Tightrope On Point
I’ve talked with people who believe that being creative means you’re either an artist, an entertainer, a writer, etc. I believe we are creative by taking a walk with total awareness.
Imagine your food is ready for you to eat. What would encourage your ease of digestion, you truly enjoying each bite? Switch hands! If you are ambidextrous, go to chopsticks with either hand, if you already do that, use bamboo utensils instead of metal, and so on. Stopping the routine increases awareness, that is being in the moment. Creativity occurs naturally when we are wide awake to the magical joy of being fully alive. Get up from your seat and, begin with the foot that doesn’t automatically start you walking. By the second step, you will feel a difference. That’s breaking a routine pattern. A simple act of stepping forward differently can help create an open door to finding solutions through greater intention. Stuck on an issue? We know pressure doesn’t help. New ways can be so simple yet provide more energy, better focus, and sudden inspiration.
Creative visualization is as important to my life as prayer, food, water, and breathing. I was in my late 20s when I lost the use of my left leg. My neurologist knew that there were no current means of help. Those five weeks I lay in a hospital bed were fear-driven. By the sixth week, I needed to break the pattern of frustrating waiting.. Basing it on my knowledge of split-brain studies from the 1960s, I thought that if my brain knew what was going on it could send signals to the muscles through the nervous system.
We all have some experience with remembering pictures in our dreams, remembering people’s faces, and daydreams. Brains have a literal third eye, the pineal gland, loaded with optical receptors that form images with lightwave activity. I concluded that focused belief, thought and emotions could move this mountain of inertia. I began imaging (imagining) something far more difficult than walking. Dancing on toe shoes on a tightrope. I had studied ballet and then toe for 11 years as a child. Lying in bed I believed “if only my body would remember how I moved then.” For three days I lived and breathed dancing on toes on that tightrope. The more involved my emotions got, the easier it became to stay focused. Three days after starting I was able to get up and walk as if nothing happened. I realized the more fun I had with the vision the less fear I had. No residual. A few years later new imaging equipment revealed that the severity of my condition was not just from the injuries I incurred as a crime victim. I was born with severe congenital deformities of the spine that could keep the nerves from sending impulses. Yet the power within helped me create the miracles I needed.
This is an amazing story. I can only hope that it awakens in me and others the realization that we need not wait to be confined in order to awaken our creative genius within. I have lost my ability to visualize (see images in my minds eye) or dream from past traumas. I will continue to work on this area of myself because I know it is still active within me. Thank you so much for sharing
Hi, Nancy – I first met you in the 1980’s, I think, when we both lived in Flanders, and you helped me with a Past-Soul-Life-Regression & Reading. Attended several classes by you over the following years, but moved further south in New Jersey, and lost connection. Just want to say “Hello” and I’ve been enjoying reading some of your more recent Facebook posts.
Read all your blogs Nancy, I feel the ease of communication in your writing. Inspiring and delving in topics I love, that some go beyond what we imagined. I believe that there’s a higher source of energy that breaks through all our so called limitations, and I’m glad you speak upon it. Thank you Nancy, and feel free to email me when new blogs are up 😊 – Joseph