For a community to thrive spiritually, it must first thrive culturally. To thrive culturally would mean to go back to ones deep cultural roots. Creativity lies deep rooted in nearly all great cultures known to us. Giving importance to music, art, dance, philosophical thought and other forms of being, which take ones mind away from the general regurgitation of thought and action, that presently goes around in a lot of communities. The current communal condition arises from media induced propaganda which is almost always either fear inducing or politically leaning. This gives the conditioned individual the illusion of participation, whist keeping the mind numb to the more blissful possibilities of existence.
They say all change begins from within. It would take creatively inclined individuals to propagate the arts. On a practical level, parents would consciously allot time slots for their children to learn and perform creative activities. At community levels these activities would need to bear fruit with creative collaborations bringing about not only a healthy and interactive community, but a community benefiting on all practical sustainable levels. An activity can only be sustained in the world today if it’s benefits expand beyond the effort required to sustain it. Creativity is the only way this can happen as nothing that is repetitive and mundane can actually sustain itself on any level.
Another important factor for this cultural growth would be the teacher. Inspiring and skilled teachers can transform the lives of entire communities. Teachers also need spaces where they can water and feed the blossoming mind. Conducive natural settings can further engender connections with the spirit, aiding in creative growth.
These situations could send entire communities and nations into periods of golden ages. Not only in the arts, but in science and technology as well. Planting the seed of creativity would be like igniting the inner light, through which all flowers can blossom regardless of what season it may be. Creativity is the essence of all innovation, even that which is mathematical and scientific. It is always the idea that drives technology forward, not the process.
Our current education system is breeding process oriented monkeys, which was exactly what was required while the industrial revolution. We need to evolve to innovative and creatively leaning communities which can thrive in the boost of their own energy flow. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that all great periods of innovation were driven by great periods of creativity.
It is just for the individual to transform as such, to begin to make a conscious journey into the creative and whole brained realm. Creativity is highly contagious and would just flow through like a hay stack on fire. The age of ideas is upon us, we just have to let go of our branches and flow where the river flows.