Posted by: amylamb | January 11, 2012

“Sustain for Me This Song.”

Creativity is our response to divinity. But far too often, we attempt to create something divine without  depending upon, invoking, pursuing, its source.

“Genius” is a Latin word, intended to denote a sacred, divine endowment that a mortal can unleash but not withhold. It is bestowed, not possessed; given, not taken.

You see, we are but broken vessels. We are not the source of the inspiration we contain, indeed, through our brokenness we cannot contain it. But we can pour it out completely … and yet it overflows.

In the War of Art, Steven Pressfield said, “They know they are not the source of the creations they bring into being. They only facilitate. They carry. They are the willing and skilled instruments of the (God) they serve.”

There is genius within you, but it does not come from you. Rather, you are but a steward of the genius that is beyond you, yet available to you. The One in which the Genius dwells beckons you to partake in its riches … to participate … to amplify. And we have only seen the fringes of its – His – glory.

His is a song we cannot silence, but it is a song we cannot sing without His melodious endowment. Are you listening?

“O Divine … Sustain for me this song.” -Homer
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