Saturday, May 24, 2014

108 The battles that a creator must give

A creative man or woman , an author, a poet, a musician, a painter, a businessman and also an ordinary creative human, often meets with stunning resistance and counter will in his creative process.  The well known author Steven Pressfield describes it very well in his book 
"the war of art" 2002. He calls it resistance but I would call it  reptoid aggressive opposition. It is like when a human tries ti build a house in the middle of the jungle. He will meet with wild opposition and attacks from jungle animals. But this resistance can come also from higher realms abilities, like  cosmic predators  from Draconian cosmic power or from lower frequencies of our own DNA.  

He says:
The following is a list , in no particular order , of those activities most commonly elicit  Resistance
1) The pursuit of any calling in writing, painting, music, film, dance, or any creative art, however marginal or unconventional.
2) The launching of any entrepreneurial venture or enterprise for profit or otherwise.
3) Any diet or health regimen
4) Any program of spiritual advancement
5) Any activity whose aim is tighter abdominal
6) Any course or program designed to overcome an unwholesome habit or addiction.
7) Education of every kind
8) Any act of political, moral, or ethical courage, including the decision to change for the better some unworthy pattern of thought or conduct in ourselves.
9) The undertaking of any enterprise or endeavor, whose aim is to help others.
10) Any act that entails commitment of the heart. The decision to get married to have a child, to weather a rocky patch to a relationship.
11) The taking of any principle stand in the face of adversity.
And I would add, that the Resistance chooses for time and space to attack, any situation where there is love, in what you do, what you think ,or what you are  etc E.g. the moments that you are just writing the most successful and critical part of your script, or the hour that you are bathing, or changing cloths, or waking up in the morning, or the hour that you are having sex, or exiting a public place and entering your private place  etc. 

Steven  Pressfield continuous in his book, defining the enemy of Resistance as Invisible, Internalized, Insidious, Implacable, Impersonal, Infallible, etc  But has also a weak point: It comes  usually from lower frequency of matter and consciousness. 

A creator must become a professional snakes handler to deal with all the above.
He must 
1) acquire the art to be unhappy or happy
2) Act always for the love of the game of creation
3) Has great patience
4) Exercises order in his activities
5) Be able to demystify
6) Battle and deal with  fear both of failure and success.
7) Avoid excuses
8) Chose to handle and deal with  all probable situations
9) Be prepared for this that he knows that resistance will press.
10) Be decisive
11) Perfect his techniques
12) Be able to ask for help if necessary.
13) Keep a distance from his/her tools
14) Do not take personal the success or failure, and the resistance
15) Be persistent with perseverance.
16) Knows to analyse and assess himself.
17) Knows and recognizes that he/she has some  limits
18) Changes and re-discovers himself
19) Meet with some recognition
20) Sometimes have a self like the legal scheme of an S.A, corporation (anonymous society).
21) Despises the fear of  failure.
22) The resistance will be beaten, as the depended reaction of bulling people.

Furthermore he/she must know that in the creative process has in his side higher invisible powers, his own spirit, and a higher immortal self beyond what his mortal  ego knows.


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