When the Light Goes Out…

When the light goes out…where do your turn?  Are you flailing about tripping over things looking for the light?  Where does your spark of inspiration come from?  If you’ve ever noticed…when one candle lights another, the first does not lose its light.  You may feel that you have lost yours, but take hope… there’s still a flicker glimmering low.  You just have to find a way to reignite the flame.

I’ve noticed for me my spark comes from friends, from words, from art and music.  Today it came from this quote, a Bible verse, and a lovely video my friend sent me to watch about art.  (Thank you, Friend.)

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled  by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”    -Albert Schweitzer

That’s why it’s so great to look for the sparks around you.  Those creative things from others that inspire and rejuvenate.  That jolt that inspires you to take action and free the words, the music, or the art within.

Just like a spark that gives you a zap when you touch someone’s hand when the air is dry, those things that inspire you will bring hope and joy that will possibly spark a new creation. Whether it’s music, art or poetry…  use it.  Use whatever you can to make your art or work come alive.  I find hope in Bible verses.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  -Proverbs 27:17

Collaborations and masterminds are a great way to open the mind to new opportunities and to spark new ideas.  Though you don’t want to steal another’s work, you can model the techniques and make them your own.

 

“The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.” 

-Auguste Rodin

 

Today, I’m suggesting you look around you and discover that spark that will rekindle your light… and then let the fireworks begin.

Have a great day!

Sincerely, BG

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