Ever had the best idea ever, not followed through and then see someone do the same thing you had thought of? I believe this is because our ideas are not our ideas. Ideas are ideas and the Muse will find an available open vessel that will bring forth her vision. As the vessel, you will naturally add your own spice during the manifestation, and that’s why she comes to you. But as Danielle LaPorte pointed out in her post “How to Kiss Up to Your Muse”, you have to do right by her to encourage her to keep visiting. Be ready, listen when she comes and follow through.
This wasn’t as hard when I was a kid. I knew I was an artist. But as my ego got stronger and my sensitivity heightened, I gradually began to shut down my creative side. The Intellectual took over and I started to see ideas the Muse would give me as my ideas that I needed to be protective of. Creating meant opening myself up to criticism and like Badu, I’m sensitive about my shit. Starting isn’t necessarily the hard part for me, it’s the following through part that I’ve struggled with creatively. I’m the first to admit that I’ve left many inspirations in the land of unfinished ideas, half-way manifested.
“Frida Nipple” was one of those ideas. The Muse visited on February 6, 2015 as an Instagram post for @ArithmaChic. She nudged me that this wasn’t something that was meant to be left in the digital world. Since ArithmaChic was a clothing line, I thought it was meant to be made into a t-shirt. But during this time I was coming into my own as a creative and also coming out of the spiritual closet. The Muse was encouraging me to stop hiding and start creating under my own name so I can have full control and freedom. But as appealing as that felt, it was also fucking scary to me.
Hesitantly and eventually I did start the blog but I kept making excuses to delay the full manifestation of Frida Nipple. But as I’ve learned, the Muse doesn’t operate on your or my timeline. There are now a few “Frida Nipple” products out there, all spiced up differently. And today, as I crawl through the finish line of this project, the Rosie Pi version is finally here. The Muse was waiting for me with a smirk on her face. She’s proud that I’ve learned the lesson, even if it was the hard way. She’s not finished with me yet, so I plan to stock my online art studio with her ideas this coming year, now under Rosie Pi.
To my fellow shy creatives, learn from my journey. As sensitive about “our” shit as we are, remember that the Muse wants to create with us. Don’t judge her ideas. Don’t hoard her ideas. Be the creative vessel she knows you are and wants you to be and let her ideas flow through you. The more we do it, the easier it will become. What ideas have you been holding onto? Don’t force the Muse to find another vessel. Honor her and create! — and with all that said, visit my new online art studio to order a pin for you and a fellow Frida-loving, nipple-freeing friend.
And while allllll this is true and I'm learning the lesson of following through, my Higher Self reminds me that the wait was not in vain and that everything happens according to divine timing. The fact that I am releasing this pin on 12/12 at 12:12pm of such a crazy year - I had to look up what that meant in angel numbers. This is what I found:
Angel Number 1212 is a powerful sign that you are to step out of your comfort zone and take new directions and/or begin new projects and ventures that you have been wanting to do for a long time now.
How's that for synchronicity?