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Creativity and Creation in A Course in Miracles

Updated: Jun 30

It gets sticky when you start to value anything of this world.  And in this world "creativity" is definitely valued, but there is nothing creative in time and space. 

Only the mind is creative, and the mind does not create beyond itself. God, divine mind, created Christ in divine mind. A Course in Miracles shares that Christ has creations—yet again, they have nothing to do with time and space, they have nothing to do with form. God and Christ and the creations are all Spirit

"Even in this world we get apples from apple trees and oranges from orange trees; we get grapes from grape vines. In Heaven, you get Spirit from Spirit." —David Hoffmeister

Eternal love doesn't have anything to do with creating the temporal, with creating particular parts. Oneness is not interested in individuality—it doesn't create multiple pieces; Oneness creates Oneness! Everything that comes from God is truly creative and comes within a lineage of perfect, spiritual creation. It doesn’t have anything to do with perception. It doesn’t have anything to do with the five senses.  When we become fascinated with the experiences of the five senses whether that's the belief in boredom, variety or adventure we are captivated by the ego's wanting "more." "It does not really matter more of what..." Something "that yet might offer him a gift reality does not contain." ACIM (T-29.VIII.8.5) We have become mesmerized with collecting experiences just the same as collecting fine china or old records. Our social media accounts are obsessed with depicting them.

Creative person or Creation? ACIM explains our level confusion! ~ Photo: Ben White - Unsplash

You may be drawn to concepts of 4D or 5D perceiving they are better than the 3D version you are currently living? Whether you desire to astral project, get out of this hick town you've been raised in or to escape the big city slickers by heading out on the high seas. The belief that "things would be better if they were different" is what needs to be questioned. *It turns out variety is not the spice of life—forgiveness is! Creativity in this world is synonymous with individuality and uniqueness. These attributes are used to enhance the #selfconcept and render it more "valuable." They are modes of recognition and reciprocity by association beyond the monetary system. Creativity historically has broken the class glass ceiling and even momentarily opened the door in race segregation. But #creativity or the prizing of individual talent can never overcome the belief in separation and truly unite, because it is based on valuing difference, rather than sameness. The arts in and of themselves are neutral. Like everything it is what we are using them for that matters. In taking down the music is a songwriter exposing and expressing that which is heavy on his heart or attempting to "create" a hit song? Is he imagining how others will respond, or is he writing to remember Himself? "Purpose is the only choice." —David Hoffmeister The Spirit once shared with me when working on graphics for a challenging website project that "Good design is what facilitates forgiveness." Immediately all the conflict of the assignment drained out of me. Without people pleasing the team was suddenly in harmony. If there is anything supportive in what we can learn from what is commonly considered "creative" types, it is the opening to the unknown. Being "inspired by" still does not mean that the Spirit is "creating" in this world, but it does acknowledge a state of mind that is receptive to being shown what is truly helpful in a moment. Coming into a space of receptivity and softness and feeling innately cared for is the purpose of Guidance—to remember you are already loved and already have everything you could ever want or be. "Creativity" what is it for?

Children don't create—they play!

"The first step in the reversal or undoing process is the undoing of the getting concept. Accordingly, the Holy Spirit's first lesson was "To have, give all to all." I said that this is apt to increase conflict temporarily, and we can clarify this still further now. At this point, the equality of having and being is not yet perceived. ... This means conflicting motivation, and so the lesson cannot be learned consistently as yet." A Course in Miracles (T-6.V.B.3) "Having and being are the same." So a singular purpose for everything is the only way to ensure a consistent outcome in experience. We have all come with mixed motivations to a creative project and so have mixed results. In exposing the beliefs and desires that are present and the outcomes we both hope for and fear we can raise to awareness easily where we are working against ourselves. In handing any desire over to the Holy Spirit to Guide we are immediately freed up from these conflic