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The Critical Path to Foundation, Flow and Freedom — Part IV: Creative Expression

Several weeks back, I began writing this four-part series in an attempt to describe a critical path for expanding one’s creative and spiritual growth.  Over many years of personal research, my experiences taught me that creativity and spirituality are intimately interwoven.  In fact, I often wonder if we are using two different words to describe the same “way of being.”   This series of blogs dabbles at demystifying our human “being-ness” by outlining four foundational pillars that liberate creativity — awareness, deep-felt experience, deep collaboration and finally, this blog’s topic, creative expression.

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Personal Growth

Human Energy — Use It Don’t Abuse It

From a yoga perspective, our complex human makeup involves five layers of “being” in the world — physical, energetic, mental/emotional, spiritual and joy (my label). The more elusive layers of being human — energy and joy — are less well known and less studied in the western world of medicine and science.  Nonetheless, both are just as significant as their counterparts.

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Personal Growth

Energy Transformation — Say What?

Prior to practicing yoga, I had a very superficial understanding of energy. Either I had it, or I didn’t. For me, it was a felt sensation in my body signalling how invigorated or deflated I judged myself to be in that moment.

Many years ago, during a Reiki session, the practitioner working on me asked if I could feel energy moving in my body. I was puzzled by her question and instead answered, “What I feel is tingling in my feet.” “That’s energy,” was her reply, “you feel it when it moves.”

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