Pandemic time is tough for many creative businesses, like musicians, artists, photographers. We sort of became not essential and completely put aside. I have been pondering about reasons beyond those logical ones as to why creative products and services are the least essential in times like the pandemic and what needs to change to be considered as the higher value.
As an energy healer, I look at the energetics of life, I look beyond the obvious reasons like the one that basic human needs are safety and survival so certainly, it would be illogical to claim that creative work would be as essential as food or medicine.
I look deeper into the play of energy that is causing governments to keep the music events under lock after many other activities like sports events are open.
I would like to look at the situation as the whole big picture, to take a helicopter view and notice the collective consciousness of the creative industry as a whole.
Limiting beliefs are playing an important role in our lives
The collective consciousness is like a cloud of thought collected from many people holding the same belief about a topic. There are two perspectives to it.
One is the collective consciousness of artists as to what artists think of themselves and their work. Second, the collective consciousness of other people and how they view artists and their work.
When zooming out and assessing the energetic print of the collective of creative professionals, I find some major limiting beliefs held by many.
Limiting beliefs are ideas that are held by our subconscious mind, this affects how we perceive life, how we perceive ourselves.
Limiting beliefs are not always a conscious part of what we believe, often we are not aware of them but it highly affects our decisions, our perceptions, and the way we feel about certain situations. Limiting beliefs are created throughout our lives, most of them being strongly formed in childhood.
The following limiting beliefs are held on a collective level of the creatives:
Limiting belief: My work has no importance
This energy is linked to those who grew up in many generations of people who considered creative work to be just a hobby, who were told that only a school degree is going to give you status in life, that creative work is something extra not what you do for a living. Although the times have changed (especially The Netherlands considers creativity to be a very important part of society), many carry subconscious ideas concerning their work as not being very important, shying away from having an impact as an artist. This may seem like old stories but there are many generations of people who lived this reality of creative work being considered unimportant. These are held on a genetic level.
Limiting belief: Life is a lost battle
This energy is not specific to the creative industry (as many people in general hold beliefs about life being a struggle) although it has a repeating pattern in those who open up to the creative energies flowing through based on their hardship in life. Often art being the getaway for their pain and heavy emotions, they create masterpieces based on their painful experiences in life, and therefore this energy is the one that serves them in a big way and it is prevalent energy in many creative people.
The suffering, injustice, battling life, being a rebellious person who finds a way out through art. The energy is deeper linked into the feeling of not being good enough and one's life being of no use.
Limiting belief: I'm invisible
Being invisible is an energy that is created with connection to fear of rejection and abandonment. These fears being created in early childhood are causing many to withdraw into themselves and find the freedom within, often shown thru artistic expressions. There are different reasons why this energy is prevalent in adulthood but it manifests itself through being afraid to speak up, afraid of being visible and showing your work, having blocks to marketing creative work, and being completely introverted.
Although many of these beliefs are serving people to connect to the inner source of creativity and actually discover their talents, it stands in a way to their full potential as adult professionals.
On the other hand, let's take a look at what others think of creative work and the people who create it. The collective consciousness believes that creative work is a hobby, not a job, that creative work will never bring the success you desire, the money you desire, and a safe and secure lifestyle. Artists are considered to be 'different, more rebellious', and just 'not belonging to society' completely. While there is also an idea, that when someone becomes successful and lives a prosperous life through their talents is by luck. Low educated, without academic backgrounds, artists should get a normal job when they have financial problems like these caused by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, in a situation like a pandemic, so much knowledge was lost by artists, creative people shifting their profession to other areas and leaving all their gained knowledge to waste.
Energy healing, therapies and personal development are the key elements in improving the creative industry
We can be discussing here the whys and what could have been done by the governments and authorities but the bigger question to be asked is, what we as a collective creative industry could change to be treated differently?
... and it actually starts with us, within.
Now let's imagine for a moment that the above-mentioned energies in the creative people are shifted and transformed into opposites, empowered versions like; 'My work is of the highest importance', 'My life is my playground', 'I'm loved'. The vibrational imprint of these empowering beliefs would completely change the outgoing energy of the creative professionals. In a world where all is energy, nothing is solid as it seems, energy is the invisible force that speaks louder than words, and everyone responds to it, without conscious recognition.
The energy of the new vibrational output of creative professionals with these empowering beliefs would cause all to be showing up fully and confidently with their work, claiming it and showing the world that their creations have the power of change. It changes peoples lives, it uplifts, it allows us to express, it is essential to humanity by being the shifting mechanism to any negative influences, it helps others to shift out of depression, to allows us to connect to one another, to feel more loved to show each other respect and support. It is the driving force of life in a healthy society where everyone can express themselves without being judged because all are individuals and all are fully connected to their inner wisdom.
That's the kind of impact we could create but where do we start?
We start within, we heal the hurt parts of us, the inner children that were hurt by not being seen, by hearing that they should get a degree. The children that were neglected emotionally by adults so they turned within to find their power, now to be released from these painful experiences to become strong and outspoken about their inner talent.
We start with discovering that we are worthy of love, attention, recognition and what follows is the impact that we start to create with our creations. Through many different modalities (like NLP, psychology therapies, theta healing, hypnotherapy, etc.) you can start to shift out of the victim mentality into an empowered artist who has an impact.
Knowing the energetics of things, the shift in society would become automatic, others won't be able to ignore or belittle your work cause your energy, vibration will speak for itself. It would speak in terms of 'My work is essential', "I am here to impact the world', "I am standing in my power'.
We change our frequency to a higher one to make a statement, to become visible and significant. The vibration speaks louder than words, we won't be able to accept 'being non-essential', because the inner respect and self-love won't allow this low vibration to be present in our lives.
What would your life look like then?
Everything responds to your frequency, not to your words, moves, clothing, style...It's your vibration that is picked up within split seconds that determines how others treat you.
To answer the main question: why creative professionals struggle in the pandemic?...
From an energetic standpoint, a reason why many creatives deeply felt this crisis is connected to the vibrational state of creative people.
By healing and changing limiting beliefs held in the subconscious mind and awakening more creative people to their true nature, the vibrational blueprint can shift to a higher frequency and the reality will be able to respond differently, not only in the pandemic times but also beyond.