In looking at the creative power
available to us, there is an there is an inner and an outer creative
power. They are perceived separately but they are connected.
Ultimately they can be found to be one and the same only experienced
differently. It is your mind that stands at the doorway, midway
between these two creative powers. Mind also stands in the way of
accessing either one of them. Your mind stands in the way by what it
thinks and believes about the
creative power/Creative Powers of Creation. One set of beliefs
that we all seem to possess which can be the most empowering or most
disempowering are the beliefs we have about God and the creative
powers/Creative Powers of Creation.
The creativity perspective used in the Releasing Your Unlimited
Creativity approach does not embrace or hold any particular concept
of God. Rather, the creativity perspective embraces any concept of
the Creative Power of Creation, which many call God, that allows one
to access and to fully and
freely experience the full depth and breadth of their creative
power and ability that is possible to obtain. The creativity
perspective used here looks to hold one’s creativity and that of
others as sacred. Any control a concept of God or of the creative
power/Creative Power that does not hold one’s creativity sacred are
not seen as serving one’s creative efforts.
A Creation Story for the creative perspective and
several analogies addressing aspects of the inner and outer
creative powers to creatively empowers the individual has been
provided to help individuals understand their relationship. But no
particular concept of God is embraced.
The recommendations made here about the concept of God is that you
allow effectiveness be your measure of truth. If your concept of God
is effective for what you wish to create and you are able to access
the inner and outer creative power that you need, then use it. If it
not effective, the look to see if there is not a more empowering
understanding that is available to you.
It is recommended you look carefully at your concept of God. Look to
see how It acts or doesn’t act in your life and the lives of others.
Many pray to God and get satisfaction and reassurance in life. Yet,
many others pray to a different God or a different understanding of
God and also get the same results. So, is it God Who is providing
satisfaction and reassurance or is it the belief that there is
someone to take care of them that is providing the satisfaction and
Some look to God as if God were Santa Clause or a genie in a bottle
that grants our wishes. As Santa Clause, they give God a list of
things they want through prayer and expect God to deliver them on
time. The only real difference between this kind of God and Santa
Clause is that Santa Clause comes once a year whereas God is
expected to fill our list of wants all the time. As a genie, the
individual performs some ritual to access God. In the genie’s case
the ritual is rubbing the lamp. Because they have performed the
ritual, they expect God to deliver what they want.
Yet many do not see God granting their wishes as much a protecting
them from their fears and keeping them safe. They look to God to
protect them from the uncertainty of life and death. Some even look
to God more in the way one would look at an insurance policy to
mitigate their misfortune. If disaster strikes, God is expected to
step in with some specific coverage of the damaged.
During the 1973 Arab Israeli War I was stuck by a very odd
occurrence. There were Jews praying for the defeat of Arabs and
there were Arabs praying for the defeat of the Jews. Yet there were
Christians praying that Christ would come back and throw both the
Arabs and Jew out of Jerusalem and set up Christ’s Kingdom on Earth.
All three groups were praying to the same God of Abraham. I often
wondered, “How did the God of Abraham look at such prayers and to
whom would He show His favor and how?” Then I wondered, “What does
any individual really expect when they pray to their God?” What are
they really looking for?
The issue here is not God and what concept of God is right or wrong.
The question is does your concept of God put the creative
power/Creative Powers where they properly belong and empower you to
explore and access the depth and breadth of the creative power that
is available to you. Or, does your concept of God hold your creative
powers bound in some way. Only you can explore what you really
believe and determine if it does, or doesn’t, sever you.
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