Before the Creative Process
What I am about to share with you here I’ve carried with me for quite some time, both literally and figuratively. It’s one of the secrets to success kind of things that people don’t like to talk about in polite conversations.
It’s an answer to:
- The need that we all have, sooner or later, to go ahead and make ourselves jump—with no net in sight.
- The knowing that this time we MUST take the road less traveled–the one that is so overgrown with our own desires that we can no longer ignore it.
- The fear that we might be rejected now fading in view of the overwhelming desire to fully live into all that we are designed to be.
Excitement —over riding any shred of common sense we might have left!
THE moment that call for us to don our BGP’s and go for it— no matter what.
I must warn you—what you are about to see may be seared in your mind for a very long time so if you don’t think you can handle it… now would be the time to LOOK AWAY
Superman had his cape.
Wonder Woman had her Lasso of Truth.
Me and you???
Big Girl Panties come in one size fits all. When you put them on you assume the powers of a super hero. Able to ignore fears and push past it can’t be dones without even trying.
When I first went online with myself (notice I didn’t say with my art or my writing or Ed because all we really ever have to offer is ourselves) the mantra that I used was Lean Into the Fire.
The more afraid I was of doing something
(like starting a blog, posting a fresh painting, putting my thoughts out there for someone else to read)
the more sure I became that it was EXACTLY what I needed to do.
It helped me to move forward when most of me wanted to run like a nut for the nearest safe place. Coming out from under our fears and getting up on the tight wire to fully live takes courage. And courage as you know is not an absence of fear, but the ability to acknowledge the fear and DO IT ANYWAY.
The BGP mindset means that you go ahead and do what you intuitively know needs to be done.
You are more willing to accept the unknown outcomes of action taken rather than live with the status quo of what has always been.
BGP’s are what you don when life has backed you in a corner.
They are the perfect choice when you’ve been pressed so far down you’re ready to come out fighting.
It would appear that the Universe designs things to get us into the BGP mindset.
For me, it was a loooooong road that eventually narrowed down to watching my dad grow more ill until he finally passed AND working away in a family restaurant with no time for anything creative.
Keeping your head back in a pizza oven for years has a profound impact on one’s desire to own a pair of BGP’s 🙂
Once you start wearing them, you find they are a perfect match for lots of things in your life 🙂
This is my call for BGP girls (sorry guys, I am not sure what the equivalent is for boys).
Get out your BIG GIRL PANTIES……
and wear them proudly 🙂
P.S. Eddie gets excited when he sees me get these out—he knows it’s time for a leap of faith, the kind that calls for BGP’s…..
P.P.S. I’m packed, I have stocked the house with cat food/cat nip and I’m heading south to Louisiana. I have left Eddie Bill in charge of things. I am hoping this is not a mistake…..
More art, more workshop stories, and more fun coming your way soon 🙂 !!!