The ritual of calling upon a muse before a creative act is powerful. Here, we put our ego aside and become open to receiving higher universal knowledge. In the words of author, Steven Pressfield:
Artists have invoked the Muse since time immemorial. There is great wisdom to this. There is magic to effacing our human arrogance and humbly entreating help from a source we cannot see, hear, touch, or smell.
Inspired by Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way—every morning, I begin by writing: “Muse, I will supply the quantity; you supply the quality.” My job is to consistently show up with positive attitude and effort. The score? Will take care of itself.
Source: Ben Meer