wholeness again. With that being said, I’m also very aware how every wound is revealing my Truth. It takes a lot of contrast sometimes to develop a clear picture.
Moral of the story…. The world needs our creativity NOW and the MASTER CREATOR within us is not going to stop knocking at our door until we answer. It is our God-Given creativity that will usher in a new reality where everyone lives in peace and in harmony with each other AND Mother Earth. We MUST exercise our creative muscle to build the habit of creating. When we get into this habit we become a vessel for new creation. It doesn’t matter how we create….JUST DO IT.
I am going to create something new every day for the next 100 days (100 days has come up twice in the last week). By then, I should be in the habit of creating, rather than resisting creation. I challenge you to join me…
I would love to hear about your creations. They can be big or small. It can be art or adventure. A recipe, a new plant planted, a doodle, a poem, singing a new song, writing a song, maybe creating a smile where there was a frown on someone’s face.
Ask yourself, “What can I do in this moment to make this thing I do every day into a new experience?” Example: Maybe you visit a nature preserve regularly, but have you ever walked barefoot in the woods…exquisite!
I will be sharing mine daily (to keep me accountable). Today I’m sharing “Creation Coffee” (see below). Caffeine and fat when combined is brain food. We need healthy brains to create. Hope you enjoy this as much as I will. If you do not like coffee or it is not compatible, that’s okay….Make it hot chocolate or chocolate milk instead.
Here are some other ways to support creativity:
Diffuse or wear essentials oils: (Let me know if you need information on where to find these).
Get outside barefoot on Mother Earth. Mother Earth supports creativity. She is “the womb of Creation”. Makes sense…
Meditate to clear your mind before you sit down to create. Meditation in nature is a powerful way to get your creative juices flowing.
If you are struggling, a short nap (20 to 30 minutes) often opens a door to a new idea.
Get plenty of sleep and resist alcohol in the evenings. A clear mind supports creative dreaming and the chances that you will remember the dream.
Keep several “Creative Journals” handy, so you can shot down anything that comes up at night or during the day. You might want to keep one by your bed and one in your car, etc. If you are like me, I forget easily. I’m in the habit of NOT hanging onto a lot of information. This way I don’t have to.
Okay – READY, SET – GO!
4 ounces coconut milk
6-8 ounces natural spring water
1 teaspoon organic instant coffee (If you are not a coffee drinker – leave this out)
1 tablespoon organic unsweetened cocoa powder (cacao powder is even better)
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 drop of food grade peppermint oil like Do Terra or Young Living
Dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon organic raw honey or agave for vegan version (use organic stevia for sugar-free version).
Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan. Heat gently until hot (do not boil). It is ready when smooth and creamy.
Serve hot or over ice with a dollop of coconut whipped cream (So Delicious Coco whip is a good one if you don’t have time to make your own).
Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Abundant Health!
photo credit/Karen Guthrie
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Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be. Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.
As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.
Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives). The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.
The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.
Keep up with Gail at:
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist. I am an intuitive. Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.