A Creative Being Creed by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Posted On: November 11, 2010

My ideas are worth exploring
and my creative acts are sacred, worthwhile and valuable.

I answer the call to create
without feeling I am taking away from something or someone.

I know that I have something unique to say and create,
that is only mine to express, and so it is original.

I surrender my works of art being pretty, good or salable,
and let them be what they want to be.

I consider the “practice” of creativity equal to other practices
like prayer or meditation or exercise and I make time for it.

I share my creations only when I feel supported to do so,
not needing or seeking acknowledgement from others.

I release myself from the need to feel inspired before I begin,
trusting that everything I need to create will be provided.

I allow myself to release the critic and perfectionist with love and invite the muse to come to my side.

I accept the healing energy that comes from my creative acts,
as divine blessings from a source I call Creator.

I remind myself that it is OK to not know what I am doing, to trust the process and begin again as many times as I need.

I feel that creativity is a journey, and I honor that journey with my time, my resources and my heart.

I will be gentle with myself when I haven’t taken the time to create, and I will begin again.

I give myself permission to be messy, loud, irreverent at times,
and at others to be quiet, orderly, mindful and to feel blessed.

I feel worthy of the title, Artist, just because I create,
regardless of what I create, or what the outcome is.

I am free to think my own thoughts, to have my own visions
and at the same time gather nourishment from those around me.

I feel that my life is a great adventure always looking for my YES,
and that my own journey holds the makings of personal legend!

I believe in intentional creativity; that the love I put into my work goes out as a blessing toward my intention.

I am a creative being, not a creative doing, and sometimes being creative is allowing myself to do “nothing” but the act of dreaming.

I believe that every bone in my body is a creative bone,
that my life is a miracle in process and that I am a creative being.

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