07/12/2010 § Leave a comment
Creation The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
the act of creating ; especially : the act of bringing the world into ordered existence. Create:
|1. transitive verb make something: to bring something into existence|
|2. transitive verb give rise to something: to result in something or make something happen|
|3. transitive and intransitive verb produce inventions or art: to use imagination to invent things or produce works of art|
|4. transitive verb appoint somebody: to give somebody a new title, role, or office|
|5. transitive verb performing arts perform role for first time: to be the first person to perform a particular role in a theatrical production|
|[14th century. < Latin creat-, past participle of creare “bring forth|
“We do not worship creation: we worship the Great Spirit in the creation he has made.” Pete Catches Sr., Lakota, `The Spiritual Athlete’
“make, manufacture, construct, postulate, bring into beingness”
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Think about your experience of those moments when you are most creatively engaged. What does it feel like? Being in a creative “flow” can be ecstatic and,
simultaneously, there is an often surprising sense of urgency to bring into being that which you can sense is possible. That’s why great artists or scientists will work day and night, neglecting to eat or sleep. They are driven by a vision, something just beyond their reach that will not let them rest until they have brought it into reality. That drive is the very same impetus that caused the whole universe to burst forth, fourteen billion years ago, and is now expressing itself through the body, mind, heart, and talents of an inspired human being.
When you feel that creative flow, often you discover a part of yourself you are not normally aware of but which feels more like your “self” than the person you usually think you are. It’s like plugging in to a deeper source of energy and passion that transcends whatever limitations you ordinarily assume. A deeper, more authentic part of your self is creatively released. That’s why such moments are so fulfilling—it’s not just the creative work you produce, but the experience of being more alive, more connected, more in touch with a sense of meaning and purpose.
~ Andrew Cohen