Category Archives: Imagination

An Evolution in Consciousness

In his video “We Communicate Through Energy” Dr. Bruce Lipton explains that there is an evolution in consciousness taking place removing the past programming of beliefs such as life is a struggle, life is a competition, and survival of the fittest that have often separated us and have not serve us well as a society. Sometimes it is difficult to remove the obstacles in our own minds, due to these long held beliefs.

If you find yourself having difficulty making a change in your life you might want to explore the I Create What I Believe! Program which is endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research. This deceptively simple, fun and scientifically sound tools can help you quickly change your perceptions, and create a more authentic life.

Each I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB) art activity is built upon the previous ones. You begin with the first activity, Just Scribble, which is an introduction to the art of self-reflection. In that activity you will be able to uncover the rhythm, and style of movement your hands prefer. When you do pay attention to the movements that give you the most pleasure because they are the ones that can help you activate your conscious mind.

Explore and Ponder – Activity Two:

When you move into the second activity, Explore and Ponder the focus is on uncovering how drawing different shaped lines or moving your limbs in either circles or lines affect your body mind state. Unearthing this information can provide you with a custom made set of tools to help you change beliefs and move through your day in a more conscious and integrated manner effortlessly.

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You Are a Master

We are not victims to our genes; we can become masters of our genetic activity because we have the ability to change our environment and our perception of our environment. In the “Heal Documentary” to be released later this year, Dr. Bruce Lipton discusses the findings of his scientific research that revealed cells depend on the nervous system’s interpretation to adjust their biology, so if a person changes their perception, or belief about life, it changes the signals that are going in and adjusting the function of the cells. So how can increase our ability to see more clearly and change our perceptions?

Heal Documentary – Dr. Bruce Lipton Ph.D                              www.healdocumentary.com

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers a fun and scientifically sound tool to strengthen your observations skills and subsequently have the ability to change your perceptions in Activity Eight-What Do You See?

What Do You See?- Activity Eight:

This activity tends to be very freeing and quite magical. It also has the capacity to increase observation skills, and refresh the mind.

On a personal level, I have used this activity to re-center myself and explore new ways of viewing a personal challenge. In the family context, I have used this activity to connect more deeply on a nonverbal level with my children, because it puts the child and adult on a level playing field and inspires wonder in both. In a classroom situation, I have done this exercise on the blackboard with the students, because it can increase authentic connection and interaction very quickly within an individual and the group.

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What Delights Your Soul?

What burdens your soul? What delights your soul? These seem to be very simple questions, but I think they are also the key to a balanced and joyous life.

When I was young, because of circumstances beyond my control, I found that the only way I could feel safe was to make sure everyone around me was happy and had what they needed. This was a tall order for a very young child, but I learned to do it because it gave me an illusion of safety and my survival depended on it. Unfortunately, in the process I lost touch with what delighted my soul and what I needed to be happy and healthy.

In my long journey back to myself, I rediscovered time and time again that creativity brought me great joy and delighted my soul. Creativity also taught me how to be more present, connect more deeply with myself, and to feel safe and comfortable in my own skin even when others are not happy. These simple changes changed the quality and course of my life.

If you would like to explore using creativity to connect more deeply with yourself and uncover what delights and feeds your soul, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.

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Creativity

“Which is the Best?” “They are all the best!”

Creativity is a marvelous thing, but don’t get caught in the trap of thinking it needs to look or be a certain way. Art is merely a vehicle for transmitting and expressing emotion. If you talk to a seasoned musician or visual artist, you will find it is only after they have pushed something too far and thought they had destroyed what they were after that the eruption of something amazing is birthed.

Many years ago I had a painting instructor who used to walk around the class with a large black pen. When he saw a student frozen or stuck he would merely come over and draw a large black line across the canvas and say, ” It can no longer be perfect, so now you are free to create.”

I have found that the ICWIB creative activities have a deep capacity to stimulate your mind, delight your soul, heal old wounds, and transform your perceptions so you are able to see a bigger more inclusive picture.

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Art Makes Us See

Art, I think, is a delightful way to discover how you see, and can cultivate your ability to see more clearly. This is because a simple drawing, painting, or even a scribble can capture not only what you are seeing, but also your state of mind in that moment in time. In order to draw something accurately, you need to observe the shapes, connections, and interrelationships of the objects or subjects you are looking at accurately. In order to accomplish this, you need to slow down, go inward, and be fully present in the moment. In many ways art is a form of meditation.

I continuously find it amazing that when I look at something I have drawn several days earlier, I am able to see my state of mind and how present I was when I did the drawing. So in this regard, drawing is a feedback system that helps me see, grow, and change in a positive manner. I have spent many years practicing and refining my ability to see, and render what I see, because it not only gives me great joy to share what I see with others, but because I helps me see myself more clearly and experience life more fully.

