CREATING FROM PEACE
We are constantly creating. In fact we are creation machines. Creators through and through. There is nothing that you do that isn’t an act of creation. From brushing your teeth in the morning to closing your eyes before bed, everything in between is an act of creation. While some acts may seem more routine or mundane than others, they are all nonetheless still acts of creation, being birthed by and through you. In most of the activities of our day we don’t really realize that we are creating, rather we see the activities of our day as our ‘“to do list” and we aspire to get everything done on the list. Our sense of accomplishment, or rest or peace, is in the completion of our doing not in the act of doing it.
Imagine for a moment what you would feel like if opened your eyes in the morning and your first line of priority was to generate a state of being of peace. What if you did not allow yourself to get out of bed until peace was achieved throughout the entirety of your being. No conflict, no restlessness, no worry, no thoughts of the day, just peace. Now imagine getting out of bed and everything that you do comes from this state of peace. How do you feel? I’d imagine you feel totally amazing, and a feeling of fulfillment far beyond the satisfaction of getting things done. Ask yourself now in this moment, do you believe it’s possible to operate and live life coming from peace? If you don’t, what arises for you? Many think they will not get things done, they believe all the stuff they want to produce won’t get created, and at the core of it they feel purposeless. In general people derive a tremendous amount of their sense of worth from the things they do. When the doing stops or gets threatened it feels like a threat to our value and worth.
To come from peace means you have nothing to prove (particularly your own worth and value) and nothing that you have to create or do. It means you are creating/doing not from a sense of deficiency or perceiving a problem, but rather from pure joyful desire to create what you create and do what you do. This is the end of inner chaos and dysregulation. When you start with peace there are no problems to fix, only fun things to do with your body and mind. How often do your creations come from lack, or from the perception that something is wrong that you think needs to be fixed or done? Lack motivates most of our actions. Yet if we zoom out and see a bigger picture, we can see that nothing is wrong and nothing needs fixed. This seeing is foundational to consistently coming from peace. You must only ask yourself how badly you want peace versus the chaos and dysregulation you regularly choose. While it may seem that peace isn’t always available, it always is. Even in the most distressed state of being, peace is there as an option for you to choose. To step into it you must only let go of that which you are perceiving as wrong.
BRINGING JOY TO EVERYTHING
Creativity in action
Some people do not view themselves as creative, and yet it is impossible not to be. What seems to distinguish someone who is “creative” versus someone who is “not creative” (which again is impossible) is how much fun they are having inside of their creation. You could make the bed as a routine you do every morning, which may seem uncreative to you, or you could make the bed in joy, and alas it becomes a creation that feels creative to you. You may find yourself making pillow and blanket art. When you see that everything is creative nothing seems mundane anymore. There is no more just getting through your day or your to do list. Mundane is simply something we have yet to find how to bring joy too.
When you start with peace, when you come from peace, you quickly realize that there is nowhere to get. Most of our doing is an attempt to get to peace, but when you start in peace all of your attempts to get somewhere disappear. You arrive and are alive. Not the kind of alive that is a waking zombie that we call being human, but the awake kind of alive. The rested alive wakefulness, which allows us to flow with life and for life to flow through us. How wiling are you to give up your un-peace? Are you ready to die to your insistence on chaos and distress? Do you want to claim peace, joy and creativity as your consistent state of being from here on out?
It sometimes feels hard to imagine or believe that we can truly be peaceful. Yet when we choose distress over peace we create a world of distress rather than peace, and while perhaps you have the perception that what you choose as one individual doesn’t really matter, it does. Your choice for peace or distress impacts this collective reality that we experience as one consciousness. We are all part of one unified awareness and we can’t help influence and impact one another. The generation of reality starts and ends with awareness, with us. We as one are the awareness that creates all, creates this entire universe, all dimensions of the cosmos. You are more powerful that you currently dream you are.
Find ways to bring joy to all that you create/do. Rather than avoiding, ignoring or refusing to do things that you perceive as un-joyful, find ways to bring joy to them. It is not the activity that is un-joyful, but rather your state of being from where you come from in your doing. All creating can be made fun when you realize that nothing has to be done. Release yourself from the prison of thinking that what you create needs to be created, and reclaim your joy. This doesn’t mean that you won’t create or do, you will, but no longer will you need to for any reason whatsoever. Here is where pure innocent organic joy is found. Only your desire and choice to put your energy and attention where you put it will guide you. No longer will you need anything from anything or anyone. Nothing has to work out in any specific way according to your preferences and likes. This is freedom. You are the power for this. Choose peace. Come from peace. Start in peace. If you do the only reality you will experience will be joy, not because your reality is joy, but because that is what you choose.
Dr. Amanda Love, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado