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The Intuitive Guidance (and Creative Inspiration) of the Higher Self


This post explores two things that I cherish – love (heart-intuitive guidance) and creativity (passionate, courageous inspiration) – as a means to connect more with your Higher Self.

I’ve quoted before, “Creativity and heart are not separate. It takes a heart to dream and it takes creativity to love unconditionally.”

The author, Wes Annac, shares similar in saying, “Love and creativity go hand in hand, and you may notice that your creativity’s enhanced when you’re in a pure, loving space.”

Let’s remember that when we listen to our hearts and intuitive guidance, it may take us into realms of both shadow and light, and all of this is part of the powerfully creative journey to empowerment, greater conscious awareness, and loving transmutation.

Openhearted Rebellion

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

When we open up and let the worries, concerns and judgments of the mind fade away, we open ourselves to the influence of the higher self – an infinite entity who we’ve been gifted by even higher aspects of our consciousness who wanted to give us some assistance along our growth and evolution.

We can all connect with the higher self, and all that’s required is to continuously empty the mind and open up to the flowing energies and expressions of the heart. The heart will also need to be opened in a sense, because it’s through the heart (and subsequently, the intuition) that we connect with the higher self.

Both the mind and the heart will need to be open if we want to make a pure connection, and we’ll know when our minds are closed by a few telltale signs…

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Surreal Made Real – Inside the Pure Imagination of Visionary Artist/Photographer Jee Young Lee


stage-of-mind-room-jeeyoung-lee-4I woke up still “imagining” from the surreal dreamscapes of photographer and artist, Jee Young Lee, and thought that her images may be a perfect way to greet your day – through the world of YOUR imagination.

Thanks to my good friend Jason for sharing her visionary world with me. As a fellow visionary artist and self-proclaimed dreamer, she had my heart immediately and reminded me of our limitless potentials where anything is possible…and with a lot of heart – probable!

Imagination is unlimited power. We can utilize our imagination to create each experience of each day stage-of-mind-room-jeeyoung-lee-5to be exactly as we desire and we can imagine our current perspectives of what we are experiencing to shift and become as we would prefer them to be as well. Imagination is your inner vision that you can intentionally decide to visualize, which will change your life in accordance with your will.

There is always evidence of your creative power at work. You just may be too busy to see it, your “conditioned” mind just might be tricking you not to believe it, or your old pains may be scaring you out of trusting it.

stage-of-mind-room-jeeyoung-lee-2Every day is an experience “I” am creating by my choices in each moment and my decisions to utilize part or all of what I have available. And every moment I create from this space, from my sovereign free will and creative power, I free myself a little more.

The man who has no imagination has no wings. ~Muhammad Ali

Abundance is imagination realized. ~Jon Rappoport

I LOVE this visionary artist’s explorative journey demonstrating the unlimited potentials of creative energy. And some of the images she created expressed my current experiences so beautifully, as well as feelings I have had. Perhaps you’ll find some that speak to you as well.

I hope you enjoy immersing in Jee Young Lee’s photoshop-free photography (at the link below) from her exhibition named “Stage of Mind” where she melds imagination with skilled precision to transform her small studio in Seoul, into magick!

So…Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination …

Jee Young Lee’s “Stage of Mind”

stage-of-mind-room-jeeyoung-lee-1And to conclude, in the words of Willy Wonka:

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

Pure Imagination – Living There You’ll Be Free…If You Truly Wish To Be


It is always interesting to consciously experience synchronicity at work, as this morning I had been inspired to write a little bit about how each day welcomes an opportunity to live from the alchemy of creation and integration and how all experiences can be rich when living from a place of empowered choice and awareness. This stemmed from the last few days of things, I had purposefully noted, supporting an increase to the breadth of my experience – something that is always happening in our lives, but the more we are conscious about it, it takes on a whole different meaning.

Every day I find myself in a multi-faceted experience of a self-created work of art. And it is consistently blossoming through the evolution of exercising my creative and free will. At least that is how I see life…as a work of art and you are the Michelangelo of your own life.

We are each involved in this every day, whether we are aware of it or not, and if you start to see life this way then you start to create different works of art than you used to.

It’s almost like I am the paint brush that jumps into the color choices and then rolls around, lays, jumps, walks, runs, flaps my wings, swims through and spreads those colors around on my life-canvas, creating an energetic imprint of what satisfies the things I am feeling and seeing on all levels and even, the result of what I come to learn in the process.

The last few days I found to represent an example of how particularly fulfilling the eclectic mix of alchemical elements I am choosing to experience can be like an artist’s palette of my imagination manifested. Everything can be body and soul satisfying on so many different levels, especially when they are coming from my own conscious choice creations. They provide me the opportunity to continually recreate a fulfilling reality from everything I have within me and demonstrate how utilizing my heart’s imagination and truth can be freeing.

Much like the subject of the reblog I just posted this morning, about creating our own realities like an artist painting their life and experiences through the canvas of their heart, intentions, and imagination, I noted how things I choose to do are reflective of brush strokes from each level of my beingness – mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual – bringing forth their colors to the canvas of my experience.

I’m still loving the quote from Jon Rappoport, “Abundance is imagination realized.”

