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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Learn to Live Your Bliss: a Creative Process Is Revealed

Jan 31, 2016 10:26PM

By Rev. Elizabeth Thompson, Senior Minister, Unity of Sarasota 


By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”   

Nikos Kazantzakis, scholar & author of Zorba the Greek 


When we live our bliss, we are serving our world. As we live from our bliss, we are living from spiritual attunement and, at the same time, aligning with the Divine Presence. This presence abides in us and is behind all creative endeavors. When you and I catch a glimpse of our creative divinity and recognize it as our heartfelt desire, it bursts into a vision which cannot be extinguished. We then are compelled to live from, through and as the Illumined One who actively engages on the creative path. 

This path is a marriage of passionate attention to all possibilities unseen, as well as compassionate intention to nurturing these same possibilities into full expression. The universe issues an invitation to convey the brilliancy of our illumined ideas into manifestation fueled by omnipotent love. This is an unstoppable combination whose natural conclusion is bliss. We are born on this planet to learn how to engage the invisible, so it becomes material. To the initiate of the creative process, earth becomes a playground of opportunities to celebrate. Heaven on earth is the emergence of something wonderful from the whisper of an idea. 

In this dimension, where we know our own heart-minds, nothing is impossible and time is irrelevant. We understand that joy is a signal from the universe that our desired ideas can be brought forward into full manifestation. It is now time to move forward and claim the prize. Sacred ownership is key to this process, and following through with inspired action becomes the natural next step. 

As we live from our heart-mind, while valuing the wellbeing of others, we are no longer tethered to opinions and reactions of critical viewpoints. We are free to live from the bliss of our passion, unhampered by the negative opinion of others. Equally true is that once our vision is married to the compassionate process of true creation, we are acutely aware of the value of guidance and insight which comes from many channels. This is true creative freedom that inspires and enriches all who come in contact with it.    

The how of this creative process reveals itself naturally—no longer must we waste our personal energy worrying about the “hows” and “wherefores.” Why? These questions have no value for the intuitive guidance that has taken over. The Higher Self is now in charge and fully engaged. At this point, we become immersed in the process of harnessing creative joy juice. There is no room for the sabotaging effects of worry, criticism, frustration or other people’s detrimental opinions.  

Finally, inspired and empowered, we are moving ever forward in the direction of manifesting our dreams. Equally, we are doing so in life-enhancing ways for the world at large. This fulfillment for self and the world becomes our center of focus. This whole process can be lived from the heart-mind which is the command center of bliss. Bliss is a signal that we are on our way. Bliss is in the inception of our ideas and the cultivation of our desires. Ultimately, bliss is in the manifestation of our fully formed creation. 

“Learn to Live Your Bliss” will be offered on February 2, 9, 16, from 7–8:30 p.m., in Unity of Sarasota’s Fellowship Hall. I invite you into exploring further how to activate this creative process in your life. This class will present the active details of this creative process.  


Unity of Sarasota is located at 3023 Proctor Rd., Sarasota. The cost is $25 for three classes or $10 per class. Materials are provided for those who register.To sign up, email [email protected] 


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