Picture Quotes about Creativity
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It is our values, conscious or subconscious, that reach out ahead of us and draw people and resources to us. So the starting point for everyone, is to ask what values they want their life to express. To really make a meaningful difference hold the values of love and service uppermost and express them in your life while addressing one of the many urgent problems that need addressed in your world.
All life is expression par excellence. From the roses in spring to the leaves turning brown and gold in autumn, life is about expression. We were not born to hide away, like a mouse in a cave, but rather to emerge onto the vast savanna of life and roar like a lion. By being visible, by impacting and leaving our mark, we are fulfilling our destiny, which is to create the world around us, not simply live inside it!
At Trans4mind we are more interested in creative action as distinct from creative thinking. Creative thinking about a subject can continue for months or even years and have little or no effect. However creative action by its very nature brings about change. And a life where everything is changing, growing and evolving is a colorful happy and challenging life, that brings out the best in both us and those around us.
Ideas are precious. It always amazes me how quick many people are to dismiss a new idea. An idea is like a seed that has the potential to germinate. But the seed needs to be planted in fertile soil and carefully watered and nurtured for it to grow. And as any gardener will tell you, many seeds are needed in a garden and that they all need to be watered and cared for, because the gardener knows that some seeds will flourish and some will not and that there is no way of knowing in advance which will be which. So welcome all ideas and help them to flourish. That’s why our motto here at Trans4mind is, “Mind’s like parachutes function better when open.”
There is a type of creativity, well known to creative minds, where the ideas flow in one continuous stream. In its perfected form there are no stoppages, no hesitations and no mistakes. Such massive creative self expression becomes possible, when the person’s whole mind and heart is filled with light. When such light is kept blazing for an extended period then what is normally termed “A work of Genius” is created.
Freeing ourselves from fixed and rigid positions and beliefs, allows us to navigate the many uplifts and downdrafts of life. By being flexible, and yet stubborn when appropriate, we can soar with freedom and grace, using blue sky creative responses that are a result of our higher vision and enhanced discernment.
Sometimes when we meet an obstacle, we focus on where we are blocked, rather than where there is an opening. When we do this the obstacle can assume gigantic proportions as it occupies our entire awareness. However by pulling back and broadening the field of our perception, we become aware of other possibilities we either had not seen or had not considered. The flow of a stream is the perfect metaphor for this as flowing water is never blocked or stuck. So see your life like a stream, and learn to flow around obstacles by accepting blockages and finding a way around them. If you are experiencing a blockage don’t focus on the block, instead let go by going for a walk, or running a hot bath, and luxuriate in opening your awareness to a wider field of new possibility. Ways around the blockage will then come into view. Then step into that opening by taking action.
Many of us are familiar with the term, “A leap of faith”, but what does this mean? Faith is different from belief because faith is a profound knowing that stems from being in action in the world. And not just any action. Creative action, that special quality of action that empowers us to see in the dark, to leap forward and to land on solid ground. Through the cultivation of such faith we can literally “go where no man has gone before” and know with out a shadow of doubt what the future holds, because we are a participant in its creation. That is the power of faith.
Envision, express, act. That is the law of human creativity. When people put the cart before the horse, by saying they will only believe what they can see in advance, this is the mindset of the bureaucrat. Now bureaucrats are needed of course, to authorize, to pass judgment and to regulate, but do not expect to create anything original by these means.
The words Creator and Creativity are very close. By practicing and expanding our creative skills and areas of endeavour, we discover the authentic super powerful person who can work in ways not usually understood, with an unseen spiritual force that lies behind all the affairs of nature and of humanity. We discover as we do this that the main beneficiary is ourselves and that we are profoundly healed in the process.
All great creatives can see form within the void. Look around. Everything you see that makes up our civilisation, was created to fulfill a need. So the void is not empty. The building that now exists may not have existed three years ago. The site may have been an empty field. But the needs that gave rise to that building were in existence three years ago. And it is those needs, present as pure potential, in the void that was the empty field, were "seen" and used to form the building that was created three years later. And so it is for everything created by our civilisation. It is all a labour of love, to meet and cater for the manyfold human needs. And it is people with the eyes of spirit who can see these invisible needs present in the void and who act with courage to use the power of these needs to form, create and finance each element of civilisation for the betterment of society.
Some people consider creativity the domain of the visual arts and music, but creativity is actually a way of being authentically ourselves. This way of being can be brought into any field of human endeavor, including business. Where's the artist may work with a palate of colored paints, the creative business person can equally well create extraordinary things from his palate of people, technology and money.
Everyone who has created anything of real value, has only done so because they have “stood on the shoulders of giants.” Every artistic achievement, every scientific discovery, was created because the creator was helped. And we need to be open to help not only from others but also from that source of creativity within, our source of inspiration.
In being creative we are following our intuition which will lead us here and there to this and that. Our intuition does not need a plan, but rather seeks to answer the needs inherent in the problem. To be like a happy carefree child is to allow ourselves the freedom to follow these gentle inner prompting, which do connect and make sense, but only at the end of the creative process, not at the beginning.
Articles, videos and audios by Trans4mind founders, Wallace Huey & Peter Shepherd.
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