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Jill Mattson
from: Jill Mattson
Category: Creativity

Getting out of Your Own Way

The Death of Creative Blocks

A question that I get all too often. “How can you consistently stay so creative?” I have a secret about this, but it will no longer be a secret.

The mystery lies in how you habitually live your life. Judgment and opinion stop the flow of creative ju ju – dead in its tracks.Having an opinion seems so harmless, yet right under this thin concealment lays judgment. Opinions let us think, “My idea is correct. All other ideas are wrong.” When the nasty energy of something is concealed (like judgment), its deadly energy accumulates while no one sees its danger.

Politicians,mostly opinionated people, believe that their way is correct. Yet one can easily see that there are elements of both parties that make implicit sense. Why not combine them? However, if one is steeped in only one way of thinking,inclusion of anything else is “wrong,” impeding cooperation.

When we dislike a person, we easily disregard anything he says. People that we don’t like can have great ideas. Even their criticism can be labeled “free consulting.” The man with low moral values can also have brilliant ideas. Our judgments blocks solutions that parade of creative ideas in front of us. A negative thought forms resistance to the natural flow of subtle energy currents.

In a world of duality, everything has polar charges. Easily, we assign right or wrong to these energies, but rather the energy is similar to the positive and negative charges of a battery. We don’t judge the end of a battery to be right or wrong.

The classic picture of a writer crumpling up his material, demonstrates not only writer’s block, but also the attitude that triggers writer’s block. Self judgment strikes again.

When I read antiquity, searching for clues about ancient music, I find unbelievable descriptions about healing with sound. I resisted wondering how superstitious they are. By staying open I understand their different dimension of thinking;where many before me could not. Is this brilliance? No…. The key? Refraining from thinking the way we know things in the twenty-first century is the correct way.

Where I worked, complaints were often on the lunch menu. As we sunk in our mire of self-pity, a man with Down’s syndrome, Dave, entered the scene. Dave was the janitor. He beamed with pride, so happy to be a service to the rest of us. Dave sincerely asked if the toilets were clean enough. He had a more degrading job than anyone of us could complain about, but he approached it with gratitude. Dave was happy and we were miserable, even with our better circumstance and so called superior intelligence. Now if one had the opinion that being mentally retarded meant that you weren’t smart, Dave’s message would have been dismissed. If one was open, he could see the wisdom of Dave’s attitude– that rose far above many “intelligent” people thinking habits. Dave was the teacher in the room. Dave had always been there as our teacher, but we had to stay away from judgment and opinion to receive his wisdom. The master appears when the student is ready. And what makes one ready?? A willingness to receive and not judge ideas!

Perhaps brilliance is an attitude of respect for all other ideas – even crazy ones. Creative genius might be a simple, open spirit and accessible to us all! An attitude of gratitude for all ideas – no matter where they come from or what others may think about them – is a key to greatness.

Jill Mattson is a prolific Artist, Musician and Author. Jill is a four - time author and widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound Healing!  The CD's consist of intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques - with sound energy & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits. Free mp3's of her Sound Healing compositions, including Solfeggio Tones, Star Energy, Flower Frequencies,Fibonnaci and nature tones. Gallery and music are at,,



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