It is said in the topic "The
Guided Path to Using Meditation as a Creative Tool”: The
approach is about using mediation as a creative tool. You can use
what is here as a meditative practice but if you wish to meditate as
an end in itself and/or as the vehicle to create, then it is
recommended you go find a meditation teacher and/or a meditation
tradition. Using mediation as a vehicle to create is different than
using it as a tool.
From a creativity perspective and holding our creativity sacred,
what needs to be clearly understood is that any tradition, any
teacher, anyone who does not seek to
call forth the
creative spirit within the individual and give the space for
that creative spirit to be free to express itself is attempting to
harness, if not enslave, that creative spirit for their own ends.
They may not do so consciously but they nevertheless are doing so.
Only when your goals and intention fully align with the goals and
intention of the tradition, teacher or the one who is providing you
with something will you not be somehow enslaved.
What needs to be realizes is that there is an energy within each
individual. In the same way we can harness the energy of a horse to
do work for us we can harness the energy within an individual.
Civilizations and governments have harnesses the power within the
individual for their purposes throughout history. Some have used
slave labor. Some have used volunteer labor. Some have substituted
money through taxes as a medium to harness the energy within the
individual. Whenever you get an individual to do something you
desire to do, you have harnessed their creative spirit. It doesn’t
matter how you have got them to do what you wanted to do, you
nevertheless have harness their creative sprit for your desired
The creative spirit within each individual is an energy that
animates and sustains our life. It can be harness as any other
energy. Part of the “game” of life which in which we all participate
is to get others to do what we want them to do. Power, influences,
rewards, punishment and the like have all been used to direct the
individual creative life energy of one individual into an end
desired by another. None of this is good not bad. It is just the way
it is. One goal of the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity approach
is to get you to harness your
creative life energy to what your creative spirit desire to
intention for your life, and not to your enculturated mind or
the mind of any other.
As a human, we each must eat something in order to live. What is not
realized is that we each also need to eat something spiritually,
mentally, emotionally and physically. We all do it. We are not
necessarily aware of how we do it. We each need others to give us
the experiences we desire to have. In needing others we eat of them
in some way. They in turn eat of us. The question is “Are we allowed
to grow and expand in the experience of life by the experiences we
have or do we shrink and become less than who and what we are?” Does
another causes us to grow and become enriched by the experiences we
have or do the experiences somehow cause us to withdrawal from life
or a part of life.
The Universe is magical enough to form itself in a way that each of
us can grow and expand in the experience of life and become more
alive with life. It is not about gaining more “stuff” whether it be
material “stuff’ or spiritual, emotional, or mental “stuff.” But
rather, more alive with life itself and the fulness of living and
being that creates
a life worth living.
However, some fear that they will be less than another or be
consumed by another. Some fear another will have more life than they
do. Or, they don’t believe there is a way for everyone to be served
in life or the life that is lived. There is a belief that there is
not enough to go around so we must take from others and hold onto
what we have. We don’t see ourselves as powerful creators to create
what we need if life to have the experiences we
incarnated to have. Whenever we try and get another to do what
we think needs to be done at the expense of their life and their
fulness of life, we are enslaving them and causing them to become
less that which is possible.
Here enters the variety of meditation techniques and traditions.
Each and every technique and tradition is created for a purpose.
There is an intent that the creator or creators of the technique or
tradition desire to be fulfilled. That intention or desire is
embedded in the technique or tradition. Anyone who uses that
technique or tradition is giving their life energy to that desire
and/or intention. The questions is, “Is the individual creative
spirit being served by what is given or is it being enslaves to
support something that does not necessarily serve its best
interests.” It is to be noted, this comment includes the material
presented here on this web site and the
intention behind the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity technology.
To take an individual and put chains on their hands and feet, or put
the individual into a cage, and force them to do a certain task is
obviously enslavement. Enslavement has never served anyone other
than the person who gets the benefit from energy the slave expends
in doing the desired task. Probably most would agree it is wrong to
put chain on the hands and feet of an individual or put them into a
cage. However, to give an individual beliefs or channel their
thinking such that they are not free to have the
creative freedom to explore the realm of infinite possibilities
to see what is possible is an enslavement just as damaging as the
worse physical enslavement.
Yet, this is what we all do every day. Rather than give an
individual the freedom to explore their own truth, their own
thinking, their own beliefs, we tell them or expect them to be a
certain way. We often assume another is just like us and wants
and/or needs what we want/need. We think they will make the same
mistakes we made. We think they will use the information we give
them in the way we think it should be used. We think they will be
happy in the cage we have made for ourselves. We think the cage in
which we live and have place our creative spirit to keep it safe
and/or address our concerns will satisfy another.
We fail to realize the true uniqueness and creative power of the
other individual. We fail to realize they could be totally like us
or completely different. So rather than give the individual the
space to explore their truth, we impose our truth in one way or
another. Rather than educate them on what we have found to be true
for ourselves, we impose our truth on them. Yet, more often than
not, we have never explored our own truth for no one has given us
the space for the exploration. So rather than even share our truth
we impose what others have imposed on us and the process continues
and we never find out what the truth really is.
It need to be understood is that anything that we take from the
outside that is not fully eaten and digested to be made our own and
then allow it to arise from within our being to supplies us with an
energy to act does not allow us to live our truth. Rather, we will
be simply copying the truth of another. Anything we use that is not
fully eaten and digest is to give our creative life energy in
support to the desired creation of another. In essence we are
enslaving ourselves to their creation without the awareness that we
are doing do.
We do not need to challenge or question everything that is given to
us to use. Rather, we just need to be aware that whatever we use,
especially thoughts, beliefs and thinking patterns, that has not
been made truly our own is simply directing our creative life energy
into the desires of another. We are free to put our creative life
energy into creating anything we desire. However, we need to become
conscious of where we are putting that energy and what we are
creating when we put it there if we wish to become a conscious
There are many things we do in life in unawareness and out of habit
or our past experiences. The question is “Does what we do serve the
deepest levels of our being and is what we are creating really
support what we desire to create with our life that arise from the
deepest levels of our being?”
Meditation is a doorway to the deepest levels of our being. To use
any meditative practice unaware of the intention and desire that
create it has the possibility of channeling our creative life energy
at the deepest levels of our being into something that may not
really support what we desire to create. It needs to be noted here
that many of the uses of meditation sound very noble and beneficial.
However, often the meditation practice was created to
escape a painful conditions and/or out of fear. In these cases,
that desire to escape is embedded in the practice. If one is
attempting to use meditation to engage life more fully, using a
meditation practice that was designed to escape life or an aspect of
life is self defeating.
We each are a unique creative spirit that has incarnated for a
purpose. The questions is, “Is what we do in life and what we
support in life in alignment with what our unique creative spirit
incarnated to do?” Only you can answer that question and it is not
something you will necessarily know through mind. You will know by
what gives you life, gives you the passion to engage life, and makes
you feel life is worth living. It is in such feelings you are
served. The recommendation is that you do what server your creative
spirit and learn to follow your internal compass as to what you
create in life.
Allow effectiveness to be your measure of truth and use those
things that allow you to create
a life worth living. In doing so, you will serve the greater
whole in the way you need to serve that whole and you will be given
permission for the other in your life to do the same.
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