From Logic to Magic: Cultivating Intuition for Creative Breakthroughs

The intuitive brain

Intuition is defined as "the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning." Sometimes called the Sixth Sense, it has long gotten a bad review, pejoratively being assigned to the domain of women and slightly off-center weirdos. Maybe it’s because for millennia we didn’t quite understand it and believed it was reserved for only a few rare individuals who somehow seemed threatening to the rest of us. In fact, if you look at how...

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How You Perceive: 6 Practices to Consciously Shape Your View of the World

How to Perceive in a Complex World

“All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.” – Leonardo da VinciIn an age where our senses are bombarded with information, discerning the essence of reality becomes an art form. The way we perceive the world—people, events, and even ourselves—is tinted by the lenses we choose to wear. But what if we could take charge of those lenses? What if we could consciously adjust our perceptions to foster understanding, compassion, and innovation?In the realm of...

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From Idea to Reality: The Role of a Creative Community in the Creative Process

a drop of water in a pool

If you have an idea you're passionate about, but it still feels  out of reach, it might be because your community isn't doing its job.Albert Einstein once observed, “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”  But in these terms, only the creator matters while groups and mainstream society are seen to stifle creativity.However, research has shown that being part of a creative community is hugely beneficial...

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Unlocking the Secrets of Inspiration: A Guide for the Everyday Person

Inspiration is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve great things. But for many of us, finding inspiration can feel like a mystery that seems to elude us. In a world filled with distractions and competing priorities, it can be hard to tap into that inner spark that propels us forward.A research article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience provides some insight into the science of inspiration. The article suggests that inspiration is linked to increased...

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The Story Challenge: What story do you want to tell with your life?

The Story Challenge 2022

Today is the first day of National Storytelling Week.This annual UK festival runs through February 4th and brings live storytelling to schools, theaters, pubs, town halls and anywhere the public will gather to hear stories told. In the UK, lucky school children will get a chance this week to learn to craft and share their own stories. And it just doesn’t seem fair that we don’t all get that chance. So, in celebration of this inspired event, I’ve put together a...

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Create a (r)evolution. Start with your own life. Come to Ghost Ranch.

Powerful woman in nature - Ghost Ranch

Want to change this broken world? Then meet me at Ghost Ranch. We live in a noisy world. We created technology to give us freedom and it has enslaved us. We are more productive than we’ve ever been, but we are no happier.   For all our Internet connections, we are isolated. For all our social interaction, we have lost touch. For all our discontent with the world, we feel powerless to change it.   Caught in the tightening net of materialism, we struggle to remember our...

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