Sunday, May 1, 2011

47. Creativity and diverse thinking

It is remarkable that children have the ability to learn a new language , without being able to translate it to an already known language. It seems that they do it by statistics on the sound of the words they listen, and by diverse thinking and correlations with events and situations in space and time.Psychologists say that this ability of the child is of maximum capacity at the early years, and the associated creative and diverse thinking ability is maximum around before 7 years old. Then it is radically reduced, as adults learn to children their rather static and conventional thinking and limited meanings interpretations. Diverse thinking is the ability to associate to a problem or challenge or situation, a relatively large number of solutions, or correlations with other events, meanings, and situations. In modern business we try to recover this ability by group thinking called brain storming. But for the child which is before 7 years old, this is a natural ability to do it as a single individual. Modern self-leadership techniques, have a tool which is based on the diverse thinking and the early childhood high creative thinking. It is called the 20 solutions trick. This technique goes as follows: Once you are faced with a rather serious problem, that seems insurmountable, then sit comfortably in a chair, and by accepting an optimistic attitude that there are certainly many solutions that many other people or a very successful person you know, would do, start writing one after the next, solutions. Now these solutions may not fit with the constraints your current depressed state accepts, or to your level of pessimism that you currently have, but you keep writing them, till you reach the number 20. Your goal right now is not to solve the problem with all its details, but not to stop before the number 20. I have tried it, and I must say that around the number 8 or 11 , your mind turns empty. It seems that you cannot really think of any other solution.  You have to insist, to make your self larger , to see your situation from a very large distance, as if you heard of a person with this problem from the other side of the globe. Eventually almost always I end up with 20 solutions. It is very interesting that many of them that you initially consider not feasible, will turn out to be feasible after some more work and contacts. Then you can order them, and try the best of them.

The individual's creativity or collective creativity is parallel of the natures creativity (growth of life, birth of children etc), and is the response of the human spirit to the divine creativity.
Creativity is probably the most complete expression of our spirituality. Creativity is to be respected and desired both in the life of the individual and in collective social activities.
Creativity may act as norm and discipline in daily life and facilitates individuation. Creativity may cure alienation. Creativity is to be understood in many forms 
1) In activities and business 
2) In human relations 
3) Producing art-products or scientific products, like paintings, music, sculpture, books, dancing, theatre, other performances, technological inventions, scientific discoveries  etc 

In creativity there is the opportunity to seek for excellence and pioneering peak performance.
Creativity may be regressive or progressive. Creativity, if progressive, it  is to be compatible with healing nature, society and the individual. 

The daily experience of creativity, for the creative person entails the next points:

1) It has a  normative  effect in daily life, affecting all other spheres of life, including intimate relations.
2) It involves high spiritual discipline;  what it is conceived to be expressed in external form with certainty and exactness.
3) It involves spirituality and inspiration.
4) It gives the opportunity to express the deeper existence of the creative person.
5) It involves enlarging the spiritual scales of  "self", beyond the bodily experience and immediate physical experience of time and spatial or social environment.
6) It is means of social interplay, communication, sharing of experiences and honouring.
7) It can serve as a way of earning money. 
8) It can become a way of systematic change of the self, personal development and perpetual improvement. 

The path to creativity passess through on going life-long  education and self-education.
Basic education is a right that every body has from the moment of his birth. 
When it has to do with skills and practical expertise and information about the world, there is only one thing which is better than learning from experience, and this is learning from other people that already have achieved what you are seeking to achieve.
But when it has to do with uncovering your own talends, self-improvement, and spiritual inspiration etc, then it seems that the on going life-long  self-education , is indispensable.

Living education can become an opportunity for honouring the self, and others, for  loving, for better  relations, of accessing the unlimited collective intelligence, for spiritual inspiration and for disciplined practice.


You are consciousness. Your body is in your consciousness, not the other way around--you are not consciousness inside of a body. consciousness has formed the body necessary for your needs and lessons while on earth. When you realize this you will find that you are no longer quite so subject to world beliefs that say you are at the mercy of your body.

Your whole world is within your consciousness--the weather, friends near or far, family, beliefs. Everything exists in consciousness and nothing exists outside of consciousness. Each must ask; "What do I entertain in my consciousness? What beliefs, what concepts, what ideas, etc do I hold?"
Thoughts that pop into your head are impersonal until you claim them as yours. This is why there is no reason to believe you are a spiritual failure if some negative or even violent thought comes floating into your mind when you least expect it. The clearing process of the bodies within the consciousness often brings outgrown beliefs and thoughts to the surface. No need to react with shock or resistance, simply acknowledge them for what they are, giving them no power, and moving on.
Thoughts have only the reality and power they are given. The human mind can only draw on what is already a part of consensus consciousness--that which is already known. New ideas-- inventions, art, science, technology, and deep spiritual insights etc, must bubble up from deeper levels of creativity within where they are then brought into manifestation by the receiver and become part of consensus consciousness and available to all. This is how evolution takes place and how your every insight is adding to the resonance of an ascending world consciousness.
Many yet remain unaware of who and what they really are or that the energy they radiate effects those around them as well as adding to the universal energy of the planet as a whole. This is why it is important to be aware of your thoughts and beliefs or of thinking that your thoughts are hurting no one if you don't say them out loud.
You carry your state of consciousness wherever you go because consciousness is what you are. Your resonance can lift and open another who is receptive to it without your awareness or can cause someone to dislike you. Because energy seeks to align with like energy (oneness) it is important to keep yourself in compassion and not sympathy when helping those who may be drawn to your energy seeking help.
You are creators but have not known this. The consciousness of a sleeping mankind has for eons been forming the world in which you now find yourselves--consciousness manifesting as form and building upon itself to where the world is now. Through centuries of struggle and evolving awareness, mankind is now ready to move beyond the illusion.