Imagination is a powerful tool. It’s the juice that enabled Michelangelo to see what others couldn’t. It’s also the starting place for creation. You need to be able to step outside the confines of your perceived reality to envision something new or different. And once you have that firmly in your mind, then like Michelangelo did when he carved his many masterpieces, you can start from the end. You see, he saw the finished carving first in his imagination. Then he allowed it to materialize. That’s power. The good news is we all have been given that same power. We just have to sharpen our creative muscle by spending more time dreaming. This is an eloquent poem by the English poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge that poses a thought-provoking question about the power of imagination. I was first introduced to this poem in Wayne Dyer’s book Wisdom of the Ages.
If you’re a creative rebel and you’re feeling sort of stuck right now with all the distractions and upheaval, perhaps today’s blog can help. I too can let the noise and confusion of the world around me interfere with my need to express myself through my creative passion of writing. And sometimes there’s just too much inner clutter that needs to be purged so that I can come back into balance and the words will flow more freely once again. Sound familiar? If you’re already familiar with chakra work, you know that the 2nd chakra or the sacral chakra as it is known, is the energy centre attributed to sexuality, sensuality, fertility, creative life force and your joy for living. It’s really the centre of feminine energy and the foundation for new beginnings, which is the fundamental basis of creativity.