Hi! It's great to see you back. Today I am starting a series on tools that you can use to sharpen your creative frequency.
Do you notice what is happening around you when you are driving, walking or being a passenger in a car? Or is your mind thinking about that problem at work you just have to solve this afternoon when you get back to work. Focussing on a problem can block your creative frequency pushing the solution to your problem further away instead of allowing room for the creative process to happen naturally.
By observing our surroundings and taking in the new and interesting shapes, colours and textures you are building a resource centre to call on in the future. You may notice the bark of a tree is dark with lots of of ridges. This tree has ignited your interest for a reason. Some time in the future you may need to use the bark's characteristics in a project as a background or to illustrate a particular point you are trying to make.
It may be that you are a graphic designer and need to find a new and interesting background for one of your client's websites. When the time is right this image can be recalled from your resource centre for the future. When you see the tree, you may take a photo of it and include it in your resource centre.
Observation may include the colour of a person's eyes or hair or a unique mannerism they may have while they are speaking. It may be the tone of their voice that piques your interest, or it may be the reactions to the music you are listening to. You may be surprise you are having a different reaction to the person you are observing. Why? Because you are both wired differently and what interests you doesn't necessarily interest them. Observe what's happening in your body and in your mind as you listen to that song or piece of music.
Observing is seeing the world through your eyes and committing what you see to your subconscious. There have been many times when I have been out in the world and 'not seeing' because my mind has been thinking about other things. Since I've changed the way I move in the outside world, I am absorbing much of my surroundings and recalling many of those situations that have impacted me in some way.
If you are in business, take time to walk through your office or factory, observing all that is happening. How are employees performing a particular task? How much time does that particular task take? Is your employee showing he/she is happy doing the task or is he/she bored or perhaps his/her mind is not on the job?
Everything you observe will not be remembered or committed to your subconscious. The interesting point to note is that your mind will filter those areas that are of particular interest to you. That is the exciting part of being in your unique creative frequency. You and I could be in the same environment, but we tune in to different areas of that environment depending on what interests us. Our mind is filtering what is important for us to use at a later date.
As an exercise, observe the image in this post and make a note of what stands out for you and how it's impacting you. Why do you think it is bringing those feelings up for you? I'd love to hear what you are thinking and feeling. Write in the comments below.
Observation is a powerful tool that helps build our resources. Practise it daily and watch your resources bank fill up so that you have them available for whenever you need to think differently about a problem.
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