Truth is relative and personal, as far as I’m concerned; however, some facts exist, ideas, phenomena, constants that do not change. One of those is we are all creators.
If it is a fact that we all have Spirit dwelling in us as an integral part of us as Heart, then we all create. A consideration generated by that fact is what sort of creators are we. Are we mindful, conscious, positive creators of our own happiness? Are we unaware and sloppy in our work of creation, oblivious to the power of our words, thoughts, and deeds on the energy, history, and connections of this Universe? Those are yes or no questions, which don’t yield much discussion and are just asked to establish a rhetorical base.
Better questions are these: What happens when we do not call on Heart and act as co-creator with eternal Spirit? How does creating in oblivious or purposeful disavowal of our true nature affect the individual and others? I could literally write a book about the concepts implied in these questions. Oh, wait, I am: The Fellowship of the Heart, not to mention a yet to be titled non-fiction work dealing with these questions directly.
The reality I seek to communicate is this: when we create — in consciousness, oblivion, or defiance of Heart — a dual effect occurs. We create products, outcomes, consequences that are external, and we create inner products, too.
We create ourselves, add to the essence, character, and substance of who and what we are every day. When we do choose to not hear, acknowledge, or heed Heart, we deny ourselves the ability to create consciously those things that make for our happiness. We miss out on knowing and living the personal truth of our essential nature. We give the operating power of our whole being to Ego, and Ego wants to keep us safe, mediocre, as close to the middle as possible — never to live Heart-passions, dreams, and enthusiasm.
What an awful, soul-deadening burden of internal conflict that creates. Our soul cries for us to hear Heart, but our mind will often fall prey to rationalizations of Ego because that’s the way we’re wired. It’s essential to make the most of this amazing gelatinous mass of the communications of biochemical energy and nerve pathways in our brains that make up mind.
And when we don’t choose Heart as the operating system, seek it, listen to it, and gain the ability to recognize Ego’s workings, the conflict of Ego and Heart within us ensues. Oh, it’s not always, not usually, some dramatic decision, but the telltale signs gnaw at us.
No one can with an Ego-controlled, Ego-energized mind day after day brush aside their soul’s emotions and not suffer a tortured existence to one degree or another. We can keep getting closer to a reconciliation of Soul and Mind agendas, but until we acknowledge Heart and become Self-aware, a gap will always exist, a gap of discomfort, disorientation, and discontent (from my Morning Pages today).
See that? Discomfort, disorientation, discontent. If these creep up, if we become aware of them, and that is the perfect time to consciously, verbally, emotionally, in actual dialog call upon our Heart. We must hear our own soul’s move to that, our soul, the emotional center of our being. And for those of you that trust mind over soul, you are trusting the part of our being most susceptible to the deceitful rationalizations of Ego.
It’s not wrong, but I would ask this: Does emotional discomfort, disorientation, and discontent feel good, feel anything close to happiness? Do you say you must do some things, like a job you detest, in order to get to the place of feeling good because you need some fortune or validation or approval to be happy? You’re listening to Ego, just so you know. The ends don’t justify the means: happiness doesn’t come through discontent.
However, when we engage in daily work or activities in which we can joyfully know we are creating our own happiness and expressing our love, then, passion and enthusiasm are the indicators of Heart-truth being worked out. It’s no wonder at all that one of the leading traits of a good educator is enthusiasm, a trait that students relate to above all others. Whenever I see anyone enthusiastic about their work, I trust them. I sense that they have either mastered or are on their way to complete mastery of their activities. That is just beautiful.
Whenever I see someone who makes a salary far beyond the average person, who likes the rewards but despises the trade of time and emotional energy for it, I feel pity. I want to help them, but I can’t. We can only help ourselves by asking what we wish to create for ourselves as we come to know Heart and live our personal truth in the form of co-created Purpose with Heart. What makes us happy, content? What makes us feel useful, significant, and like we fit in, like we are exactly where we wish to be?
Yeah, that’s wholeness. And that’s what I really wanted to write about tonight — wholeness. Maybe I have. Wholeness implies, means, that our soul-mind-body complex is functioning in harmony, that we know what our truth and happiness is, that we have accessed Heart, eternal Spirit in us, and that we have learned the awesome power a human being has to create when operating in the wholeness of our true nature.
Blessings, you wonderful, whole creator, You!
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!