– Jalaluddin Rumi
A few days ago I was watching a documentary about the band Rush. I love to learn about the creative process of writers, artists and musicians. One thing that stood out was how they stayed true to themselves even when they weren’t sure what was coming next or if what was next was strange and difficult. They followed their hearts.
It takes courage to do this. When everyone is saying it’s too weird or it won’t work, you have to keep true to your vision. The members of Rush described the many times they sensed things were changing. They understood the current way of doing things needed to end to make way for something new. Those transition times and albums were difficult, but they trusted the process and kept moving, creating, imagining the next thing into existence.
Rush fully trusted the creative process. They let things run their course and had help to bring things closer to their heart when they strayed too far. And when it was over, they let it be.
It does feel as though there is a natural course to things. Often we ride it longer than it wants to be ridden because we like the high of success. But this can damage what we created, and it can damage us.
We are the flow of the Universe. Our heart’s desires are the desires of greater Being brought down to earth. When we let the creative process have its way with us, there is no waiting on wingbeats and stars because we have become inspiration living out its destiny. The closer to our hearts we remain, the greater our creations will be.