That Word Fearless

This is just a snap shot of what I call my creative license. It’s is colorful, messy, and decorated with numbers, stars, and handwritten stuff including that word fearless.
This came about because I learned on my journey recently that I needed more than anything else to give Deborah permission to create, to be Deborah and no one else, to listen to my muse and not be afraid. 

After I wrote fearless on this collage,  part of me (The Committee) tried to tell me, “You need to paint over that word and get rid of it. Why do you want THAT on there? Are you sure about this? That really isn’t you, after all.” I really listened to The Committee for a while and almost followed through.  

But then it occurred to me that in order to be fearless I needed to dismiss that Committee. Stop listening to them altogether.  Because that bunch wants to keep me in Fear so that I won’t listen to the voice of Love and take time to be creative in new ways.  As you can see, fearless was left in place, bold, written in blue, kind of messy and brave and full of courage, right there for The Committee to see.  

Has this worked for me? All I can tell you is that when I think of this little collage, this creative license, and tell myself “I’m fearless”  – something changes. I had to put this thing right next to me on the desk so I could write this.  It’s so easy to fall into that trap of negative thoughts, but this physical reminder seems to help me reach deep down within and find courage. 

If you were to make your own creative license, what would it look like? What kind of words would you put there? What message comes to you from deep within, pushing and prodding you? How would your life be different if you gave yourself permission to do what you have always wanted to do? 


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