Creativity

imaginationThe various forms of creative arts are perhaps the most potent type of expression on Earth. It is important to realize, however, that creativity is not limited to the commonly recognized art forms.

Everything we do is creative. Our present circumstances have been created from all of our past thoughts, words, and actions. More importantly, everything we think, do, or say in present time helps to create our future. Knowing this should help us realize we have the awesome power of creation in our hands at every moment.

Perhaps one of the reasons why many of us admire artists is that we all have an innate desire to utilize our creative potential. Creativity challenges us – it allows us to reach into the seemingly empty top hat of a magician and pull a rabbit out of thin air.

Most of us would agree that when a writer faces a blank page and words begin to form, a mystical process takes place. But what about everyday occurrences? What about choosing not to buy a new car so that we can take our family on a vacation? What about losing weight by choosing to eat a salad instead of a desert?

Everything we say and do is creative. Even our thoughts have an impact on our lives. For example, people who expect to be successful usually achieve their goals. Someone who constantly worries about being sick is often sick. There is really no mystery to it. We need only become more conscious of the things we create in each moment. As we learn to do this, we will begin to manifest a better future for ourselves and others.

I am not suggesting we can make sweeping changes in the blink of an eye. It takes time and effort to achieve most goals. For example, we may tell ourselves, “I’m rich now. Someday I’ll have a lot of money.” Being wealthy is a state of mind we can all have by simply seeing ourselves in a positive way. Creating a lot of money takes time. It requires planning and hard work.

Most of us have lived thousands of lifetimes before this one. Everything in our past has brought us to where we are today. We are free to make choices in every moment, but this does not mean we can quickly or easily change all of our past karma.

Some people believe they can walk all over others to get what they want. It sometimes appears they are getting away with it – if we fail to take reincarnation into account. Of course, there is always a price to pay, and what we set in motion now will be perfectly reflected in future circumstances. To have true spiritual freedom, everything we think, say, and do must be for the good of all concerned.

Creativity is one of the most precious gifts in our lives. It is up to us to use it wisely.

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