Our capacity to create with the manifestation of a newly born is probably our most precious gift. Out of an average of 100 million sperm cells, only one makes it to the woman’s mature egg. Two merge into one but immediately starts to divide. The moment this spark of oneness divides, we start our journey to become in-divi-duals.
But our creative capacity goes far beyond the procreation of our species. We create in the material world and manifest the most amazing technologies and tools. We also create in the invisible realm through intentions, longings, needs, and so on. We create expectations and conditions. We create experiences through emotions, thoughts, and all of our senses. And even if we don’t create intentionally, we still do. We simply can’t help it, it is inherent to our nature.
The process of creation is the most essential process of life. It is the most magical and at the same time, the most mundane of processes.
Imagine for a minute that all and everything would be colored green. Green wouldn’t exist anymore, would it? Yet, it would be omnipresent. The process of creation is very similar in that. The process is omnipresent and because of it, it has lost our conscious attention. As a result, we are mostly unaware of what it is, we’re creating.
One of the reasons is that we need a certain amount of automation and repetition to survive in the overwhelming world of possibilities. It helps us to establish one of our basic needs, our need for security or certainty. Automation through repetition is a mechanism that helps us orient ourselves in the world. But everything we do in repetition is the result of something we once decided upon, whether we still remember it,… or not.
When a process becomes automated, it ends up in the neo-limbic part of our brain, together with all other processes we handle in an automated manner. For driving a shift stick car, for example, that works out very well. There’s enough traffic already to provide for our other human need, uncertainty or novelty.
But what if it turns out that we also create all of the experiences in our life? Would we like that to be an automated matter?