Think about the computer you’re looking at right now. Where did it come from? Think about your car. Where did that come from? Think about your career, how did it get to where it is today?
Would it be true to say that all of these creations were born from the invisible realm? After all there was a time when there were no computers, no mobile phones, no cars and you didn’t have a career.
Ok so there was a time when there was no cars. So what brought the car into existence? As I’m sure you’re aware it wasent an overnight process but one of trial and error and continuous improvement. But it all began in someones head. It began as an idea, an invisible thought. It was a thought, something like “oh I wonder could I create some new mode of transport that has its own inbuilt power to move it and …”
How are “things” created?
As far as I’m aware anything that has been created since time began started with an invisible idea, a thought and in time and depending on its nature becamse visible. The car was an idea and in time there was the first car in physical reality. So we can say that the creative process involves taking something that is invisible and making it visible. So what are the other steps?
Ok someone thinks, let’s create a car. What do they do next? They begin to talk about it, internally in their own heads and to other people. Sound is another form of energy, another invisible form of energy. When we talk we are creating sound. When we talk about something specific over and over we are putting more and more energy into whatever it is we are talking about. We are putting energy into its creation. We are manifesting it whether it’s “good” or “bad”.
Is that it? So if I think and talk about something does that create it? Well there is also another important step.
The next step is taking action on it. So I could think and talk about my new invention, namely the car but it’s not until I start to take action on putting it together does it start to appear in the physical world. So I go to my garage and start putting my car together with bits of metal, pipes, rubber and so on. Voila before you know it theres a new invention in the world – a car.
Obviously there’s plenty of trial and error and creative thinking needed to get it all working but the underlying process remains the same – think about it, talk about it and start taking action on it.
Now think about the computer in front of you again? Somewhere along the way it was a thought in someones mind, then it was talked about and then it was put together. Of course note it’s not always in such a linear way it may be acted on then talked about then thought about, then thought about again, then acted on and so on. But the three main steps in the creative process remain the same – think, talk and act.
If you still need convincing think about something else in your life. Your house. Firstly the house didn’t even exist until an architect or a builder thought about it, put it on paper (talking about it) and built it. Then maybe you saw it and thought “I’d love to own that house“, which is a thought. You then told your partner or your someone else close to you “I’m thinking of buying a house”. And then you took action by viewing it, putting a deposit down and so on until you exchanged contracts and owned the house.
In fact if you can think of anything that has been created since time began that hasent got this pattern of thoughts, words and actions please let me know in a comment below. I’d love to hear about it.
Of course even if we know that this is how things are created the real challenge that most of us face is – the willingness to accept the fact that it is us who are creating our lives and collectively our world. As William Ernest Henley wrote from his hospital bed around 1875, in a poem entitled Invictus (unconquerable):
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
So let’s look at what’s currently happening in the world today or at least what’s in the headlines.
Who’s creating the global recession?
Now where did it start. In peoples heads, maybe just a few heads to begin with and then it spread to more heads and we all started thinking “I think we’re about to have a recession”. Now thoughts are creative on an individual level but when many many people start thinking the same thoughts an avalanche of creative power occurs which is enough to create a global recession!
After we thought about the upcoming recession, we all started talking about it, the media went absolutely crazy asking questions like “what’s the recession angle on that story” and found every bit of evidence to prove thats where we were heading – adding more invisible energy to the creative process. Of course then it really hit when we start to act on what we were all beginning to believe – stop spending, hold on for dear life to any money we had, make sure you have a job, start blaming anyone we could blame and so on.
Ok by ecomomic measuring standards we are in what we’ve termed a recession – but who created it? Was it some random happening that just happened or is it just part of some natural cycle?
We’re collectively creating it. And to offer more thoughts about this let’s ask another question. What’s is the predominant emotion at this time? I would say its “fear”. What is fear? It is another form of emotional energy which is adding even more fuel to the fire we say we dont want. The truth is by our collective thoughts, words and actions we’re turning the spark into a blazing forest fire!
Who’s creating the “swine flu”
Without going into detail on it the same process is happening with the spread of “swine flu”. Albeit that we all want to help prevent it’s spread, the most important step is to stop feeding it by thinking about it, talking about it and taking actions that help spread it. The thing that spreads swine flu or any other disease faster than any germs, or dirty hankies or dirty hands is “fear”. Yet on walking into a health clinic last week with my children we counted 24 four posters “warning” about the dangers of swine flu in a room the size of an average living room. Now that’s the sort of publicity that could put the fear of God into people! And to top it all in this “health” clinic, there wasent one poster telling people ”how to become more healthy and fit”!
Our greatest challenge – take responsibility
I could go on about other things we’ve created in our world which we really dont want. Do I have the answer to it all. No. But collectively we can change the direction in which we have been going. We can do that in an instant. But this perhaps is where the real problem lies. How many of us really want to take full responsibility for our thoughts, our talking and our actions? Afterall it’s far easier to hand over the problem to those “who know” or to “blame” someone else. But if we do not take responsibility the problems we say we dont want are likely to get worse.
As a final thought but one, sometimes our generation think we’re at the end of evolution. Afterall look at all the brilliant things we’ve created like the internet, airplanes, cars and so on. Yet who can honestly say that future generations will not look back at us and say “they were a stone age generation because they never realised the truth of the words of someone who had been around a few hundred years before them (1608-1674), John Milton,
“that the mind can make a heaven out of a hell
and a hell out of a heaven.”
The great news is once we are willing to take total responsibility for our lives and collectively for our world – primarily in our thoughts, our words and our actions, we also take charge of our inherent creative power. From this place of responsibility we can begin to create a life that is more in harmony with how we would like to live and a world which is for the betterment of all.