Several years ago, in the hallway of a building where I worked, I noticed several plants sitting behind a wall right next to a large window. When I first saw the plants, it was early in the morning, and the sun hadn’t yet begun to shine through the window.
Later that afternoon, I walked by several plants and noticed them all leaning away from and around the wall toward the window. They were seeking to catch the sun's rays. Of course, the plants were merely using the light energy from the sun to convert water and other material into food to grow and flourish.
Similarly, there is something within us that is seeking to emerge as well.
That something may be a song that needs singing, a dance that needs dancing, a business that wants to develop, or a poem yearning to be expressed.
That urging may come in many forms. But the bottom line is the glorious nature of God is always seeking to express itself through each and every one of us. Because life is not about staying in place or tarrying with yesterday, there is an urgency for this emergence to take place. We meet that urgency when we are fully incarnate and anchored in this present moment.
Recently, a young man approached me and was curious about reincarnation. He was interested in who he was in his last lifetime and what he would be in his next lifetime.
I responded by saying what is essential to express himself in the here and now fully. Some people don't fully live and occupy the space they are in now, to fully occupy that space means living fully and not holding anything back.
Sometimes we observe those who don't hold back and access the infinite possibilities available to all of us. We call such people artists because they have become receptive to the glorious love and beauty of the universe and have allowed it to come through and as them.
We might be inclined to believe that such people have creative personalities. However, there is no such thing as a creative personality. There is only creative intelligence that individuals have accessed, and as they access it, they become of what we call creative artists.
Yet, we are here to go further than that. We want our entire being to reveal the glorious nature of God's presence and not just let it be limited to any particular area of our life.
This is why we are here. As one of my colleagues likes to say, “Life is Alive - Live It!”
I wrote this blog while taking some vacation time and completing a continuing education course. Early this morning, my mantra wasn't "Life is Alive, Live It ." It was more like, "Life is a Bed, Sleep in It."