The Gift of Creativity

Image by Alex Grey

Image by Alex Grey

The greatest gift we've been given is creativity and it is a reflection of the ineffable force that created us. To be given a magnificent tool that we can use freely in whatever ways we choose is like a student who has been trained in a particular craft and then sent out into the world to use it. All forms of life use what is given through creative action. The Divine, or Eternal, Presence brings forth high realms of being, the creation happens in that realm, and what is created then becomes the creator, perhaps in a devic or angelic realm. Then what it creates becomes yet another realm of existence, now maybe the realm of Souls and Soul groupings who, in turn, create. The Souls can then create physical form and personality in the human realm, and humans in turn create their lives - again, with free will and choice, for better or for worse. It is important to understand that each level of creation "steps energy down" to the next lower level *. If it did not work this way, the powerful force of higher levels of creation would, upon directly entering the human psyche and body would annihilate it, burn it up. Mystical thought tells us that there is an "etheric double"** that surrounds the human and facilitates the impact of the power of the Soul by "stepping it down" so that the relationship between Soul and physical-psychic human can function. Each level of creation creates within its own realm. The Eternal Presence does not directly create what the levels lower than Itself create. Creation always moves though many levels of consciousness so each lower level is able to accept and merge energetically with the previous one. Each level can reach into the levels above for inspiration, guidance, and transformation, but those higher levels aren't the creators of the lower levels' actions within their creative processes. The only thing that moves consistently into and through all realms is Love.
         * The human realm is multifaceted so there are those adepts and masters who actually are able to interact with and create from the higher realms. Each degree of "stepping down" of energies of creation becomes more and more dense until it becomes physical matter. As we develop higher, more finely tuned consciousness, we become more able to reach into the higher regions of creation, gradually "stepping back up" into the higher level frequencies until such time as we no longer need to drop down into physical existence (as we "know" it).
         ** According to mystical traditions, the etheric double is a chaotic plasma mass that becomes organized through the intentional purpose of the Soul, combining with the necessary life experiences of the created human. Everything has an etheric double (stars, planets, trees, animals, etc.) as a outward manifestation of the creation within consciousness.