The Adventure of the Conscious Creative (part 6)

Who can help us regain our power? I have come to understand from my work as an artist that we should look to ourselves for the answers. I know of nothing that has the same potential for self-discovery and empowerment as the process of creating art.

Think about what it would feel like to release the wondrous power that resides within you. What if we are not Aladdin making wishes by rubbing a lamp, but instead, we are the Genie granting those wishes to ourselves? Does this idea frighten or excite you?

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When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.—Joseph Campbell

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~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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The Adventure of the Conscious Creative (part 5)

We are all master magicians; in fact, we are such good magicians that we have deluded ourselves into believing that we are powerless, when in fact, we are the ones in control of our lives. Whether conscious of it or not, we are creating our reality all the time. We are natural creators who have the power to create whatever we want.

When we find the power to take control of our thoughts and change our circumstances, we find true independence and creative expression. Nothing is beyond us, because in a state of conscious creation we can live without limits.

However, the average individual feels like a victim of time and circumstance, powerless in the face of what looks like an absolute and insurmountable reality. We are not as helpless as we believe; we are simply unaware of the part we play in our circumstances.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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The Adventure of the Conscious Creative (part 4)

I guarantee you that you are creative, as we are all creative. The life you are experiencing today is the result of the thoughts you were thinking yesterday. We are holding our reality in existence by our focus on the elements of what we perceive to be our reality. Whether aware of it or not, we are thinking our lives into existence from moment to moment. I propose that if we are creating our lives we might as well be conscious of the process and choose what we want to create.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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The Adventure of the Conscious Creative (part 3)

Creativity is our birthright as human beings. The ironic thing is that we seem to have forgotten our power as creators. We have abandoned our responsibility for our circumstances, and have given our power to remote authorities that do not have our best interests in mind. When we abandon the responsibility for our development as individuals, we give up a great deal of potential for personal fulfillment and joy. What is at stake is the most important thing to us as individuals and to humankind in general—our evolution.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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The Adventure of the Conscious Creative (part 2)

We are creating our realities all the time. Look around you—it is a self-evident truth. Most of us live in an artificial world of our own construction.

Everything in our man-made environment started out as a creative thought in someone’s head. As the idea is caught and visualized, it starts to become more real. The original inspiration becomes denser through focus and concentration, and finally materializes into form.

So someone thinks into existence a chair, a wheel, or a computer. It is the creative thought that forms the eventual material reality. Like a fertilized egg that hatches a chick just because it was kept warm, the actual work of manufacturing the desired object is the inevitable fulfillment of conception. Manifestation is the natural, spontaneous conclusion that follows inspiration.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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The Adventure of the Conscious Creative (part 1)

Stories of magic and mystery permeate our cultural history, and have fascinated children and adults for untold generations. Fairy tales and mythologies are full of examples of powerful people who have the ability to generate new objects and realities out of thin air. The archetypical figures in these legends live in our collective consciousness and populate our dreams.

There is a nugget of truth hidden inside these tales. The magicians in these stories are ordinary people who have discovered an incredible power. They know what all of us should know—we are natural magicians. We should know this because it is a truth that is all around us: we modify our environments and create the world in which we live.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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The Art of Creativity

Chapter One, Creativity defines and outlines creativity: what is it, how can we use it, where does it reside?

Chapter Two, Double Vision is about the source of creativity—our inner child—and how we, as adults, encase this pure self in a cage of fear and limitation.

Chapter Three, Body & Soul discusses the relationship of the body to the mind; how to use your mind creatively to create the body you want.

Chapter Four, Shaking the Tree explores more deeply into the mind, how to change limiting beliefs, how to overcome fear, and encourage original thought.

Chapter Five, Navigating a Sea of Emotions is about emotions: why do we have them, how to choose your emotions, and how to use them effectively.

Chapter Six, The Secret of Sex reveals how to marshal the twin forces of passion and desire to supercharge and sustain your creative vision.

Chapter Seven, The Conscious Creative shows how the practice of art brings the artist increased awareness and personal power.

Chapter Eight, The Infinite Self brings together the concepts introduced in the former chapters, and shows how they can lead the artist to creative freedom.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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Are You Ready to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live?

Are you ready to live the life you were meant to live? This book is about how to live a creative life; not how to paint or draw, but how to think like an artist, and how to find a joyous, complete life as a result. The power of creative thought can impel you to excel in any medium, in any field, or any subject.

Many people are creative in their daily lives, others would like to be more creative, still others would like to experience the magic that they have seen only from the outside until now.

This book answers some essential questions, the most important being: what is creativity, and how can it bring me freedom and happiness?

However, the real value of this book is not in the questions that it attempts to answer, but in the questions that it poses. These questions are traditionally asked under the cover of art, but I ask these questions here so that you may ask them of yourself.

I started out as a fine artist, and entered the fields of illustration, graphic design, broadcast design, and interactive design. As I developed my commercial skills and artistic craft, I learned that there is a difference between pure creativity and applied creativity.

Pure creativity is an activity that has no predefined destination or purpose, while applied creativity is an activity that always has a goal or application in mind. Pure creativity can be seen as a kind of play, while applied creativity is usually seen as work.

Examples of pure creativity include (but are not limited to): a painter who paints from his heart, a musician who creates a symphony while toying at the piano, a writer who bases a screenplay on the people she knows at work, a scientist who discovers a new law of the universe by playing with raw materials and outlandish ideas.

Examples of applied creativity include (but are not limited to): design, architecture, scientific inquiry, technological innovations, copywriting, and business development.

One form of creativity is not superior to the other. It is just easier (and more fun!) to learn pure creativity before attempting to apply that creativity to a purpose. Applied creativity can be fun and playful too. However this particular book focuses on the importance of play to our development as a complete, creative individual, so it is about pure creativity.

Parallel Mind reveals how you, as a creative individual, can mold your life with the power of your thoughts and how those thoughts can be used to create whatever you want in life.

~ Excerpt from Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity 

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