How often, as artists, do we find ourselves lost for inspiration. We’re a stubborn bunch, we are creative and in our creativity we find a certain absolution. But not at a huge expense to our well being. My blog, itsnotnecessary.com/, looks to bring like minded people together, musicians, artists, and help us help each other to find beauty and understanding and creativity and love in a balanced way. I will be sharing my personal experiences and hoping to find insight through your journeys, my family of artists.
Finding Our Balance “Jung (1984) theorised that if artists want to reach the freedom of expression, they have to get into the state of “passive sensibility”. During the acceptance of such emotional submissions, artists sustain the possibility of losing their ego, reality, control, and contingent reactivation of traumas. Working with the unconscious conceals risks, and artists might face emotions and impulsions that are difficult to handle. Jung (1984) further emphasised that during artistic creation, the shrinking of consciousness may lead to great psychic suffering. Additionally, artists appear to be close to collective unconscious, going beyond their personal experiences, and feelings, experiencing a certain amount of relief. Creative individuals have a duality in their lives. On the one hand, they have personal lives, and on the other, they are impersonal, creative beings. Because of this duality, their lives are potentially full of psychological struggles (Jung 1971).”