Working in film & advertising for 10 years, i'm deeply aware of the dilemma - the Creative Spirit needs boundless freedom to be able to explore profound and meaningful realms, while the actualisation of the Creative Spirit takes discipline, order and boundaries.
In all creative industries, the long hours and constant time pressure can easily get to anyone, but on top of it all, our job is the delicate mission of making the audience FEEL. For this intimate alchemy to happen, we the Creators need to be able to connect to our feelings on a deeply authentic level.
In my experience, when there was palpable tension in the office, on set or in the post house, it always-always-always reflected in the end product. You could see it's fake. It fell flat. Hitting the wrong tone. Whether it was 120 minutes or 30 seconds, it was painful to watch, because it was painful to create.
I realised that if we want to create true works of art that make the audience care, first we have to care about the Creators.
Us. You. As a complex and intricate living-breathing-conscious-aware-sentient being. Do You feel that something is missing?
How about sex?
The energy that gives us life itself is pretty much still depicted in pop culture, media and especially advertising, either as some hush-hush "You-know-what" or sex is connected to violence, exploitation, carelessness, arrogance, mindless indulgence or heartless stress-relief.
There's still an unspoken agreement to either idolise, air-brush and overly romanticise sexuality or show gruesome examples of lust without love. Let's face it, culture and the internet is still our preferred way of sexually educating ourselves, regardless of our age. That way at least we eliminate blush-worthy conversations and minimise the threat of opening up vulnerably about our true desires. And it comes at the price of never fully feeling satisfied, always longing for that deep, profoundly meaningful and deliciously fulfilling connection we've been sold but never physically experienced.
How can we truthfully convey emotions we've never actually felt? How would our work be lively if our life feels lifeless?
How can You, the Creator, embody true intimacy, love, care, trust, respect and endless pleasure, so that Your artistic expression reflects the Original Desire which set all of Creation into motion?
During our work together You'll redefine Your relationship to relationships. You'll be able build healthy, loving, nurturing & deeply fulfilling connections with the parts of Yourself that are in desperate need of Your attention.
Everything You're looking for is already within You. We're just going to unravel Your Emotional Mastery that's been waiting to come out & play. Because it takes a true Emotional Master to live and give from the heart and receive to the fullest, through Your entire body & being.
Your inner world is directly reflected in the quality of Your relationships.
Have You ever had the feeling that You keep dating "the same person with a different face" over and over again? Or that You try so hard to simply enjoy family gatherings, but the same conflict rears its ugly head up time after time?
The journey of Emotional Mastery starts by mapping out the current state of Your relationships.
How's Your relationship with Your own words? Do You promise things [to Yourself and others], but You don't deliver on them?
Are You avoiding commitments, compulsively procrastinating or overcommitting Yourself?
That's a rocky relationship between Your self-expression and Your sense of personal power.
How about Your emotions? Are You feeling seen, heard, appreciated or frustrated, unfulfilled, and used? Do You try to ignore Your feelings or neglect/abuse Yourself for having emotions at all? Are You shaming Yourself or blaming others for feeling sad, angry or shy?
Those are signs of a very unkind relationship between Your mind and body.
As human beings, we have a narrative-based relationship with ourselves. The way Your MiND talks to You about You is pretty much the same as a Writer constantly churning out scripts for Your BODY to Act out, and [if You allow it] Your HEART chimes in to give You Directions about Your next move.
Once we have a clear view of the scripts You've been playing out and any self-sabotaging roles You might have been stuck in, we can start creating a healthy flow of communication between Your Director / Writer / Actor.
Technically, I use the words 'communication' and 'relationship' interchangeably. Learning how to communicate with mindful kindness, care, compassion and wisdom, automatically results in healthy boundaries, respectful appreciation and a freedom to explore carefree joy, passion and pleasure.
As a certified ThetaHealing practitioner, I'm fascinated by the neuroscience of emotional states.
Our brainwaves are produced by synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other.
Much like an orchestra with a different solo instrument each time -- all of our brain waves are present at all times, while one wave becomes the strongest, predominant rhythm.
The waves' oscillation or frequency is measured by cycles per second [Hertz or Hz]. Like a symphony, higher and lower frequencies link to form harmonies and cycles within the cycles.
A few key core beliefs that You just happened to pick up, like "boys don't cry" or "girls just wanna have fun"can lodge themselves deep into Your system, wreaking havoc in Your relationships for long-long years without You even noticing the connection.
When You start finding and rewriting beliefs that are not serving Your best interest, it sets of an avalanche of changes, because by healing Your blueprint for relationships, ALL Your connections start to change.