“We are in the “Presence” of our Creator (God if you will)
when we are in the creative moment”.
I experienced this in a most real way this weekend and yesterday as I worked in the kitchen training two new chefs so I can expand myself and stay focused on the healing work that is mine to do and the books that are mine to publish.
I’ve learned there is “Nothing for Nothing”. There is Good to be uncovered in all things. Situations that seem most inconvenient can lead us into massive, mind-bending revelations if we remain open to them.
What was the inconvenience? My air conditioner went out this last Friday evening . Terrible timing! Not only are we in the “Dog Days” of summer in Texas, my son (an A/C guru) had just left town. “After hours and weekend services” (emergencies) are super expensive. I knew my son would be back on Sunday evening and I was willing to wait it out.
However, leaving for cooler shelter was not an option…I was committed to training these chefs Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I needed them trained this weekend for chef services already committed to. I texted them and explained the situation, telling them I would totally understand if they wanted to re-schedule. One said “no problem”. She has owned several restaurants and is used to hot kitchens. “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”…right? Things shifted with the other and she ended up coming on Monday (I thought the A/C would be fixed by then). As it happened I ended up not cooking on Saturday. It was late Monday night before the air-conditioning was up and running.
Over the course of the day on Monday all three of us experienced the same “ah ha”. When we were focused on the cooking; totally engaged in creativity, we were completely unaware of the heat. We started at 92 degrees and ended at 97. (Saturday was not so bad. The house had not had enough time to really heat up.)
We noticed at one point none of us had broken a sweat! As soon as we brought our focus back into our surroundings we begin to notice the heat. It was only then that we became uncomfortable and wet.
What could have been a miserable experience, became a pleasant and even at times a joyful and fun one, full of awe and wonder as we became aware of this phenomenon.
What became so clear to us through this experience? What we focus on becomes our reality. This is Quantum Physics in a nutshell. And, the world disappears as we come into the Creative Presence.
“There is a way to be in the world and not of it”. This is the way. We are spirit having a human experience. We are in a body, but what the body experiences does not define us or change who we truly are.
“Nothing we could ever think, say or do will ever change what is True”.
When we are in our creative,
infinite, undefinable state of being, we are living our True Nature as
I challenge you today to prove this to yourself. Our faith is reinforced through experience. Change you focus, or as a client so eloquently said the other day, “Take a Shift!” Shift the focus of your thoughts and see what happens. Take note of what happens when you are in “creative mode”. Bear witness to how the world disappears and with it any discomfort as you come fully into the present moment.
I would love to hear about your “Creative Moment” experiences with this experiment. Email me…email@example.com
Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE and Abundant Health!
P.S. Stay tuned for “Could Mindfulness be the Cure for Forgetfulness”.