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Getting Unstuck by Going Within and Starting With Love

For a very long time I had artist’s block and felt creatively stuck. I thought if I had just one more art-instructional book, if I took one more class, if I just watched one more video or listened to one more inspirational speaker I would somehow find all the answers to the mysteries of life and it would all become crystal clear for me and I’d be able to create the great works I was meant to. I kept searching, searching, searching– always outside of myself– and never finding it.

Then I realized something very important.

I wasn’t finding it because I was looking in the wrong place. The real place where this can be found is not “out there”. It is inside of each and every one of us.

I had a dream the other night that brought this home for me even more. One of my favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz. In my dream I was wearing very heavy, clunky black shoes. I had a conversation with Glinda the Good Witch very similar to this scene near the end of the movie.

In the dream I was concerned about not being able to make it work because my shoes weren’t ruby slippers, but these big, heavy clunky things. She said, “It doesn’t matter what shoes you have. The power is within you always.”

So I have been looking within myself and found that THE most important thing to me is LOVE. This is where it all starts and ends. There really is no other reason to live than to live for love and I believe this is also where true creativity comes from.

So I invite you to pause for a moment to go within yourself, to feel the love that’s within you and to do whatever you can to share and express that love to the world, and I will do the same.