Creativity

Creativity is the quality that allows us to bring something into being that did not previously exist; to make, or to originate.  The truth is that we are always doing this whether or not we are aware of the creative power we hold.  All of our thoughts and actions are constantly creating the world around us.  When we become conscious of this, we can create what we desire and what we find beautiful, pleasing, and good to us.

In this image, the objects on the table represent the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water.  The spectacles signify our acute vision in the creative process, and the scissors signify that each creative act has a beginning, a middle, and an end.  The purple ribbon is the web of energy flowing through everything, and the “helping hands” represent our innate ability to be in the creative process, our human ingenuity.  Out the window, the sun and moon are the balance of active and passive forces, and the bird represents the soul’s wisdom that guides the process.

In this time of staying home during the global pandemic, we can harness our creativity to make all that we desire. We can use this time to do the one most decadent thing that we almost never allow ourselves to do when we are controlled by our demand for productivity: we can experiment, which is essential to creativity. We can leave the maps behind and begin anew. We can create a new world from the wreckage of this time, a better world, and we can do it now.

Published by Kate

I am an artist, thinker, writer, and maker of things of all sorts. I live in beautiful rural Vermont where I make things for beauty, necessity, and the betterment of the world.

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