Creativity, play and imagination are sisters, interconnected energies that assist us in being co-creators of our life. They assist us in bringing clarity, energy and life to our desires. Their influence is particularly strong at this time because we are being asked to see life, our experience and the people around us with new eyes. With new eyes we look forward into life’s mystery, rather than backward into our storehouse of memories, as we create our future. We are co-creators and we are creating our reality with our consciousness. Our creations will be influenced by what our consciousness holds. Consciousness is a soup of experiences, beliefs, and programs.
Do you remember as a child how life was when there wasn’t a vast amount of past experience? Every day, every experience, every encounter was fresh and not tainted by the past. As we grew and gained experience the past mistakenly became the model for the present and the future. The storehouse of memory became the matrix from which our reality was created and how we created our world. We walked into our experiences expecting that they would look like ones we had in the pas and behaved accordingly.
Memory is not reality, but our mind’s way of cataloging what we have done. Past experiences served us in the past, but they do not serve us in the present nor do they help us create our future. What I have accomplished or not accomplished should not be a gauge for what I can accomplish. I don’t want to be seen by others through eyes of the past and neither do they. We do one another a disservice by doing that. When we hold onto old energy we keep ourselves and others trapped and don’t allow room for things to change. The past is gone and so are the experiences that created it. It is comforting to know that we don’t have to keep doing things the way they have been done before.
The challenge now is to walk as though there is no memory bank of experience behind you. To walk forward into each day, like the child, as though it was the beginning of something new, because it truly is. The future contains the unlimited and mystery and is filled with many pleasant surprises. With our hands open to the future we can receive more than we can imagine is possible. Living in such a way takes total trust in the loving kindness of our Creator.
For a moment just think about a life that is creative, playful and with rainbow colors. She is uninhibited by the judgments of others. Her clothes are an outrageous expression of who she is in any given moment. She wears wild hats and her long hair falls to her waist. In her hair she wears the components of all that is. She is the void where all things are possible and where nothing stops her from dreaming her dreams. She knows that what she dreams she can create. She has no preconceived ideas of what forms her dreams or creations will take. This is possible because she trusts that only what is in her highest and best will manifest in her reality because she is loved by her Source.
The energy of her sister, Play, is also magical as it dances in harmony with her. She wears a robe of stardust and has crystal bubbles in her hair. As she moves she leaves a trail of twinkling stars behind her. Play is fearless, she is whimsical and she has boundless energy. Her laughter, songs, and stories are ancient and they echo through the canyons, over the mountains and in rivers of her wisdom. Play is the energy of joy as she darts, pirouettes, bounces and leaps through the field of imagination with her sister. She lives in the moment for the pure pleasure of existing and experiencing all that is possible. Play is the expression of freedom.
The field of imagination is within each of us. Creativity and Play are a source in each of us that brings us back to our true nature. The essence of what we have always been. The field that we played in as children. The place where life was always new. We leave that child part of us behind only to spend many years searching for it again. Looking for something that we already have.
Imagine your most creative, playful, imaginative self. What would you be wearing? What would you have in your hair? What songs and stories would you be singing? Would you be young or would you bean ancient youth? What colors would be on your palette? How would you be different from the people around you? How would your life be different from how it is now? Let your imagination go wild as you picture yourself anew.
Creativity and Play want to dance with you again. With them life becomes a blank canvas upon which to create a new image. Each day is a new canvas on which to play and create all that we desire. You are the artist of your own reality. What do you want to create on the canvas of your life? Sadness or Joy? Abundance or lack? Conflict or love? If we are indeed the God-Source expressing it self in the world of emotions why not show God what it feels like to have fun, to be joyful, to play and experience happiness.
The challenge is to release the old images that didn’t work and the fear attached to them. We have support to do this work, for it is our true nature to be creative, playful, imaginative, loving and joyful because we are Children of the Divine. As old images and beliefs arise, ask for help releasing them and then remember your new canvas. Go to that new canvas and create the new image. If you relationships are not working, re-imagine the ideal. If you are not in a place where abundance and prosperity flow, re-imagine that it does. Do it again and again until you believe it to be true and each time you do, release it to the Heart of the Loving Creator and watch what happens. Miracles do happen, for when we change our inner reality our outer reality must follow suit.
This is an invitation to dance in the field of imagination with our sisters, Creativity and Play and return to who we truly are. As you begin to play with the energies of Creativity, Play and Imagination, your life will begin to change in magical ways and you will experience things you never knew were possible. All you need to do is take baby steps and just join in the dance.
(This is an updated version of an article that appeared in The Edge Magazine)