Awakening the Creative Intelligence of your Soul Through the Connection
with God's Spirit
by: Kathryn Bonner
The Lord God… He awakens me each morning; He awakens my ear to listen...
When I was a young girl, my friends and I would lay in the grass, flat
on our backs gazing up at the wispy clouds blowing into different
shapes. They would be ever so slowly blown forming many shapes. We’d
point up to the clouds and ask, “Do you see the poodle? Do you see the
airplane? …the high heel shoe? …the pelican?” Some of us would
immediately see the object, and some of us would struggle to see what
the clouds reflected. This activity was so entertaining; we’d lie there
for hours on beautiful days. Even in our youth we knew that our Creator
was amazing. Lying there with my friends, we would have really deep and
profound conversations for our age, looking up at the vast never ending
blue and white puffs in the sky; we’d ask such powerfully felt questions
wondering “How did God form the earth and everything in it? Why are we
here? What are we supposed to be doing?”
There was a huge sweet smelling honeysuckle bush that lined and entire
fence and we’d pick the golden yellow trumpet shaped flower off of the
bush and find the little green stem on the end and pull it like a thread
through the flower, dragging the little tiny dab of sugary sweet syrup
to our lips and enjoy the taste of the sweet honey! We wondered how God
put the sweet syrup in the beautiful honeysuckle flower! Again we were
amazed with the Lord’s creative intelligence. Continuing to survey the
clouds we were delighted in the amazement and wonder of it all! This was
the way that I began to attempt to discover who and what God was, and
why I was here.
We would then fix our eyes on other creatures around us. We’d pick up
the doodle bugs (also known as roly-pollies, pill bugs, and armadillo
bugs). These bugs have a shell-like body that can tuck and roll up for
protection, which is how they got many of the names we called them. Most
people think that they are insects, but they are not! They actually
breathe through gills! In the tiniest little creature, there is such
creativity, such beauty!
Early on in my life I was aware of the Holy Spirit through Gods
creation, through animals and nature, through the wind and the rain, the
flowing river, the silence and through music, through laughter and
tears, through joy, through relationships, through sweet aromas,
sunrises and sunsets, and clouds! Ultimately, I experience God through
you, through love, which I consider to be the most creative and
intelligent source the Lord has provided.
When I think about “Creative Intelligence” I think of God, the Holy
Spirit. God is the definitive, The Great Creator, and the Greatest of
all Intelligence. This scripture comes to mind…
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28 NLT
So, what does having an “Awakened Life” or “Holy Spirit-connected life”
mean? It means to live wholly holy. Don’t think that Jesus expects this
way of living as “having to be perfect”… For me, it means to be
completely in step with the Holy Spirit, to make a choice for Christ.
Within that choice is an amazing freedom. He carries our burdens,
instills us with His Holy Spirit! This is amazing love! This is the
ultimate in creative intelligence.
Keeping in step with the Spirit takes active concentration, commitment,
and discipline. Unfortunately, many people (including myself) can pay
attention to so many other things that keep us from living and walking
with the Holy Spirit. One of those obstacles is pride, which CS Lewis
says, “is spiritual cancer that eats up the very possibility of love, or
contentment, or even common sense.”
It’s been said, and I believe this with my whole heart; that we speak to
God with every word and breath that we release. And with each and every
breath we breathe in He makes Himself known to us. After all He is the
breath of life. We are never apart or separated from God, although we
can miss “hearing him speak to us” if we are not tuned in to His
message. Too often we tune Him out, like so many other things in our
From my heart to your heart…
I want for you to be in connection with the Lord, the giver of life, who
stretched out his arms on the cross, and offered himself, a perfect
sacrifice for you and the whole world, so that you would have life
He has joy for you, plans for you to prosper, and to love, even in the
midst of struggle. I want to give of you hope and joy in your journey.
The choice to live in every moment with love, faith, and glorious
expectation is mine and yours! Don’t let anything or anyone stop you
from living in the glory that the Holy Spirit provides.
For those of you who have God given dreams, keep dreaming. Make sure
that you dream big enough dreams that you must include God!! Push beyond
the limits of your comfort zone! Do you realize where those dreams come
from? Do you trust where they originate? Step out in faith, don’t just
sit there sitting on your dream, embrace it! Love it, and live it!
What are you doing with your mind? What way are you choosing to live
your life? What thoughts, what character do you want or do you long for?
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!
Romans 12:2 reads; Do not be conformed to this world (this age),
[fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but
be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its
new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves]
what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing
which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
As a Life Coach, I partner with you in discovering the dreams God has
given you and I encourage those I coach to begin praying, about the plan
that the Lord has. Always pray about the choices you make and why you
make them. My prayer for you is to Awaken your Spirit, transform your
life into a breathtaking and joyous, Holy Spirit life! Live for God,
because He lives for you!
If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit”— Gal.
My prayer for you is to Awaken your Spirit, transform your life into a
breathtaking and joyous, Holy Spirit life! Live for God, because He
lives for you, I know this to be true!
Go lie down, flat on your back, with ears to hear, a heart prepared,
eyes gazing up into the clouds, and experience the enormity of His love
for you! Dream, pray, bask in His glory; discover the beauty He has for
you! Discovery is one of the best parts of the journey!
Here's to being Awakened each morning by His voice!
Copyright 2006 Awakenings Life Coaching by Kathryn Bonner
The Six Ghosts of Fear
There are six basic fears with which every human suffers at one time or
another. Most people are fortunate if they do not suffer from the entire
Prayer Important for the Christian?
When you pray, you are communicating with the Creator of the universe.
The Creator sincerely wants to hear and answer your prayers.
Giving and Receiving
It is the spirit of the gift that
makes the real gift, gives color and quality, meaning and value to what is
given. A gift in which there is no self-giving is no gift; a gift in which
love, care, sacrifice are not wrapped, is a show of gift but is not a gift.
Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?"
or "Why did God have to do this to me?" Here is a wonderful explanation!
Kathryn Bonner is a Christian Life Coach, enhancing and accelerating the
process of bringing joy & balance to life, deeper meaning & focus to ministry,
harmony & understanding to relationships, insights to transitions, depth to the
Christian walk, growth in personal & professional living, clarity of values.