Jean West Watanabe

Self Improvement, Self Growth, Master Key Principles, Manifestation

The Mind Is Creative

Creative thought expands the mind

Most of us refer to artists, musicians and architects as creative people. If they can write a song, or paint a picture and design something, they must be creative people, while the rest of us are not. This isn’t true, everyone has creativity, because our thoughts are creative. In our head we can do anything.

We can be that artist we admire and paint a similar picture of our own, or create a business idea, an invention, an awesome vacation that we want to experience. We can even create the kind of relationships we want. There isn’t any limitation in your mind, there is no obstacle stopping you. In your mind, there is no lack of money that you need to build that house of your dreams, there is no lack of experience or resume getting in the way of that dream job. As kids we dream and create these things because it made us feel good, and maybe that is why as kids, we feel invincible and act out every scenario possible. Then we stop doing it as we mature into adults. We learn to “limit” our thinking with statements that we heard growing up, such as “be realistic, or that is just a pipe dream, or you have to accept your circumstances, money doesn’t grow on trees, and that’s life”. Good things only happen to other people who are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. But some of the most successful people there has ever been in anything, often came from limited opportunity backgrounds, but knew in their heart that opportunity comes from their creative mind and they still had that, even if everything else around them seemed limited. Creating things in the mind without limitation is how new inventions and business ideas get started, as long as you have plans to bring it into fruition. It only becomes a problem, if you sit around daydreaming, but have no intentions to make your dreams and goals a reality, that will be followed by a desired action. Daydreaming is a waste of time, but creative thinking with a goal in mind, is not.

So there are two parts to this; 1. You must believe in your creative dream and have the intention of seeing it through, by starting with passion and desire, 2. You must allow yourself to be creative and not limit your creative thoughts with worry and defeat.  The belief part is tricky, because we quit before we really get going due to limited creative thinking and worry about what could get in our way. Our mind has the ability to overcome any problem that we have, if we know how to direct it. When we have thoughts, they travel through our body and this creates a feeling that we get based on past experiences, prejudices, and opinions of others and from our environment.  Sometimes the feeling may be good and sometimes the feeling can be bad. Because our thoughts trigger a feeling, we can choose which thoughts are useful to us and which ones are destructive.  If a thought triggers a bad feeling, this gives you the opportunity to get rid of the bad thoughts that are not useful and replace it with good creative thoughts. You’ll know you are on the right track by how it makes you feel. Remember you can direct the mind where you need it to go, which will help you to overcome the problem you are dealing with.  People have a tendency to hang onto destructive thoughts, but they are honestly at our disposal whenever we want to get rid of them. Remember you are in control, not the feeling which is an effect from the cause of your thoughts.

We tend to accept whatever life hands us. Anyone that knows me, knows that I am not one to bow down and just accept things. I never have. When we don’t accept what we have been given, then our mind starts to create something else. The question is, what’s it going to be? Some people say they have a hard time knowing what they want, so they are not sure where to start. This is a common issue, so you figure out what you want, by eliminating what you don’t want. You just don’t linger on the “don’t wants” for a lengthy period of time or Universal Law sends you more of that,  it’s merely a pit stop and used as a tool to figure out what you do want. Once you have figured out a few things that you do want and they are clearly set in your mind, the Universal manifestation laws will start bringing opportunities to you, as it receives the clear signal of your creative idea.  Sometimes architects start with nothing but a simple floor plan and they start to build each floor as they go, figuring out the details and extra add ons as the whole project slowly unfolds. They don’t necessarily have the entire thing worked out in their mind before they write out the blue print. You don’t have to worry if the entire creative picture is not complete in your mind, you can start with a few floor plan ideas of your own and build as you go. This will help to lead the way of where you want to be. You can change it at any time.

I knew when we moved to Colorado that I “didn’t want” to work inside and do administrative work again. Well the opposite of working inside is working outside. First step, check.

Then I knew that I didn’t want to be tied down to a normal 9 to 5 work schedule and I wanted flexibility, so that means I probably needed to work for myself so I could have control over my work schedule. Second step, check.

I also knew that we didn’t have the money at that time for me to go back to school, so I needed to see if a scholarship was available when I found a career I wanted. Third step, check.

