Since I’ve been offering Artist Retreat Day programs, I’ve been hearing a lot about the concept of “permission”. Some artists who said yes to a retreat day shared that this was a much-needed structure to enable and empower them to FINALLY give themselves permission to take time for their creative work.
Others just couldn’t say yes, just couldn’t give themselves permission.
What does it mean to have permission to do something? My thesaurus tells me that other words related to permission are: consent, sanctioning and authorization.
Consent signifies agreement, validation that what you’re doing meets with specific expectations, criteria and guidelines. It sounds solemn and like someone has faith in you. Sanction is an even more formal declaration of acceptance and faith.
Authorized to Create
Authorization well, that implies that you’re something special. That not just anyone is meant to be painting this painting, writing this song or designing that jewelry. You have been specially authorized to do it.
And why? Because you have the unique gifts that are necessary to bring that creative...