FYour other right!”E is what my kids father use to tell me when he had told me to turn right and I went left. Being ambidextrous has it’s own set of drawbacks like you never know what is truly right or left. On the “other hand”I it is quite convenient when someone asks you do draw, color, or write with your non-dominant hand. Yes, I did tell you in my last post on creativity that we would be working with our non-dominant hands or the hands we don’t normally use.
I have several assignments that can be very good for opening of the brain and fertilizing your creativity. The first one I want to discuss is the coloring with your
I“other”I (non-dominant) hand for 20 minutes everyday. Just get yourself one of those little kids coloring books and start in @coloring EVERYDAY! The use of color crayons is important because they have a certain smell that invokes another sense. If you are not use to being creative, then this could spur all kinds of strange dreams, or at least open up dreamland to you, and allow you to remember those strange dreams you have been having all along. Me, I have all kinds of strange dreams all the time. Dreams to me are a way for the subconscious/Spirit to speak to me. So much information can be gotten out of a dream that you could not access in any other way, but your subconscious/Spirit is using your sleep time to reach you. Let’s see for me there was the large snake so big I could not see it’s head or it’s tail, and it’s belly was over a foot tall. Can you imagine? It just kept jumping at me! To me the snake means transition or transformation, and only being able to see the middle section of the “BIG” snake, meant BIG transformation in my life and I was in the middle of it. So don’t be freaked out A by the dreams this may bring on, it is just your creativity coming out in a new way.B
The second A is kind of fun too. This is great when you have an issue or question you just seem to not have an answer for. Write it with your ? dominant hand (the one you write with everyday) and then switch hands, and start to write with your @non-dominant hand the answer. You will be amazed at the answers that just come out. This is called guided writing. Your dominant hand represents your conscious mind and your non-dominant hand represents your subconscious mind. The biggest thing is to just trust the process and don’t second guess the answers. Don’t worry about the legibility of the writing with the non-dominant hand, it is necessary for pulling out the answers. Here is the thing, never write a “should” question. Instead ask what would be my highest and best for this situation. You also may need to start the process out by asking your higher self or your inner child permission for the answers, so if you are having trouble with this process try asking permission B from yourself.
Now the third process may seem like the most daunting, especially if you tend to not think of yourself as an artist, but just work with it anyways. If it does not turn out just as you were thinking be gracious to yourself, and give gratitude for whatever does come out on the page. Here we will be drawing pictures with our non-dominant hand. These are not necessarily works of art that you will someday frame and put up on your wall (although, you may find that they turn out just that way, as you find the artist within you). These are just exercises in creativity. This is great way to bring out your feelings about a certain situation. This could be a great way to grieve a loss of life, a loss of a relationship, a loss of a job, or just process what is going on inside you. You may find yourself drawing happy pictures or drawing angry pictures or sad pictures, but the point is to just be there in the moment and expressing yourself. C
The point of these exercises are to open up the brain to new ways of thinking, and start to listen to the creative side of yourself. Here is an interesting tidbit, the creative side of yourself is in fact your heart, and not even in your brain. That is why it is often said to follow your heart. I say follow your heart to happiness through creativity! Who knows what you find inside of you…A