The creative shape shifter
A Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity discussion topic
Copyright 2006 by K. Ferlic, † All Rights Reserved
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The creative shape shifter refers to an individual who is capable of consciously or nonconsciously acting on the principle of how the inner is reflected in the outer. They are willing to give of themselves in whatever way to become whatever is necessary the grow or to sustain a creation. The creative shape shifter becomes what the unfolding creation needs them to become.
The creative shape shifter is aware of the existence of the individualsí creative spirit and the need for it to have a safe and secure space to freely express itself to have the experiences it incarnated to have. The creative shape shifter hold the individual's creativity sacred and looks to see how it has been trapped in a cage of our own making.
The creative shape shifter works the energy of the situation to free the heart of another. They rely on their intuitive guidance to guide them and not what their mind thinks. There is a feeling to which we can go that allows us to see beyond time and space. When in that feeling, the universe opens. In that that awareness we can see what needs to be created. We only need to go to the deep feeling. Mind is only there to make it safe for what the creative spirit needs to do.
Acting from an intuitive space the creative shape shifter does a creative shape shifting dance around the individual or individuals of focus. The shape shifting dance is done for the individual(s) to step out of mind and become a little bit crazy. It is in that craziness there is a deep and profound awareness. The individuals, in turn, find the space to become a little bit crazy to experience the freedom of their own creative spirit to find the answers they need to get on with their life. It is a complex integration of this world and the creative imagination. It is a dance into and out of this world to find what is needed and bring it back. Only when our creative spirit experiences a moment of true freedom do we know what really serves and doesnít serve us.
The creative shape shifter may or may not realize the cost to themselves and how they become viewed by the world. Rather, they are so overwhelmed by what they find in their own heart in the free expression of their creative spirit that they cannot resisting giving that freedom and what they have found to the world. They are like the proverbial fool who steps out in innocence unaware of the world. What the external world thinks and believes does not matter to the creative shape shifter. They are so full of what they have accessed in the Source, they can only give away what they have found or face the pain within as a result of their creative life energy being unable to flow in free expression.
The creative shape shifter realizes there is something about words that do not allow one to see to what the words are pointing. There are some things that can only be understood after they have an experience to what the words refer. The creative shape shifter realizes it is necessary to get people to act so that they get past their fear and come to an experiential knowing of the words they hold and speak.
We cannot give what we do not have. One can only take another as deep as they themselves have gone. To create the space for the dream within the heart of another to germinate, grow and unfold, one must have accessed and be living their dream.
The creative shape shifter is an individual who has accessed and live their own truth. In being their truth, they can give to another freely and unconditionally, without obligation or duty, whatever is required with no expectations in return. Without placing expectation on the individual in any way, the individualís creative spirit is free to unfold true to its nature at each and every level of their being.
Because so many of us rely on mind and have been programmed to respond to the external world, in essence, the creative shape shift is able to become more feminine that the individualís inner feminine. It is the lack of a mature inner feminine which causes the individualís creative spirit to be inadequately nurtured. That is, the creative shape shifter can better nurture the individualís intention and/or the individualís heart better than the individual. One such description of this process is reflected in the topic "A clientís revealing dream."
The creative shape shifter becomes whatever it takes for the creative spirit of another become free or at least move past the obstacles which is preventing them from obtaining what they desire to create. The creative shape shifter become what the situation calls for doing. They are able to shift their shape to give to the creation what it needs and not what they want to give. Having such an individual in our life makes the journey much easier and creates the possibility of a gentle phoenix.
To do this, the creative shape shifter needs to be willing to shattered everything they understand and how they see the universe and Creation work. This requires the creative shape shifter to continual die and face death within themselves in some way. It is only though such an act that they can begin to see the creative spirit of another and to understand why that is not free. In this awareness, they can then see what to do to free that creative spirit. It is here the creative shape shift is actively and consciously using the interconnectedness of Creation. It is here the creative shape shifter becomes a creative rainmaker.
The creative shape shifter give unconditionally a sufficiently large, safe and secure space and the nourishment a creation needs to freely grow and unfold true to its nature without outside interference in any way." Exactly what these words mean will actually talk on a slightly different meaning for each and every creative endeavor for each creation is different. The following provides further expansion as to what some of these words really mean
Give unconditionally: What is given is given with nothing in return and no expectations of a return. There may be some hope that something will transpire in the way the creative shape shifter desires but there can be no expectation as such. Also, unconditional means to give in the way the nourishment and needs of the creation are met. It is not to give in the way we want to give. We shift our shape to meet the needs of the creation. If we do not give in the way the creation needs to be nourished, we will stunt the creationís growth and unfoldment.
On this point of giving unconditionally, it appears difficult to do. Although still difficult at times, it is actually it is much easier than expected. Much of what is given is given nonconsciously. That is, the creative shape shifter looks to create a centeredness and space within to see what the creation needs. In achieving that centeredness and this inner space, it is naturally and without effort expressed externally. As a result of how the inner is reflected in the outer, the creative shapes shifter only needs to act according to their inner world to do what is required externally. Much of what the creative shape shifter does externally is done to maintain and inner satisfaction and fulness of being. Otherwise they would be denying their truth and causing themselves internal pain. Hence in looking within and maintaining that inner balance to know their own heart and its freedom, they know the heart of another. Knowing what is required to free the heart of another externally is a natural byproduct.
