If we are
open to feeling, what we will discover is there is anxiety
creative/creation process. It arises from two basic reasons.
One is that since energy can neither be created or destroyed some of
the existing world must be destroyed and
sacrificed to both free the energy and create the space for the
new creation. The destruction of parts of the existing world is
experienced as chaos.
Chaos in the
creative/creation process is inescapable.
The second reason is that creativity by its very nature takes us
into the unknown. One of the most important things to realize about
creativity is that
mind only knows the past. To create means to bring into
existence something not previously experienced or significantly
different from the past. Consequently, mind is ill equipped to face
the unknown. Mind will characterize whatever it perceives, including
the energy giving rise to the thoughts we have, based on the
experiences it has had. This means that any thought we have is not
necessarily accurate. The more what experience is like the past, the
more our mind properly characterizes what we experience. However,
the more what we experience is not like the past, the more
inaccurate our mind becomes at characterizing what we experience.
Anything mind thinks about what needs to be done in a creative
endeavor and/or it provides as a characterization of the energy we
feel leading us into creative endeavors will be inaccurate. Mind is
aware of this fact and will be anxious about it for it loses control
in a creative endeavor.
mind may panic and feel frightened at the prospect of the
internal changes it is experience or the external change it see
occurring, or we may feel some anxiety at the destruction which is
occurring. Overlay with the unknown the
chaos of creation, the
multidimensional aspects of Creation and our being, the
accompanying destructions of the known all of one’s worst fears can
be projected into, or onto, our creative endeavor. Any transition
from an old way to a new way has this element of chaos and any
chaotic situation always brings a certain level of anxiety if not
In this regard, the anxiety of creation always fuels an
fear of the unknown. It takes courage and strength of will to
hold to an intention and to not doubt when
mind has no way to fully understand what is happening.
Since we are
multidimensional beings and the
creative/creation process is occurring on multiple levels at
different rates and at different points in the process, there are
periods if not a general feeling of anxiety we may find in our life.
If we have not numbed what we feel there is always something we can
feel anxious about and something to feel joyful about. However, many
of us tend to focus on the joyful and try and avoid the anxiety not
realizing the both are part of the same cycle of creation.
As a result we approach life in a rather unbalanced way. We see that
which makes us feel good and try and avoid that which makes us feel
bad. In the end we creatively limit our options and continually
repeat the past for we are unwilling fact the anxiety of creation to
bring into existence that which we have not yet experience. We do
not enter the unknown because of the fear the pain we may create
yet, in doing so, we deny the pleasures and joy we can find. Rather
then journey into the unknown and face our fears and potential
painful experiences, we seek a
valley of contentment were we can be assured all if fine.
In understanding the
creative/creation process for what it is and the cyclic nature
pain and pleasure, we can find great solitude in the realization
what we experience is only consciousness at play with itself. We
need not be pulled into the drama. We can take the perspective of
detached witness. This awareness can help create an
inner satisfaction that never runs dry no matter what is
happening in the world. It is this awareness which allows one to
freely surrender to what is occurring and flow with the events as
they unfold for they see the creation process for what it is.
Although there is the possibility of experiencing the anxiety of
creation in the creative/creation process, one can become a detached
witness to remain in a
place of calmness during the creative/creation process.
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