Creativity vs Psychic?
Fairly new to the blog here (both Erin’s and Steve’s), but reading over the blogs prompted me to ask a question or two.
I’ve never had a blatantly psychic experience although I find such things fascinating – anything that enters into the ‘real mystery’ realm is interesting to me although I tend to take anything I read with a grain of salt at least somewhat. That’s not to say I’m a skeptic, but I do tend approach another person's given psychic or mysterious phenomena with the observation that it could be real – and it may not be.
Some friends and associations have had weird or psychic experiences – I joke a bit that I’m a psychic brick wall. The most I’ve had were some strange or interesting dreams (like one concerning a recently deceased relative).
Anyway, here is my quandary: I like fiction, stories, and games. I am an artist and to a lesser extent a writer, but beyond the creative mediums I use, participation in a story that allows me to make up characters and stories gets my attention. Ever since I was a small child, I would ‘make up cartoons in my head’; even now I find the creation of characters for stories interesting – I almost think in a ‘lucid dreaming’ approach where one can learn things from these fictional, created personas in stories in a way that you couldn’t in real life.
Where does the problem come in?
How do I know, at any given time, that I’m not ‘making something up’? I almost wonder if I have difficulty with myself and meditation, spirit guides, higher self, etc. because of concerns that, with my tendency to play with the imagination a lot, I may just be creating these things myself as I would a story or character.
Are there any ‘creative types’ that have run into problems of this nature?
Yes I would characterize myself as a creative type. Writing fiction is something I enjoy doing. I was psychic my whole life but never had any control over it. Premonitions would just jump out at me. It wasn't until January of 2006 that I buckled down and decided to meet it halfway. Once there, I learned how to unlock it when I wanted it and turn it off when I didn't want it.
You know the difference between making things up and things coming from outside yourself by the results you get when you act on them. It's one thing to have a feeling but it's quite another to see or hear a deceased person talking to you and then telling the person it belongs to what you're seeing and they confirm it. Wow that was poor sentence structure but I'm in a hurry. ;)
Point is... creativity could even be coming in from your higher self or a guide or muse or something. if you value what you're getting, let it come. If you want to go deeper, explore and study more.
Erin I have a funny question, I have somehow started to dream and visualize that my soul is stolen from me... Should I worry or is this just my creative mind?
see other thread for answer.
Thanks Erin, to the topic, yeah I have run into roblems like this, my over creativity has become the worst curse in the world after I read about subjective reality which stated that "believe in your fantasy, its what creates the world" when infact it is COMLETELY opposite, your fantasy wouldnt even exist if it wasnt for the outside world.
I'm an artist disguised as a retailmanager ;) I have found once that something or an entity/guide was working through me with paintings, years ago when I was studying for my bachelor Art degree. I could feel the difference and that way I knew it must have been 'something else'. It was positive.
Otherwise I would say that you can probably learn to tell by exprience. I don't worry about it as I'm very imaginitive. I'm sure most of my wacky ideas and creations are my 'own'. It's very likely you can tell by the experience you have that it's not you 'making it up'. When you're not sure just leave it be. It doesn't always matter. Feel comfortable about what you do.
I think creativity can sometimes open a doorway to the psychic mind. I am a creative person, yet I also have verifiable psychic experience on a pretty routine basis. Creative people, I think, are often intuitive and sometimes a person's intuitive abilities can be expanded to the level of being highly psychic. Its important to kind of separate the creative episodes from the psychic ones, but sometimes there probably is an overlap.
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