Posts Tagged ‘Cultural Creative’

Greetings!  We are now officially into the New Year of 2012, with powerful, fearless and conscious choices that release our attachments to what no longer serves our highest good.

In so doing, a light joyful balance rolls in to wash through the old crevices where we’d kept old ideas held tightly, thinking that they would serve us.

Strengthening our vision and dream of what is possible in our lives—despite all outward appearances otherwise—continues to emerge.  This life force dawns each day with divine right alignment.  When we are aligned with the truth of ourselves, it becomes apparent that a harmonious pattern of divine intelligence is already in place—just waiting for each of us to wake up to its presence.

There is a sort of primal intelligence within every living being—animal, plant, insect or human—that experiences itself as an integrated co-creative part of this larger design.  So let the old pass away is it must, and embrace the fluid, life-filled cosmic blueprint of what is yet to be.

Give yourself permission to feel exhilarated for no reason whatsoever.

Give yourself permission to speak your truth compassionately.

Delight in the newfound space of your expanding being.

Begin to live the life you have always dreamed of.

When we ALLOW the old beliefs to fall away, and get right down to our essence, what else is there REALLY?

So, just be.  Just dream.  You’ll know when the moment is right to say YES with all of your being. 🙂

Beach mandala, courtesy of Sparrow Queen


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There is infinite vibrance and originality in the spirit of living and seeing the world holistically.

Cape Finisterre, Spain

Something potent within awakens, and moves into  an expansive and deeper way of living in the world.

The impulse to create something meaningful with one’s life is a sacred expression of one’s gifts.

On this journey, we discover every project or new exploration reveals a story to be shared—and a deeper, more alive existence beyond that which is apparent to the eye.

As we move into new beginnings, let’s bring forth what is most alive within each of us and discover how the living earth resonates with it.

Painting by David Nikias, Waldorf teacher


Imagine every person on earth tuning into their inborn inner guidance and listening to the heartbeat—the life force of Gaia.

Imagine discovering how alive and interconnected—and in need of healing—the earth really is.  Imagine discovering your truest purpose and living it through.

It might just heal the world.

Santa Rosa Rose

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We have become global citizens.

Media has brought this to our attention, even while it bombards our senses with every form of negativity at its disposal.

Travel too, has experientially revealed the impact of our humanity on the wide world—from the truly icky to the spectacular and exalted—our species is mind-bogglingly creative.  In our individually unique way of seeing the world, each of us acts creatively countless times throughout our lives.

In fact, when you reflect on it, each one of us is actually a Cultural Creative.

It’s just a matter of method.

Is my impact in the world beneficial for all living creatures, or….not so much?  We’re each equipped with an inner guidance system—our inherent wisdom—that will tell us the truth.

Like other species that existed before we came along, humanity is chock full of amazing creativity.  My personal favorites are Sarah Bernhardt, Thomas Berry, Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Amelia Earhart, Nina Simons  and Brian Swimme.

If you’ve read some of last month’s blog, you already know that we humans now find ourselves at a crossroads with all other living creatures and systems that have come before us here on earth.  We are at what Joanna Macy refers to as the Great Turning.

Intention Invites Inspiration

What is really our uber role as global citizen?  The truth is, a global citizen is inherently a steward of the earth.  Yet, to step into genuine stewardship requires conscious intention.  The kind of intention that—when we’re forced to face how to meet our needs without destroying the world—literally transforms our thinking, breaking old unworkable paradigms along with it.  You could call it conscious evolution, because as we deliberately intend to change unconscious habits and patterns, fresh, new awareness and ideas have space to move in and expand.  Conscious evolution takes place when we intend to grow in consciousness and use our increasing awareness to guide our actions and achieve a positive future.

Are we actually living dimensions of the earth itself?   Then we humans are capable of inviting creative processes into our lives that heal and nourish.  For instance, consider taking on the perspective of water.  Just as the waters of the earth must circulate throughout the planet to benefit all life-forms here, creative cross-pollinating of ideas is essential.  Developing this simple practice will open you to FLOW and bring you into harmonious alignment with what it means to be a genuine steward of the earth.

Stepping into genuine stewardship, an expansive sense of peace becomes palpably more present.  From small steps—like buying produce from your local CSA instead of the nearest mainstream supermarket—to planting trees that carbon sequester your upcoming trip to Europe and feed your family—to selling that large (‘what do we REALLY need?’) home and achieving what our avian species has known for millennia—the sweet taste of freedom while cross-pollinating future nourishment for other life forms.  Wow!  What an amazing living design!

Blue Bird of Paradise; Ecstasy in Motion

Changing the World–One Thought at a Time

Innovative ideas http://www.ideaconnection.com/   are just a click away.  Rock the scientific world with sustainable truths.  Invent jet packs powered by sunlight.  Lay on the earth to diffuse electromagnetic and cell phone build-up.  Design a permaculture paradise that feeds your community.  Cultivate a life of ease and joy.  Choose time banking.  Volunteer for a lake or coastal clean-up.  Leverage your strengths for good deeds.  Nourish your sense of well-being.

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Consider this.  In our present situation, failure in creativity at this order of magnitude won’t be remedied later by a larger success.  An entirely new type of creativity is needed.   This creativity must have at its core extreme care of the earth in its functional integrity.  The well-being of the earth’s web-of-life integrity cross-pollinates the next core piece—care of human beings as integral members of the earth community.  This in turn cross-pollinates to the third component—care of the future.  To truly become an integral member of the earth community, we must heal our relationship with ourselves as we develop deeper more coherent relationships with one another.

What an amazing time to be alive!

Of nature’s inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.   

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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