Your life is your canvas. In yoga we learn of a current of energy moving through us called the Manifesting Current. It is a current of creativity.
From the Sea of Infinite Possibilities a seed of raw potential is planted, and shows up in our mind as an inspired thought. If the mind is open enough to receive it, that thought begins to take shape, formulating as an image in our minds. That image, brought more and more into focus – like the fine tuning of the lens on a camera – becomes a vision in our minds.
If we believe in the vision and in ourselves enough we start to put it into words, speaking it into existence in the minds of others, as well as our own. If the audience is chosen wisely, and our vision is supported, the energy around this possibility strengthens, and we start to feel it as a possibility. If our heart is open, and we give ourselves permission to feel it happening, the energy continues to solidify, and we start to take action. Those who lack heart will not take the steps necessary to call this idea forth into existence, and the energy will fade, the flame dying out. This is where the saying “all talk and no action” comes in. The heart has to be on board, then we must be willing to move, to take action, to do what needs to be done, and to have confidence in our ability to do so.
The next stop – or go – in the channel of creation is recognizing our inter-dependence on each other. We need each other. If we are healthy, open and aligned, we will attract all the right people, circumstances and opportunities needed. The health of our life is a direct reflection on, and extension of, the health of our relationships. And the health of our relationships is a direct reflection on, and extension of, our relationship with ourselves. We are all in this together, and nobody has ever accomplished anything great without the love and support of others.
And finally, if the energy is still moving, alive around this possibility, and we are grounded and stable and focused enough to give birth to it, this inspired thought which was nothing more than an idea is born through us.
We are creative beings. Allowing energy to move through us is to create, is to be alive. If we are not creating, energy is not moving, eventually getting hung up…stuck. And if energy is not flowing outward in a creative way it is being turned inward, driven into the nervous system. If this continues long enough, that energy eventually collapses in on itself. I know far to many people who are just making it through life, essentially waiting to die, their lives lacking spark because their internal flame has so diminished it has very nearly extinguished.
Life isn’t something to be gotten through, it’s something to be celebrated. If we aren’t celebrating, more than likely we’ve stopped creating.
Only creative people are happy.