January 26, 2014 by Judith Liebaert
cre-ate ~ 1. To cause to come into being. 2. Pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity.
“As we were manifested at the will of the Creator, we too are innately driven to recreate in our own image, whether by bringing children into the world, creating visual, written or musical art, or simply infusing our life and work with personal energy.” ~ The Goddess Muse
It is said that true happiness if found within and to go looking for it outside of yourself is an exercise in futility. But what does that mean? Some people seem to chase after things in their pursuit of happiness – experiences, possessions, relationships – yet never find that contentment they seek. Others who describe themselves as happy with their lives, may or may not have similar experiences and situations; they may even have quite a bit less, but still experience life as happy individuals. How can that be?
Our very essence is to create. It is our reason for being. All of the millions of thoughts we have in a lifetime are a creation of our brain, unique to each individual. Our brain’s very function is to produce thought; to cause thought to come into being. Everything we do throughout our entire lifetime is the result of first being a thought. Even if it is the most knee-jerk, spur of the moment, crisis situation reaction – it is still comes into being first as a thought, and then becomes an action.
I believe that happiness, contentment, and fulfillment (call it what you like) comes from using your energy to create the life you truly desire – whatever that may be. Our ability to create holds the power to bring us that which me most desire.
I believe that harnessing intentional creativity is the key to happiness. Whether you paint, sing, write build, garden, cook, teach, preach or listen . . . you are creating. The trick is to be aware that you create every moment of your life.
So while it may look like happiness manifests externally, by achieving the things we do or acquiring the things we have, happiness in fact only happens when that which me manifest externally resonates with our internal desires. We’re all creating our happiness externally – outside of ourselves. Those who don’t get it (literally) have either failed to discern what truly makes them happy, or they know and are denying innermost desires – mostly likely out of fear.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night the day, thou canst not then be other than happy.”
Yesterday, with the cold and blowing winds rattling against my window panes and temperatures plummeting well below zero, I cocooned myself in my kitchen and cooked up an arsenal of goodness to ward off winter chills; chicken soup, elderberry syrup, cranberry and rowan tonic. It all left me feeling very warm, satisfied with a job well done, and quite happy, despite the weather. All in all, a good day.
What makes you happy? Knowing the answer is the first step in manifesting your life, your way . . . with Purpose, Passion and Pizzazz!