For most of us, the idea that the creator encourages creativity is a radical thought. We tend to think, or at least fear, that creative dreams are egotistical, something that God wouldn’t approve of for us. After all, our creative artist is an inner youngster and prone to childish thinking. If our mom or dad expressed doubt or disapproval for our creative dreams, we may project that same attitude onto a parental god.
This thinking must be undone. What we are talking about is an induced invitedspiritual experience. I refer to this process as spiritual chiropractic. We~undertake certain spiritual exercises to achieve alignment with the creative energy of the universe. If you think of the universe as a vast electrical sea in which you are immersed and from which you are formed, opening to your creativity changes you from something bobbing in that sea to a more fully functioning, more conscious, more cooperative part of that ecosystem.
As a teacher, I often sense the presence of something transcendent- a spiritual electricity, if you will:-and I have come to rely on it in transcending my own limitations. Take the phrase inspired teacher to be a quite literal compliment. A higher hand than just my own engages us. Christ said, “Wherever two or more are gathered together, there I am in your midst.” The god of creativity seems to feel the same way.
The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical
union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.
Those who speak in spiritual terms routinely refer to
God as the creator but seldom see creator as the literal term for
artist. I am suggesting you take the term creator quite literally.
You are seeking to forge a creative alliance, artist-to-artist with
the Great Creator.