Is Your Child a Genius?
Albert Einstein said, “Each child is born a genius.” Was he speaking of our I.Q.? I think not. I believe he was speaking of our ability to create. Every human is born with creativity. It’s as natural for human beings to create as it is for fish to swim or birds to fly. We are all blessed with innate creative ability. We were created in the image of the Creator of All, I AM. Therefore, we have an inherited ability to create or co-create with God. We can, however, stifle our and our children’s creativity by not acknowledging and nurturing its existence. We then miss an essential element of the human experience. After all, what do human beings do? What makes human beings different from other creatures? Perhaps more than anything, it is the human capacity to consciously create.
In studies designed to uncover the variables that predict creativity—what makes one person more creative than the other—researchers looked at IQ, socioeconomic background, education, and a host of other factors. They were surprised to discover that the only variable that could reliably predict whether or not an individual would demonstrate creative ability was the individual’s belief that he or she was a creative person. People who believe they are creative actually are more so. The first step then, to uncovering your or your child’s creative power, is to embrace and celebrate that you and your child (like everyone else in their truest nature) are a creative person.
One of the most noted creative genius is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He said to have written many of his finest works as if taking dictation. He described the state of mind that best facilitated his capacity to receive ideas. He said, “It is when I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer….that ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence they come, I know not, nor can I force them.” As Mozart said, being alone, quieting your mind, getting away from the noise of modern life, puts you in a frame of mind that encourages your reception of creative ideas.
Each human being, including you and your child, is a genius. We are born with our own special creative gifts. When we accept that we in our truest nature are no better, no worse, and no different from anyone else, we are free to be who we are as unique individuals. When we accept that we were created in the image of the Creator of All, I AM we can embrace our natural gifts and share them with the world. I believe we cannot overlook how crucially important it is to know the genius that lies in ourselves and our children. We must shift from our cognitive, analytical mind and embrace the intuitive, creative nature of who we are to live a life of authenticity and balance. You and your child are geniuses. Own it, live it, and en-joy!
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