I had known for a long time that I felt better whenever I was drawing, painting, or sculpting, but I didn’t really understand why until I met Dr. Bruce Lipton in 1989. It was at that first meeting where he explained to me that our mind actually consists of two minds—the subconscious and the conscious mind. They were designed to work together in tandem, but they are very different.
The subconscious or reactive mind is stronger, bigger, and a million times faster than the conscious mind. On the other hand, the conscious mind has the capacity to rewrite beliefs and perceptions we acquired in our early childhood that hinder our ability to succeed.
The creative process requires the conscious mind. Since the two-mind team—subconscious and conscious—operates in an “either-or” system, when you activate your conscious mind you also suspend the subconscious mind. This means you are also suspending preprogrammed beliefs and perceptions, which creates an opportunity for you to identify an inaccurate belief, change it, and create a more effective response.
With this in mind, any time I need to activate my conscious mind and I don’t have paper, canvas, or clay, I will use any surface available to me to shift myself from my reactive mind to my conscious mind so I can continue to create a more authentic and joyous life.
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