Creativity as Mysticism
I have always been driven by the desire to understand and unravel. And personally I don't think you can delve too deeply into understanding creativity without coming across some form of mysticism. Drums and music were used in the first ceremonies and ritual dancing to music has long been a part of the human psyche. The more I have dived into the human spirit in my time on the planet the more I have seen, felt, heard and experienced the rhythm at it's core. Artists tap into that rhythm when we create. It's that moment where self love and self care take over and you rid yourself of whatever pain has been holding you back.
To remain fully emotionally present within your art is always a challenge. There is always a lot to do and a million things to consider and it's so easy to bring that chaos into your work. I do my best to remember the divinity of creativity. My piano can be just as much of an alter, my notebooks are just as much a bible. These are places of emotional reverence and spiritually centred self care, I see the divinity in that moment. Absolute.
I think we create our own “little religions” around our work. Our own set of dogmas. The vastness of what creativity is can be too much to handle for some but it can be a relentless life quest for others. Be sure the structure you have built around your work, your inner religion, is there to support it, not hinder it's flow.
Be brave enough to rise to whatever challenge is set before you. Surrender is without question its own baptism by fire. When you create your own inner structure, create it in a way that it always has room to grow so that when creativity flows it doesn't do too much damage.