|Rivulet in Woods|
As artists, we routinely tap an inner well, and that well is fed by our spiritual condition. When we have kept our spirit carefully nurtured, the creative water seems to flow easily. When our spirit is dried out with unacknowledged discouragement, our inner well runs dry. Julia Cameron Walking in This World Page 224
Our inner well is kept filled and flowing by the nurturing of the Holy Spirit. In order for this to happen we must keep ourselves in touch with the God’s word through the reading of Holy Scriptures and through prayer and contemplation in our quiet times of communication with God.
Our inner well becomes dried out when we do not keep ourselves in touch with God’s word, when we neglect our times of prayer and contemplation, so allowing ourselves to become discouraged without the grace of the Holy Spirit.
|Muskoka River in July|
The water of life is always available to us but we have to ensure that we drink from it. God will not force it upon us but it is there for us to freely receive, fill up our cup, and drink from it.
Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations. Revelation 22: 1, 2.
Here is the source of all our creativity free to all who will accept it.
© Judith Lawrence