Friday, March 27, 2009

The Creative Spirit


There is a part of all of us that yearns to create. To make something that is born of our imagination and bring it to life. All of us do it. Some of us are artists and writers and musicians, some of us are born to build and engineer and others knit and craft and sew. But almost everyone creates. I sat and tried for a while to think of someone of my acquaintance who didn't create, and I almost had someone but then I remembered she taught dance and in that position she actually choreographs routines for her students who compete, a very creative thing to do.

I've been thinking a lot about this lately because I've been in a very creative frame of mind and I've got tons of notes of new ideas, three books that I'm working, massive amounts of energy for doing something every day and I have started to realise that it's progressive. The more I do, the more I want to do, the more I create the more I am creative and the more I expose myself to those things that come from the creativity of others the more I want to create myself and the more ideas come to me. I see a painting I write a poem. I see a photograph I write a chapter in my novel, I hear a song and I cry and write a sad short story. I feel that I am in the flow of creativity and I'm amazed that I never saw things this way before.

A couple of posts back I posted a poem that was inspired by another blogger. He wrote of Idi Amin, a terrible dictator who did a lot of horrible things to other humans he shared the earth with. Even he, in his terrible existence on this earth, created something. He created the desire within many people to seek understanding of what had happened and to become determined that it never happen again.

In reading the post from Double-Dolphin's blog he said he'd had this one line running through his mind and I was inspired to create something from that one line, something to counterbalance the evil destructive nature of what that dictator had done. I'd been inspired to create a few verses of hope out of the darkness that was that time in history.

The creative spirit is within all of us and I believe to tap into that is to tap into that which is your ultimate calling. Today I received some copies of a little book I published. It's beautiful. It was a short story I blogged about a while back that was inspired by a dream my father had over 25 years ago about a story had dreamt about. I wrote the story, and I tell the story of how it came to be. I published through my Heritage Makers business as a keepsake for my family and included some of my poetry.

I look at that little 23 page, 7 by 5 book that did not even exist in my mind a short two months ago. Now it's real and concrete and sitting on my desk. There is great satisfaction out of making something out of nothing except a thought in your mind and inspiration in your heart.

There is nothing that happens without there first being a thought. Think good thoughts and create good things. The satisfaction is unparallelled and the result is invaluable to humankind.

Namaste

11 comments:

Audrey said...

You are so inspiring Breeze! And you have the most amazingly positive outlook!Thank you for your words of wisdom!
xoxoxo

Breeze said...

Thank you! Were you waiting for me? I was still editing while you commented!

You are a wonderful friend! I'm still on a major high from getting these books! They make me so happy. I'm really low-maintenance..though my husband might disagree!

Breeze
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Fluffy said...

I've also had a very strong urge to create lately. I've always had the urge but these days I have finally let go of the excuses that keep me from what it is I wish to do.

Today I played guitar, piano, wrote and looked up a simple pattern to sew tomorrow. Not long ago I would have wished very strongly to do these things but would have "not had the time." I add them to my to-do list right along with folding the laundry and cleaning the bathroom. They are a priority everday for me.

Fluffy said...

PS- Congratulations on the book!

Double-Dolphin said...

Behind this mask there is more than flesh...behind this mask there is an idea...and ideas are bulletproof - V

Daria said...

You are so inspiring ...

Renee said...

Breeze thank you coming by and sharing that lovely comment with me.

I saw how you encouraged Audrey the other day, so I believe that us getting to know each other with definitely be a win win.

xoxo

Renee

nollyposh said...

~Thankyou~ xox

Edward Yablonsky said...

The more I do, the more I want to do, the more I create the more I am creative and the more I expose myself to those things that come from the creativity of others the more I want to create myself and the more ideas come to me. I see a painting I write a poem. I see a photograph I write a chapter in my novel, I hear a song and I cry and write a sad short story. I feel that I am in the flow of creativity and I'm amazed that I never saw things this way before.

You have such beautiful thoughts on creativity and that is inborn in us and comes forth in myriads of ways. Thank you for your thoughts.

Edward Yablonsky said...

I read your comment on my blog, and appreciate your words. We are nowhere the better of our brothers and the children of G-d we are. I truly enjoy your blog, and your words are good and refreshing. You have goodness,yes you do. I came from a different world when younger which was not so good.You must sense this about me. I studied and read and the wonderment of learning and growing and seeking is what pervades my nature and makes me tick. I believe the same of you. All rivers end in the same ocean,do they not.? If we cannot grow by learning and wonderment and by the fellow feeling and compassion and sensitivity of our brothers and sisters, then why are we here? I feel along with St Francis that we are the children of the living G-d and even the animals are our brothers and sisters and worthy of our compassion. In that vein, we are all of us equal children,though not the same,and we have a Merciful G-d in Heaven, is my feeling and "knowledge". You know me somewhat,now. When I was younger, I had read that do not give to receive in return, but give of your talents,and your best,and give with a view to the Fear of Heaven, and I never forgot this admonition. We are all his children, created with Fear and with LOVE in the end. As was written in the days of ancient memory. I could perform all wonders and prophesy,etc., but if I have not love, I am nothing. Thank you so much for visitng my blog.

Breeze said...

Thank you Edward. Was there ever greater truth told than that told by St. Francis. Make me and Instrument of they peace...

I plan on writing about the work of St. Francis someday.

Breeze