A creative living process is a
process that we identify as being alive as we define life and
continually recreates itself. A creative living process as a process
always has something going in and something is always going out. It
is dynamic and changing. It is never the same. It is not static. It
is living in the sense that it has life. It lives and dies. It is
creative in the sense that it is constantly redefining itself or
continually creating something not seen or previously experienced or
something significantly different.
We are a creative living process. We each are a creation unfolding.
We are results of the
creative/creation process or the product of a creative process
But our unfoldment is not complete, we are still unfolding. Being
“in process” does not allow us to see the process for what is really
The typical human views the
creative/creation process as existing outside and separate from
themselves. We fail to see that we are a creation unfolding. Every
human will admit that they age and their body changes. But few see
our lives as a creation unfolding within on ongoing
creative/creation process. We digest, transform and/or otherwise
manipulate that which goes within us such that what comes out is
often quite different than what goes in. Additionally because of the
way we have come to perceive reality, what we take in is altered by
what we have experienced and put out. Few see how we are the creator
of the experiences we have by how we are choosing to view the
experiences. There is a truth of reality we experience in any
experience we have independent of our perception. Then there is a
perceived truth of realty that is create by our perception. Failure
to consider our unfoldment as a creation continually recreating
itself has a significant impact on how and what we observe and the
conclusions we can, and will, draw from our observations.
We cannot not create. Anything we do will be creative in some way.
In essence we are a
creativity machine. In this regard, we can always access a
portion of our creative power and ability. The question is whether
we are doing so consciously or subconsciously. Many of our creations
are only the fruits and/or byproducts of a life that is lived. A
story that reflects this point quite nicely is the story of the
wheelwright found in the discussion “A
reflection on our creation - the creator, the creation and the
In looking at the reality in which we live, if we take a few minutes
to reflect, we can clearly see that our world is ever changing,
becoming new, and because we are always entering an experience of
life we had not had before. We are always entering the unknown in
some way. The change we experiences occurs both in our internal
world and our external world. Internal to us, our bodies grow from
conception through birth into an adult. We age, become old and die.
Our bodies are never the same. Through this process of aging our
view of life changes. We experience malfunctions and abnormalities
in our bodies and its subsequent repair and the healing abilities.
During this time period we call our life, our thoughts and feelings
are always changing. We experience thoughts and ideas that come and
go like the cloud of the sky.
What ever view we choose to take to view
creation/Creation, we have experience after experience
encountering our world. We define ourselves by those experiences. We
continually redefine ourselves by our experiences. Some experiences
reinforce the identity we have. Other experiences for us to change
who and what we think we are. Nevertheless, we are constantly open
to change in moment. The question is how big a change do we make in
any one moment. We each will be changed by the experiences we have.
How much we are changed by the experience we have depends on the how
significant the experience is to us.
How significant the experience is to us, of course, brings up the
fact that we are a creative living process with a variable feedback
loop. A feedback look takes the output signal and overlays or blends
it into the input signal. The feedback loop bias what we see based
on what we has experience. Hence the incoming stream is not seen
correctly but biased by the filters of past experiences.
The feedback loop also works as follows. We hold a beliefs in our
mind and we somehow experience what we believe. The experience of
the beliefs we hold reinforce our holding of the belief. This then
becomes an never ending cycle creating a tighter and tighter belief
pattern. Another version of this is that we focus your attention and
awareness and that focus is based on some combinations of beliefs
about that on which we focus. Other wise we wouldn’t focus our
attention and awareness. Having an experience of that on which we
focused provides an experience of those beliefs which gave rise to
our focus. The experience only affirm to us the truth of that on
which we focused for we found or had an experience of them. That, in
turn, reinforces the way we focus our attention and awareness into a
fix pattern of beliefs. Hence, we believe more strongly.
As our creative life energy flows into the experience we have, it
expands into the experience. If we allow ourselves to have the
experience without interference of mind, this expansion can be felt
as both a fulness of one’s being and a calmness within one’s being.
If we are free to experience the flow of our creative life energy
into the experience we have in the moment, the
energy dissipates and we feel both the fulness of being and
calmness that results from the free expansion of the energy much
like the river dissipating in the ocean.
However, if we have an experience that is frightening, the next time
we see or anticipate such an experience we are no longer free to
flow with the experience. Rather, we overlay our fear on the
experience we are about to have. That causes us to experience
something other than what is. Similarly, mind uses this feedback
look to knows how to lead us to what we like and away from what we
dislike. It will look for a way to make life more enjoyable and
pleasurable. How large the feedback is in any given moment
determines whether we recreate ourselves new or simply repeat the
past in new way.
