#SetYourAngelFree

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. -Michelangelo

davidI so love this quote, this concept that every time I revisit it, it takes on another layer of meaning. Or perhaps it is another layer removed that allows me to see more clearly.

Michelangelo used these words when commenting on his creative process and how he was able to carve statues such as the David and breathtaking art like the Sistene Chapel.

This just speaks to me. It doesn’t just speak to me, though… it melts me, it invites me, it begs me to step into my own creative process, to unveil my own unique beauty, to commit to the process of digging deep to reveal my inner magnificence.

On first glance it seems a little presumptuous, a little conceited, a little egotistical to use the word magnificent. I want to back off from it and use a smaller, more diminutive, more hide-in-the-shadows word.

But I don’t. As Marianne Williamson reminds us, Your playing small does not serve the world.

And at the end of my life I’d like to say I served the world. Not that I hid from it.

That’s what #SetYourAngelFree is all about. Serving the world by freeing yourself. Digging deep and revealing your angel to the world, in whatever form she or he may take.

I hope you’ll contribute your words, your pictures, your dreams, and your visions on your social media of choice.

When I see other angels flying it reminds me to keep working on my wings.

photo credit: fincher69

 

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