A blue tint for my sketch of Gifts. Here we see one of the greatest gifts ever, this world. A gift from Eternal Spirit Creator Source, the Beneficent Force of the Cosmos. We are given the world, so what will we give back?
The first offering is of music (that’s a dulcimer on her tray.) The second is a sculptor. He seems a bit distracted, looking at his own art rather than at Source.
The third is offering a painting which is very similar to the sketch I’ve done here. The fourth is offering books. Literature – my first love. Write, write, write!
Keep your eyes on the source and keep creating!
Creativity is a very high form of worship… almost as high as service to humankind. Creativity is what we’re created for. We are created by the Creator to be creative! It is a natural inheritance from the Spirit which we are.
This sketch is my gift to you, and to the world.
Maybe your offering is drumming, or child bearing, or counseling. All of this is creative and worth appreciating.
A life without creativity of some sort is a life of stagnation. It is hard for us to stagnate. Human beings are active, idea-beset creatures.
I had a conversation yesterday with a young man down at the local art center. He mentioned knowing someone who has ideas who can’t carry any of them further. I too know someone close to me who is an idea person. He does occasionally do amazing and beautiful creative things, like build pyramids, but his main contribution is to offer ideas.
I get a little ticked off when I hear good ideas that can’t be put into solid form. I can’t do it all and can’t do it for him. For example, he has several outstanding novel ideas, and won’t write them. He’s waiting for a more perfect environment or situation for writing. Apparently this peaceful place (a house I wrote ten novels in) isn’t perfect for him. He doesn’t even practice, or write anything. So I’m a little sad and frustrated over that.
There’s no perfect place for being creative. There’s no perfect time. There’s no perfect situation for starting a novel, a painting, or a song.
The time is now. Now or never. Do it now.
The world is an amazing gift of God to man, and we can express our gratitude by giving back with creativity and love.
What are you giving? Tell me in the comment section below. Everyone has an offering and I’d like to know what yours is.