Research carried out in the United States by George Land and Beth Jarman reveals that we are all born creative. Their research indicates that 98 percent of children aged three to five years have genius level creativity. By the time they reach eight to ten years, genius level is down to 32 percent. By ages thirteen to fifteen , it is down to only 10 percent.
Two hundred thousand adults over the age of twenty-five have taken the same creativity tests. Only two percent scored at the genius level.
So what happened to our natural creativity?
I believe it has been socialized out of us!
The consequences is we slowly get disconnected from the very life force that is creative by nature. We unconsciously inherit beliefs that limit us from living our true potential in the world. These beliefs dull our creativity! We become human doings instead of human beings. A life without magic and creativity. Most of us are not aware that we operate from this paradigm because it is so ingrained in us from a young age.
Our conditioning is a prison we cannot see!
Let me explain!
As a child if your environment is chaotic and you are not allowed to develop authentically, your ego learns to function from a place of fear and survival. When your needs as a child have not been met, you begin to feel there is something wrong with you. Slowly alter egos emerge in your personality (this happens unconsciously) to compensate in order to survive in your environment. Maslow refers to them as deficiency needs (physiological safety, belonging/love and self-esteem needs).
Can you journey back to your natural creative state?
Disconnection doesn’t happen from one day to another; it is a pattern that is rooted out of fear. Our wounds influence our view of the world. We raise our children unaware of the impact our words, actions and emotional state have on them. Patterns are passed on from one generation to another.
As Marianne Williamson explains:
The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.
I always tell people that if you were to travel back in time and tell people how the world is today with all the amazing inventions and changes we have created, they would call you insane! How does his happens? This creative force is in all of life!
This is what helped me reconnect to this creative force!
-Realize you will not live forever! Thinking about my mortality forces me to approach each day with a sense of purpose about who I want to be and what impact I want to have in my life. We take this for granted, there are one million people that we will die tomorrow. Make every moment count by being present!
– Listen to your emotions! I believe our emotions are there to guide us to live to our potential. I spent a good part of my life feeling anxious; my emotions revealed to me through anxiety what my unconscious beliefs were. As I reconditioned myself with more empowering beliefs, my anxiety turned into more positive emotions like excitement.
– Be grateful! Every morning and evening I close my eyes, I bring attention to everything that I am grateful for in my life. When you make this a daily ritual, over time your mind will automatically focus on what is good.
– Meditate daily and breathe consciously! Breath is essential to well-being; when we stop breathing we die. To feel empowered you must feel strong in your body. As you deepen your ability to breathe, watch what happens. Meditation takes you out of your brain and into your heart. Over time your senses sharpen and your awareness expands. Meditation allowed me to feel the energy that is invisible to the eye, this life force that we are all connected to.
Trust, surrender, love and live!