The World You Create
By TLB Contributing Author: Lucille Femine
Quite honestly, I haven’t kept up with all the intimate details of wars and conflicts going on these days – which seems in conflict with my title. However, not to say it isn’t important to know, I just don’t particularly have attention on it. Suffice it to say, there’s a voluminous amount of crap hitting our faces, our pocketbooks, our hearts and souls, our freedom. It’s nothing new, just more broadly known. And thank God for that. Knowledge is power. But I’m talking REAL power – to create life, love, compassion and true understanding. The minority “in power” only know about how to destroy true power in others.
However, this little article today is about an aspect of life that is most threatened, I feel. And that is the vital acts of creation we do every day – from painters to janitors. From housewives to politicians. Even some government people truly want to create a better world for the people. Encourage those guys.
It occurred to me this morning that, since this whole planet (and others) are composed of little and big acts of creation, this is the focus of life itself. Sure, many evil souls love to “create” disaster, hate, disorder and death. And believe me, those are acts of creation, unfortunately.
So what is the answer? To fight against their black creations? I don’t think so. First of all – and most importantly – when your focus goes too much on conflicts, you have stopped creating. I used to get quite embroiled in those battles and there is still a sprinkling of them now and then on Facebook. My friends post things that are extremely knowledgeable with seemingly much time spent on them and I think hmmm…I should know about that. But I mostly don’t respond for fear of looking like a clueless dumbass. As mentioned, though, I don’t have much interest.
Can you ignore all the negativeness and still help change the world? And still be happy?
Do you stick your head in the ground and not keep up with the news? So-called in mass media? No. You should know about them. But find the right sources. Like this one, The Liberty Beacon. Then what do you do? You consider a creation, a real, created solution that rises above the noise and chaos. Or you join with another’s creation to add to the force of effective change. You don’t let yourself drown in heartache and lies. That is merely destruction or, more precisely, a “creation” of destruction. You see, we are always creating – it’s just a matter of WHAT we are creating. A man begging for food in the street is “creating” poverty.
What might you do for such a homeless person? You could give him money and walk away. That’s fine. But what does that actually do? It creates a warm feeling in your heart, perhaps. But what does it create for him? It says – you are powerless to change your own life. Powerless to “create” a different, better life.
It’s up to you how you would help this person. All I’m saying is it is useless to attack head-on another’s create – good or bad. Often, these people just need an ear for five or ten minutes. You will have “created” a bit of hope and they may find a solution – self-created. Many times even without giving them money.
Lastly, from my viewpoint as an artist, here’s a poem I wrote a while ago:
The World at Large
The world at large
Is a sorrowful place;
We think most often
It’s something to face.
But what if we moved
To the universe within,
That glittery, magic core,
Where all life begins?
Images of truth and beauty,
Painted on the canvas inside,
Glow with a vibrance unmatched
In that dull place outside.
In that space where joy abides
Is where you live.
All manner of spirit created there
That to the world, you give.
The world at large
Is a wondrous place
When, from within,
We change its face.
TLB Note: Lucille is a longtime friend and contributor to TLB. She is also an author, writer, researcher, podcast show host, activist, and an exceptional artist to boot! To enjoy more of Lucille’s wisdom, research and presentation … CLICK HERE
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