“This is not dictation. Now. Contrary to most thought on such matters, no one is given a particular amount of talent that must then be used.
Talent does not come in quantities. Instead people have varying abilities to use any of an infinite number of channels, any one of which in your terms leads to an inexhaustible source. The channels by their nature will translate and shape creative energy with their unique dimensions.
You are not given 800 or 5,000 milligrams of talent. You are given your own nature, certain portions of it naturally tuning in to what in your case you could call the channel of art. You sense its great dimensions, the richness of its complexity. You are particularly attuned to it.
You have only to be open and receptive. When you think in terms of having (in quotes) “a certain amount of ability,” then you become concerned that you use every portion of it, when in greater terms no such “it” exists.
You naturally express your nature through your use of the channel of art. Your ability to draw upon that channel is endless. The certain-amount-of-ability idea is highly limiting. It forces upon you a sense of responsibility to use what you have, while instead it should mean simply being what you are, and being what you ARE (underlined) will automatically produce excellent paintings.”
The Personal Sessions, book 2, Deleted Session December 4, 1972