The Human Condition as seen from
the Creativity Perspective (Top)
The starting situation in which we
find ourselves and the problem we have in accessing and releasing
unlimited creativity is best illustrated in two proverbial
stories. These stories effectively represent the situation in which
each of us finds ourselves relative to our destiny and
a being of unlimited creativity. The stories identify what prevents
us from claiming and consciously living it.
first story is more focused on the problem
in which we find ourselves and the need to learn the principles and
an understanding of our
unlimited creativity. The issues in this
story are addressed by adopting a
creativity perspective and
intimate relationship with your
creative spirit. The
second story gives a figurative outline and
understanding as to what we each need to do/experience to access and
release our unlimited creativity. It is having the opportunity to
look within to see who and what we really are and to experience
our true nature - to consciously experience one’s own
The first story is called “The
Eagle’s Egg” and is reflective of how we come to deny the truth of
our own being rather than learning to live it.
Once upon a time, a farmer found an egg. He didn’t really know what
kind of egg it was but it was an eagle’s egg. Not knowing exactly
what it was, but interested to find out, he placed it in the nest of
a barnyard chicken. His thinking was it could possibly be hatched.
The egg hatched and an eaglet appeared with the brood of chicks.
Being with the brood of chickens, it naturally grew up with them.
The eagle spends all its life doing what the barnyard chickens did.
Quite simply, it thought it was a barnyard chicken. It scratched the
earth for worms and insects. It ran for feed offered by the farmer.
It clucked and cackled like a chicken. It thrashed its wings and
flew only a few feet in the air. It did just what the chickens did.
As time passed, the eaglet, quite unaccountably and illogically
began to experience a longing to fly. So it would say to its mother
hen, “When shall I learn to fly?”
The poor mother hen was quite aware of the fact that she could not
fly. In fact, it hadn’t the slightest notion of what other birds did
to train their fledglings to fly. Yet, nothing really needed to be
taught. All that was really needed was to push the eaglet out of its
nest. The mother hen was embarrassed to confess the inadequacy that
she herself could not fly nor did she understand how to teach
another to fly. So she would say, “Not yet my child, not yet. I will
teach you when you are ready. The eaglet believed the mother hen.
She was correct about so many things in life, why should he doubt
Months passed. The young eagle began to suspect that its mother did
not know how to fly. But the young eagle could not figure out how to
break free and fly on its own. Although it had a deep longing to fly
had become confused. It has become confused with the gratitude it
experienced toward the hen that had hatched it and the need to break
away and leave her behind.
Years passed. The eagle grew very old. One day the eagle saw a
magnificent bird above him gliding gracefully in the cloudless sky.
It flew majestically within the powerful wind currents and rarely
beat its strong golden wings.
The old eagle looked up in amazement and in awe. “What is that?” the
eaglet asked. A reply came from its neighbor: “That’s the eagle, the
king of birds. The eagle belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth.
We’re chickens.” So the old eagle lived and died a chicken, for
that’s what he thought he was. And with him died his deep longing to
fly and to be only what he really was, an eagle.
As a creative entity, a creative being, you are that eagle. As an
eagle you need an unlimited sky, an unlimited space, in which to
fly. You need an unlimited universe. However, as in the story, the
farmer did not know what to do with the eagle egg. As a child, no
matter how caring and nurturing your early care givers may have
been, they were like the farmer and the mother hen. They did not
know what to do with you. You were simply kept and placed in the
family in which you were born rather than being placed in the kind
of environment which would teach you to fly. That is, to access your
unlimited creativity and
They themselves did not know how to fly, nor did they understand how
to find you the appropriate teacher. They could not give you that
unlimited sky that you needed to spread your wings and access and
essence, your family, as the family of chickens in our story, do
not know who you are or do not understand your birthright and
you incarnated into this life. They just assumed you were a
biological offspring created in their image when, in fact, you are
an entirely new creation unique to yourself with less in common that
one would originally expect if you were purely a biological
Ultimately only you can give yourself that unlimited sky. That
unlimited sky beings in your own being and in your
creative imagination. As you will come to see the beliefs that you chose to
hold and/or those that you choose to release are what keep you bound
or allow you to find your true nature and become free. Because of
how you were raised and the tendency for consciousness to define
itself by experiences it has, you keep going back to the mother hen,
your past, who nurtured you physically, that external world,
represented by your family, your teacher, the traditions which you
were taught to follow. You follow all the habits and ways of being
in the world you created, asking, “When are you going to teach me to
fly?” But what you have learned about life and beliefs you hold will
not teach you how to fly. They can’t for all that you have been
given were given to you by those who did not know how themselves. If
you believe what you are told by those who don’t know how to fly and
have never accessed their
unlimited creativity (your past), you will
be condemned to live the life as the eaglet in our story. If
however, you claim
own truth and choose to live your truth, you
will manifest your unlimited creativity. To do that however, you
will have to shatter the ego of whom you think you are to explore
the depth and breadth of your being to discover who you really are.
