Are you engaging from hesitation or excitement?

Have you ever watched an artist create a painting from start to finish?

It’s fascinating to watch because it usually starts out as something that make no sense.  How could this mish mash of lines and color possibly turn out beautiful?  As you keep watching, pieces start to form that you recognize as a flower or the ocean.  But it still doesn’t look like much, and you begin to wonder if they are any good!

Little by little, the forms become more recognizable as colors are layered and shapes emerge.  Then quite suddenly there comes a point where everything comes into a sharp focus, and you are literally struck by the beauty of it coming together so perfectly.

How on earth did they create something so spectacular…. out of nothing?

So you wake up one inspired morning and decide, “I want to paint something”.  You buy some supplies, watch videos, maybe take some lessons.  You practice techniques and play with colors.  It’s exciting and fun!!  You laugh at yourself when things don’t turn out quite how you planned.  You are just playing and not trying to do anything but seeing how it all works.  Then maybe someone looks at what you’ve created and says “Hey, that’s pretty good!  Can you make me something?”

Did you just hear a car slamming on their brakes?

“Well, ok, I can try to make you something.  But, really, I’m not that good.”  Suddenly there is pressure to create.  You try to make something, but you can’t get past the part that looks like blobs of color and random lines.  It doesn’t look much different than the blobs and lines that the professional artist made, but you decide it looks like a kindergarten project and toss the whole thing in the fireplace and never paint again.

Are you noticing where you hesitate?

What is the difference between you and the professional artist?

One could argue that the difference is, of course, years and years of practice!  But at one point, there was no difference between you and the artist because they also had to start somewhere.  They made plenty of things that looked like a kindergarten project and went into the practice pile.  The only difference is that you hesitated.

The momentary hesitation (self-doubt) instantly drops you into 3D and all the “I’m not OK” in the backpack suddenly rushes to the surface and becomes your entire experience.  The self-doubt stops the creative flow of energy and what used to feel like endless possibilities now truly feels impossible.

The artist example is an obvious one, but we hesitate all the time without recognizing it.  It’s simply a habit.  We step back into fear instead of stepping forward with excitement and possibility.

Mastery is often confused with perfection.

It isn’t about perfection, it’s about being aware!

It is not uncommon to watch an artist paint something that doesn’t look the way they originally intended.  They could get upset and wrap a magnetic charge around the “mistake”, layering it with all kinds of “why am I awful painter”.  But instead, they take a step back, say something like “oops, that didn’t turn out like I planned”, and then use the “oops” to create something that often turns out better than the original plan.

The famous and truly masterful painter, Bob Ross, used to call them “happy accidents”.  Simply put, the ability to become aware of the hesitation, recognize that you are about to step back into fear and then consciously choose a platform of energy that allows you to step forward with excitement is the path to mastery.

Dig in further with our podcast, where you will learn how to use the 4th, 5th and 6th rays of creation to unravel the 3D construct of hesitation and create a life full of excitement and passion!

Podcast – The 4th, 5th, 6th Rays of Creation

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