R. Dear Seraphin, I feel there is something you want to say through me about creativity and the significance thereof.
S: Yes, Beloved. Crushed creativity has been a symptom of these past years of limited self-expression. In some people’s minds the past period in earth’s history has been one of plenty, but I would ask you to consider other parts of the world, and I would ask you to consider that this is part of a GROSS DECEPTION. The surplus of goods and embellishments in your material world is not a sign of creative fulfilment but a sign of creative depravity since this materialism not only results from exploitation – it has been purposely perpetrated to distract and destroy the natural creative urges and potential of which EVERY ENSOULED BEING IS CAPABLE.
The more provided on the outside (and by this I mean the complete artificial and material world) the less opportunity there is for inner growth. You have become accustomed to SWAMPING YOUR MIND with so-called “creative” products in the western world – mainly in the form of films, TV, magazines, sometimes books - WHICH DO ALL THE IMAGINING FOR YOU and which surreptitiously lead you down a certain path of thought and influence under the guise of entertainment. This numbs your critical faculties and draws you often into a world of terror where FEAR is the all-powerful factor. This fear in turn is carried over into “real” life, influencing your choices, your allegiances, your associates, your familiy, and your dealings with others in general.
Creative thought on a divine level is so far removed from the manifestation of its counterpart on earth that it can hardly be compared. It is like being in a dark room where there is a window closed with shutters. As the light of day becomes brighter and brighter outside, the thin bands of light visible through the slats become stronger, more defined, and the contrast to the darkness of the room increases. Eventually, though accustomed to the darkness, to its cosiness, its familiarity and security, the slits of light are so intense and enticing that you suddenly feel claustrophobic and throw open the shutters.
Outside is a vibrant shimmering landscape, with heavily laden fruit trees, a mass of colour and movement, exotic birds hopping through the branches, luxuriant greenery and a brilliantly blue sky. When you stretch your hand out of the window you feel the suns’ warmth for the first time, and the sensation triggers in the the memory of the past – a recollection that it always used to be so, before you decided to keep yourself locked in the room.
When you stand in this new limitless paradise and look back, you see the room as a dark prison where your loneliness and passivity was obliterated by a continually flickering and enticing box which you call a television. This has been the main focus of your vision. In this room, your creativity has been CRUSHED ON A MONUMENTAL SCALE. Your present educational system is another structure which attempts to regulate and stifle it, and when school is done, other systems take over every aspect of life, and even regulate your dying.
A certain amount of creativity is allowed in your system for beneficial purposes, but this is very small-scale from my vantage point.. It is tolerated as a mere token or showcase, and it hardly compares to the unfettered creative potential yet to be released. This potential lies in every ensouled being. There are no “cans” or “cant’s”, only possibilites. And once the fetters of dark control are removed, you will be astounded at your so-far dormant creative powers and the opportunities across the board to employ them.
Every step will be a creative step, a new beginning, and together these steps will bring you towards a creative concept for a new, beautiful and peaceful world.