creativity perspective and developing an
intimate relationship with your
creative spirit will give you the tools to
discover who you really are and learn to fly - to act in the world
true to your nature.
The Lion Cub
The second story is about
finding our truth, living the destiny of that truth and having
someone who cares sufficiently to create the space to manifest our
truth. This story is the story of “The Lion Cub:”
There was an infant lion cub that found it way to a flock of sheep.
Being helpless and harmless, the sheep raised the cub as one of
their own. The cub did not know he was a lion. He ate grass along
with the sheep and followed the flock.
One day a male lion pounced on the little flock. The sheep
instinctively scattered in terror. The little cub was not a sheep.
He felt no instinct to run. Nor was he an aware lion. So, he just
stood there. The adult lion saw the cub standing there and asked,
“What are you doing living among the sheep and the lambs.” The
little lion cub roars “baaaaaaa” and goes back to nibbling the grass
as he learned to do.
The male lion was beside itself. It took the cub by the scruff of
the neck and carried him to a pond. The male lion screamed “Look!
Look into the pond. What do you see?” In the past, the lion cub only
drank from the pond. It never really looked to see who he was. For
the first time the little lion cub looked over into the pond to see
who he was. The cub was surprised. He did not look like the sheep.
Nor did he look like the lambs. Puzzled he asked, “Who are I if I am
not one of the sheep?”
The lion looks over into the pond with the little cub and roared
loud roar. “You are like me, a lion. You are a king of the jungle.”
The lion cub asked, “What is a king?” The lion looked at the cub and
said, “Roar!” The little cub attempts to roar but only utters a
strong but pitiful, “BAAAAA!” The lion would have rolled over in
laughter if the situation was not so sad. With that, the lion takes
the cub again by the neck and carries him off to its den where there
are the remains of a recently slaughtered kill.
The lion takes a piece of the bloody meat and tells the cub to eat
it. The cub replied emphatically, “I don’t eat that stuff - whatever
it is, I eat grass.” The lion then opens the cub’s mouth and shoves
the meat down its throat. The young cub gags on the taste and
texture of the meat. Although meat is the proper food for the cub
and supplies the nutrients the cub needs to activate his instinctive
system he gags and chokes. However, the taste of cub’s natural food
moves the cub to have a spontaneous response. The cub utters a weak
but recognizable, “roar.”
As the young cub recognized his true essence, he follows his
instincts. He goes to find his first kill. In finding and obtaining
that kill, the young cub utters a profound and loud, “ROAR!” and the
cub becomes its destiny.
You, as all of us, are that lion cub that has been living among the
sheep. You need to be transformed like the lion cub. You need to
transform yourself and your world. To do that, you need to take a
deep look at who and what you are to transform who and what you
think you are. You need to go to that pool of water that will
reflect back to you who and what you really are. You will find that
pool of water is within your own being and you will have to calm the
pool to see the reflection. But the calm pool is not stagnant,
rather it is the calmness that arises in aligning within the flow of
energy that is sustaining your being and the
source of your
As that lion cub, you will still be in this world and your body will
be the same but you will have a completely new way of living and
being in the world. You will have a new circle of friends. Some of
your old friends may now fear you for you may destroy them and eat
them as a lion would eat a lamb. And you may eat them for you may
still be in their life to transform them. When others see that you
can destroy your past identity to claim your destiny and
they will know they too can do the same. But transformation may be
too frightening for them. It is the equivalent of being a lamb and
being eaten by a lion, who as a cub, lived and played in their
world. Yet they too are lion cubs if they learn how to take off their
mask and clothing of the sheep which they wear.