Michelangelo said, “If anyone knew how long it took me to reach mastery they wouldn’t think it was so wonderful.” Yes, mastery requires hundreds of hours and many years of practice, but the ICWIB art activities can help you cultivate the ability to see more clearly and experience life more fully without needing to spend twenty or thirty years to master this ability.

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Om Om on the Range

“OM, OM on the range. Where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and skies are not cloudy all day.”

What do you envision when you meditate or daydream? What would you like to change in your life? For centuries, wise teachers have been telling us that our thoughts and perceptions create our life. Now even scientists are telling us that our thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions play a strong hand in the molding or creation of our life experience.

Where do you go when you meditate? Where does your mind transport you to when you daydream? To the great open plains? The ocean? The woods? To the tropics? The mountains? When the over-saturated world of today throws me off balance, I usually go somewhere still. I know that in a blink of an eye I can transport myself back to the Great Plains where I grew up, to my grandfather’s garden, to a special lake or trail and in that moment I can reconnect with myself and what is important. So the next time you are feeling lost or overwhelmed, close your eyes and return to your ‘Home, Home on the range…”

I have found that playing with the ICWIB activities is a great way to still your mind, go inward, change your fundamental beliefs and perceptions about life and return to your “Home, Home on the Range.”

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How I Get Creative

Are your comfortable or uncomfortable with your creativity? What ignites your creativity and what stifles it? Where are you the most comfortable being creative? At home? At work? In the kitchen? In the garden? Do you like creating with others? Or do you prefer creating by yourself?

I think everyone is creative. I also feel having a good understanding of this part of ourselves, and using it regularly, is very important. This is because creativity can reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, help you gain more clarity and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.

I personally find that doing something creative can help me shake off a stressful experience and connect with what is important to me. This is because creativity moves you out of reactivity and activates your conscious problem-solving mind.

The ICWIB program is a simple way to expand your creative nature and in the process activate your conscious mind.

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Have More Fun!

Deadlines! Rules on how to do it! Grades! How can you be creative when someone is breathing down your neck?

If a learning situation doesn’t stimulate curiosity, awe, wonder, and discovery, learning can become boring and difficult. Unfortunately, in many schools, because of large classroom sizes, lack of funds, and a focus on testing, they no longer ignite the innate desire to learn. This unfortunate situation is a breeding ground for failure.

Learning is needs to be fun! If it is, the brain dumps dopamine into the system, giving the child a “learning high.” Yes, rules and guidelines are important, but not to the detriment of the child or the crushing of their love of learning.

So what can you do?

The ICWIB program, which was originally created for middle school children, was designed to help children reduce stress, focus their minds, uncover their own unique learning styles, and provide their mind with what it needs to work in an optimal way so they can fall in love with learning. This can create a breeding ground for success instead of failure.

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Outside the Box

Do you look for ingenious ways to solve your problems? Or do you fall in the trap of thinking you always have to do something the same way every time? Trying something new or exploring a different approach are wonderful ways of activating your conscious mind. Why is this important?

When you are in your conscious mind, you are also able to create the life you really want. On the other hand, when you are in your reactive mind, your tapes—what you learned by observing your parents, siblings, and peers— are creating your life. So if you would like your life to look different, then look for simple ways to consciously activate your conscious mind during your day. It could be as simple as responding or doing something in a different way. In the process, you might find yourself laughing and enjoying life more.

The ICWIB program is a simple and effective way to learn how to activate your conscious mind.

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Submission

Is school igniting a love of learning in your child or turning them off to it? Is school helping your child discover his or her unique learning style and how to maximize performance, or diminishing your child’s sense of value and self?

In the book, Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences, author Thomas Armstrong points out that children with learning challenges also possess extraordinary gifts. Individuals with ADD also have a great capacity for teamwork because they are able to see a bigger picture and both sides of the picture. Individuals with ADHD have what is called “a novelty gene” and their system is always looking for a new, and novel solution. In the global community, this can be a great asset. Individuals with dyslexia often have the capacity to see three-dimensionally, while individuals with autism seem to have a propensity for systems and circuits, making them great candidates for working in the computer industry.

Instead of focusing only on what our children can’t do, I feel it is important to show them what they CAN do that typical linear thinkers can’t do. This is empowering rather diminishing them. When children understand how their minds work, both strengths and weaknesses—with no judgment—they can move from feeling broken to being proud of who they are and what they can share with the world.

The ICWIB activities can help children gain a deeper understanding of how their unique minds work and also help them maximize their performance. In the process they can move from feeling powerless to feeling empowered.

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