Greetings, Beloveds!

There is no end to Divine Mind and the creativity we can express when we tap into It. So, what suits your fancy? In July we will have “The Courage to Imagine Creativity” The point is to have fun! Think of activities that inspire joy and laughter and get you out of your box. Take a watercolor class – you don’t have to be good at it, you just have to enjoy it even when you discover that you can’t quit your day job, haha!

Creativity is inspired by joy and joy inspires creativity. Also, freedom. Yes! Repeat the first sentence of this paragraph substituting “freedom” for “joy”. Imagine the freedom you experience the moment you allow your mind to let loose of constrictive thoughts that keep you where you already are. Letting go of the control we habitually maintain over our lives is freeing, and that sense of freedom allows for more creativity. Creativity, in turn, promotes freedom – and the circle is complete.

What can inspire you towards creativity? Take a less worn path on your walk in the woods or meadow noticing the flora and fauna and the way the sunlight filters down to create patterns that light your way; play that piano you come across in the empty room at the community center – even though you’ve never had a lesson in your life!; . . . . be the one – even though it is completely out of your character – to speak up and share a kind word to a mother who is struggling with her child in the grocery store.

It takes creativity to use our minds differently than we’re accustomed to using them. This is the bridge from mind to Mind. Creativity is the gift we forget to take out of it’s box. Or we subjugate it for “creative activities” instead of using it as it was meant – to allow for more fluid thought. When we are creative, we can easily think of win-win solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems. There is no mountain high enough to overshadow our ability to creatively live in peace.

Our Affirmation for July is, “Creativity is my natural state of being; I am immersed in endless possibilities.”

We are the change. Creativity is the means though which we become that change. Please join us at Unity of the Sierra this Sunday morning as we turn the conversation toward how we can shift our thinking towards creativity and the benefits that abound from making that shift. Can’t wait to see you there!

Toni King, Spiritual Advisor