Monday, December 5, 2011

Sideless Box Of Creativity

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely—but, by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature, and can then draw him at will in every attitude. In a certain state of thought this is the common origin of very diverse works. It is the spirit and the fact that is identical. By a deeper apprehension, and not primarily by a painful acquisition of many manual skills, the artist attains the power of awakening other souls to a given activity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay History digs into the rich dirt of consciousness, and finds unity under the self-created rubble of separatism. There is unity within our cellular consciousness, and it is expanding our belief structure. The egotistical thoughts of isolation and superiority are diminishing. Our conscious mind is immersed in a flowing stream of wisdom, and our ego is changing focus. The inner self is constantly reshaping our conscious mind as well as our body consciousness.

As we travel through our own psychological atmosphere, we discover a conscious mind that is transformed by the contours of our inner self. Endless impulses and ideas churn in the consciousness of the inner self. Electromagnetic energy stimulates the conscious mind, and that energy expresses itself in dreams as well as in our focused reality.

Concentrated impulses and ideas become thoughts, and then truths. These beliefs create physical events. Every event we experience is an epic tale. Each tale is packaged in a sideless box of creativity. We are all painters as well as the painting in our unique creative box.

We constantly produce new thoughts and expand beliefs as the self expands physically as well as non-physically. Changes in the self awaken other souls, and the diversity within the awakening colors our canvas of life with brush strokes of unity as well as contrast. The contrast may be filled unexpected colors, but the unity is always wrapped in a rainbow of love.


Janet Riehl said...


I like the conjunction of art, consciousness, transformation, awakening, dreaming...

The picture nicely complements your post and your book.

Janet Riehl

Hal said...

Thank you Janet.