“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
Placing wealth and material possessions before God’s gift of creativity will rust your spirit. God designed a life-path and a trading-path tailor-made to facilitate your personal and spiritual development. Creative ideas unique to your personality flow from a deep well in the unconscious into the tapestry of your own trading style. Let your trading style shape itself. Don’t let your ego interfere with God’s design.
“The ego does not create out of itself but gives form and expression to the creativity that comes from within. . . . When one is in contact with the creative aspects of the inner world, one comes into possession of a vast treasure. There is no higher gift in life than the gift of creativity. Creativity is the expression of God’s love and the greatest gift one can possess, for in the creatively led life we are acting in the image of God” (The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings by John A. Sanford, p.158).
What images express your trading style? If it could be expressed in a sound, what sound would you hear? What piece of music expresses the essence of your trading style? What would your hands sense if you could touch it? What would it taste like? How would it look if it could move? What feelings are evoked by it? What would your trading style ask of you? What message would it bring you? What life experiences in your past remind you of it? What would you like to say to it if it were a person? Create your own questions and learn from your answers.