Principles of Creativity - #1

During the upcoming months of spring, you shall be tilling the soil in your back yard in order to sow the seeds that will produce a vivacious garden harvest. Gosh! I can almost taste the homegrown tomatoes now. Yet you (and I) must wait about three or four months to see the actual results. Call me when they're ripe and ready!

But consider this, if you will. What was Jesus thinking when he gave this most walloping challenge:

     "Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until
     the summer ends four months from now?   Look around
     you!  Vast fields are ripening all around us and are ready
     now for the harvest."    (John 4:35)

The Master was speaking of the creative process of manifestation. You must perceive the desire of the heart as if it were already fulfilled. See the harvest in the present -- not the future. He boldly claimed the principle of creativity in this most simplistic form:

    “Have faith in God ... All that’s required is that you really
    believe and do not doubt in your heart.  Listen to me!  You
    can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it.”
                    (Mark 11)

The goals you set are born out of the need or emptiness that demands to be filled. The first step is to embrace the idea, causing it to germinate and sprout in the rich soil of your consciousness.

In the second phase, the goal consumes us, for it is the expanding yeast that permeates the emptiness till the saturation point is achieved deep within our heart, and we slide into step three, contented and trusting in God until harvest-time arrives in the outer.

This classic teaching can be concisely presented as a three-fold technique:

*  plant your desire deep within your heart,
*  have faith that you have already received it,
*  patiently trust in God and it shall be yours.

Now if you think you did not receive what you desired, then look at what you did receive and retrace your steps. What did you deeply believe to be true for you? What lack or doubt insisted on living within your mind or in your heart? What truly was the seed you planted? What attitude impregnated your soul?

You see, we often desire, we know not
what . . . till it's what we've got.
So tell me, what's your heart's desire?
hope you've got it -- get it?

Authored by Reverend Virgil Brewer at Unity Chapel
March 1, 2006

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