The Source of Creativity

To help gain a quiet sense of dominion today, whether it is in the classroom, at work, or in a busy household, creativity is important. Creativity not necessarily as seen in great inventions and works of art, wonderful as these are, but creativity as expressed hourly—even moment by moment—in everyday experience. Inventiveness, initiative, new ideas, new ways of doing things.

How can we gain more creativity? Perhaps the answer lies in another question: "What is the source of creativity, the source of our thinking? Is it mortal mind, alias brain, or matter, that creates? Or is there something more to us than this?

In Christian Science we learn that God is divine Mind, the omniscient, omnipresent intelligence of man. Yielding to this Mind opens the way to true creativity, awakes thought to see that right ideas are wholly of God. Mrs. Eddy writes in the textbook, Science and Health: "Ideas are emanations from the divine Mind. Thoughts, proceeding from the brain or from matter, are offshoots of mortal mind; they are mortal material beliefs. Ideas are spiritual, harmonious, and eternal." Science and Health, p. 88; Spiritual ideas from God are real and dependable, whereas material thoughts from mortal mind are not real or dependable.

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Mulling It Over?
October 30, 1971

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