Creative power is not being limited to some narrowly defined artistic or cultural talent like music or drawing but more about utilizing our superpower to create the life we want to live through conscious choice.
It’s about our ability to create our future, to be fully present and in charge of our life and everything in it so that we can enjoy happy healthy relationships and experience life to the full.
Now that’s a superpower worth having and it’s not something where we have to be exposed to some green-glowing radioactive material or be bitten by a chemically-enhanced spider. It is something that reveals itself to us when we get out of our own way and align ourselves with our true potential.
Harnessing the sheer power of our brain and devoting our full creative power to whatever situation or challenge that lies before us. Using our imagination and ability to improve, invent and rethink so that we can see possibilities where previously we only saw limitations.
If our brain is such an amazing create-anything-you-want machine and we all have one, then why do we not use it to its full potential and what is stopping us?
Experiencing Your Potential
The world is brimming with personal development coaches, life coaches and motivational speakers, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, councilors, religious and spiritual teachers offering teachings, systems, modalities and education to reach our potential. However, here we are, still with this amazing creative machine at our disposal and we still are not implementing it to its fullest potential.
The majority of personal development teachings around the globe instruct you to follow certain systems and modalities to modify your behavior so that you can reach your potential. Mind Renaissance first lets you experience your potential using a simple technique and then from an empowered emotional state helps you to share that potential with the world.
One of your most powerful motivators is to actually see something so you can believe it. The experience of seeing your potential, awakens within you the desire to fulfill it, and you become virtually unstoppable. By aligning with your core feelings, your perception of the world changes so you are more attuned to finding the pathways, people and opportunities you need to achieve your innate potential.
From an emotionally empowered state you are able to write and rewrite the automated scripts of your subconscious mind. As your subconscious programming becomes more in alignment with expressing your innate potential, you increasingly gain more access to the creative power of your brain and are less likely to become emotionally triggered or self-sabotage your own happiness.
The Most Satisfying of Feelings
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The above statement is often attributed to the famed playwright William Shakespeare or the influential painter Pablo Picasso on social networks, however it actually first appeared in a 1993 book “Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times” by psychiatrist and pioneering radio personality David S. Viscott.
To fully understand the intrinsic value of this quote and how it applies to Mind Renaissance is to clarify two things:
Expressing your innate potential - strengths, abilities, unique gifts and talents in the world you feel empowered in some way as you are in alignment with your core feelings. Giving selflessly and contributing to the world in a meaningful way through service, kindness and compassion is certainly up there with the most satisfying of feelings.
Discovering your core feelings then, is key to both finding your gifts and giving them away.
Your core feelings and your innate potential are like Yin and Yang, inseparable. Tuning into and aligning with your core feelings will awaken awareness of your innate potential and vice versa. The idea of honing and developing your gifts is about practice, repetition and becoming unconsciously competent which means they are now part of the automated scripts of your subconscious programming.
The more you align your subconscious programming to express your innate potential / core feelings, the more joyful you feel, the more fulfilling your life becomes, and the less likely unwanted or destructive programming has influence over you to sabotage your progress.
But Wait, There’s More.
We have discussed earlier that when we are emotionally triggered, by applying the Emotional Reset Technique (ERT) we are able to reset ourselves to a place of calm. From this Empowered Emotional State, something incredible happens that presents us with a taste of our real power and gives us the ability to experience and develop:
How we feel inside generally influences how we perceive the world around us; and what we perceive in the world also influences how we feel. By the application of ERT you are able to remain in an emotionally empowered state and therefore be more resilient to the fluctuations of emotions experienced by yourself and others around you.
You are also able to increasingly develop reward-based programming giving you a calmer demeanor and increased patience as opposed to fear-based programming from which impatience is a by-product.
Brainwashing Our Children
We are often asked about how we can help program children toward an abundant and healthy life. Parents certainly could do with more patience to create encouraging environments for their children rather than discouraging them and shutting down their creativity.
This can be done by:
If parents are able to achieve and maintain an emotional empowered state in their lives, their home environment will reflect the above principles and qualities.
Many parents see themselves in their children and want a better life for them, one without the struggles and the pain. Yet it seems so challenging to walk the talk, to be positive role-models and to overcome the negative programming taken on as children.
Sweet or Savory?
Fear based programming makes you adept at focusing on fear, interpreting situations as threats and constantly moving away from how you don’t want to feel. People who are conditioned through fear-based programming are more likely to have less patience, less attention span, be easily distracted and more likely to choose short-term satisfaction over long-term investment and gain.
Reward based programming makes you adept at interpreting situations as rewarding and constantly moves you toward how you want to feel.
In 1972 a team led by psychologist Walter Mischel, a professor at Stanford University conducted a study on delayed gratification famously known as the marshmallow experiment. In this study, children were offered the choice of a reward, depending on the child’s preference. The reward was either a marshmallow or pretzel stick, or double the reward if they waited for 15 minutes.
During this time, the researcher left the room and returned in 15 minutes. When they returned it was found that the children who were able to wait longer for the double reward tended to have better life outcomes. Continued monitoring indicated increased educational attainment, healthier body mass index and other beneficial life measures.
We struggle through life trying to force our dreams to come true with sheer willpower when our actions are not in alignment with our dreams. Through the science of Epigenetics it has been shown that at the level of DNA, our genetics interpret how our potential is expressed based on a number of factors including nurture and nature.
Many of the choices made by our parents and caregivers also have a profound effect on how our lives are shaped through the subconscious programming that we take on board as a child. Being encouraged to be aware of how we truly want to feel; knowing our core feelings can act as a compass to help us express our potential in the world.
Yet how do we become attuned to our core feelings?
Where intuition is the idea of knowing or feeling there is something to be aware of or alerted to in our external situation, interoception is the knowing or feeling that something is to be aware of or alerted to in our internal environment.
Traditionally, human beings are considered to have five main senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch which are mediated by our nervous system’s organs and sensory systems. These systems rely on chemoreceptors, photoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, or thermoreceptors to detect the state of both exteroception (stimuli that occur outside of our body) and interoception (stimuli occurring inside of our bodies).
Interoceptive senses can include the sensations of stretch (as in muscles or organs like the lungs), oxygen and carbon dioxide sensing, pH sensing, pain or nociception (physiological pain), balance or equilibrioception, body awareness or proprioception and even sense of time or chronoception.
We certainly then are very well equipped for detecting and tuning into our core feelings and therefore aligning with our true potential. Mind Renaissance encourages the increased awareness of our interoception as well as exteroception. When our external lives are reflecting an alignment with our core feelings we can be assured that we are fulfilling our potential and playing our “A” game in life.
Stepping back from the person you believe yourself to be, allows you to see what's working and not working in your life. Now you can align your powerfully creative mind with your innermost desires, core feelings and values. In doing so you will awaken your full emotional power and your ability to consciously direct it to create happy, healthy relationships and a fulfilling life.
Philosophers used the concept of “sentient beings” with the understanding of having the faculty of sensation, to feel things and the power to perceive, reason and think.
Mind Renaissance utilizes our amazing create-anything-you-want machine in alignment with our core feelings and innate potential - our strengths, abilities and unique gifts and talents. We then awaken to the knowledge that our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but that we are powerful beyond measure.
We are also one humanity sharing similar and familiar life experiences together and so community is vitally important not only for surviving but thriving. Having empathy for one another, being able to connect and communicate and share experiences with those around us can heighten our life experience tenfold and this is what we will be discussing in our next article - empathetic communication.
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