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Creativity is the foundation of self-inquiry and self-inquiry is the first step on the road to awakening. 

Welcome, 

The goal of Creative Awakening Now is to redefine the way we look at expression and the way we use creativity.

 

If we start to look at art as a means of self-inquiry instead of a pedestal for our identity, then radical growth is possible.

 

Once we learn how to express ourselves in an authentic way, we gain the ability to see elements of who we are that, otherwise, may have remained unacknowledged. 

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"To express ourselves is to assist others in self-expression.

To be inspired is to set off a chain reaction of inspiration.

To wake up is to set an alarm for anyone who wishes to do the same."

This process is an energetic one.

 

Our thoughts and our habits are just energetic grooves that are worn deep into the record of our being.

Often times we don't even realize that the person we think we are is just a pattern of repetitive thoughts and actions. The only way to start recognizing this is by looking at and questioning the things that we believe define us (our past, our passions, our failures, our successes, etc.)

This process is extremely difficult because it requires a level of awareness that has been systematically pruned out of our everyday lives.

We are programmed to operate from a "business as usual" mentality that seeks comfort and avoids confronting the difficult areas inside us. 

 

   This is where developing a contemplative practice comes into play...

 

If we can learn to cultivate a practice that probes into the difficult places inside us and brings the energies that are stuck there to the surface, then we can begin to shift the needle on the record of our being.

 

   In essence, I am trying to help people tell their story. Everyone has their own story to tell as well as a need for it to be heard. Once we find the proper medium to tell our story we can then move past it and begin living in the present moment instead of operating from our old patterns and programming. 

This process is an energetic one.

 

Our thoughts and our habits are just energetic grooves that are worn deep into the record of our being.

Often times we don't even realize that the person we think we are is just a pattern of repetitive thoughts and actions. The only way to start recognizing this is by looking at and questioning the things that we believe define us (our past, our passions, our failures, our successes, etc.)

This process is extremely difficult because it requires a level of awareness that has been systematically pruned out of our everyday lives.

We are programmed to operate from a "business as usual" mentality that seeks comfort and avoids confronting the difficult areas inside us. 

 

   This is where developing a contemplative practice comes into play...

 

If we can learn to cultivate a practice that probes into the difficult places inside us and brings the energies that are stuck there to the surface, then we can begin to shift the needle on the record of our being.

 

   In essence, I am trying to help people tell their story. Everyone has their own story to tell as well as a need for it to be heard. Once we find the proper medium to tell our story we can then move past it and begin living in the present moment instead of operating from our old patterns and programming. 

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Music Medicine & Mystery 

By David Matters

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