Something I’ve been exploring for myself and in CI…
What is it?
What part of ourselves thinks we need to have one?
Very often we base our identity around not wanting to feel certain sensations that, by the way, are completely normal for us to feel.
For example, being unsure. Many humans go to great lengths not to feel unsure. As a result, part of their identity becomes built around not feeling unsure.
What follows is someone starts going to great lengths to project confidence, for example – as a preventive against “dreaded unsureness.”
Soon, this individual finds themselves navigating the world (or a small part of it) through the lens of avoiding being unsure.
Soon this persons actions, communications, and creativity start to become limited.
And here is why this interests me.
If you are reading this I know you, like me, want to create at your optimum. Right?
Having an identity, or mental structure that is designed to avoid certain natural sensations – is in direct correlation to how much our creative channel is compromised.
The more mental/identity structures there are in place – the less room there is for creativity to flow.
What the heck to do?
Awareness is key to undoing all limiting structures.
First step: start to discover the identity you’ve created.
Next, ask yourself – “Do I really need it?” “Is it helping me create what I must create in the world?”
Then return to the 4 Access Points. If you need to review the 4 Access Points to presence, you can listen anytime to them right here: 4 ACCESS POINTS AUDIO.
This’ll get you on your way to opening up the creative channel.
A big secret…
Hanging out with UNSURE is a delicious f***ing place – your creativity needs some of this – because within unsure is limitless possibility. Really. If you can practice hanging out and creating amidst unsure – magic can happen.
One of the many things I love that happens in CI courses is watching people have the bravery to hang out in unsureness – and seeing their genius come through.
So, experiment. See what happens when you give your identity a rest.
Leave it at home for a day. It could be quite delightful and you may discover a day that is full of aliveness, spontaneity, presence and creativity. And even clarity.
Now, go play!