On this spiritual level, creativity is the essence of being human, being alive. If we are breathing, we are creating because we are expressing Spirit and calling up Universal Mind and Universal laws. To be is to create - how exciting!
Elizabeth Gilbert, in her new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (by purchasing her book through this link, a portion of your purchase supports Center for Spiritual lLiving-Ashbury Heights!), takes it up a giant notch by inviting you to see yourself as a creative genius.
Her central question is: "Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?" By treasures she means your capacities, aspirations, longings, secret talents. She says this: "...I happen to believe we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels - that's creative living."
Elizabeth wants you to understand something about yourself that can change your life: YOU are a creative genius. Yes, you! In her typical laid-back, gentle and humorous style, she offers ways to access your genius in the cover story in the November issue of Science of Mind Magazine (available now at Barnes & Noble or subscribe online here).
Here's a TED Talk from Elizabether Gilbert on accessing the genius within: CLICK HERE.