Once you understand your needs as an artist, and you have identified and resolved the conflicts that arise in honoring the truth of your artist self, you are able to care for your creative core. This inner awareness and self care needs to be established before you can expect to be an effective advocate for yourself in the world. If you don't know how to take care of your artist self, then how can that artist self engage in the world in open and confident manner?
Leaving a place you love and people you love does not mean you do not care about what you are leaving. Just because a move is right or necessary, does not mean it will be easy or that people will support you in your decision. Often, a relocation is a huge process of clearing old patterns and adjusting to new paradigms or energetics of a place, a community and the physical environment. Making these changes can exert huge demands on your energy field and your body.
Over time, you can begin to collect ideas of who might be interested in your work, or how you might reach out or network. The first thing to begin to do is to keep track of those people, ideas, businesses, creations that move you - for any reason. Look for those who as people, or in what they do feel resonant in some way.
Any transition you undertake (or are forced into) can evoke fear and doubt. You can feel disoriented and confused as your center of balance shifts. Transition is about loss, about the death of what you knew or who you knew yourself to be.
Here are some inspirational movies about creativity and beauty. Please read descriptions of the movies before you watch them.
Here is a list of thoughtful movies about the dominant culture. Please read reviews of the movies before you watch them.
Here is a list of some movies you may have missed about sense of place. Please read about them before watching them.
Current events – all crises – will always hit us at the place of our vulnerability. While we all tend to fear the loss of security, financial instability and social unrest, these fears tend to manifest in us in our own unique ways.
Are you open for business? Here is a brief list of details to consider that can help you evaluate whether you are actively making yourself visible in the world.