Sufficiently large, safe and secure space: The creative shape shifter creates a sufficient large, safe and secure space It is a space large enough for the creation to freely grow and unfold true to its nature without outside interference. How big a space that is needed depends totally on the creation. An Oak tree will need much more space than a tomato plant. However, in any creative endeavor, we many not know how much space is needed. We may find we need to continually increase the space we give as the creation unfold. If at any time, the creation does not have sufficient space it growth and unfoldment will be thwarted in some way. The creative shape shifter lives in the moment to continual monitor what is needed and to provide it.
Nourishment a creation needs: The creative shape shifter shifts their shape to give the nourishment a creation needs to freely grow and unfold true to its nature without outside interference in any way. This if often more difficult that we suspect. But the difficulty is not externally but internally. Once we face the internal obstacles we can usually find a way around anything externally that seems to be interfering. The issue is most do not what to give a creation what needs to be given. Rather, we wish to give what we want to give. We seek to avoid those situations where we must give what we donít want to give. We seek those situations where we give what we want the way we want. Any creative endeavor will requires a sacrifice of some existing form to be transformed into the new creation. A part of us will need to change to nurture any creation. If we are unwilling to undergo the necessary change on our part we cannot nurture the creation as needed. In this regard, the creative shape shifter continually faces death for a part of them dies every time they give what the creation needs as opposed to what they want to give.
Freely grow and unfold: The best way to understand what it means to freely grow and unfold is to look at two trees planted too close together or a tree in a space not given enough room compared to a tree that has all the space it needs. The issue of space is true for any creation within each aspect of that creation. Human are seen as having a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical part. Each of these four aspects must be given sufficient space to be explored and for the individual to freely grown and unfold in each of those areas. To creatively love someone is to give them a sufficient large, safe and secure space which allows them to creatively play and explore each of those areas. The create shape shifter does whatever is required to give the individualís creative spirit the space to step outside of the cage of mind which holds it captive to explore itself and its world to freely grow and unfold
True to its nature: One of the biggest issues is we have is our expectations, our desires and what we want. To nurture a creation we must allow it to be true to itself. For a human it is for them to explore their enculturated mind and programming and their inner truth to know what is really true for them. It is for them to come to know their truth. It is to learn to respond to live true to what they know and feel and not what they think they have to do to satisfy someone or something externally. Each of us needs a sufficient space to creatively play, explore and experiment with what we know to separate our enculturation from our own truth.
The creative shape shifter realizes this point and does two things. One is to live their truth no matter how much the external world pressures them to live otherwise. The creative shape shifter knows they cannot give what we do not have. Only in living their truth can they give the gift and the space for the other to find and life their truth. The second thing the creative shape shifter does is they do not run away from all that the individual faces in exploring and trying to live their truth. In essence, the creative shape shifter must hold the space for the individual to die to all that is not true of them. In some cases, the creative shape shift will be the occasion for the individual to die to whatever is keeping their creative spirit bound. As such, in some way, the individual may see the creative shape shifter as death itself. The creative shape shifter, of course, is willing to become and play whatever role is required to free the energy for the individualís creative spirit to become free.
To free the creative spirit found in the heart of another, it is necessary to cause them to face a death. It is the death of the individualís own mind in some way. The creative shape shifter becomes the occasion for their death. The creative shape shifter shifts their shape accordingly. They hold the individuals accountable to the death of their mind. In this regard, some see a creative shape shifter as working for the "dark side" for they cause that which has been suppressed and kept in the dark to come into the light. They destroy the duality of mind and what mind thinks and believes.
Within the power of the creative shape shifter they will make it safe for the individual and make the death and transition more playful. They will look for ways and shift their shape accordingly to help take the individualís fear and apprehension away.
Without outside interference: The environment and the unfoldment of a creation are integrally linked. The implications of this are much greater than what we first realize. Everyone is unique and we each carry something special. Because of the uniqueness of each individual, the safe and secure space I or you provide for someone will be different than what another provides. Although we may do the exact same thing, my energy is different than another and at some level that energy difference is sensed and does make a difference. We will never be able to remove that energy influence, but we can become aware of it. The creative shape shifter is aware of this fact and does not follow any prescribed format for any action. They may used the prescribed format as guidance, but they will adjust what is done based on what is required for the creation.
The creative shape shifter sets and holds the intention to create the space for the individualís creative spirit to be free to unfold true to itself. We are infinitely creative beings and we are capable of creating anything on which we focus our attention and awareness. Setting such an intention will shift the creative shape shifterís energy in favor of what the individual needs and become a presence that minimizes if not removes that outside interference. This is part of what it means to be a shape shifter. The shape shifter shifts who they are to meet the need of the creation. In shifting their shape, the shape shifter creates the environment for the individualís creative spirit to become free and learn to stand on its own two feet in the world.
Relative to those who assist us in our creative endeavors, the rainmaker, dream midwife and dream nanny are shape shifters in the they will shift their shape, their identity, their form. They become what they need to become. They create a safe and secure space for the creative spirit within another to break free of the cage of their own making in which they have place their creative spirit. They do so for the creative spirit to freely come out and unfold in the world.
It is here in the understanding of the creative shape shifter, the origins and the root of the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity understanding is significantly different than most other understandings on creativity. The author was not running away from or toward anything for himself. Rather, in attempting to create the space to free the creative spirit of another, the author asked and explored a question about how does one become something they are not. In asking such a question, the author was totally open to what guidance was provided to become it. In this regard, the author was willing to become a creative shape shifter and become whatever was necessary for the new creation. In particular, the author left the life that he was socially programmed to leave and the profession for which he was trained and educated to write and become the creator of the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity material and understanding - all to simply free the creative spirit within the heart of another. On this point, the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity material and understanding has embedded within it a way for individuals to become creative shape shifters for themselves or for another if they so choose.