Shadow Careers

Being an Artist isn’t practical or realistic, they said. And it lead to this:

  • The one who wanted to be a comedy screen writer inspired by his idol John Hughes but feared taking their creativity seriously, made a profitable career as a film producer.
  • The gifted musician and singer/songwriter who can captivate an audience but feared taking their creativity seriously, made a successful but unhappy career at a major record label as an sound technician.
  • The one who yearned to be an author of many books but feared taking their creativity seriously, made a career out of repping other creative people.
  • The filmmaker who envisioned making documentaries of eye-opening and inspiring stories but feared taking their creativity seriously, made an unhappy career as a camera assistant.
  • The one who wanted to be a children’s book writer and illustrator but feared taking their creativity seriously, made a successful yet unhappy career as a graphic designer for a top marketing company.

We are taught going the artistic route means we must be the “starving artist” – broke, unhappy, alone, crazy, scattered.  This is an extreme, this a made-up story, this is a fear of failure. We are taught, “Who do you think you are that you’re so special and creative and talented that you can make it as a Creative?” We are taught it is selfish and irresponsible to pursue a passion calling that requires and allows for our own free will.

This is all bullshit.

It takes a great deal of strength to unlearn all you’ve been taught about how unrealistic it is to pursue a path that relies on your creativity, imagination, and bright ideas. But if you can, and it won’t be easy – it will require a fight and a major mindset shift – you can’t even begin to predict just what this world has to offer you and what you have to offer it.

By the way… it’s never too late to see what you’re made of…

About Lauren Rains

Life gets pretty f*cking nuts sometimes, doesn't it? Every day I wake up more to myself and more to this world. This website is an expression of that.

Space Travelers is multi-layered exploration of our existence here on this rock we call Earth. We're going to talk about the matrix, UFOs, and astral travel, and explore our awakening into the divine masculine and feminine. We'll discover our bodies both the physical and subtle body. We'll contemplate the sacredness of mother earth and the concept of who/what the hell made this place in the first place?

I also aim to keep this website rooted and grounded, referring to topics that are effecting us in the here and now, such as fighting against the oppression of women worldwide, pealing away layers of social conditioning greedy capitalists are using to turn us into consumers, and navigating this insane technological revolution before the AI take over. I can geek out on consciousness up in space all day, but life happens here on the ground and this is the time we were born into.

This website is about integrating into our full human experience, aligning with ourselves and with each other, shedding skins and transcending into the unfolding layers of ourselves.

My wish for you, and for myself, is to unfold and evolve into our highest selves. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We need not sell our souls to the status quo.

I'm on the journey too. I write this blog to speak to others who are waking up, or who desire to wake up. Because we can't do this alone.

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