Interesting that last evening I had a very powerful a-ha moment, too challenging to explain in words, when I was tapping into this truth in a very “clicking-in” way that took my mentalization of this quote (even before I had seen it this morning) to a whole other level of actually feeling it penetrate as an embodiment on EVERY level. And that understanding lingered with me this morning of how this idea of creative manifestation can and will be consistently natural to my experience with the continuation of exercising and “being” what I had discovered. Then when I read Laura’s post with this quote in it, it was directly in reiteration to the integration that I had tapped in to.

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The chocolate case at Anandamide where you will find “products of inspired diligence” and “discover objects of immense aesthetic value, imbued with a sense of terroir, seasonality, and craft.”

Needless to say I enjoyed fulfilling all parts of myself over the last few days and valued my ability to appreciate understanding the breadth of reach these experiences have. Each experience was multi-layered, despite perhaps being viewed in more simplicity by others. I am constantly seeing the increase of integrative layers consciously surfacing through each seemingly one-dimensional thing and how they incorporate the foundations that are most important to me. It’s not that life has to be complex or that I’m dissecting it like a scientist in each moment. It has become a natural process of simultaneously seeing the multiplicity that is embodied within every experience, at the same time enjoying the presence of its singularity in the moment.

  • Conscious conversation with a friend while hiking in nature (taking note of its beauty) under the powerful sun (its heat having me exercising my abilities to regulate my body through breath and understand its processes and needs)
  • Multiple facets of work I rotate through and interacting with different people through it that constantly exercise different parts of me and challenge me to grow each day
  • Nourishing food that I ponder how each part of the whole meal is feeding aspects of myself
  • Watching, for the first time, Billy Bob Thornton’s amazing performance in his self-written and directed movie “Sling Blade” that had me deeply reflecting on the moving layers and life choices in both the bigger and little picture sense, causing me to more fully integrate themes that books like No Boundary by Ken Wilber have helped me expound upon and opening my heart and levels of appreciation for others even more
  • Kayaking through Naples, Long Beach on a beautiful and windy day with friends and contemplating how we choose to journey the waterways of our life and realizing how many hidden gems await us around each corner we have yet to explore
  • Being introduced by friends to Long Beach’s Anandamide: Psychedelicatessen – an organic, vegan and raw superfood chocolatier and confectioner that is creating true alchemy in the form of pure and potent nourishment that feeds body and soul while you listen to Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination” in the background – awakening the joyous wisdom of the inner child
  • Enjoying an extremely funny evening at a comedy club night for tearful laughs of joy that enliven and heal the body from the inside out and revealed a crowd of life-experiences that each have their own relative journeys those laughs are nurturing
  • A spiritually enriching day of empowerment supporting 4 new Reiki Master Teachers more fully into their paths and engaging in continually deeper and meaningful conversations to explore the core of beliefs and fears – allowing me opportunity to grow and challenge myself to remember all that is already within me so that I can trust in the unity of my soul experience being there for me always, just as it is for each and every one of us
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The dessert case of “balances and explosions” at Anandamide where “you will discover constructions of the future and recreations of old childhood memories, merged into a complex network of multi-textural sweet decadence.” Includes their out-of-this-world home brewed kombucha.

All of these were some of the things that were part of the last few days and are examples of how I consciously choose to weave the tapestry of my life with experiences mirroring my inner landscape desires, and then am simultaneously valuing the layers each provides, while actively taking part in the way I utilize and continue to create more experiences that are meaningful, enjoyable, and have impact in collective ways as well.

The reality I am creating to live in, every day is increasingly being less and less affected by anything around me. Why? Because there truly is this place that exists in between all others that holds all possibilities. That’s where I choose to focus my creative power and in doing so, help to create a new reality into being along with all the other “dreamers.”

We can utilize our imagination to create each experience of each day to be exactly as we desire and we can imagine our current perspectives of what we are experiencing to shift and become as we would prefer them to be as well.

Imagination is your inner vision that you can intentionally decide to visualize, which will change your life in accordance with your will.

Everyone has imagination. Some just exercise it more than others. And one reason for this is that as we go through life, that innate sense of living naturally from imagination as children, is taught out of us. Well, good news is, you never lose anything. It’s always there, but you have to actively engage it, nurture it, and put it to action.

You can use your inner vision to see how you want your life to be and if you practice envisioning this daily with faith, concentration and love (alongside all the mindful practice of the things you’ve come to learn over time, and actively doing healing integration on deep levels), one day your life will look exactly as you imagine. Acknowledge and have gratitude for every small reflection of this, for that will increase your experiencing more through appreciation.

There is always evidence of your creative power at work. You just may be too busy to see it, your “conditioned” mind just might be tricking you not to believe it, or your old pains may be scaring you out of trusting it.

Every day is an experience “I” am creating by my choices in each moment and my decisions to utilize part or all of what I have available. And every moment I create from this space, I free myself a little more.

You don’t have to be a visionary artist by way of your life’s work, to make your life work as a vision of your artistry. ~Tania Marie

Willy Wonka knew what he was talking about. Truth and empowerment live in his words:

Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three

Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we’ll see
Will defy
Explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly
Wish to be

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