“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and (will) be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” – Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille
Reason and revelation are evidence of the male and female principle at work in the invisible realm of thought. When positive revelation and negative reason fuse, original thought, creative genius or brilliant life expression is conceived.
You, whether you are male or female, are a womb for creation. You can live your life in a way that makes the womb that you are hospitable and nourishing to the invisible seeds of creation, that is, the life force, or you can live in a way that desecrates and incapacitates the womb that you are. The choice is yours.
As with human pregnancy, creative living is occasionally uncomfortable. It forces you to grow and stretch in ways that test your resolve and your ability to remain focused on keeping the channel open, but at the end of the day there is no fulfillment, no happiness like that which emanates forth from a life lived in blessed unrest.
To live a life worth living, that is, a life inspired by revelation and conditioned by reason, you must get used to discomfort and keep the channel open!