Walter Russell describes in his own words how the mind should mirror the state
of a Deep Well of Still Water to be in the Zone of the Creator and Creativity.

In the tranquil depths of introspection, I found resonance with Walter Russell’s timeless voice from 1953, articulating an analogy that the mind should mirror the state of a deep well of still water to truly be in the zone of the Creator and creativity. This perspective is not merely an abstract thought but a profound invitation to explore the untouched depths of our creative essence.

The Deep Well Within Us

We, as individuals on a relentless quest for meaning and creation, often overlook the simplicity and power of stillness. Russell’s voice serves as a reminder that within each of us lies a deep well, brimming with potential and all the elements necessary for creation. However, like still water in a well, this potential remains dormant until set into motion. The act of drawing from this well through our thoughts, akin to pumping water, propels these dormant possibilities into the realm of action, enabling creation and work.

The Electrical Pump of Thought Waves

Our thoughts, as Russell describes, are the electrical pumps inserted into this well, extending outward in waves. It’s a compelling image, suggesting that our creativity is not a constant but a force we actively generate through the engagement of our mind. But there lies a caution – the extension of thought should be rooted in knowledge, not mere recollection. The differentiation between genuine thought and the rehashing of memories stored upon our brains is crucial.

The Mirage of Memories

Russell poignantly highlights a common pitfall in the creative process: reliance on the brain’s storehouse of memories. These memories, impressions of sensory experiences, often become the default source from which we draw, mistaking them for fresh thought. This cycle, fueled by the electrical sensing of pulling memories from the brain, can lead us to believe we are thinking new thoughts when we are merely reassembling old ones.

The Path to Authentic Creativity

The journey toward authentic creativity, therefore, requires us to delve beyond the surface of stored memories and sensory observations. It invites us to tap into the stillness of the well, to reach for thoughts and ideas not yet influenced by our past experiences or external stimuli. By doing so, we align closer with the concept of thinking that is “distinctive and go back to God the one,” as Russell puts it. This approach fosters a form of creativity that is not only original but also reflective of a deeper understanding and connection with the world around us.

Embracing Stillness for Creative Unfolding

The challenge and beauty of Russell’s analogy lie in its call to embrace stillness. In a world where constant activity and sensory input can overwhelm the senses, finding moments of stillness becomes essential. It is in these moments that we can truly set our creative potentials into motion, drawing from the deep well of uncharted ideas and visions within us.

The Collective Journey

We, together on this journey of discovery and creation, are reminded of the power that lies in stillness and introspection. By acknowledging the depth of our inner wells and learning to activate our thoughts with intention and knowledge, we unlock a realm of creativity that is both profound and infinite.

Your Creative Reservoir Awaits

As you reflect on Russell’s wisdom, consider how you might integrate this understanding into your own creative endeavors. Whether it’s through meditation, nature walks, journaling, or simply allowing yourself moments of quiet contemplation, find ways to access the still waters of your mind. Your deep well of creativity is waiting to be explored and set into motion.

Together, let’s embrace the reflective mind, for it is in the depths of stillness that our true creative essence unfurls, connecting us to the infinite possibilities that await.

John Deacon

Information entrepreneur since 2009 with expertise in digital business transformation, and high level systems design. His career spans industrial engineering, eCommerce, search optimization, marketing, sales, and creator of the Core Alignment Model (CAM).

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