Verlaine Crawford » Blog Archives

Tag Archives: creative


Our Foundation is Creativity

We are creators. Our lives are fulfilled by creatively applying our thoughts and emotions into an activity that results in a product, a structure, a book or painting, a garden or a delicious meal.

We thrive when we are able to demonstrate in some way that we are present on the planet…at least to ourselves, if not to others.

Creative endeavors give us a feeling of fulfillment, worthiness and wholeness.  The creative process connects us to the endlessly creative Universal Consciousness.

Indulging in the playful act of creating something in form or simply playing sports, gardening, cooking, involving ourselves with nature, we transcend the programmed repetition that has become our daily lives.

Actively creating harmonizes our mind, body and spirit.

When we indulge in creative activity, we become healthier, more balanced and harmonious with our surroundings.

Why is creativity so important to our well-being? Because, we are energy in form. We are patterns of energy that manifest in this vibrational frequency known as Earth. If we do not use the activating frequency of creativity, our bodies tend to become denser and our minds less responsive.

Our thoughts are the most powerful tools for good or evil. We have the opportunity to create our heart’s desires or to manifest difficult battles to fight. We can project a new and enlightened future, or we can wallow through our memories of past experiences that no longer, if ever, gave us pleasure and repeat them over and over again.

What it is the difference?

The difference is our state of mind. The beliefs and ideas we have gathered from family, friends and enemies, books and the media form the thoughts we think.

Thoughts generate our emotions. Emotion is our fuel for creating and manifesting our reality. Emotion is energy in motion. It sets our thoughts into motion. Fear and excitement share the same activating frequency.  They are the most dynamic emotions that will generate the manifestation of the type of people and experiences we love or hate.

Thoughts and emotions guide our choices. Those large and small choices we make each day lead to actions. Our actions influence how we care for our health, and dictate the type of life events and relationships we will attract to our personal reality.

This effortless flow of creativity is our life script in living color.

Beliefs form thoughts.

Thoughts generate emotions.

Emotions (how we feel) guide our choices

Choices result in our personal reality.

It all begins with beliefs about who you are, what you can or cannot do, beliefs about other people, your home, neighborhood, nation and world. We are formed by our beliefs about health, intelligence, emotional balance, physical appearance, talents and abilities.

We become the energetic representation of all that we are thinking and feeling. We are thoughts and beliefs in form.

Life is a bio-feedback system

Our health, wealth, relationships, and life experiences act as a bio-feedback system, which shows us what we believe and what we have been thinking and feeling. Our outer world is an out-picturing of our inner landscape. What we believe is what we get.

Whatever beliefs we hold in consciousness about ourselves and others, whether it be joy or hate, satisfaction or frustration, expansion or restriction, success or failure, will manifest in our reality.

The thoughts in our heads will be spoken by someone outside of us, either:  “You are a wonderful person!” Or “I don’t want to be with you.” The negative and positive behaviors, the weak and strong actions will show up in the form of other people in our lives.

The amazing thing about this game of life is that we have the unique opportunity to change the events and people in our lives by changing our thoughts and beliefs.

We can change our underlying beliefs

We can change our underlying beliefs about who we are and what we can accomplish. We can generate new imagery, new concepts of reality to form beautiful pictures of a life that we would truly love.

Or, we can spend our time viewing past mistakes, miscalculations, detours and problems that led to difficult and possibly painful experiences.

The people of the past would say, “Choose your medicine. Choose which road you will travel.” Your beliefs about yourself and your reality will take you there.

Published by:

7 Steps of the Creative Process

Creative Thinking for Your Own World

  1. Creativity requires energy

Reserve your private space in which you can clear your mind and open to the creative process. You need to get beyond yourself to become yourself…escape the prison of your vocabulary. Move your body and stretch to increase the clarity of your body, mind and spirit.

  1. Overcoming fear of failure

Start with small projects, i.e. short stories, poetry, sketches, watercolor or oil paintings, clay sculptures, any area that sparks your interest. By starting small you stay in command. Play with the process without judgment. Learn to accept your failures and build on your successes.

  1. Learn to dream the dream

You must go into the realm of illusion, of magic and mystery and leave the world of facts and figures behind. Go into the space between the spaces. Unless you are writing an accounting manual, you must learn to dream the dream, which is access to the sub-conscious world where ideas flow like water.

  1. Allow yourself the privilege of discovering your own point of view

It doesn’t matter what has gone before. You are unique to world as each and every snowflake that falls from the winter sky. Be prolific with your chosen course of creative expression without referencing what is popular at the moment. The only moment that is important is the moment locked within your momentum that only can your reveal and share with the world.

  1. Go to the moon and look down

A journey to the moon allows you to step outside of yourself and the world in which you live. Once on the moon, you will have a broader perspective of who you may be and what your chosen field of expression might be all about. By achieving this broader view, you release all of the shackles, expectations and limitations that your have learned in your earthly experience. Once you have achieved “Moon Perspective”, you will have achieved another level of consciousness, enabling you to access your own personal identity.

  1. Relax and learn to listen

The world is full of noise of every description. Noise rhymes with chaos and chaos only produces chaos. Learn to relax and shut off the noise, including all media. Listen to the words in the silence and/or see the visual flashes that effortlessly slide through your consciousness.

  1. Stretch beyond your limitations

Think outrageous creative thoughts. Challenge your imagination. Learn to talk to trees, flowers, animals and ask them for their point of view. That is a small beginning for you to step outside of yourself. Rediscover the child in you and your curiosity will lead you to the Imaginarium where all great ideas and visions reside.

Published by: