Imagine. You are standing under the warm lovely spray of a hot shower, finally relaxing. You love the scent of the soap, the feeling of the water on your skin, and the release of the tension from your shoulders. That’s the moment that your best idea will arise. BING! It will come unbidden, effortlessly, and with a boost of joyful enthusiasm. That is the power and ease of your Creative Genius when it is unblocked and welcomed.
But it’s not always so easy to have your best ideas just arrive with a BING. Usually, you feel you have to work for it. You power yourself up with coffee, try to inspire yourself with podcasts, and force your mind to consider all possibilities. But your monkey brain is still in the way. Chattering. Arguing. Critiquing. Ugh.
Now imagine this. You’re laying on a beach, relaxing on vacation. You can finally free your mind from the confines of work. Your toddler child cuddles up to you, joyful at finding a hermit crab. You giggle as you play together, building a sandcastle for the crab, and imagining all sorts of stories with this cute kiddo. That’s the moment when you get an AHA. An easy obvious solution to a work problem downloads with the BING, causing you to laugh out loud. Of course. You are in play mode!
What can we learn from these stories?
But if you are an overly educated modern smart person, your radical imagination was likely quieted or even discouraged as a child. Your indoctrination likely encouraged you towards logic instead of intuition. Unfortunately, this process may have crippled your Creative Genius. And now it’s a struggle to create on demand.
In my podcast episode this week titled Creative Genius, I reveal how your early childhood life passages are meant to open your mind, to free you from dogma and controlling rules you don’t need anymore, so that you can stand in sovereign choice. I described how one of your childhood passages is supposed to celebrate the power of your imagination, and activate and welcome your natural magic of synchronicity. I also let you know that in the Life Passage work we do, we can go back and heal the roots of where those blocks were installed accidentally during your growing up and education. We can release those old dogmas, rules, and obligations that you don’t need saddling you and limiting your creative power.
And here in this article, I want to give you some tips and tricks to access your Creative Genius, so that you can create on-demand. You don’t have to be in the shower or on vacation to have your most brilliant ideas, to innovate new solutions, and to feel yourself as a conduit of fun joyful co-creation with life.
The first tip I have for you is to keep play as a priority. Our formation tends to convince us that play is something to fit into our spare time. But when you understand the map of genius, you know that play and magic go together. You know that if you don’t play on a regular basis, you end up feeling heavy, obligated, and taking yourself too damn seriously. You never make it to the power initiation. You don’t feel your creative juices flowing. You don’t feel turned on. Yet regular play can turn this around, and duh – it’s fun!
On my Map of Genius, which is circular, you’d notice that Power comes after Play/Magic. If you try and skip playing to go straight to power, you end up being a big dull bully who takes themselves too seriously. Boring. Your ideas fall flat because they have no magic, no spark, and no mojo.
Your next tip for activating your Creative Genius is to keep yourself free of guilt. This requires you to separate out guilt from shame. When you feel guilty, it is because you are afraid of being punished for violating someone else’s rule. When you feel shame, it’s because you have broken one of your own rules, gone against one of your own precious values. That’s the difference. And it’s important. Because while you may have to experience shame sometimes if you go against your values, you should never have to live with guilt.
If you feel you are breaking a rule, the key is to inquire with yourself. If the rule you are breaking is one you agree with, then you’re feeling shame. That’s helpful information. You went against your own values. We all have important values that we need to follow in order to stand in our personal integrity.
But what about guilt? It’s different. Guilt is an old childlike response, a fear of being punished by the rules of an authority. And mostly, these are rules we don’t even agree with! Yep. We are still carrying old dogmas and rules, many of which are contradictory by the way, that saddle us with unnecessary restrictions on our thoughts, our passions, and our actions.
So the next time you think you feel guilt or shame, get quiet and ask yourself “what rule am I breaking?“ And then ask yourself, is this my rule, or is this someone else’s rule that was placed upon me – one I can release now?“
Finally, there is the deeper practice of using ceremony to access the unconscious places where these rules were implanted in the first place. That is the work we do in my intuitive genius programs. My clients describe it as doing it the fast and easy way. With combined intention and the support of nature and the mystery, we can get a LOT clear fast.
You were designed to flow your own creative genius. Your mental sovereignty and your child-like magical playful imagination are yours. You can unsaddle them from the past, and set yourself free into a new chapter where you access your creative genius with Joy.
If you are interested in this work, please contact me. Because when we do this work in a collaborative, with a clear map, having fun, accessing our invisible worlds with the support of friends on the path, the whole thing becomes a delicious adventure, and a path of ease. It avoids this stuff playing out as drama and struggle. Instead, it moves swiftly and joyfully into your full embodied brilliance.
Mellissa was a Stanford-educated business lawyer until her intuitive abilities awakened in the year 2000 with the birth of her daughter. Now she bridges the worlds of business strategy and intuitive intelligence. Creative designers, Fortune 500 executives, and thought leaders hire her to teach them how to Channel their Genius – to create on demand, to stay in their flow state, and to create lucrative businesses that follow their souls’ calling.