June Forecast: Trusting Your Creativity and Vision

creativityThis month there are two themes that will be working together, Creativity and Vision.

This is not so much about creating anything on the physical but more about learning to be more creative in your attitude, approach to life, perception of reality and intention. It is said that 90 percent of artisan creativity is what happens on the astral plane (dream state) and by the time this creativity gets to the physical plane it has only 10 percent of the artisans energy behind it. Artisans are not usually attached to the end result of their creativity as much as they are attached to the creative process. It is everyone else around them that is usually way more attached to what that artisan has created.

A good deal of the month will be about letting go of your attachments to how things should be done and your perception of the process needed to create certain things in life. It is about releasing your judgments and becoming neutral in order to hold duality and polarization in a new light. You need to view them neutrally as part of the same tapestry of life and as perfect in their order. This will also mitigate your reactions, as reactions are never neutral and always lead to a fixed position which blocks creativity. It is also imperative for you to become more and more flexible as a necessary ingredient to maximizing your ability to be as creative as you need to be in this time of great change.

You will notice that wherever you are attached to a certain way things should be done or a certain habitual practice or set of rules, your creativity in this area is limited. The more rigid you are, the less creative. Even an artist that produces the same perfect art over and over again may be expressing more productivity rather than true creativity. Observe where you have become habitual perhaps producing the same thing over and over again. Contemplate expanding the possibilities of how that process could change.

There are two elements this month that you should try and include in your environment and your experience whenever possible. Beauty is extremely important as an agent of inspiration. Beauty is different for everyone but you all know when you are around it. It could come through sound, vision, physical sensation or smell. Beauty makes higher centered experiences possible and inspires creativity.

Another important element is Sensuality in terms of awakening and expanding your Senses, becoming more Sensitive to your environment and more present with how you react to and absorb stimuli from nature, other people, temperature, air, sun etc. The more you develop your sensitivity, the more heightened your experience of Beauty will be, which inspires your creativity. Try and spend some time being with how the sun feels on your skin or the breeze on your face or what the smell of good cooking does to your emotions. Bask in a beautiful sunset and open your sense of sight to the energy behind all living things. The gist of the times is that we can step into a richer, deeper and dimensionally fuller experience of life if we are ready

What is Creativity?

Creativity is a potent and fluid energy that moves you to perceive what is possible outside your seemingly fixed reality. A creative chef will always experiment with a set of ingredients, combining them in new ways to achieve a new taste that is stimulating to the senses and expresses beauty. The most creative chefs work intuitively and without tried and true recipes. And sometimes they fail, but often they end up creating new and wonderful recipes for others to follow.

In exploring creativity you have to be comfortable with an experiment gone bad as long as you acknowledge that it did not work and move on to something else. Some of the worst dressed people are artisans and the hideous fashion statements we see are all due to artisan creativity and experimentation. However some of the best corporate managers are also artisans as they can think outside the box to problem solve and lead their team into new innovations through their creative vision.

This year all of us have the opportunity to put on the artisan hat, problem solve by thinking outside the box, and take ourselves beyond the confines of the old paradigm to a new level of vibration, a new vision and an expanded sense of what is possible. The challenge for many of you may be the feeling of loss of focus, structure and direction, and the fear that you will be sucked into the quicksand of creative chaos. Nostalgia for what has been before is a real experience this month as we let go more and more of the old paradigm. There has been a certain comfort in the known routines even if they did lack inspiration and creativity. This could come for you this month as a non-specific sadness and even a sense of depression.

. Both the destructive and creative aspects of the month will show up from explosive to more subtle so be prepared.

Where does Vision fit in?

Vision is related to intention but it is what comes before intention. It is a grasp of the direction your creativity wishes to take you. If the creative source is the feminine, Vision is the approach of the masculine offering to take creativity into form. The whole process this month is about reversing our imprint of how things actually work. Many of us have been taught that you have to have the vision first and then you set your intention and then you infuse that intention with creativity to make it happen. That puts the masculine first and the feminine second. And therein lies the disconnect.

Pure unorganized creativity, the void, chaos, inspiration and beauty have to come first. We must become comfortable with this space of holding all possibilities without form. Then the vision and intention and organization will follow naturally and without any effort. Chaos never remains unorganized for long. This is one of the principles of the universe and we must let go of our need to always control the chaos we perceive around us. The need to control chaos is rooted in the fear of the feminine and thus breeds a fear of creativity, destruction and change.

This space of holding creativity without form may be uncomfortable for many of you, but if you resist the urge to control it you will be rewarded with Vision coming in its own time. Vision is not necessarily intellectually clear. In fact is will be more potent if it is emotionally or intuitively clear. You may not understand intellectually what you are feeling or sensing but it will seem right. Learn to follow a new set of signals and guiding principles. And remember that help is always around. All you have to do is ask.

The above is an excerpt from the monthly forecast.  The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You and has written extensively about tips to increase personal energy.

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