Tonight, instead of speaking about encouragement abstractly, I want to be an encourager. I would like to encourage you, my friend, to live creatively, to exercise creativity, to create something new, at least new to and for yourself.
Why would that matter? I mean, really, how would doing something only for yourself fall into the category of creativity?
Of course, we all value creativity and creative abilities and expressions, don’t we — visual, creative, and performing artists, the whole entertainment industry, creative innovations of scientists, engineers? Yes, we do. Most of us at some point long to be able to create, and here is why: we, core Self, Heart, are eternal Sprit, the Spirit who is the Creator of all, the Spirit who in the biblical portrayal metaphorically brooded over the darkness and depths until creation occurred. Brooded like a hen over her eggs. Protected, nurtured, warmed, encouraged until creation hatched forth. We, then, have this essential drive and desire to create because that is our basic identity, my friends.
Have a guess as to why we don’t live that out here? That’s right. Ego. Ego would keep us from living Heart and creating Purpose. Heart purpose, life purpose, will be creative because it will express Spirit here. It will promote interaction, connections, and unity. Remember, Ego is all about isolation and safety, whether that comes through superiority or inferiority. Ego doesn’t much care for equality.
If we come to know core Self, we are going to brood over our lives until we find a way to create. And that is what I would encourage you to do. Acknowledge and speak to the real you. Take inventory of those interests, passions, dreams, talents. Know that anything you want is within yourself to create. You will create whatever you wish to allow yourself as a personal, human expression of eternal Spirit to experience.
List out the Vision. Plan the goals. Don’t allow Ego to attach itself to a certain form — sidetrack tactics. Be open to miracles, magic, and the unexpected, but know that you will in one form or another create your envisioned reality. Work it, live Heart, and don’t stop moving in the power of your Purpose or the direction of your Vision. Don’t. Stop. For anything or anyone once you know Self and have created purpose.
Create little manifestations of that big creative vision every single day. It could be anything of thousands upon thousands of things. Creation is NOT, by a long shot, limited to the arts of any kind. In fact, there are no limits to creation: a mechanic, a sales clerk, a teacher, a nurse, a sanitation worker, lawyers. No limitations! Keep learning. I continue to do so. Keep growing and expanding in your journey of awakening. The more we learn of the power and essence of Heart, the more confident we become. We grow more willing to accept, move through, and find solutions to challenges, challenges that Ego would use to make us “come to our senses.”
I have more to say about creativity, but for tonight I want to encourage you to trust yourself, your true Self, the one that thrives and thrills at expressions of love, light, peace, passion, and discovery. Pay attention to the times when those responses emanate from your soul. You are your own best teacher and the only one who can learn for you.
Blessings, you creative souls!
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!