By process of elimination, I had come to three conclusions, being my own boss, working outside and finding scholarships that were available. That is as far as I got, but it was a damn good start. Then I sent that vibrational thought and energy out into the world and just waited for an opportunity to come in. I knew it was coming, just was not sure how and where.  Within a few months, I was flipping through one of the local papers and saw an ad for an equine massage therapy and acupressure school. This intrigued me and I just stared at it for a few minutes, because something about that ad had really jumped out at me. It sat there, like a piece of decadent chocolate cake, inviting me to take a big bite. I looked into it a little further and saw that it was kind of pricey, but I did not give up interest about it, I figured there must be a way I could get around that. Sure enough, they offered a scholarship. The scholarship application was very overwhelming, as they required a considerable amount of paper work from me. And in addition to all of that paperwork, I needed three letters of recommendation from three horse people that knew my skills and could vouch for me. Then, I had to write a paper about why I should be accepted into the program, tuition free. That paper had to be written in 250 words, to convince them why their investment in me was worth it and also about my equine background. Not an easy thing to do, since I was competing with others for this scholarship, but I knew I was on the right path because of how it made me feel. I had purchased a paint mustang a few months prior to coming across this ad and ironically, that horse had both emotional issues and a permanently torn muscle in his neck, both of which therapy could really help. This was no accident.

I hadn’t been in the horse industry for several years, but I decided to reach out to friends from the past and see if they would in fact, write a letter in my behalf. Everybody I had asked, totally came through for me and a few of these people I hadn’t seen in many, many years. Rather than try to write something snappy or catchy about why the school should give me the scholarship, I decided I needed to speak creatively from the heart and tell them how I really felt about becoming an equine massage therapist and how much good I could contribute if given the chance. I meant every word that I wrote to them and I could feel every word as I wrote it out on my paper. I read it over and over again, until I felt nothing but pride about my letter and visualized my getting the scholarship granted. I folded it up into a large envelope along with all of the other paperwork and letters of recommendation, then doused it with a little positive energy, which I also enclosed in that envelope.

Now you know where this is going. I did get the scholarship and I went on and had a very successful equine massage business, which was something  I had not thought about doing, until it was there right in front of me. All of this came to me, by process of elimination and by figuring out what I didn’t want, to get to where I wanted to be.  The mind is creative and it needs to be exercised on a regular basis to bring you the best opportunities you can have. Don’t be afraid to go there in your head, because your mind grows with each creative thought you pass through it and with that, so does your manifestation.

Author: Jean

I was born and raised mostly in Minnesota, the youngest of 5 girls. I never went onto college as my sisters did, because the only two things I had ever wanted to do was work with horses or pursue music and I figured I would not need a conventional education for either of those. I chose to pursue a career in horse training three days after graduating from high school and did this for many years. Horribly misguided by others I met along the way, I eventually became disillusioned with the horse industry and it's lack of respect for the horses, so I moved on from that and I never looked back. I then went into music, which was my second love and was an aspiring singer/songwriter part time for another 10 years while I worked administrative jobs on the side. This also went to the wayside when it did not take me where I wanted to go. These days I am married and currently live in Colorado with my husband, two dogs and a horse. In looking back on my life I could never understand why I would get so close to reaching my dreams and goals, but then watch them slip away as easily as they had come. As a young horse trainer starting out, I had two very good opportunities to work for a woman who was former world champion rodeo star and also for a close relative of another rodeo star, who had been a world champion many times over. I rejected both of these opportunities early on, but with great regret later, because my head was not in the right place to accept them. Even though I had manifested both opportunities during that time and without realizing what I was doing, was unable to keep them. The same thing happened in the music industry. I had the experience of recording demos in both Austin Texas and Nashville at separate times, and I was given the opportunity to be represented by a few producers in Nashville as well, both eventually going nowhere. These hit and miss opportunities that never really got off the ground, soon became an up and down journey that I went through for several years, until I started studying Universal laws of manifestation. Early on, the first book my cousin had handed me about negative and positive attraction was indeed inspiring, but telling someone to simply think positively is not going to leave a lasting impression, so I fell back into my old ways of finding opportunity and losing opportunity. Years later, I eventually moved onto another book and things went a little deeper, but I was still not quite “getting it” because I had so many questions and felt things were missing in the authors explanation of how this all works. I eventually found The Master Key System written by Charles Haanel and that's when things really came together for me. His explanation of why Universal and Natural Laws of Attraction work by bringing science and spirituality together, instead of separating them as we have been taught, really made a lot of sense to me. All of my questions were answered and the holes were filled in. It was the connection of science and spirituality that made this book a little different than the others. Nothing I had read, had gone quite that deep before. I started to use The Master Key System and saw that opportunities were coming to me a lot more easily than in the past and I was able to keep them. In using these principles, I launched my first successful small business when I was well into my 40’s, as an equine massage therapist and at a time when I thought that I was going to be stuck working mindless admin jobs for the rest of my life. It was amazing how it brought me full circle into working with horses again. I have continued to use The Master Key Principles for every part of my life, both physically and mentally. I am a lifetime, work in progress student and a true believer of these wonderful methods.

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