Mindful Genius

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mindful-quietMindful Monday 11/28/16

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own and other’s people’s models, learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channel to open.”  ~ Shakti Gawain

My friend Jody has been developing a beautiful business around working with leadership and creativity in work groups. Jody has developed a creative muse that is spawning a book, a board game, and even an oracle deck. She asked me to help her develop the workshop with her and it has been incredible fun and a source of much pondering upon the essence of creativity and where it comes from. We both agree that everyone is creative. And that every job, when performed with passion and joy, is a creative endeavor. How do you access your inner genius? Well, meditation, of course.

In the quiet, we can hear the whisper of inspiration. In the dark, we see the spark of ignition. We all have creativity and a specific creative genius. Something that we connect with deeply. This is something we have both a natural talent for and an intense interest in. In the quiet, we can sink into ourselves and merge with that mindful genius to find answers, solve problems, and tap into the soul’s purpose.

And merging with that genius starts in the quiet solitude of meditation. This particular meditation isn’t about emptying the mind, rather it is about following the mind as it wanders. Fanning the flames of inspiration and instead of being the mind and thinking, be the observer and watch the mind flit about. Not getting attached to any one idea but watching the parade of ideas march past you until it is complete. There is no judgment or qualification of the ideas as they go by. This helps with the flow of ideas because judgment can shut down the creative process before it is complete. No censorship, just trust, and discernment.

This form of meditation always gets my blood pumping and my motivation jumping. I don’t worry anymore about whether I will remember what came to me in meditation because I have learned that what is truly inspired genius will come back to me when I am ready to work with it. Give it a try, get quiet, ground your energy, ask your question or state your topic, and watch the parade go by.

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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura works with adults who identify as highly sensitive persons or empaths and are committed to learning about who they are and how they want to express themselves in this world. She helps these individuals clear energetic blocks, release limiting beliefs, thrive in their business/careers and navigate interpersonal relationships so they can live life to the fullest.