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The most useful and powerful meditation I have ever done…

This is October 1st of my book:  ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At ATime‘.

Take the opportunity today to try the Inner Chamber technique.

David & Kristin Morelli, creators of one of the top 5 iTunes podcasts – ‘Energy Is Everything’ are big believers in the use of intuition. In order to tap into your intuition on a regular basis they came up with a formula – they call it the Inner Chamber Technique.

There’s a few simple things to remember before you start which are: you have to be sincere, be willing to listen, be open, have no expectations and have a clear question or intention ready.

Here’s a summary of the technique:

Think of a question you would like to investigate. Craft it well. Start by sitting in a quiet place and relax for a few minutes. Take a few deep breaths and bring your awareness completely to where you are.

Then imagine you slip wonderfully down a tube-slide and you end up at a door. Notice how the door looks, every detail. Open the door and enter the chamber, look around and notice how it looks and how you feel inside – this is your private place.

Go to the centre of the chamber and then when you feel relaxed and ready, ask your question. Listen. Take a mental note of the answers that come. Take those answers a bit deeper if necessary by asking ‘What does that mean?

When you’re ready, take a few more deep breaths and allow yourself to come back to where you are right now. Now let the answers simmer. Make some notes about those answers.

Finally, when you understand the answers you received – take some action.

It may take you a few times to really start getting some useful information but keep trying. When it happens you will feel exhilarated!

To find out more about David & Kristin Morelli go to:

http://www.EverythingIsEnergy.com

Enjoy

Stu

:)

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3 ways to be more creative.

"Ascension" - acrylic on canvas

“Ascension” – acrylic on canvas

Hiya,

I watched a fascinating Horizon program last night about how our brains work while we’re being creative and how we can make ourselves more creative.

It seems that a part of our brain, an area just above our right ear (the anterior superior temporal gyrus), is primarily responsible for creative thought. Due mainly to the length and branching of the dendrites stemming from this area being a lot longer and having a far greater reach throughout our brain than the equivalent logical left side.

A burst of gamma rays erupts from this area when we have moments of insight or intuition.

Moments before that, a burst of alpha waves in the occipital lobe (at the back of the brain) responsible for visual processing, cause a kind of ‘brain blink‘. This ‘brain blink’ literally interrupts our visual awareness which allows the moment of insight to bubble up to the conscious level.

So, what are the three ways we can develop this creative process?

#1 It’s been discovered that by simply doing an everyday task in a different way can raise your creativity afterwards by 10-15%. Think of doing the dishes holding the brush in the opposite hand to normal. Or making a sandwich in reverse order. Or getting dressed in a different order.

#2 Taking a break from your work or a task that is frustrating you. Nothing unusual there you say. But, instead of just sitting quietly for a few minutes doing nothing. Studies have shown that creative thinking spikes if we allow ourselves to do a simple task instead. Take 10 minutes to organise some paperwork, or vacuum, or wash the car. Something that you don’t have to think about.

#3 Practice divergent thinking. Take a mundane everyday object and think of as many unusual alternative uses for that object as you can in a two minute timescale. This exercise literally makes your white matter fibre tracks connect different neural networks within your brain, creating more divergent thoughts thereafter.

My question today on my Facebook Fan page asks if you consider yourself to be creative or logical. Please take moment to leave your reply there or below here.

Facebook CLICK HERE

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Link to the program (UK only): CLICK HERE

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