If you explore creativity, you
will come to find the
most creative state is a state of play. It has also been
discussed in the topic of “The
Creativity Perspective on Health and Related Issues” that heal,
as is illness, accident, disease and other misfortunes are created
states really no different from each other. That is, we create them
all. All that is different is how we create them and whether or not
we judge them as acceptable and/or pleasurable, or as unacceptable
and/or painful and unpleasant. In any case, play is the most
creative state to create whatever we desire. As such, a state of
play would be the fastest, easiest and gentlest way to create any
desired condition such as health. So there is a straight forward
logic which states that if one can enter a state of play with the
clear intention to create health, they can create it. That then
leads one to ask whether or not the individual who seeks healing can
enter a creative state of play.
The logic behind this principle has been known since ancient times.
In fact, it is the basis of a very old and ancient shamanic healing
technique. There are a variety of shamanic traditions and customs on
healing. This one approach is very consistent and particularly
applicable to the
creativity perspective and how we do, and do not, use our
inherent creative ability and power. This ancient technique or
approach did not focus on curing or healing a particular condition.
Rather it focus on accessing the creative power to create whatever
condition was desires. Most often it was a condition of health or at
least relief from the condition and/or pain the individual faced.
The technique is quite simply and centered around exploring the
answer to three questions. The three questions were: 1) “When did
you stop singing?”; 2) “When did you stop dancing?; ” and 3) “When
did you stop dreaming?” Dreaming as used here was not nocturnal
dreaming but rather dreaming in one’s imagination thing to create.
Depending on the answers, the shaman would then go about creating
some type of action to create the space for a cure or healing to
occur. Often the shaman would end up using some form of
soul retrieval. They used it to call back or
retrieve that aspect of the individual’s create power and ability
that was so totally suppressed or denied by what they experienced
early in life such that the aspect appeared lost.
The three questions above asked by the shaman relate to the loss of
one’s ability to play. If one realizes that state of play to which
we refer is a spontaneous and innocent childlike play of discovery
and exploration of oneself and one’s world, one can add several
other questions to the list. These question would be as follows.
When did you stop crying or rather lose the freedom to
When did you become too big to be hold by mommy when
hurt and process your pain?
When did you stop laughing or rather lose the freedom
When did you stop freely exploring and discovering
life without judgement?
When did you lose your spontaneity?
When did you lose your innocence?
Here we are talking about innocence at all levels of one’s being,
spiritual, mental, emotional, and spiritual innocence. So you could
ask four separate questions: 1) When did you lose your spiritual
innocence?; 2) When did you lose your mental innocence, 3) When did
you lose your emotional innocence?; and 4) When did you lose your
What is interesting is that many of the answer to these questions go
back to before we developed a fully conscious mind. So often there
may not be any specific memories that go with the answer. Rather we
may only have a feeling as to why we lost what we lost. Frequently
is it is only when we experience a similar experience or a similar
feeling that we become aware that something is missing from our
lives. In this case we will need to follow the feeling much the way
we use our
internal compass to guide the real reason why we lost what we
This understand and approach is captured in “A
Healing Exercise” that you may wish to consider using to
regaining your ability to reenter that
most creative state of being and/or to help access the creative
power you need to create whatever you desire, and compliment your
approach to healing and/or health. However, it is advised as
discussed in the topic “Truth in Labeling - Disclaimer” found on the
Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity home page that you do not
use the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity Tecnology as a
substitute for, or in lieu of, any traditional and/or nontraditional
healing modalities, counseling or therapy for your health needs. It
can be used in conjunction with such healing practices. As discussed
under the topic “Creativity
Perspective on Health and Related Issues” it should be used in
conjunction with them.
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