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A Creative Moment

A Creative Moment

To say that you are a creator isn’t the same as to say that your ego is. The ego will always remain attached to your personality, and certainly your personality doesn’t create everything around you. Creation doesn’t happen on that level. Let’s see, then, if we can get closer to the real creator inside you. We’ll do this by mediation on a rose.

Find a beautiful rose and hold it in front of you. Inhale the fragrance and say to yourself, “Without me, this flower would have no fragrance.” Take in the glowing crimson color and say to yourself, “Without me this rose would have no color.” Stroke the velvety petals and say to yourself, “Without me, this flower would have no texture.” Realize that if you subtract yourself from any sensation – sight, sound, touch, taste, smell – the rose would be nothing but atoms vibrating in a void.

Now consider the DNA that is inside each cell of the rose. Visualize the billions of atoms strung along in a double helix and say to yourself, “My DNA is looking at the DNA in this flower. The experience is not as an observer looking at an object. DNA is one form is looking at DNA in another form.” Now see the DNA begin to shimmer and turn into invisible vibrations of energy. I have vanished into my primal energy. Now only one energy field is looking at another energy field.”

Finally, see the boundary between your energy and the rose’s energy fade as one set of waves merges into another, like ocean waves rising and falling on the vast surface of an endless sea. Say to yourself, “All energy comes from one source and returns to it. When I look at a rose, a tiny flicker of infinity is rising from the source to experience itself.”

Having followed this trail, you have arrived at what is truly real: An infinite, silent energy field flickered for an instant, experiencing an object (the rose) and a subject (you the observer) without going anywhere.

You and the rose stood at opposites poles of that moment, yet there was no separation. A single creative stroke took place, fusing you both.

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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11:13PM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Very nice :) Thanks for sharing.

9:31PM PDT on Apr 5, 2010

Very poetic, beautiful and full of Universal truths. Bravo

Isn't Life Beautiful ?

10:24AM PDT on Mar 30, 2010

As someone once said, we are made of "star stuff." Well said.

9:38PM PDT on Mar 28, 2010

At the quantum level, we're all connected.

4:37PM PDT on Mar 25, 2010

Good article. It makes me want to read more. I need to read the book of secrets this is from.

3:34AM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

Excellent. I did this excercise many years ago after reading a book about meditation and dreams. It really does produce a wonderful new awareness. My choice was a yellow tulip and then a boulder.

5:48AM PDT on Mar 23, 2010

I am going to use this for meditation, it is a good start to get into a deep state of being and self-awareness.

5:34PM PDT on Mar 22, 2010

perfect, graet way of decribing the world and everything ever

6:57PM PDT on Mar 21, 2010

Loved it .....

12:35PM PDT on Mar 21, 2010

I LOVE THIS! - thank you!

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