I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Art of Creativity

From the Everyday Enchantment Tarot, the Magician; from the MentorSpirit Cards, 'Creativity:'
          This Magician knows there's a lot of perspiration that comes between his inspiration for a flower garden and the manifestation of it. It's easy to get caught up in the mental planning of things - imagining first what the end result will look like and then working backward to figure out the materials needed and the order of action. Daydreaming manifests great ideas but nothing concrete, so the Magician is willing to put in the effort too. Creativity is the ability to transcend the traditional in order to come up with new forms and ideas. It's easy to get wowed by the work of others and feel like we don't have a drop of originality or talent in us. But the Magician would tell us to just start digging and see what shape our wispy ideas take. Author Anne Lamott encourages us not to be afraid of shitty first drafts, as they are what grease the wheels of fresh, bold thinking. As cartoonist Scott Adams wrote, "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

6 comments:

  1. Thanks Bev! I needed to hear this today (again) :D

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    1. I often forget to remember this too. :)

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  2. wispy ideas. I can see them forming! And unforming...

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    1. That's exactly how mine are if I don't do something with them. :)

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  3. That Scott Adams quote is excellent. And I was surprised by that Magician, and yet also kind of love him :) No good having all the tools if you don't pick them up and use them!

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    1. This deck has been a joy to use with so much to see (and read) in each card. Other than the fairies flitting around, it does have a real world feel to it. :)

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