This week, I am in Seattle, my childhood home, to speak about Deep Creativity to the local International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) group. My message is that all profound experiences, including near-death experiences (NDEs), kundalini awakening, and creative inspiration, connect us to the same source.
The notion of one source simplifies everything. From the standpoint of creativity, a single-source model is in keeping with the law of parsimony, which is "that simpler is better." Whether you are trying to understand natural processes "out there" or psychological ones "in here," the simpler model or theory tends to be more effective in capturing the underlying mechanism.
Why is that? Any good designer knows that the simplest and most economical connections are most effective. There is no reason to build more complexity into a system than it needs in order to operate effectively. When it comes to creativity, it makes no sense to have seven billion or more different sources of creation when one will do just fine!
This single-source model of creativity has the potential to change the way we see the world. When we really grasp that a unitary consciousness is giving rise to the ideas in your mind as well as mine, we come into direct contact with a spiritual truth that mystics throughout history have been seeking to convey to the rest of humanity, which is that there is only one consciousness, and there has only ever been one.
This truth leads us down a rabbit hole to a core reality that many of us have grappled with but few really comprehend: One consciousness abides in all of us. This is not an idea like any other. It is a reality that has to be felt, tasted, and touched. That is why we celebrate profound experiences such as NDEs or creative inspiration. These experiences allow us to come into the most intimate contact possible with a truth that transcends all thought. This truth is too simple for our minds to grasp. We have to experience it first-hand!