Recently I was reflecting on my corporate days and thinking about a morning ritual that we practiced for years. I would bring in a deck of inspirational cards to the office and everyone in the group would draw a card for the day. This was my way of lighting people up and bringing energy into the energy business – (keep the power and lights on kind of energy for 3 states). My colleagues found that every time they selected [Read more…]
In honor of celebrating Life, Liberty, and Creativity, this post is part 2 (of 2); a 2008 copyrighted extraction from the “What’s the Bright Idea?” chapter in MaryAnn D’Ambrosio’s Doctoral dissertation entitled “Beyond the American Dream . . . Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Creatively Inspired Life.” Author’s note: I’m really excited to get my Ph.D. work out on the web. Enjoy!
Part 1 of What’s the Bright Idea? and now for part 2: [Observe what is happening in the world today. Many people would say these are times of crisis and great unrest. “Fear, greed, and the desire for power are the psychological motivating forces not only behind warfare and violence between nations, tribes, religions, and ideologies, but also the cause of incessant conflict in personal relationships. They [fear, greed, and the desire for power] bring about a distortion in your perception of other people and yourself. Through them you misinterpret every situation, leading to misguided action designed to rid you of fear and satisfy your need for more, a bottomless hole that can never be filled.” Tolle (2005:12)
We’ve come to a juncture in history that places this nation as well as all other nations at a crossroad. Can we exist within the current reality? The majority of humanity exists in the unconscious or egoic state – meaning a complete identification with form – physical forms, thought forms, and emotional forms.
At this moment, a subtle revolution is taking place in the United States (and, in other places around the world). The energy behind this revolution is similar to that of the 1770’s and the founding of this “great” nation. As evolution would have it, masterful thinking is bubbling to the surface and we’re witnessing an unprecedented flow of consciousness in humanity. This flow of consciousness sets the stage for creating a new world — something beyond what is currently being experienced and could even be named the “21st Century Renaissance”. Each of us literally holds the key to creating our future reality. It involves a small shift in the way we see ourselves in the world. The time is now to open to the awareness that life holds unlimited possibilities.
What if the main purpose of life is the conscious pursuit of a creatively inspired life? What if you could raise your consciousness to a level that gracefully and effortlessly allows you to go where you want to go, be what you want to be, and do what you want to do? What do you feel when you hear this? Does this idea frighten you or does it appeal to you?
Now that you are aware of the idea that life’s purpose is creation. Think of the possibilities. Can you envision a life filled with freedom and happiness? A new direction is being forged because of the appearance of limitations and restrictions in the existing structure. It’s time to reveal what Creation is really about! It’s time to explore the unlimited possibilities that can change life, as we know it. If you’re interested in accessing the dimension beyond time and conditioned thinking, then you’re ready to step into the pocket of Creation.]
The top 3 things I’ve learned over the years and deliberately apply to the everyday . . .
- I hold the keys to creating my future reality. It’s always about how I’m “being” and much less about what I’m “doing.” By paying attention to the energy within me and around me, I get instant clues to the “being” part all the time.
- The key to creating my future reality involves a small shift in the way I see myself in the world.
- When I feel “off” – that is, when someone or something is “pushing my button,” I check-in to see if I’m misinterpreting the individual or situation. The more unattached I am to what’s going on (and this doesn’t mean I don’t care), the clearer I can be in my communication and decision-making. This has proven to be very beneficial in conflict resolution and crisis situations.
How about you? I’d love to hear how you pursue life, liberty and a creatively inspired life – in the “Speak Your Mind” comment section on this page.
MaryAnn D’Ambrosio’s passion is to work with individuals and groups who are ready to “leap” and experience a more vibrant on-purpose life. MaryAnn teaches heart-based entrepreneurs and professionals how to access the language of creation by tuning into inner wisdom and lining up the energy to create their heart’s desire. If you’ve been merely surviving instead of thriving be sure to pick-up your F*R*E*E Overcome Overwhelm Toolkit at: LeapWithoutLimits.com
In honor of celebrating Life, Liberty, and Creativity, this post is part 1 (of 2); a 2008 copyrighted extraction from the “What’s the Bright Idea?” chapter in MaryAnn D’Ambrosio’s Doctoral dissertation entitled, “Beyond the American Dream . . . Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Creatively Inspired Life.” Author’s note: This is the first time I’m putting my Ph.D. work on the web. Enjoy!
[Have you ever wondered what motivates people? At first blush, you might say “other people – of course.” I can assure you this is untrue. I agree with Lou Tice, Founder of the Pacific Institute when he says, “The first thing you need to do is understand and accept that you can’t motivate someone else. You see, people don’t motivate other people. There is only one thing that can motivate someone, and that is an idea. A book doesn’t motivate, but the ideas in it certainly can. Money doesn’t motivate either. It’s the idea of what you can do with the money that is a motivating force.” Tice (2007) A coach doesn’t motivate an athlete; it’s the belief in the idea that there’s something within—that motivates the athlete to stretch beyond limits and to strive for more.
Have you ever observed a child, friend, or colleague’s expression upon discovering a creative “new” idea? The face brightens — the eyes sparkle, open wider and appear to gaze upwards towards heaven. Wow . . . creation has revealed itself! The energy field surrounding this moment is electrifying, dynamic, and palpable. If you could look inside the mind, you would see creative energy at work.
Inside each human being there is an unseen, but very real link to the source of all ideas. This internal link is within every human being – young and old. The link is easily accessible and readily available to provide information and creative ideas at light speed – faster than the highest speed Internet connection. A direct connection literary taps into the source of all creation and knowledge – past, present and future.
Upon close examination of the origin of this idea, there’s a realization and excitation that something big is taking place. This unseen process directly links the human mind with the Divine or Universal Mind to bring into existence – inspired, creative, innovative and imaginative ideas. These ideas have the power to create a nation, to create innovation, as well as provide practical solutions to improve the quality of everyday life.
The focus of this paper is to present ideas that motivate the reader to examine the possibility of living a creatively inspired life by design. Put another way, to consciously create a life that fulfills your destiny and is light-years beyond “The American Dream.” It’s as if the Universe has provided each of us with a gift. The gift card says, “You have the ability to start over – to go back to the beginning of time and re-create a spectacular life for yourself by using original energy. Begin dreaming and creating.”
If you’re ready to begin – step outside your current belief system for a brief moment. Picture a world where individuals get excited about a life filled with adventure, exploration, and discovery instead of worrying about health care, child care, lack of time, lackluster careers, and paying the bills. STOP!! Stop for a moment. All it takes is one good creative idea to surface into your conscious mind, and you are on your way to greatly improving your life and hopefully the lives of others. ]
Part 2 of “What’s the Bright Idea?” is now available. Check out the “Top 3 Things I’ve Learned and Deliberately Apply to the Everyday” section at the end of part 2.