CREATION

The theme for April is CREATION.

Creativity is simply our ability to dream things up and make them happen. ~Peggy Taylor

Amen. It is about dreaming and imagination. It is about being able to envision what others haven’t. It is about noticing connections that haven’t been drawn. Even connections between us and the earth, and us and each other. To be a people of creation is indeed to dream the “not yet.

But what about that other part? “…and make them happen.” There’s something in there that sometimes gets short shrift. Yes, creation requires the ability to imagine the “not yet,” but it also requires the courage to live into it.  Continue reading…

First Thoughts:

CREATION: the act or process of freeing someone or something from another’s control; the removal of traditional social rules, attitudes, etc.; a movement seeking equal rights and status for a group.
Synonyms: cosmos; nature; life; formation; genesis; handiwork; opus
Words of Association: art, imagination, action, beauty, beginnings

Wise Words:

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science. ~Carl Sagan

Many more resources can be found by clicking on Exercises and Questions and Recommended Resources.

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