Do you see yourself as a visionary? I believe we are all visionaries in our own right, because we are given a unique perspective from where to stand, as well as the inherent creative drive to express our inner vision. So how come only a few individuals out there are considered visionaries while most people struggle to contribute something meaningful?
What would you say are the most important traits of a visionary? Is it the clarity of purpose, the intensity of their desires, or the relentless perseverance and discipline with which they follow through with their ideas? Clearly, all of these are crucial, but what lies underneath them all, which is what can turn any person into a creative visionary, is the ability to re-imagine your world and the courage to effect and inspire change, no matter how small.
Change can happen in many ways. Sometimes it comes in bluntly and spreads like fire, turning things upside down for a while. But more permanent change occurs and disseminates in a feminine way, gently, quietly, and slowly, making itself felt:
One small step at a time.
In the continuity of commitment.
Through the power of self-awareness.
To awaken the creative visionary within, you must give yourself permission to express your craziest, wildest ideas, regardless of how impossible they may seem—but with no agendas and no concern for the judgment of others. Fear of judgment, or worse, your own self-judgment, feeds false self-images that quickly squelch the drive to follow through and share yourself to make a meaningful contribution.
A self-image is a fixed identity of sorts, a persona or façade you identify with and believe you need to maintain at all costs. It’s usually the result of your interactions with others since childhood, and more importantly, of your interpretation of those interactions: what you’ve believed to be “appropriate” or “acceptable,” or “right,” on your search for validation. (See Do You Have a Fixed or an Open Mindset?.)
It holds you in high yet unclear standards and is reinforced by your sense of otherness coloring your perception with judgment, shame, and a sense of obligation to others. When being right is more important than being happy and at peace with yourself and others, you can be sure that the ego-mind has taken over your perception and your inner voice has been overpowered and squelched.
Reclaim Your Creative Inner Child
The thing is, your visionary archetype and your self-images cannot coexist, because one is fueled by your authentic self and the others by your dependence on the opinions of others. Activating a dormant inner visionary requires being radically honest with yourself about what you really want and shedding your self-images and self-judgments.
Now, even if your ideas don’t get you to the limelight, the process of energizing the inner visionary is a contribution to the world in and of itself, because your own transformation and self-expression affect the collective unconscious. These are the persistent, small changes I was talking about earlier, which are key to restoring the Divine Feminine to bring balance on the planet for all.
Transformation itself demands awakening the creative visionary in you. You must be open, curious, and humble, like a child again, and trust your inner voice and creative imagination. The self-importance of the ego-mind blocks your playfulness and openness to learn and discover something new. Stop being afraid to look silly, make mistakes, or being wrong; you can’t stretch beyond your egoic comfort zone of without the courage to reclaim different aspects of yourself.
Carve some time to jot down ideas for your next venture, sketch a new invention, outline a plan of action for your next steps in life or business, or dig up those old desires you left behind and rekindle the passion to pursue them. Use your creative projects to connect to the flow of life and love, to heal, grow, and anchor in the present!
The things you see around you started with an idea and the desire to bring that idea into reality. The whole Universe sprouted from the desire of Divine Consciousness to experience itself in a myriad forms. This is also inherent to your nature: the drive to discover and utilize your potential, to get to know yourself through your creations. The key is to break free from all expectations and self-images.
So go ahead, don’t over think it and invite your inner child to play and fuel your enthusiasm for a better future. Contact me today to receive the guidance and support you need to drop an outdated self-perception and uncover your inner vision, to bring it into reality as a unique contribution to you, your community, and the world!
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