The Artist's Way Every Day: A Year of Creative Living
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This new book from the author of the international bestseller The Artist’s Way guides readers through a year of cultivating a deeper connection to their creative selves.
The Artist’s Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have a beautifully designed daily companion to the author’s life-changing creative process.
With 365 quotations culled from Julia Cameron’s most vital works on the creative process, this elegant little book can easily be carried along as the reader travels her groundbreaking spiritual path to higher creativity. In her introduction to the book, Cameron reveals the importance of cultivating one’s creativity every day and offers stunning new insights on the relationship between creativity and spirituality.
As the world becomes increasingly challenging to navigate, The Artist’s Way Every Day will serve as a daily reminder of the healing power of creativity to nourish the soul.
expresses our own complexity, we arrive at an inner distillate of clarity through our own creative inner process. March 24 Insight in and of itself is an intellectual comfort. Power in and of itself is a blind force that can destroy as easily as build. It is only when we consciously learn to link power and light that we begin to feel our rightful identities as creative beings. The Morning Pages allow us to forge this link. They provide us with a spiritual ham-radio set to contact the
better-suited to us. Answers come to us while we walk—sometimes the answers come to us before the questions. We just get an itch to start walking and when we do, we then begin to get a sense of why. April 23 Drama in our lives often keeps us from putting drama on the page. Some drama happens and we lose our sense of scale in our emotional landscape. When this happens, we need to reconnect to our emotional through line. We need a sense of our “before, during, and after life.” April 24
a sense of safety and self-acceptance. Your artist, like a small child, is happiest when feeling a sense of security. As our artist’s protective parent, we must learn to place our artist with safe companions. Toxic playmates can capsize our artist’s growth. June 22 Center stage belongs to those who are willing to move there, some talented and some not. Rather than angrily decrying the behavior and lack of talent of the “arrogant spotlight-grabbers,” we need to use our anger to turn our own
doorjambs. We make the very best of exactly what we have and we find that almost behind our back the Great Creator redoubles and reinforces our efforts and makes something even better. This is where the old adage “God helps those who help themselves” can be tested and found to be true. August 16 The courage to create is the courage to make something out of what we are feeling. Out of the swirl of emotions comes some cogent form of expression. It may be a daub of paint. It may be a poem. It
how we feel rather than thinking about how we feel. Writing from the gut is largely a matter of evading the censor. For most of us the censor changes size on a daily basis. Some days the censor is huge, omnivorous, hard to get around; other days, the censor is smaller, a grating little voice of disapproval. The trick is to both miniaturize the censor and to accept the censor—and to write despite what the censor has to say. September 4 All creative acts require daring, and daring is