My goodness was Thanksgiving week absolutely wonderful! I spent time with family, took lots of naps, and avoided the craze of Black Friday shopping. I also got to watch the movie Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, which leads me to this Part 3 of my series: How to Begin a Spiritual Practice. Today’s focus is creativity.
I won’t give the whole movie away, but there was a 2-minute scene that for me turned out to be really profound. In this scene, a woman speaks about the memory of losing her child. She describes how distraught she was when her very ill child in the hospital packed their bag and declared that they were going home. The woman assumed that one of the hospital staff irresponsibly told the child that they were going home when in fact, the child was dying. When the child awoke from a nap, the woman demanded to know who told the child that they were going home, and the child answered, “no one told me. And I’m not going back to our house. I’m going home.”
I watched the entire movie and went to bed soon after. I dream A LOT, but on that particular night I had more of dream declaration about home.
We are all going home. We’ve all come from home and we will all go home. So this life, all the joy, pain, and suffering in this life is temporary. Thus, I truly never have anything to worry about because I am going home.
Soon after this declaration came to me, I woke up and just wanted to lay with it, be with it, let it really hold space in my body so that in the morning I’d remember and be able to get curious about what that declaration meant.
So, here goes: I’m going to be vulnerable and share with you my journal reflection about going home and how this has anything to do with creativity as a spiritual practice. But let me first say that I have no idea of what “home” means to you, let alone what it means to me. But I am curious.
Life is Temporary
Instead of life, let’s just call it what it truly is — a temporary. And in this temporary, I can be free from worry, free from doubt, and free to create. Yes, I watched Collateral Beauty and yes, I was moved by the story of the woman’s child who said they were going home. That from this perspective of home, this temporary life happens in the blink of an eye. And if I still have a spiritual practice in this blink-of-an-eye-existence, what am I going to create?
How does my creativity manifest in this temporary and why is my creativity so important in this temporary?
Life is the Spiritual Essence of Creativity
It feels like this temporary is my creative step on the way to going home. We create because this is preciously temporary, and we create for the others after us who will need this same temporary dwelling to create as well. Every physical manifestation in this temporary, really dense physical plan is a result of someone’s creativity.
It’s temporary but sometimes feels like a time loop of deja vu where I am trying to fully integrate my spirit with my creativity so I’ll be ready when the time comes to go home. But what is it about home that requires my creativity as a spiritual practice in this life?
And here’s what I came up with: I believe it’s about overcoming the fear and fully embracing the freedom to create. Wherever this “home” is, I must be 100% spirit, 100% creative. So, I am here, and you are here in this temporary life that happens in the blink of an eye to overcome the limitation of creativity.
How can you make your life more creative?
My Reiki practice, in essence, my spiritual practice has become so much about creativity in the way that Reiki and spiritual practice both create connection. Furthermore, my spiritual practice including Reiki therapy has opened so many doors of creativity that I am emotionally grateful for. Whenever I place my focus on writing as my creative being, I feel more meaningful, I feel filled with more light, and I feel whole. When I trust my creativity, doors open.
Wouldn’t you love to dig deep into your body and your consciousness to discover the ways that your spirit asks you to transform into a creative being?