Desire is a powerful motivator for change and change is a powerful motivator for creativity.
There’s been a commercial on tv lately for a leading brand of washing up liquid or detergent if you like, in this commercial the little boy tells his dad that he wants the bottle to make a spaceship… ok now this brand has been around for too many years to mention and those of you brits that are old enough to remember Blue Peter (a kid’s magazine programme on the BBC circa 1960- 1990, but don’t quote me on that as its an estimate), will also remember “… and here’s one I made earlier” turning just such a detergent bottle into just such a spaceship. I remember an incident where my brother and I needed said-same squeezy bottle as a weapon of mass destruction (ok a water pistol) for a game we’d invented back when kids played out on the street instead of sitting zombie fashion in front of the game console… now the thing is, at that time my mum, who looking back, was an extremely tolerant and accommodating parent, emptied the entire contents of green soapy slime out of bottle and into a jug so that the game could commence, unlike tv dad who makes the poor kid wait weeks until it’s empty.
Why is any of this important? Creativity rises and falls like the goddess. Today being a full moon for example is a time when what has been started must be brought to fullness as beyond this point energies begin to wane.
When a child has a creative idea or anyone else for that matter, if you don’t ride the wave of that creative impulse it will subside and the moment will be lost. Having said all that, desire can create a flame that burns so hot that you fail to take consequences into account… You act without thinking, speak without thinking, commit to an outcome without understanding the true path that you are taking, but if you leave it too long not only does the desire and the impulse leave you but so too does the urgency, the creativity and the energy when overthinking allows you to second guess that passion that lit the spark… fear steps in and the moment is gone forever… the squeezy bottle holds the green slime for what seems like an eternity and eventually heads for the recycle bin never to become a spaceship, blast off never occurs and in fact the child forgets that he ever wanted to build a spaceship in the first place… that kid could have been the next astronaut but now he’s heading for accountancy… not that there’s anything wrong with accountancy you understand but how many astronauts are there?
Being Open-Hearted is a skill that requires you to surf the energy flowing through the universe to you, through you and from you, when you put a halt on a desire, when you allow logic to hold back your creative impulses you place obstacles and blockages in the way of that flow, not just for your well-being but for everyone else’s as well. After all, we’re all riding the same wave.
Nurture your desires, fan the flames into passion wherein lies your destiny and the potential to change the world!
More later… x
Ps. I haven’t forgotten about that link I promised, I’m just having a little technical hitch… working on it now (maybe fairy liquid will sort it out?)