I was driving to Mason City and just gazing out the window looking at all of the shops and other ideas people had created in the world. I saw a place called “Steel Barn” and thought, “That’s an idea” and another place for Tatoos, “That’s an idea.” There were quite a few car wash places right next to each other. Do you think they stole the idea from one another? Or maybe they all had the same idea at the same time. By the time the third guy opened his shop, that might have seemed like less of a "good ideas".
We drove by a place near Mason City called Parr Farms. They had a giant 7 acre corn maze. I had to stop. What drives someone to create something like this? We spoke to the owner, John, and he was excited, you could feel his enthusiasm. He just said, he had an idea and then asked if we thought it was working. It seemed to be working to me. There was a live band, corn maze, petting zoo with baby piglets and goats, a fire pit, pumpkin and gourd patch, games, a haybale ride. It was pretty wonderful to be there.
Maybe the purpose was not as clear as someone who creates a carwash, but it felt good. There was goodness in his idea, and it seemed he was being true to his vision. He then told us about his plans for next year to create a 14 acre maze. I will definitely make my way over to experience this.
What drives us to create? Where does this drive to create come from. I was listening to a video on Free Masonry (see link below). I had heard of the G representing geometry, and God, but he further elaborates it as Gnosis, and finally the Generative Principle, which is the principle of co-creating with God.
I have often spoken of my belief about creativity as a way of pulling into existence something from a higher realm. But what about the drive to create? In this video, the author talks about CARE. I would call this a person's heart's desire. Care is what creates the drive that allows us to bring our hopes and ideals into reality. For me, the connection to the divine creator comes into play here. It is when we allow this creative force to flow, we co-create with the divine.
So I can see that the G = God and also G = the Generative Principle, and God = the Generative Principle.
I also like Sacred Geometry, if you have never see the math idea I co-created, check it out.
Video on Free Masonry