“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it.” Martha Graham
You don’t have to believe in God to appreciate that there is something other worldly at work when you are swept away by some creative process like writing, decorating, cooking, organizing or just problem solving. For some people, this experience is more pervasive than for others. For those people who do not experience it as often, or hardly ever, the belief is that they are “not creative.” Our society has relegated the term “creative” to some people, generally in the field of the arts.
I used to believe this common view, not only about myself, but others around me. It was my work with people from all walks of life that exposed this misnomer. Their creativity is evident in ways they don’t notice; it may be reflected in the way they dress, their humor, their point of view or the way they handle the numerous issues that arise in their daily lives. Individuals don’t notice because society invalidated or even suppressed our creative energies in our childhood.
But when I looked even more closely, particularly when working with children, I found that each individual has yet another aspect of creative force within. I discovered, what I refer to as, a Divine Spark. It is some special capacity, some talent that in some way is uniquely their own. The way it is evident is through the twinkle in their eyes, their passionate communication and joy that emanates from their being when they are involved in that particular activity.
It was my spiritual readings and learning which shed light on this phenomena and I came to believe that each and every one of us is born with this creative force. That it is an aspect of our participation with the Creative Source – the Divine. It is what sets us apart from other animals and brings us closer to Spirit. As such it is our responsibility to discover what is its expression in ourselves and in our children and to bring it forth – to manifest it in the world and make it visible.
For me it is the healing work I have been doing with my clients, and now it is the work I am doing stepping up to make my work available to more people.
What is yours?