Why wonder and awe?
Creativity and imagination are birthed in wonder and awe. Together they form the sacred space where the transcendent resides. Approaching life with wonder and awe helps us find meaning and purpose in our daily existence.
Together wonder and awe:
- Form the place where we explore and develop our spirituality
- Are a state of being that allows us to access our creativity.
- Involve approaching the world with a childlike appreciation for life.
- Have you ever watched the joy young children experience as they experience things in their world for the first time?
- Are a daily attitude with which we can approach life
- Are skills we can cultivate which lead to gratitude
- Include an appreciation for beauty and a desire to create beauty wherever we go.
We can create lives that are masterpieces of unique beauty, that express the depths of our being.
On this page I will be sharing artwork, photographs, poems, and music that inspire awe and wonder—things that will inform and nourish the soul and our sense of the sacred.
Imagination is . . .
- Born out of our deep longing for Eden
- The beginning of our journey towards freedom and liberation
- The power to transcend our day-to-day reality
- Rebellion and a rejection of the status quo
- Fuel for revolutions of flourishing.
- About envisioning and embracing the possibilities and actualities of transformation
- Transformational and transcendent; it is a deep expression of our spirituality.
- Playful, attentive, child-like, humble
- Rooted and grounded in love, birth, and an overflow of abundance
- Birthed in awe and wonder. It involves a profound change in perspective.
- Dreaming about the future and envisioning possibilities and futures that don’t yet exist.
- The ability to work with the tensions inherent in paradoxes and involves combining unlikely things into something new and completely different
- About seeing opportunity in the midst of chaos.
Resources for creativity and imagination include:
- Dreams, stories, symbols, archetypes, and myths
- Religion and culture
- The past
- Ideas about what constitutes the sacred, the divine (masculine and feminine), and the force which underpins the universe.
- Language: Metaphors and dreaming up new metaphors
- The creative arts including painting, literature, poetry, drama, and music.