Creativity is a sign of wealth

“Power vs Force”, David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., pg271

“Our vision of consciousness is linked with our concept of self: the more limited the sense of self, the smaller is the parameter of experiencing. Restricted paradigms of reality are global in their effects. As an example, our studies of the so-called “poor” have made it evident that “poorness” is not just a financial condition, but that the really “poor” are poor in all areas of life: poor in friendships, poor in verbal skills, poor in education, poor in social amenities, poor in resources, poor in health, and poor in overall level of happiness. Poorness, then, can be seen as a quality characteristic of a limited self image resulting in a paucity of resources. It is not a financial condition, but a level of consciousness.”

I chose this photo of Amanda because it depicts her after a shopping spree. So many of us think that wealth and poorness are financial conditions. However, as Hawkins is quick to point out, poorness is a level of consciousness. Thus, even if you do not have a large bank account, and do not have many possessions, if you are artistically gifted and you use those artistic gifts to create beauty, not only are you not poor, but you are actually quite rich. It does not matter if you are a musician, a play write, a poet, sculptor, dancer or fine artist, you are rich in ability to see, experience and create beauty. To me, those who are truly poor are those who are unable to see, experience and create art, for whatever reason that might be. You could find the least financially wealthy person imaginable, but if that person is creating and sharing art with the world then they are far more well off and wealthy than the person with the largest bank account who does nothing to create and add to the beauty of the world.

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