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Article Teaser: Even though you're creative in many ways, you might find that drawing anything with life escapes you, especially if you're responsible for meeting expectations. Find your hidden talents without losing your integrity in this article.

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Why Expectations Squash The Magic In Drawings

Copyright (c) 2007-2017

Are you embarrassed to use stick figures to illustrate a concept? Sure clients know what the diagrams are supposed to represent, but your drawings don't move them much.

What would happen if you drew something with real life in it? The whole room would light up by this living energy because every heart longs for real connection.

You know that most learning is enhanced by visual metaphors, but leaving all heart out of your drawings does nothing for your clients or your self-confidence.

How can you draw things with real life when you can't see past the responsibility of meeting expectations?

Flashback - Remember the magic the first time you stuck your finger in your spilled baby food and made marks? Or, maybe you scratched with a stick in the earth. Look what I did! And look there, I did it again!

Along came a well-meaning adult and said: "What's that supposed to be? " WHAM!!! You mean it's supposed to BE something?! Your hands got lovingly wiped clean along with your tray of spilled mush.

Perhaps later, it happened again in school and with friends, until you were ashamed to follow the magic of making marks anymore. Your first innocent discovery of a new skill got squashed by expectations.

We all become conscious of responsibilities and the self-imposed expectations that come with them. While so compelled to have to do it all, we cannot even notice all the magic that is right in front of us.

So many opportunities are lost because the doorway to our heart is clouded over. As long as we stay on the outside looking in, we'll be unable to see what we don't know.

How can you draw what you don't know yet?

Remember the magic of discovery and feeling a part of all the wonder when you drew as a little child? If this scares you now, you can calm your responsible self with these three steps:

1. Go inside and let your feelings be however they are. Don't try to stop your ego mind, just let it be and respect its fear of the unknown.

2. Surrender your expectations to the Source of all life, and trust your heart.

3. Let your innocent eyes see into whatever's there as an impartial witness. Your hand will obey your eyes, recording whatever presents itself to be caressed.

The good news:

The unique character of your subject wants to be found! If approached in genuine humility, it will meet you more than halfway.

Often you won't be aware of little details until after, when your critical mind has a look. It takes a willingness to find the unexpected - to risk living your connectedness in the flesh.

You'll know that your drawing isn't like anything you've ever done before, but you certainly had a hand in its drawing. After the surprise of your first try, DRAW LOTS MORE. Eventually you're bound to become more fluent.

If your inborn drawing talent has been shyly hiding for a long time, just recognizing that you've taken the first step in reclaiming your birthright can be empowering.

Even your first drawing can unleash a lot of potential energy and sense of well-being. You can be sure that the first blush of reborn talent will shine through in your work in some form.

The door is open to opportunities for heartfelt connection, beauty, love and magic. You can find, awaken and develop your hidden talent and be responsible at the same time.

Let your heart take the lead and your ego mind will trust it.


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Hello, I'm Celeste Varley and have been an artist at heart all my life. It is my privilege and passion to help those who cringe at the thought of drawing, to tame their hidden talents without breaking their spirit. I help them find the Creator within, and discover the natural talent they never expected to find. If you like this article, you may want to see more "Fresh Horses" articles on my website. Check it out and see if it's right for you. http://www.heartsongstudio.com Celeste Varley, Heartsong Studio, Awakening the Creator within.

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