The creativity center of your brain is your own imagination. It is the most valuable section of your brain and it is the area from which all of your most highly creative and productive thoughts emerge. Now before you once again begin to take exception with my words and start forming the basis for yet another argument against yourself,…just hang on for a few more moments and keep reading or listening. As I have said to you before, you, as a human being, are simply a product of your combined life long thoughts. Those thoughts will all be formed based upon the books you read and the people with whom you associate. These two things will form the foundation upon which you paint your own self portrait,…your own self image.
Keep in mind that your self portrait, self image,…is painted and established in your own mind by the end of your fifth year of life. How you see yourself, how you feel about yourself, and how you value yourself by age 5 will be precisely how you live with yourself for the rest of your life….unless and until you repaint your own self portrait. Since it required a period of five years to paint your initial self portrait, it will take an equal amount of time to paint a new one.
As I see it, the saddest thing about most people is that they have such an unhealthy, poor, and low self image that they don’t think they are creative,…that they don’t think they are capable of great accomplishments,…and that as such they don’t believe enough in themselves to make enough significant changes in their thinking processes that will enable them to ever change things in their lives. One very important truth of life that I have learned as I have worked with other people is that a person’s earned income has a direct correlation to their own self image. In short, the higher, more healthy, and more positive a person’s self image is, then the higher will be their income stream.
On the other hand, people who don’t see themselves as being very important or as being a great contributor to other people’s welfare and benefit don’t usually require much lifestyle or income to get by with, and on which to live.
The key to this whole discussion is for you to always be on the look out for ways and means to give you a chance to become more creative and productive with the use of your own life and personal resources. The best way to accomplish what I am telling you is for you to develop a hunter’s attitude…wherever you go, there are ideas waiting to be discovered. You would do yourself well to always be on the lookout for such available opportunities and when you encounter one of them,…take advantage of it.
This advice is scriptural. God tells us to do this very thing as relates to the things in life that you greatly desire for yourself. It is all recorded in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 7– 8 NKJV:
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
(7) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.
(8) For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds,
and to him who knocks it will be opened,”
You see, every person who has ever been conceived and born has been given by their Creator a brain and an imagination. There are no known exceptions to this truth. You got both of them and you still have them. However, it is totally up to you to develop and use these great and valuable assets. No one else can develop or use them for you.
The great and famous designer and author, Ms. Judyth van Amringe said it well when she stated, “You don’t need a lot of money–just a little imagination–to do what I do.” She said her real secret in all of her designs is to take just the things that she has, just as they are, and work with them using her creative imagination to change, improve, or transform what she is working with into what she really desires to be the final presentation.
You see, you cannot work with that which you do not have. You cannot make something out of nothing. As long as you know that which you do have, which would include yourself and your own talents and abilities as given you by your Creator,…you can then utilize whatever you do have or possess to make, shape, or form something much greater and better and more desirable than that with which you started out.
Ms. van Amringe often finds materials she works with at flea markets. In one instance, she took an old frame, covered it with macaroni shells, hiding the frame’s chips and cracks, and painted it in seaside colors. In another case, she covered the legs of a warped pinewood table–a junk shop find–with plastic ivy and fruit to give it an exotic look.
When asked where she got her ideas, she casually replied, “I really have no idea,…but I have always wanted to put my own personal touch on things…Don’t be afraid to experiment. The point is to customize things to your lifestyle,…your own way of living, and in the process, make your own life much more amusing.” I call that extremely good and sound advice.
Great accomplishments most usually start with not-so-big beginnings.
Judyth van Amringe began her own business by designing scarves, jewelry, and gloves, and then went on to decorate homes. Today she is able to devote herself full time to her design work in and around New York City.
You, like Judyth, don’t have to have all of the answers, all of the procedures, or all of the demanded education requirements that “man” says you should possess before beginning something or some desired achievement. You just need to begin and make corrections and adjustments as you go forward towards accomplishing your dreams and goals.
Look around you today. How do you wish the world to look? It is out of your vision that you can begin to brighten or change your world.
All things that will bless and reward you start in your own brain with a creative thought. Such positive thoughts originate in the most creative section of your mind,…your own imagination!
Peace And Love to All of You………………..Poppa Bear