Wikipedia writes this about Creativity: the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
Unlike many of you, I have never pursued creativity through writing fiction.
Other than off and on journaling, I do find myself getting “creative” while regurgitating research for various affiliate website posts, though.
Notwithstanding I am quite creative when it comes to things like cabinet making, carpentry, avoiding displeasure, interior and exterior design, and more.
Not to mention using words that I don’t have a clue what they mean — i.e. notwithstanding or even i.e.?
For years now I am blown away with things I know, know about, and know how to do:
That I have absolutely no explanation for how I know these things.
No possible explanation?
Most everyone who knows me, knows that I will rush headlong into something I “know nothing about”.
What they don’t know is that I depend completely on “something” to bring the needed knowledge to me.
I read the following paragraph this morning for at least the 6th time ( but “got it” this morning, and wondered if you can relate:
So this is what I believe about that paragraph
Whether you’re writing a novel, an affiliate review page, building a set of stairs or mantles all day, you’re going to need to find your true center!
And if your true center is yourself:
You can build no further than your own knowledge?
That’s what I do when I research and write. I use my own knowledge.
And my knowledge doesn’t go much further than information provided on a web page, in a book, or accumulated within my brain.
That’s not enough to go very far into the creative world.
I need communion with my “true center”
Being a pretty radical Christian, I rely on the Holy Spirit to bring me everything I need to function in this world. And the next, now that I think about it.
Maybe you rely on another spirit, I have no idea?
Maybe you call that a muse?
I have no idea what you’re depending on to bring you something you don’t have, but:
I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that if you want to:
- Get more out of life
- Have more than you have
- Create something you can’t build from your own knowledge
You need to go ahead and make a connection to something greater than your objective self.
But that’s not enough to get you very far
I believed there was a God long before I believed this God could or would go out of His way to help me:
Do anything whatsoever.
I had to go way out on a limb, and make a connection to something I couldn’t see!
And a very dangerous place it was indeed
What if I let you know I was trying to make a connection to this thing the “religious” people were talking about?
What if you knew I was flirting with the idea of being “one of them”?
What was I going to do with all of the condemning remarks I had made about “those people”?
What if I started identifying myself with “church people” :
- There were no results?
- Nothing happened?
- Nothing changed?
- What if I kept on doing the same things and getting the same results?
And that’s exactly what happened to me!
Until I went all the way to the end of the limb.
I continue to see people looking for and trying to commune with that “True Center” just like I did for far too long.
I decided I would go ahead and start talking about God, and talking to God, and depending on God to “give me a little help”.
A little help I knew I desperately needed!
But I wasn’t willing to give it all up
I wasn’t willing to say right out loud “Jesus is the Lord of my life”.
I was now referring to God as “The Spirit”.
And even though I was referring to myself:
In certain circles
That I thought would be advantageous to my life
As a “Christian”
I was determined to walk this walk ( whatever that walk was)
Without the use of the Bible!
So I was wanting all the perks I could get from God without giving up to the idea that I was giving up anything!
What I got from that experience was pretty much the same as I see other people getting:
Who are pretty much going about the God thing the same way I was.
Other than giving myself the ok to think I was “spiritual”.
And as it turns out, I was “spiritual”. I was just hanging out with the wrong spirti!
How I Improved My Creativity
I gave up!
I gave up all of my old ideas about God, Jesus, and the Bible.
I stopped being afraid of the idea that I would become “one of those”.
I decided to be one of the BRIDE that God sent His Son for.
Did Jesus Change Who I Am?
To tell you the truth I hear about people joining up, getting changed, and everythings different in a flash.
Never worked or works that way for me?
What I find is that the Lord of my life, Jesus, who is my true center, whom I am not ashamed to call by name, and whom I maintain constant contact with:
Is more than faithful and loyal to send me all I need to do whatever I choose to do — that will in anyway benefit His Kingdom, which I am a part of.
When I need to do something, know something, or know about something that I have no idea about — I know and expect and fully depend on Jesus to step right up to the plate and fill me in!
Am I and my circumstances different?
So if you want to create a new life or a new book,
I highly recommend that you stop fooling around and start calling on Jesus!