What are our creations?

Short answer: Our creations are perfect, unlimited, eternal beings abiding in Heaven, just as we are. They are created by the entire Sonship in union with the Will of God. They wait for the part of our minds that is caught in the illusion of separation to return, because they love us (their father) as we love our Father, and yearn to communicate with us fully again. They await our return to give us the gift of true fatherhood.

The subject of "our creations" and what they are is a fascinating and elusive one. I will begin by saying that any comments I make on this subject are bound to be woefully inadequate. They are at best "a finger pointing to the moon," as the old Buddhist expression goes, hardly adequate to grasp the moon itself. I say this because, according to the Course, true creation is simply not comprehensible to us who believe we live on earth:

To no one here is this [true creation] describable. Nor is there any way to learn what this condition means. Not till you go past learning to the Given; not till you make again a holy home for your creations is it understood. (T-24.VII.6:8-10)

This statement makes it clear that true creation, as the Course defines it, is an activity of Heaven, not earth, something we won't really fully understand until we fully awaken to Heaven. It is not even describable to anyone here, by which I think Jesus means "here in this world."

Therefore, "our creations" (as the Course uses the term) are not creations in any earthly sense of the term. They are not our earthly children. They are not things that we make with our hands. They are not the products of artistic creativity or scientific ingenuity. They are not the worldly manifestations of our thinking, as when people say that we "create our own reality" with our thoughts. They aren't even our extensions of love in this world, though such extension is certainly, according to the Course, an earthly reflection of true creation.

What, then, are our creations? Even while telling us that creation is ultimately indescribable, the Course does give us a general idea of what our creations are. Here is the Course's most direct description of our creations, which immediately follows the lines quoted above:

A co-creator with the Father must have a Son. Yet must this Son have been created like Himself. A perfect being, all-encompassing and all-encompassed, nothing to add and nothing taken from; not born of size nor place nor time, nor held to limits or uncertainties of any kind (T-24.VII.7.1-3).

This passage tells us that as co-creators with our Father, we too must have a "Son." This "Son" is our creation. In simplest terms, then, just as we are God's Sons, our creations are our sons. And since in Heaven we create as God creates by extending our own being (and we create together, as one united Sonship), our sons share all of our attributes—the attributes of the whole Sonship, and of God, the Father of the whole Sonship. Like father, like son. Our creations, as the final sentence of this passage tells us, are perfect, unlimited, eternal beings; we increase the Kingdom of Heaven by creating beings just like ourselves. Isn't that an amazing idea? And just as amazing, that creation is going on right now, even as part of our minds is caught in the illusion of separation: "Creation continues unabated because that is the Will of God" (C-1.4:3).

Our creations are waiting for the part of our minds that is mired in separation to return. "Heaven waits silently, and your creations are holding out their hands to help you cross [the bridge from illusion to truth] and welcome them" (T-16.IV.8:1). Why do they wait for us? The Course tells us that "your creations love you as you love your Father for the gift of creation" (T-8.VI.5:7). Our creations love us as a son loves his father, but part of our minds is cut off from them when we choose to believe in separation. This suggests to me that just as we yearn for our Father, our creations yearn for their father. Just as God "is lonely when the minds He created do not communicate fully with Him" (T-4.VII.6:7), our creations are lonely when we do not communicate fully with them. They yearn for their absent father to come home. And so they await us, holding out their hands to us, calling to us, eager to help us return to them.

Our job, then, is to leave the world of separation behind, a world in which we have severed communication with our sons in Heaven as well as with our Father. We must rejoin the family of God. When we do so, our sons will bestow a remarkable gift on us: the gift of true fatherhood. "Release the world! Your real creations wait for this release to give you fatherhood, not of illusions, but as God in truth" (W-pI.132.12:1-2).

For more on our creations, see Robert Perry's definition of "creations" in his Course Glossary, available on this website.

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