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What it is to Create and Invent

Re-post from the CricketDiane Weblog 2008

Standing At The Threshold About To Create –
By Cricket Diane C Phillips, 2008

When I stand on the threshold about to create – entire universes stretch out before me.

Behind me is everything I’ve ever created or wanted to create. Before me is everything that could be created. To either side is everything that exists which has been created by someone already both historically and currently.

Above me are all the things and ideas that have existed only as possibilities and have yet to be created. And, below the edge of the threshold is everything that exists now somewhere.

From the vantage point of this moment in time standing on the threshold about to create, any combination can be made from what is beyond it. Sometimes I choose a goal before entering this threshold because I intend to create something for a particular person or situation and want it to suit that.

To me, the threshold of about to create is like an open door frame standing in the midst of infinity. It is an infinity that moves out in all directions and is filled with possibilities, knowledge, skills, ideas and tangible things already created somewhere, sometime by God, nature or someone. It is all available for me to utilize or create or combine into something new, or rework, refine and modulate into my own creation.

I do usually start with a purpose but not always. And, where some may go timidly over that threshold, I love to stand on the threshold encompassing it all then fling myself into it. I take a leap of flight into that place and soar through its realms.

I love flying through the elements that are there, choosing from them, considering elements that catch my attention and weaving what is being created as I go. I don’t forcibly keep my goal in mind but it is there and I don’t exclude anything. It is all available regardless of my mind’s constraints of limitations and resources.

This means that whether I have the means to acquire something or not doesn’t matter – it is still available for me to use in the creative process. I don’t exclude things because of limitations currently in my life. Anything can be acquired if its really needed to accomplish creating something.

Some people strive within their limitations to accomplish and to create. They exclude what is beyond this threshold that cannot be accommodated by their current means to acquire it. Usually that is whole worlds of things and believe me, it is an unnecessary constraint. I ignore my limitations of known quantities that are currently in my life and offer everything to the creative process without limitation.

Truth is, I can probably get my hands on it if I need it to work with anyway. There is no project too big, too complex or too out of reach to consider. I don’t feel I have to make and original and unique creation of my own exclusively. Mostly I do, but it is not limited to that and it isn’t a requirement of the process.

What I do is to fly through these infinite worlds beyond the threshold and test, play, choose, combine, study, consider and add together like things and unlike things until I’ve created something that suits my purpose. So, the purpose that brought me to the threshold does define what is being created but it isn’t required to have that definition. It can be done without form or definition set ahead of time. I love doing this too when I have no purpose in mind and want to free-form create. What is done in this process may become a painting, an idea, a writing, a musical composition, an invention, a situation or a project but it does beome an end result that is tangible.

I can set parameters and conditions if I want like, “I want something that will do this,” or “I want some things that will suit this or this person.” The process will use that variable to compare and work with everything beyond the threshold as I create. When I happen upon something that doesn’t fit that parameter, if it has taken my notice – I grab it too and bring it with me. I don’t try to figure out how it fits or whether it belongs to some other project or need I have. Later, it usually becomes obvious without me setting my mind on figuring it out or sorting it out to where it belongs.

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Lessons from the Real World

Lessons From The Real World
By Cricket Diane C Phillips

In the course of our human lives, we can choose much of what we do, but not everything. I think sometimes whether having been able to choose so much of it, could I have done better? The answer is, “I don’t know.”

I used to be so sure I could’ve done better, made better choices, pursued better avenues and now, I’m not so sure. Everything has brought me to this point. It feels infinitely stupid to be concerned about it anymore.

Because of both the choices I’ve made and those I had no hand in but lived with anyway, I’ve learned a few things:

1. Don’t ever ask God to give me the wisdom of a wise man or to make me wise. And never ask for patience.

(Do you have any idea what it takes to become wise? It isn’t going to be pretty.)

2. Don’t ever let someone else make a decision for me simply because I don’t want to be the one to do it.

(If they appear ignorant of all the facts, they probably are. You know, too, you won’t see them living with the results of the choices they made for you.)

3. Don’t ever follow the suggestions of anyone who wouldn’t, couldn’t or doesn’t do what they’re suggesting.

(Some things sound good on paper or are bound to be knowledgeable sounding that don’t work in real living. If you notice – they’re saying it, but not doing it – how would they know if it works or not?) Living is an applied science.

And,

4. Don’t ever limit myself to what I can do alone by myself.

(You aren’t in a world unto yourself nor by yourself in the world no matter what it seems. The range of what you could do extends far beyond what could be accomplished by you alone.)

Re-post CricketDiane 2008, 2017

 

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Feelings

I feel. I feel.

I feel. I feel.

Stop asking how I feel.

Is it so important to put words to how I feel?

 

I feel lost.

I feel confused.

I feel longing to be accepted.

I feel unloved and unwanted,

Whether that is true or not.

 

I feel rejected, dejected (and lost),

And unconnected

From what it is to be me.

To what I believe is important.

 

What is it that I believe is so important

That I’ve given my life to it?

Was it simply to live,

Or was it something more?

 

I feel forgotten.

I feel. I feel. I feel what?

I feel forgotten by others and by me.

 

Have I forgotten who I am?

Or have I forgotten why it matters?

 

  • cricketdiane, 01-09-2017

 

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