Muse is One of Your Guardian Angels
Copyright 2009 by Kathy Hughes
Illustrated by Adrienne Schaumann
The word inspiration comes from the Latin and means, filled with spirit. An old traditional saying says, An angel guides every act of creation. Creativity comes from the spirit.
believe in angels. I think we have
a whole team of them watching over and caring for us. Your creative angel(s) is your muse. Your muse is constantly whispering in your ear (or, in my
case, screaming) for your attention, Did you notice that amazing sunset?
Lets make something together.
Take me to a concert or art show. Draw
me a picture. Doodle. PLAY
guardian angel/muse helps you notice beauty and inspires you to participate in
creative acts. Creativity is part
of your soul and your divine connection to the Universe. Creating is your gift back to the Universe.
It is one way the Universe soothes and cares for you.
does your muse look like? They are
masters of disguise and use anything and everything to inspire you.
They can be as gentle as a breeze and as powerful as a raging storm.
One may enter as a thought or sing to you through a song. The more aware you become, the more present your guardian
angel/muse makes itself. They love
muse is there to comfort, guide, and inspire you. Your muse loves and adores you JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.
not kidding when I say your muse is an attention-seeking being.
You are constantly urged to create and notice beauty for the pure joy it
brings. It can be felt to the core
of your being. Remember, art is healing!
is said that all emotions and feeling come from only two sources, love or fear.
Judgments, I cant, Im not good enough, etc., etc., etc., are all
fear-based. Your guardian
angel/muse is pure love-based. What you create is true beauty to your muse because it is
from your inner heart and soul, and nothing is more pure.
with your muse. Watch and listen
for its voice and messages. Take a
minute or two and just look around where you are at this very moment.
Did your eyes settle on something? Hear
a sound? Notice a color? An
object? A smell?
Your muse is trying to communicate with you though all of your senses.
It has total and complete unconditional love for you and never leaves
that connection with your guardian angel/muse.
Every act of creativity on your part brings joy to the Universe and is
returned to you many times over. Creativity
is a spiritual connection.
Name your muse and have great conversations!
(No one needs to know!) If
anyone overhears you and asks whom you are talking to, tell them you are a
songwriter and are trying out new lyrics!
process of creativity produces optimal conditions for being alive.
As we create, our minds and bodies are their most energetic, stay vital,
and even heal.
Badonsky from The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a
teaches non-judgmental art and creativity classes at the Kaleidoscope Art Studio
in Rantoul on Tuesday mornings and at Hobby Lobby in Champaign on Thursday
mornings. Sessions meet 10:00-11:30
and are $10 per class. Kathy has
taught art in the public schools for over 15 years and is a member of the
Creativity Coaching Association. For
more information (and to read past Active Seniors articles) visit her website at
www.room200.com, call her at 351-1680, or