Hello Life Artists!
What if I told you that your greatest creation so far is your “self”?
Today we will be exploring the creation of your self-image!
One of our most basic capacities as Creators is to dream, to develop an image (imagination) and manifest this into reality. We realize our dreams by manifesting them as a physical experience. The combined act of dreaming a powerful idea and image, unified with manifesting it as a practical physical expression, leads to what we call our experience of life.
Think of it this way: life is a wonderful movie full of characters and challenges, dramas and love stories, adventures and crises. Most of us understand that we are the lead role and best dramatic character of this great film – we are our-“self.”
But what most of us were not taught – or have forgotten – is: that although we are not fully and single-handedly the writer of our screenplay (life, with all its mystery, places, people, and situations, is co-writer), we absolutely have the choice to be the director of our film.
But what exactly does a director do? The director determines how the movie will be viewed, perceived, and felt. The whole tone of the script will be highlighted to evoke a specific experience, giving attention to a specific point of reference, perspective, or viewpoint. The emotional content, the mood, the atmosphere, the emotional setting for each scene – and the intention of the scene or what can be learned – the “message” of this story – all is prioritized and chosen by the director.
In your life – your personal movie – you have the director’s role. You have the choice to take your screenplay – the shit that goes down in your life – and decide how the scene will be played. Will it be a tragedy or a comedy? A love story or a psycho-thriller? What will the tone of your life be, the message of that moment, the lesson or conclusion behind that experience? And the fun part is, as the lead character, you also then get to play out the whole brilliant role of You.
So think about it: the image that you cultivate about your-“self,” as well as what others tell you about your-“self” – what to believe, envision, value, wish for, and think about – is the screenplay.
The emotional content, the way you feel about life and your-“self” in it, and how you embody and express your-“self,” can be called your character or, in this metaphor, your “self-image.”
By now you are starting to realize the magic of your incredible creativity. Once you believe something about yourself and feel that belief as an emotion – you shape your physical body to match that belief – physically fulfilling that image, thought and feeling. As you shape your body, you also take on and “become” the feelings and the expressions that match and best express the “character” you have directed your-“self” to play out. In this way, you shape reality.
The way you consistently form your self-image – the posture and position you maintain towards life – becomes your lived experience.
What is sad about this is that we have the power to choose the image we hold of ourselves, yet we tend to repeatedly choose a negative one. What is thrilling about this is that we are both director and actor – therefore we have incredible influence on what “self-image” we will choose to manifest, live, and experience. Do I choose to express a “self- image” based in my desires, pleasures, curiosity and inherent joy – or do I believe the images of myself which are doubtful, full of negativity and insecurity? No matter the “self -Image, the character you choose to focus on and imagine – know that this WILL become your experience! It truly is your choice.
I find it funny that people often tell me – well I can’t just think that I am great –and my answer is – why not? You think that you suck and seem to have no issue with this—choose to create and embody the self – or – character to most want to be! Why not!
And as we become more discerning, we gain even greater choice as to which “script” we choose to take on – in whose movie do I want to play in – who we surround our-“self” with, and which experiences we actively seek!
So how about choosing a self-image you want and getting rid of the old one that doesn’t serve you?
Self-image – IN SUMMARY
- The combined act of dreaming a powerful idea and image – unified with manifesting it as a practical physical expression – leads to what we call our experience of life.
2. Your greatest creation so far is your “self” Choose the self-image you want to be!
3. In your life – your personal movie – you have the director’s role. You have the choice to take your screenplay – the shit that goes down in your life and decide how the scene will be played. Will it be a tragedy or a comedy? A love story or a psycho-thriller? What will the tone of your life be, the message of that moment, the lesson or conclusion behind that experience? And the fun part is, as the lead character, you also then get to play out the whole brilliant role – the role of You.
And remember –
You are the Creator – when you embody your creativity – you manifest your dreams!
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Answer this questions to yourself and comment your answers below!
Let’s have fun – tell us the character you are playing out in your life and creativity – play with it – even if it is painful. Is it the I such a failure character or is it I am the boss, or I am the character of nice all the time? How does this self-image serve you? How does it differ from what you desire as your experience?
How did the physical training reconnect you to your life script and how do you plan on implementing this into your daily life?
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Creative D.R.I.V.E. in ACTION
Weekly implementation to deepen your practice! Simply do yourself a favor and while working with these questions – STAY PHYSICAL!
- Answer for yourself these questions: What thoughts and beliefs are the most real when you are making this facial expression? What feelings do you repeatedly produce and experience? What is the main storyline about yourself you are acting out most often? What does this character believe about herself and others? Who does she have to put on this face for or save face for? Try to recall who told you this – where did you learn it? When? What conclusion is behind this experience? Look at the content of what you tell yourself about it. Is it true, or simply a repetition of an old film?
- Practice relaxing this facial expression – try to notice when you create it and stop doing this automatically.
- Imagine the way you want to feel and create this in your experience – notice – how is your face? Recognize that no matter what image you are holding, that is what you will become in your body – which will further affect what you do and ultimately the reality you experience. YOU determine your self-image, so make it one you want!