There are three points in the Access Consciousness Bars that are about creating: Creativity, Creating Connections and Creating Life Forms. For many people just talking about these points brings up a lot of self-judgment. Statements like: “Oh I’m not a creative person, I can’t even draw a stick figure.” or “My sister’s the creative one in the family.” and “I wish I were creative but I know I’m not, do you think running these Bars could help that?” are common, whether they are spoken aloud or said energetically. Have you ever questioned YOUR creativity? If you’re like most people, you probably have!
But what if we’ve all been given a much too narrow definition of creativity? What if it’s not just about painting or dancing or singing or writing poetry? What if those were just very few examples of the ways creativity can show up? Creativity is about stepping out of the norm and seeing things in a different way. It’s about creating change; and it’s about choosing from the awareness of greater possibilities; it can be about physically actualizing something that’s never been physically actualized before as well as being a catalyst for change. Whenever you are being the unique being that you are, you are being creative. How cool is that?
Let’s look at some of the more unconventional ways creativity can show up:
· Instead of reacting with your child, you ask them a question. It could be anything from ‘What would you like to create here?’ Or, ‘What else is possible?’ By asking a question you’ve just brought a new possibility into existence.
· You have a new idea about how to connect mentors and employees
· You put together an Access class, and with your facilitation and the material – people change.
· You show up as the infinite being that you are and the people around you change.
· You choose to relate to your partner in a totally new way.
· Your approach to your business is completely unique.
· You make up a game. (Did you do that as a kid? Did you judge it and yourself then?)
· You adjust a recipe to your liking.
· You rearrange the furniture.
· You empower one person to be more of who they truly are.
We are all far more creative than most of us imagine. Sometimes we even create messes! The good news is that, if you can create a big mess, are you also capable of creating an equally great something that adds to your life?
Speaking of life, how many of us actually get that we create our lives? It’s so easy to believe that things “just happen” because that’s what we have been brought up to believe. The “it just happened” approach denies the power and potency of each of us. Think of a time in your life when a great new job or relationship came into your life. Did it “just happen” or did you actually pull it in and create it as part of your reality? This idea can be a bit startling, even daunting, but would you be willing to begin to be aware of how much you actually create in your life? As soon as you acknowledge you as the poten creator you are, a great deal can change that you thought might never change.
There’s a tool in Access Consciousness that goes like this: Your point of view creates your reality, your reality doesn’t create your point of view. Let’s say that you’ve had some difficult experiences with the other sex. Maybe you’ve decided that all men are bad or all women will betray you. If that is your point of view, then that is what you will create in your life because nothing that doesn’t match your point of view can come into your life. If you are willing to change your point of view, and stop concluding that it is “the truth”, than you can create something entirely different in your life. In this case, you might ask a question like: “I wonder what it would take for a kind and caring partner or friend to come into my life?” Or “What’s possible for me with the other sex that I haven’t ever imagined?” As you begin to shift you points of view and allow for different possibilities, you can step into a space where you can create more of what you would actually like to have in your life.
Being creative is really about being totally alive and present without judgments and fixed points of view. It’s about the willingness for every moment to be an adventure instead of a point on the line of your automatic pilot program. It’ really about you being you, without all of the baggage that most of us have collected over the years.
Yes – YOU are creativity walking! What would you like to create in your life?
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