posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 05:01 AM
I had trouble titling this thread. I thought perhaps to say Creativity vs Grace, given the point of the thread, however Channeling seemed more
accurate despite its obvious controversial nature.
I believe that it is entirely possible that some of our best ideas are given to us from some spiritual source. Can we contaminate it? We do it all the
time but the original idea is universal in its truth I feel, and utterly beautiful quite often.
The idea came to me when I was very young when I began reading a lot. Regardless of what I was reading be it fiction or non, it often happened that a
phrase, an idea would hit me and cause a reaction that even now I cannot describe in words. Just as enlightenment has no words to describe, the
feeling of "rightness" resonated through me when I came across what I somehow sensed was a "universal truth" meaning in this case, true for all
mankind. At the time when I first started discovering this it did not occur to me that perhaps these writers were only referencing the works of other
great minds. These days all a writer has to do is open a book of quotations to receive vast amounts of inspiration yet where did those ideas come
from? Anyway, at the time (my late teens) it seemed to me that one possibility was divine inspiration. Some might call it a state of grace. Many have
felt it, that moment when you know just the right thing to say or do to help another soul in need and afterwards you think to yourself, "How in the
hell did I know to say that"? It's a feeling of almost being manipulated but it feels so right that you don't care. (Editing here: It's not a
feeling of some external source so much but a feeling of giving in to something more than what you perceive to be yourself. -end edit) Some people
relate it to being in harmony with the Cosmos or the Divine, others call it being in a state of grace.
I always wanted to start a list and to write down every instance, every phrase of what I perceived to be a universal truth in whatever I was reading.
I never did. Now, some twenty years later I wish I had that record, if only to remind me of what I thought mattered when I was that age. I liked that
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