To create is to surpass oneself -‘The creative powers of human beings belong to a higher plane than their ordinary consciousness, to a region of their soul that manifests itself as imagination, as the capacity to explore and contemplate realities that transcend them and to capture something of their elements. To create is to transcend, to surpass oneself.
Inventors and artists get their ideas and images from above
I have already explained to you that, if inventors discover such extraordinary laws and techniques, it is because they have the ability to rise to the level of imagination and, higher still, to the level of intuition. They get their ideas and images from above before bringing them down to earth in the form of writings, designs or concrete realizations.
Orthodox science has never explored the possibilities of intuition or the nature of this faculty which is like an antenna or radar that can see and foretell the future.
Ideas from above often seem far-fetched and are rejected
Whenever a scholar who is half-way between the accepted science of the day and esoteric science, ventures to expose more advanced ideas, nobody believes them. Their ideas are condemned and rejected and it is only much later that they are recognized as one of the great precursors of scientific knowledge.
Take the case of Jules Verne, for instance: he was not a scientist, only a novelist, and he had never travelled when he wrote Five Weeks in a Balloon, Around the World in Eighty Days, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, etc. At the time, his books seemed much too far-fetched. In fact, he was a laughing-stock for many, but, today, even his most extravagant ideas are beginning to come true.
In an Initiatic school we cultivate our creativity
Thus this faculty that we all possess, the faculty of imagination, is truly creative and, if we learn how to purify it and cultivate it in conditions of perfect clarity and lucidity, it is capable of showing us undreamed-of realities. Inventors have always spent long hours totally absorbed in meditation and research and we cannot deny that their intuition is a truly authentic faculty.
And we, in this Initiatic school, are doing exactly the same thing, but consciously and deliberately. The only difference is that our imagination is not orientated towards discoveries in the field of physics, chemistry or technology, but towards inner, spiritual discoveries.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
To be continued…
Complete Works Volume 12, Cosmic Moral Law
Chapter 3, Creative activity as a means of evolution