There is a place where all creativity and imagination reside: a place with no boundaries, a place that doesn’t even know what ‘can’t do’ means, a place that is in full color, a place where all ideas begin, a place where all your ‘ahaaa’ moments occurs (besides in your morning shower). You get there by day dreaming, being quiet and going within, (ok, I guess that is your morning shower).
That place is day dreaming. What is you would start to day dream as if you were five. Before you learned about “it’s not possible”, before you learned to compare your stuff to others and that your stuff might ‘not be good enough’. Go back to five to where criticism does not exist in the land of day dream. Go here to ask your question and just imagine.
How do you know when you are day dreaming what idea is worth looking into? That is what intuition is for. You know what that is. When you get something in that day dream that starts to fizzle in your body, like a soda pop can that has been shaken, you know you’ve got an idea that is possible and needs your unique skills to make it happen. You can’t stop thinking about it. Your intuition speaks to you from this area of non-language…that’s what it’s for.
Through your body, at the very least, intuition signals yes, no, or do nothing yet just don’t forget it.
- Yes is any form of excitement or fizzle in your body, it’s hard to ignore and that idea patiently stays with you for action.
- No is any form of feeling like concrete.
- Do nothing yet, is a feeling in between, an excitement not yet powered by what your next step is. Do nothing yet means waiting while others are in line with their own daydreams that will come on board to help. We call this synchronicity. But keep that idea in your thoughts to keep it alive and the signal going.
- Present Since intuition is in the present, you will get one step at a time, not the whole laid out plan. This is a huge block for people. They bargain that if I know what will happen, and what all the steps are, then I’ll jump on board. However, that is not how intuition works. It’s more like working from the seat of your pants…one great step at a time, the definition of trust.
Why is it that from day one, we might have been a recipient of a chalk missile thrown at us for day dreaming in class and as a grown up, that same feeling at our work? What a waste of resources…for all involved. At work the brain gets stuck, it stores everything that HAS happened, not what could. What could happen comes from the imagination. Our over-worked brain needs new material to message, organize and make it happen.
Walt Disney had three phases to creating in his company known as Imagineering. Phase one: the dream room to start imagining. This room actually looked dreamy. The next phase, the resource room…now let’s see how we can make the dream happen, a great place for the brain to get busy organizing the dream and doing its thing. The third phase was the critic room, what worked and what didn’t. From there they would go back to the resource room to revise. However, the rule from Walt was, nobody attacks the dream. Gotta love that Walt!
Wouldn’t it be great to schedule daily, solitary day dream breaks at work in order to come up with new ideas and solutions that accesses the best of each of us. Then a daily time to present these wild ideas with a “yes, and” here’s another idea, right along with our coffee breaks. What a great day dream!