Creativity is defined as “the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination”
In an earlier post entitled Your Life Is Your Canvas, I pointed out that an artist enjoys the process just as much if not more than the end result. And we as creator gods feel the same way.
It’s just that we forgot about the creative process in all of this. As little children we scribbled and painted with vivid colors, using our imaginations, not knowing exactly what we were creating. But how much fun it was to smell the paint, dip our fingers into it. Or maybe it was clay. We were more intrigued with the process than the end result.
And so it is in life. As creators, our natural proclivity is to enjoy the process of Life on the Planet. Unfortunately we have become a goal oriented and result oriented world. Most people are working at jobs they do not enjoy for a paycheck. They look forward to the weekend or a meager vacation so that they could finally relax and possibly enjoy themselves. We have become a world of delayed gratification.
Even relative to the Ascension process, we have forgotten that getting there could be half the fun.
The Ascension process is no walk in the park. And if there was a magic wand I think we would all be pushing each other aside to get to it so we could get ourselves past some of the really uncomfortable aspects of the process. But wouldn’t you agree that there is something about going through what we are going through that makes where we are going even more divine? This unlayering process that we are experiencing where we literally are destructuring ourselves so that we can become restructured into an entirely new being. We are discovering as we go along more and more about who we really are. And that I think is delicious. Would we really want to miss this part of it? It would be like getting right to the orgasm without any of the foreplay.
I know, when we are experiencing pain, disease, discomfort, boredom and other symptoms of our transformation this information doesn’t seem helpful. But I wager that if we were handed our enlightenment from the beginning of our awakening, and that is a different point in time for each of us, we would not be satisfied with that.
I remember when I used to paint I would start on a fresh canvas, so excited, but then halfway through sometimes the colors would get pretty muddy. I would lose inspiration, and I would just want to throw the canvas out. But then I would take a break… go for some coffee, come back and start fresh and I would transform those muddy colors into something that delighted me. Working and reworking that canvas was so exhilarating to me. Sometimes it would flow and other times it was laborious. Sometimes It was very mechanical and unenjoyable. But it was good because it was the process that engaged my passion. I had an idea of what the end result would be but it never worked out the way I expected it to. And really it didn’t matter because I was having so much fun that I almost didn’t want it to end. Sometimes the canvas would be overworked. Sometimes I would finish very quickly and it looked terrific and better than I expected.
As much as I enjoyed the end result and the appreciation from others for the finished product, there is one thing I am certain of. If someone handed me a beautiful painting, and said, “This is something you’re capable of so why don’t you just put your name on it and say it’s yours?” I would not be pleased.
It would feel as if the most joyful part of the process, the creative process was stripped away from me.
It’s something to consider as we are going through our enlightenment, as we go through a recalibration of our bodies and as we go through a total recalibration of our lives. Are we forgetting to enjoy the unfolding?
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