Monday, March 29, 2010
Flutterbys, Stars & Creative Transformations
In the words of Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star". If we hold the chaos, rather than hold on to it, we create the space for its creative transformation.
To hold a thing is about creating a safe space for it to be, allowing it to open up to what it needs to become. This safe space may be an imaginal one you meditate upon, an attitude you embody or a literal vessel that you find or create.
To hold on to a thing limits its growth and potential. Without room to be what it is, its ability to share lessons and gems with you is stifled. When things are held, such as emotions, dreams and creative thoughts, this acknowledgment helps them grow and transform into what they are meant to become. With the things you would rather not hold or hold on to, it may be time to let it go, to release it back to the Universe or perhaps give the following exercise a go; Find a stone or shell by the water. Imagine it is the thing you want to let go. Set an intention of what this stone or shell is representing. Allow the stone or shell to embody this energy. Speaking directly to the stone or shell, say what you need to say to this thing that you want to let go. Then when you are ready, open your eyes and toss the stone or shell back into the water. In essence, letting go of a thing is also a transformative experience.
From stars to starfish, everything in life has a pulsating life force. Chaotic or not, when we give things room to breathe, transformations beyond our imaginations and expectations are possible.
p.s. Kalvin was so excited during the making of this college, he tripped over the chair and landed inside the golden box. He admits he did panic for a second, after all it was a bit dark in there and it can be a slightly startling to land somewhere unexpected. The more he tried to hold on to the box and climb up it, the more he slid down. So he stopped, closed his eyes and breathed. When he opened his eyes, he looked up and noticed all the butterflies and birds above him. At that moment one flew down, picked him up and placed him safe on the ground. Kalvin wondered how many times are answers, help and guidance right there, but when we are too busy holding on, we just can't see it. He says when we give things room to be, and space to breathe (including our own selves), we automatically enter a space of letting go from holding on ~ creating the space for creative transformations, highest potentials and dancing stars to birth.
© Copyright Jelena Mrkich 2010.
Jelena Mrkich is an Artist, Art Therapist and Creative Catayst who is passionate about creativity as a tool for healing, transformation and self-awareness. For more info visit JelenaMrkich.com or for regular creative good things join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.