It's not always easy to take an idea and show it to the world.
To own it. Take responsibility for it.
It's not easy, but it is apparently necessary.
I remember hearing once "think about if you don't bring your dream into reality, think about what the world would be missing out on if you chose not to move forward because of fear."
I don't remember where I heard this phrase, but it came back to me as I listened to a woman confirm an intuitive message I had received for a friend of hers.
I had been asked to do an intuitive drawing for her friend. I felt as though this was a sort of test and laughingly denied that I was able to do such a thing but that I would give it a try and see if it turned out. Let me state for the record, that I doodle for fun. That my love of pastels has just recently come to me and I am always surprised when someone actually likes what I've drawn.
Not a week earlier I was telling a fellow artist friend of mine that I don't feel comfortable doing these types of things, there is more pressure to come up with something pleasing to the eye than there is when I work on something solely for my own enjoyment. Also, what if I'm wrong? What if what I come up with is total s*@$! What if the message doesn't make sense? Then what?
This is scary business for me. This is really stepping outside of my comfort zone and stretching my limits. These types of things are for the wise of heart, not people like me who just think they have a strong connection to their intuition. Afterall, following intuitive nudges throughout the day doesn't qualify me to actually give intuitive readings and attach them to a visual piece of art. Does it?
In the end though, the positive confirmation came and as it did the goosebumps were standing up on my arms and I knew I had stepped into something special.
This piece of art is going to make a tremendous difference in this woman's life. It is going to be confirmation for her that what she is experiencing is real and it is divinely guided and perfect for her in this moment. It is a beautiful message lovingly delivered by her guides to my hands and heart for her to know and keep.
And I can't help but apply the above phrase to this situation. What if I decided not to go ahead and try the intuitive art thing? What if I said no and walked away. Sure, someone else would've been able to do it for her I suppose. But what would I be missing out on? What would the world miss out on if I wasn't involved in this process?
I guess we'll never know.