What are indicators that we are more than a biochemical concoction held together by a musculoskeletal structure and skin? Ah, there’s the question of philosophers, religions, poets, and the list could keep going, as would the answers.
Tonight, though, I want to address just one answer: Creativity. Last night I shared four questions that could help someone identify their core Self. I think it’s helpful to name our Heart identity, a name that characterizes the essence of one’s being when under the control of the Heart operating system. My questions focused on times and patterns of inspiration, because those times are probably instances when our Heart speaks to us.
The accumulation of life experiences comprises a collection — of everything that is our life. The times we remember, the special times, and those times of inspiration, especially are instances of connection. Whether it be a framework for learning or a framework for finding out who we really are, those two phases are crucial: Collect and Connect.
We experience this to get to one great, amazing, thrilling phase: Create. We create because as humans we have this inherent need to do something with all that collecting and connecting. That is proof that we have eternal Spirit in us. We are creators, innovators.
The spectacular, incredible part of all this is that over the course of human history, every single invention, creation, innovation, and all those associated concepts, have been conceived to meet the five basic needs of humanity, if we accept Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Languages, sciences, engineering, all varieties of art — visual, auditory, written, kinesthetic — all for physiological, safety, belonging and love, esteem, and self-actualization needs. All billions upon billions of expressions of creativity in the history of mankind for only five areas of need. We are creators because we embody eternal creator Spirit in each of us. Oh, things go wrong to foul the beauty of it all sometimes because Ego doesn’t appreciate creativity unless it can use it to convince mind and soul that we are superior in some way. Heart, though, creates beauty.
In Genesis 1:1, 2, the Bible says God created, and the Spirit (God is Spirit) was the agent of creation that made this scene to fulfill humanity’s needs. That essence of Spirit is in me and you. We collect life experiences, we connect in certain ways with some, and we create when we make real meaning from those connections. Whatever we do with our lives, we create.
Are we creating from knowing our Heart and the inspiration and identity of that core Self, or are we creating from the operating system of Ego? As I’ve said before, no rights or wrongs here, but there are consequences. So, a further question is this: Do you want to fulfill expressing eternal Spirit in a mortal body and know you are significant, you matter, and you are loved? Then, you must consciously choose Heart as your operating system.
We can each know that, but we must come to know core Self, meet and love who we are at Heart level. Then miracles, magic, and purpose begin — oh, and creativity of beauty, the beauty of eternal, intangible, ethereal Spirit expressing itself through you, through me, through mortal, very tangible, worldly bodies.
What forms do your creations assume? You’re reading one of mine right now!
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!