I have been trying to reconcile the concept of ‘mindfulness’ with the creative impulse. I find I cannot be mindful and creative – always dealing with ideas, potentials and possibilities – at the same time. It is an impossibility. Lets unpack it – with an examination on the nature of the Divine.
What is the nature of God? God is an endlessly creative being – the being which IS the numinous with all the potentials and possibilities, and recreating Truth, day by day.
What is the nature of Christ? Christ is the temporal being – incarnated as a man in the phenomenal to point out the Way.
What is the nature of the Holy Spirit? She is the ever present life-force that we transcend to when we engage in mindfulness.
Christ says: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” [John 14:6]
In this saying, Christ directs us to the Trinitarian nature of the Divine. The Creator is the Way – building and potentialising. Christ is the Truth – incarnated and revealing. The Spirit is the Life – ever present. We can be ‘present’ with the Holy Spirit in mindfulness, we can listen and ‘understand’ the words of Christ as he tries to tell us the way, and we can be one with the Creator god when we empower our own creativity. Do not let anyone take the power you have to be creative away from you. It is through this impulse that we will know the heart of God.
Therefore, we shall engage in all three. I listen to the words of Christ, I will find time to be present with the Holy Spirit, and I will follow my creative impulse without doubt.
Christ says: “Recognise what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not be manifest.” [Gospel of Thomas, 5]
We, as artists, poets and scientists – are chipping away at the numinous field. We are chasers of God.