At the core of creativity is a connection with god. Not the god of the bible, although you can connect with him if you so choose, but the god of magic alive in the universe. When we create, we can write from our minds: the surface, facile, clever, unkind part of ourselves, but true writers know that when we are deep in the flow, some other energy guides our hand. This may seem like a trivial distinction, but it is not.
The world is at risk: make art. If every person for some significant portion of their day created art, whether through writing or painting or sculpting clay, the shift of the planet would occur almost without our noticing. It is when the art is in us and we do not let it out that tension occurs. Illness is nothing but hearing the voice of the divine and telling it to come back later when we’re less busy. Our creative force cannot be denied. When we do deny it, it leaves an emptiness behind. Don’t be empty. Take a time out of your day each day to sit in silence and then, once you have heard the voice within, to dress it in words or in paint.
I cannot tell you how important this is. War in the Middle East, famine in Africa, fires on the mountain tops—all this is part of the same conversation. Will we move forward into our own divinity, or will we wimp out? Be brave, dare to create. The earth needs the wisdom of all her children.