In learning how to access and release your
unlimited creativity you will
need to learn to align and follow the
intention for your life.
That is, what you are here to do. It is to analogous to eat meat
and not grass as that lion cub. In stepping out as a conscious
creator you taste your first meat of your own
creative powers and
come to learn and understand what sustains and nourishes your being
at its deepest levels. You come to learn about those activities in
life which really give you life and make you feel alive. Those that
nourish your life and allow you to fulfill your inherent destiny
much like the life of a lion cub as a lion as opposed to being a
sheep. You will come to the realization that you do have the ability
to create the reality of your choosing by the thoughts and beliefs
You will have to realize you are a creator. You are a creator with
the exact same ability as that consciousness which created the world
you experience for, in the end, you will find them to be the same.
mind as you currently understand it and experience it
cannot comprehend how this is possible. You will have to find a way
step out of mind, beyond what you think and believe, as any true
mystic has learned to do and, to the surprise of many scientist, to
learn what any true scientist has learned to do. But you have to you
allow yourself to become both - the mystic who can look within and
act on what they find and the scientist who looks without and act on
what they find.
When we take responsibility for what we think and believe, what we
experience in life, and what we choose to let go of from our past
and begin to create
own truth, we gag on our
own truth as that
young cub did tasting meat for the first time. We gag on the truth
that we create our own reality through our dreams, what we believe,
how we think and by what we
desire. We gag at the responsibility it
entails. We gag on what we have already created for we have not
created from our hearts and the essence, passion and truth of our
being. Rather, we have created from our
mind and what we have been
lead to think about ourselves and our reality.
What needs to be clearly understood is
own truth that flows
within our being and expresses itself as our
creative life energy is
the food that truly nourishes and sustains us. When we find the
truth within our heart and live our truth in all ways, we are that
young cub obtaining its first kill and we can roar to our true
identity and heritage that we create the experiences we have. We
become a co-creator of the world we see at one and in true
partnership with the
Being. However unless we find that
individual who demonstrates to us the truth of our own being and
gives us the space to experience it, like that lion did for the cub
we are condemned to live a life of the mundane. We will condemn
ourselves to a life living like a lion as a sheep and an eagle as a
Most of us need a guide much like the lion which came into the life
of the lion cub. It is intended that the understanding in the
Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity material and the
Creative Steps/Guidelines become the equivalent of that lion who
found the cub for you to guide you into your own
unlimited creativity. In reading this material and working with these concepts
you will find that you need to make the choice as to whether or not
to release your unlimited creativity. If you choose to do so, you
can ask for assistance if you feel such assistance is needed. If you
ask for assistance, the universe will accommodate your request.
However, the help may, and will probably not, appear in the form
that you expect. In fact, it may, and probably will, look completely
different from what you expect. It needs to be understood that how our
individual needs are met and the form it takes will not necessarily
be anything like what we expect for the universe is infinitely
creative. But we must nevertheless not doubt all is being given to
us based on what we have asked and as intended. We ourselves are
ultimately creating what we experience by what we
desire and long
for in the depth of our being. However, we must choose to make our
nonconscious conscious to understand the deeper intentions that are
governing our life as we wish to become a conscious creator.
A way to access your
unlimited creativity has been provided in the
Creative Steps/Guidelines. Using these Fifteen
Creative Steps/Guidelines, and the individual with whom you work
these steps, act as that lion which will give you the opportunity to
creative powers. How much you explore this creative
power and ability is your choice. You are
free to choose how little
or how much you explore.
Another way to access your
is provided through the topic "The
guided path to releasing your unlimited creativity" and the
subsequent steps. Then, of course, there is a third way. It is to
simply ask your
intuitive guidance, "How do I go about accessing and releasing
my unlimited creativity?" and then
honor the guidance you receive.
Recognition about oneself
We are perfect as we are
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