Where do you find this creative
spirit? Where does it reside? Then answer that most would give is
the heart. However the heart is only a metaphor for where this
creative spirit resides. It truth, the creative spirit lies at the
source of our being and enthuses our entire being. It is the door
way to the Source of Creation. Yet it permeates all of our being and
inhabits every part of our body. It enthuses our entire being and
every part of our being. In fact, there is a part of it that
permeates all of creation. But from a practical, working sense,
it is best to consider it residing in our heart. But one must
remember the heart is only a symbol.
Symbolism of the heart
Throughout the Releasing Your
Unlimited Creativity material the term heart is used. It is used to
symbolize the flow of creative life energy that sustains our being
and animates our life. In this regard, the heart also symbolized our
creative spirit for the flow of energy that sustains us and our
creative spirit are different expressions of the same life
The flow of energy that sustains us arises from the intention for
our life that caused us to come into physical existence. We look to
the symbolism of the heart for this flow of energy lies at the
source of our being and sustains us much the way the heart lied deep
within our being and sustains our physical body through the flow of
life giving and life nourishing blood.
Metaphorically the heart is used to represent four interconnected
things. Or, maybe better said, the heart represent one thing which
has four expressions or is perceived in four different ways when
viewed from within Creation.
First, it is the resting place for the creative spirit. Second, it
is the source of the flow of our creative life energy. Yet these
two, the creative spirit and the flow of energy that sustains us are
just different expressions of the same thing.
Third, it is the location for the intention for our life for
aligning with the flow of energy aligns us with that intention. If
we are to follow the flow of energy within our being back to the
source we will access the intention for our life. The fourth is that
represents the dream we wish to manifest. Aligning with the flow of
energy carries us to what we desire to create and the experiences we
desire to have that fulfill the intention fr us being here. Here
again, the dream within our heart and the intention for our life are
different forms of the same things. The dream within our heart and
the intention for our life are like flip sides of a coin. They are
usually perceived differently but they are one and the same. They
just look different for they are a different focus. In one case the
focus is on the intention we have for coming into life. The other is
what we wish to create with the life we have. One looks to the past,
the other looks to the future. Yet each is the same flow of energy.
The heart is the perfect symbol for the flow of our creative life
energy. In anatomy, it is a hollow muscular structure that functions
as the primary organ of the circulatory system of animals that
maintains the circulation of the blood. The circulation of the blood
in turn is essential for it carries the oxygen and nutrient to the
various cells, organs and muscles to function and removes their
waste produces. So the heart and the blood it pumps maintains and
sustains our life.
So too the creative life energy and the creative spirit that
animates our life and gives us the ability to make things happen.
The creative spirit and the flow of our creative life energy is what
nurtures and sustains us. In the way the flow of blood in the body
can be felt, so too the free flow of our creative life energy. It is
something that we can feel. We can know through feeling whether or
not we are expanding or contracting our creative ability. We can
feel what serves or doesn’t serve our being. But to do so, we must
be open to feeling and face the reasons why we
shut down our ability to feel.
In addition to it physiological function, the heart has been
traditionally seen as the seat of the emotion, especially of love
and affection. On this note the heart is seen as a the seat or place
of tenderness and affection and having the capacity for kindness and
sympathy. In reality, the emotions and what we love are actually
determined by what we think and believe about what we feel which we
label emotions. Similarly, it is mind which determines the choice we
make for, or against, tenderness, kindness and sympathy.
Nevertheless, these aspects have been traditionally identified with
the heart as distinguished from the head. The head has been
traditionally see as the center of intellect, logic and reason. As
you can come to see, there is a deep profound
wisdom within the flow of energy that sustains us that leads us
to create life and sustain life. Something that mind cannot do even
if it thinks it can.
The heart is also seen as that place where firmness of will or
courage are seen to reside. In going to our heart we are seen going
to our innermost thoughts or feelings. We are see as going to that
vital, essential part or the essence of our being. To become
intimate with oneself or another we are seen going to the heart for
the heart is seen as the central or inner part of anything. In
meeting a person in the heart we move to become intimate with them.
Although there is spiritual, mental, emotional and physical intimacy
that is possible with an individual, it is when we go to their heart
and meet them in the heart at their essence are we able see and
experience real intimacy at each level of being.
Finally the heart is traditionally seen as that place of enthusiasm
and energy and what gives us passion. Here again, although we
associate the passion and enthusiasm with the heart, passion and
enthusiasm actually arise by the mind thinks and believes and what
is does or does not allow to excite onself in enthusiasm or passion.
We are always enthusiastic and passionate about life and creativity
life. It is our mind which shuts down that passion and enthusiasm
such at times we are more of a walking zombie than creative
a life worth living.
Although most individuals do not talk about a creative spirit it is
interesting to note how much of common language gives a different
role to the mind and to the heart. Even without a knowledge of the
creative spirit, we see there are two parts to our being. One that
is best characterized by the mind and another be characterized by
the heart. When you look at the role of the heart you can see it
describes many of the characteristics and features of the creative
spirit more so than the role given to mind. So even with a conscious
lack of understanding about the creative spirit most of us know of
its existence and that it reside close to our heart.
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