“If the urge to create is strong, certainly let it serve you. But do not seek for praise or acknowledgement of your creations at this time. You will soon realize that creation is not of, or for, the personal self. (A Course of Love, 25.20)”
Affirmation: “May what we create be without praise-seeking.”
1 – Creating Is What We Are Doing Now
Creating is what we are now doing all the time, if we have taken the precepts of A Course of Love to heart. We are no longer just “making” a world.
2 – Creation of the Self/Christ
But creation is of the Self/Christ, not of the little self, the personal self. This personal self was too ego-inspired. For that reason, we may be asked of God to keep our creations private, lest we be led astray, by the ego, because we get praise for those creations.
3 – Personal Experience
Nobody is my hometown knows of my blog, for I have not told them, for a very personal reason. Now I know that the real reason is that I might receive some sense of praise that would mislead me by activating my ego, still not dead in me.
4 – Definition of Creations
The same motive might attend your creations of whatever nature. A Course in Miracles spoke of our “creations,” but did not define them. Now here in A Course of Love Jesus does define creations, and it is a very simple definition of what we create of whatever nature.
5 – Diminish the Ego
We must do what we can to diminish the ego, and if keeping our creations a secret, then that is what we ought to do. We need to recognize that we are weak until God has made us strong, and our weakness needs protection against temptations that may overcome us. We ought not to step out seeking praise from anyone about anything, for surely this craving for adulation is egoic. And we would leave the egotistical behind.
May I create in Your will today, a will that is also my own (for that is the way things are).. When I follow Your will, I find that it is what I want as well. The plan is perfect.
Be with me as I see the ego diminish, or as I hope that I see the ego diminish. Let me not get cocky, or for surely this is of the ego. May I turn to the Self that is within me, and may I listen to You, also within me.
Be with me for a good day.