Newness for a New Year

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I found these photos online a week or so ago. They are from Hubble. I found them to be remarkable. They are called Pillars of Creation. Inside that swirl of light and dust are the beginnings of stars and worlds. As I saw these pillars, I couldn't help think about the pillars of creation in our own lives. What is swirling around inside of us--being created right now. The dreams of our soul that are germinating and developing with time and experience. Not only are we in the process of being created, but we are able to create.

There is something rewarding and fulfilling about creating something--anything. It could be beautiful meal, the perfect sentence, or a colorful picture. We each find something that flows from us--as if our internal creation must escape and become tangible.

When I look at the images of the Pillars of Creation, I am in awe of their beauty. And, when someone looks at my outer creations and can see beauty, it somehow is a recognition of my inner creation. And, some of the most memorable moments in my life have been when I've seen the inner creation of others.

So, whatever you create, I hope you let it reflect all that you are and all that you are becoming.


Jenny said...

Beautiful, Breanne. Something for me to think on in the days to come.

Tammy said...

Beautifully put, as always. I love the thought that we are creative the fullest and myriad senses of that word. It is a divine quality and, not surprisingly, in many ways sacred.

Breanne Grover said...

I like that you say it is sacred Tammy, because I really do sense that as well. In the act of creating, we are mixing and melding with something greater than ourselves.

Daisy Chick said...

I love these pictures. We just went to see the IMAX 3D move about the Hubble and I felt spirtually uplifted as I viewed the expanse of the universe and the power of creation. Thanks for the post it was beautiful.

Brynn said...

Reminds me of that talk from President Uchtdorf, and how he said that to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. Very lovely thoughts.