When we create, most of us do not realized how we lose focus from
our intention by simple little shifts in our attention as a result
of this feedback loop as we responds to the world we experience.
Most of us adjust our intention based on what we experience as we
step out into our creative endeavor. We respond to the world as it
currently exists and our past experiences rather than realizing what
we desire may have to change our world Most say and do keep focused
on their intention, but we do not realize our intention changes and
shifts in response to the world because of this feedback loop. We
must hold focus with a
single point unwavering focus on our intention without changing
We are a creative living process as a result of the way of
consciousness and mind define themselves.
Consciousness is seen as a flow of energy which has awaken to the
awareness of existing. It is experience as the awareness of itself
and/or it surrounding. It then defines itself by the experience has.
Additionally, consciousness has the ability to change or redirect
the flow of energy which gives rise to its existence. It redirects
the flow by the choices it does or doesn’t make. In doing so, it
changes what it experiences. Consciousness then redefine itself and
what it experiences by the experience it has.
Mind is the property of consciousness that hold the memories of the
experiences of consciousness. Our mind is always changing by what we
experience for every experience we have changes how we view the
world. Mind synthesizes and assimilates all that has been
experienced into a view or perspective from which consciousness
perceives Creation. Based on that perspective, consciousness makes
choices, decisions, judgments and the like. These choices,
decisions, and judgements, in turn, determine what consciousness
The experience consciousness has then provides input to mind to
assimilate the experience. This new experience either causes mind to
reinforce what we believe about life and we believe it more strongly
or, it slowly, if not sometimes quickly, dispels beliefs that are no
longer valid or effective. We are always changing. We are always
either changing or strengthen the perspective mind has. If we think
about this process for a moment, we can see how very quickly mind
can cause consciousness to develop a very narrow and fixed view of
Creation. This in turn, become
a cage which mind creates that keeps our creative spirit
captive. Similarly, mind can also cause consciousness to quickly
develop a broad and open view about creation. The nature of mind is
always changing become more flexible or more rigid.
We are always entering the unknown each moment we live for we don’t
know what the next moment will bring. That in turn opens us to the
anxiety of the unknown. Yet whether we realize it or not, by
establishing patterns and habits our mind works to control our world
to minimize what the unknown brings to us.
If we look at our external world we seen is much the same on going
and never ending change. To mention only a few, we see the trees
grow and the flowers bloom. We see the season come and go. We see
the sun rise and sun set and each sunrise and each sunset is
different from the last. We see the slow geological processes
forming mountains and canyons and the rather rapid geological
process experienced as volcanoes and earthquakes. Every day we look
outside to see what the weather and become aware how quickly it can
change. The external world is every changing become new and
different. Sometimes the changes are quick and something they move
slowly. What is very clear is the change we experience in life is
somehow very creative for it constantly moves us into the new and
infinitely creative beings, there will always be a part of
ourselves dissolving and being recast into a new form. Something
within is constantly being destroyed and reformed. It is an on going
and never ending process. We are just not usually aware of this
process because we are the process itself. If we don’t explore our
internal world in the awareness of the
creative/creation process, we will never know exactly who and
what we really are. Our consciousness is dynamic, constantly moving.
It is never static or stationary. We are continually recreating
ourselves. Any perception of stagnation is often only the long
interval between the turning points within the oscillation or
vibrational flow into and out of the form of what you are observing
or experiencing within your being.
One of the big problems we have as a human is when we have a
profound inner experience. The inner experienced is integrally tied
to what we think, the conditions in which we find ourselves, and
believe and the environment in which we had the experience. Our
problem is that the experience itself changes what we think and
believe. We are continually changing ourselves by what we experience
as described. A profound experience changes our perspective. This
means the perspective that created the experience we have is no long
available to recreate the experience. We can create is a similar but
a different experience for our perspective is different.
This phenomenon has lead to something called “beginner’s
mind.” That is, we enter an experience without the biases of
prior experience. In reality this cannot be done for we are forever
changed by what we experience. We may put it consciously out of our
mind but the experience still resides in our subconscious. However,
we can enter a state of spontaneous and innocent
creative play and allow ourselves to freely discover and explore
whatever we experience. Creative play can bring us back to the
spontaneous and innocence of beginners’ mind. All that is needed
here is to lose ourselves in play before we have the experience.
A consciousness/Consciousness within Creation
Consciousness never dies - but it can go to sleep
Intention and the creation of an energy flow
Creation/creation is an energy balance
A creative life energy
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