Dear Sara: I tend to stop myself when I want to share my artistry and put it up for sale. I begin to ask myself, who do I think I am to ask people to purchase my art when the world is in such turmoil? I am in such a stuck place. I don't feel worthy at all!—Kara
From Sara: It is time to free yourself from the Misbelief that what is creative, intuitive, artistic, quirky, unique or imaginal is less worthy than what is rational, linear, practical or mainstream. When you understand that your unique artistry is as important for Collective Soul as anything practical—say, what a plumber does, or what a mortage banker does—then you understand how deeply your contribution is needed.
We each have talents and gifts–unique ways of seeing and expressing how we perceive the world. It is often the people who see things the most differently, who have the most to offer the world. Mainstream society gives us the Misbelief that in order to be "successful" we have to do things a certain way. But in truth, it is our uniqueness that is what is really valuable.
Thank back to all the artists you known who in their own lifetime were overlooked because their work was too different. Hilma af Klint is one example who comes to mind. Overlooked during their time—but then as the world evolved and literally caught up to the artist's vision, it was so clear how valuable the artist's contribution was and is.
You have the choice to do your art for your own joy, privately. Or you can share your vision with others who may be incredibly inspired by it. Which do you think adds more to the world, or helps collective soul expand more? Hiding or sharing?
Finally, remember there are two signs to ego: the big, loud, bossy ego that demands everything—and the timid, afraid ego who hides away. Both of these are ego! Thinking too much of oneself, or thinking not enough of oneself, are both ways of being separate from our true nature. In truth, we are all equal, all of value, all with great contributions to the whole! Let yourself relax into this knowing, and release yourself from the trap of "not enough."