I’ve been reflecting on human creativity and the innovative ways we have of doing everything and nothing. You and I can devise the most elaborative plans for not starting a project, frittering away our days with minutia, and wondering why we don’t get anything accomplished. We can also find the most inventive ways to produce things that are so creative that our whole circle of relations takes notice and calls us brilliant.
The question I’m asking has to do with giving birth to one’s own potential and creative genius. How is it that one day you and I can be so amazingly creative and another day we can be like slugs in the mud? How can we be energetically involved in one cycle of time and in another cycle not be able to access this same verve and vitality?
Do you suppose it has something to do with passion, receptivity, and commitment? There are lots of concepts we could explore but today we’ll look at these three. Passion is connected to creative energy and creative energy triggers a creative response. The response initiates a receptivity which motivates further activity. When this activity occurs, you create. Eureka! The strength of your passion leads to commitment.
This brings us to the question of ‘What do you want, really want,’ in the short and long term for yourself and others? The ‘want’ translates to passion. The passion has to be strong enough over time to keep you connected to the energy flow which produces a commitment. The commitment to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes brings the creative project to fulness and completion. It involves autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
This points to the above quote which says that ‘all serious daring starts from within.’ All art or creativity is a matter of commitment to something that has come from within. This commitment to the passionate want then attracts supply and abundance. The more we give ourselves to our deepest want, the more power we receive to fulfill and manifest it.
To begin where you are with something you love is about engaging your inner passion, receptivity, and commitment. Without the inner connection to bring forth the creation and share it with as many people as you can, your receptivity to the creative energy stops. I’ve known many people, including myself, who had the passion, receptivity, and commitment to complete the project but not the same energy to share it with others.
This points to a lack of self awareness in yourself and in the Great Creating that you are apart of. It demonstrates a lack of faith in the giftedness you are and in the Universe that created you Are you getting this? You are part of the Great Mystery that’s so Big and Vast and Lovingly creative that you have to create. You also have to share your creative works with the rest of humankind to complete the cycle. Are you expressing your deep passion,being receptive, committed, daring to create? Let’s begin again now!