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Terrible Reasons to Create, Part 1: Legitimacy

by | Apr 5, 2021 | Journal, Wisdom Bites | 0 comments

Creative energy is the most powerful force that humans carry. This is our power to make:

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All powerful forces, including creative power, are inherently neutral; they are shaped by the intention behind them. So the first step to creating something inspiring is to ask why you’re creating. Some reasons are worse than others.

Seeking legitimacy is a terrible reason to create anything. It will only lead to your creation being a desperate plea: Do I matter now?

Legitimacy doesn’t come like a trophy or a shiny medal draped around your neck by some panel of judges. You are legitimate because you are. It comes from your goddess-given shakti, your influences and teachers, and how willing you are to make your personal shadows very good friends of yours.

Rather than creating to seek legitimacy, first do the work to meet your inherent legitimacy. This looks like a lot of pausing, a lot of gentle questioning, a lot of tender stroking of your scars, and a lot of garden parties to get your shadows into the sunshine.

Then create, knowing that you are the only one who can give you your legitimacy.

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