Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination. Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be. Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.
— Rob Brezsny
As we begin to take our creative dreams seriously, we are learning to tune in to the flow of ideas, inspiration, and support that we are constantly immersed in. We are like fish who are gradually discovering the rich, life-affirming waters all around them. As our inner Artist becomes self-aware, we can see there is no lack of potential projects, creations and masterpieces with our names on them.
Like radio waves being broadcast on countless frequencies, Julia writes, “With practice, we learn how to hear the desired frequency on request. We tune in to the frequency we want. Like a parent, we learn to hear the voice of our current brainchild among the other children’s voices.
“Once you accept that it is natural to create, you can begin to accept a second idea – that the Creator will hand you whatever you need for the project. The minute you are willing to accept the help of this collaborator, you will see useful bits of help everywhere in your life.
“Be alert: there is a second voice, a higher harmonic, adding to and augmenting your inner creative voice. This voice frequently shows itself in synchronicity.”
Oh boy, this is a powerful one. The instant you start to really tune in, I promise you will get your socks knocked off. Thinking about how to flesh out that tricky dialogue in the third chapter? You’re going to hear it, possibly verbatim, in the restaurant booth behind you; or across the aisle of the metro; or flipping TV channels one night.
Stuck for the bridge in a song you’re composing? Don’t be surprised if it comes to you in the sound of raindrops going down the gutter, or a snatch of overheard whistling, or a tidbit of some commercial jingle on the radio that could be tweaked just so. Open your eyes and your spirit, and you are going to get colors, movement, sound, and information being handed to you in stunningly perfect, intimately personal ways.
This is where things get very, very fun. It can feel whooshy and psychic. It can sometimes even be a little spooky. Just remember Who this conversation is with, and how loving and benevolent your Colleague is.
Oh, yeah; you bet there’s lots more about this tomorrow!