Creating Change

Are you tired of the way your life looks? The good news is that it doesn’t have to look the way it does. You can change it at any time. If you are sick of the life you have, you can create a new one!

God made us in the creative image of who He/She is. We are co-creators with God. That is one of the reasons that we are created male and female—to give us a three-dimensional illustration of how to create. One of the first instructions that God gave us was to “Be fruitful and multiply”. This not only applies to the procreation of humankind, it applies to any other creative endeavor we want to undertake. We were given the gift of free choice and the power that comes along with that.

The creative male/female qualities are within each person. You can think of the male quality as “seed” and the female quality as “the womb”. Any idea that we have can be incubated in the right environment to produce new birth or a new way of being.

So, if you want to change something in your life, you have to create a new idea, or new way of thinking about it. This is the seed, full of possibility that can germinate into something new if put it into the right environment or womb.

What limits most of us from creating something new in our lives is a lack of imagination. We have become dull and have forgotten how to imagine new and beautiful things. We have forgotten that the power to choose new ways of thinking and being are available to everyone. We have often forgotten that the creative genius within us is best sparked when in the presence of our Creator. If we our dull and listless, it is probably because we haven’t spent much time lately in meditation, prayer, and sacred reading.

Spiritual practices jump-start our creative engines. They put us in touch with something bigger and better than what we are currently experiencing.

Here is an example of changing/creating something new in your life. If you don’t like the way your physical body (vehicle) looks, maybe you want to do something about it. Of course there are some things that we cannot change about ourselves and we need to learn to love and accept them. There are other things, however, that we can do something about. If we don’t like the extra 40 pounds we’re carrying around, we can envision a new, slimmer model of ourselves (seed). We can then create an environment that supports this idea (womb). This would include better choices about the food we eat and increased physical activity.

You can see that creating something new might require effort! And commitment! But the possibilities are endless. New career? A new place to live? Better relationships? There is practically no limit to what is possible, except the limits that genetics and personal choice impose upon us.

If we don’t like the life we have, why not try imagining a new one? Find the seed that you want to grow and carefully choose an environment that will nourish and support its growth. If the seeds you plant don’t grow, look at the environment you’ve planted them in to see if they’re getting the nourishment they need.

At the beginning of spring, it’s a great time to ask yourself what you’d like to grow in your garden of life this season?