How Religion can help you unleash your muse
"THE MUSIC THAT REALLY TURNS ME ON IS EITHER RUNNING TOWARD GOD OR AWAY FROM GOD. BOTH RECOGNIZE THE PIVOT, THAT GOD IS AT THE CENTER OF THE JAUNT"
You only need to look at the history of humanity to see the importance of religion and its ability inspire and motivate. Since the time writing was invented, religion has inspired writers to create. Thinking about religion can help you find your muse.
Faith in Writing
Whether you are a believer or think that we are mere food for worms, looking to religion can help you find your muse and provide inspiration for creative writing. How many times have you found yourself crying out to the creator during a stressful or scary time looking for solace? Next time you are stuck in a creative rut, it might be wise to try going in this same direction to see if reflected upon your beliefs or the beliefs of others can help you get out of your creative funk.
Religion by its very nature is inspiring. That is one of its purposes, to inspire to be better people and to conduct themselves according to a set of morals and ethics. Religion’s motivational drive is strong, and one only needs to look at our history to see its influence on people and culture.
If you are looking for inspiration to write think about the Bible and all of it incarnations throughout history. The Bible is a collection of books; books written by prophets, poets, disciples, and kings, all written for the intention of telling a single fundamental story of faith and salvation. Its first five books are over 3000 years old and tell a history that Christians, Jews and Muslims alike believe in. Its final book is a prophetic apocalyptic story that still inspires others. The Bible has undergone numerous translations and has been interpreted in so many ways that wars have been fought over its various meanings. People’s own interpretation of “The Word of God” has lead to countless books, stories and songs to be written over the years.