2015 has been ending as an interesting year. With the Daesh/ISIS terrorist attacks in France, the refugees from Syria, the anti-domestic violence campaigns and the new legislation of No Jab, No Pay to take effect soon, it feels like my facebook newsfeed has been rife with outrage and righteousness.
Not to mention the normal anti-fracking, anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto, among other posts and memes. Those haven’t changed.
Everything seemed so “anti”-something. And not much about creating something.
The energy seems so powerless.
War, huh, good God
Each of us holds the unique potential to create beyond the possible, through the act of creating.
But it’s not as simple as that.
The act of creating takes time. It takes being in a state of vulnerability – passing through the void of the unknown and unknowable. It takes artfully holding and weaving tension through to completion. It takes making your vision more valuable than your insecurities, shame, distrust and potential for failure and disappointment.
Rather, it’s far easier to destroy things. That’s why people would rather do that over creating.
That’s why people want to eradicate the ‘enemy’. That’s why people go to war – war on terrorism, war on cancer, war on infectious diseases, war on weapons of mass destruction, war on religion, war on our fellow neighbours.
That’s why people give up when the going gets tough. That’s why people give up on relationships that have gone dull or bitter, give up on their small business, give up on honestly speaking their opinion or sharing their deepest feelings, give up on their dreams.
Destroying makes people feel momentarily in control and powerful. It’s usually the easier action to take, so that people don’t have to feel vulnerable. Destroying or eradicating something is usually pretty straightforward, very single-focused.
And there’s a vast difference between destroying versus allowing old structures to die. Often, to create something new and beyond, the old needs to fall away. Building on top of old out-dated structures is just a continual improvement of an out-dated structure. It’s not new. It’s still the old, but shrouded with a whimsical feeling of newness.
Often, letting old structures die requires great vulnerability. Better the devil you know, right?
What’s possibly worse is that the act of destruction can be shrouded in the veil of ‘being for the greater good’. Righteousness and indignation prevail – there is no space for vulnerability here.
An act of destruction mixed with a righteous cry for the ‘greater good’ will only lead to further destruction – not creation. Whereas the act of creating sparks inspiration in others which ignites further creations, the act of destroying can propel indignation in others which propels further destruction.
-> In 1914, the rebels of the Black Hand (of Bosnia) assassinated Duke Franz Ferdinand & his wife
-> leading to the King of Germany (a friend of the deceased Duke) to blame Bosnia and take them to war
-> leading to other countries in Europe and beyond getting involved (World War I) and many casualties
-> leading to Germany going into heavy debt after losing the war
-> leading to hyperinflation and great poverty in Germany
-> leading to Hitler using that as incentive for war (and blamed the Jews)
-> leading to World War II and the holocaust (ethnic cleansing of the Jews)
-> leading to many Jew fleeing from Germany and a large number returning to Zion (i.e. the now Israel/Palestine area)
-> leading to the ‘creation’ of the state of Israel and the warring/fighting between Israelis and Palestinians (& purposeful ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians)
-> leading to the continual Israeli-Palestinian conflict which continues to this day, including bombs, attacks, killing of innocents.
Sure, there’s more to the connection than meets the eye. Such as values & ideals at the time, brewing angst and dissatisfaction, and directly opposing beliefs, religions and opposing opinions. Although World War I is normally attributed to the assassination of the Duke, this was predicated with centuries of warring and conquering.
But a tension seeking resolution, each action propelling the next one over the century – a chain reaction of destruction, if you like – remains. Much like your personal self-sabotage pattern (see here) but a lot harder to map effectively.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
A creator doesn’t look to eradicate, they build new structures that make the old obsolete. They can even find exclusions and loopholes where they need it – but die to the need to prove their worth, do what’s morally right or anything that holds no basis of heart.
The sad thing is that most people can’t see beyond themselves to see how they are destroying their dreams and visions. They get caught up in dramas, conflicts, fixing themselves, fixing outside conditions. And they want to spend more time proving their worth or powerlessness and protecting their righteousness, than what truly matters in their heart.
People who shape and mould their life, like a work of beautiful art, have developed the following characteristics:
--- An ability (possibly you could call it a super-ability) to know the difference between what they would love and what others are imposing on them, and able to remain true to themselves regardless
--- Acceptance and allowance to being in a state of vulnerability (a lot of creative energy is spent on avoiding this state). This involves weaving tension, within and without – being able to hold it and use it in aid of what you are manifesting into existence.
--- An expansion of the mind, opening up beyond the ego mind, when required, to a higher mindset that is both creative and intuitive. Basically the ability to think outside the square of the old and out-dated, bringing in the new.
--- Facilitating true and direct action (indolence and inaction for a long-time is just a slow form of destruction and death for your creations). Not to be confused with reaction (reactive-action). Action is the channel of creative energy.
The act of creating is inspiring.
Bringing your deepest truths and dreams into reality will inspire others to do the same. True creating is inclusive, it benefits others and naturally becomes for the ‘greater good’ without the righteousness.
But more importantly, it provides a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment within ourselves. The more we create and pour energy into our visions, shaping/moulding our life to one that we love, the more we establish and embody our pure creative spirit.
War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker