Thank you for choosing, and making the time, to take the What’s Your Hidden Creativity Potential? quiz.
Big congratulations to you and your curiosity! What you are doing - hearing the call of creativity and opening to adventure - is surprisingly uncommon, and much needed in the world.
And I know there are many levels of extraordinariness waiting patiently for you to take their call!
The purpose of this quiz is to add fuel to the fire in you that wants to experience all that you can be, i.e., to follow the natural impulse to self-actualize that Abraham Maslow spoke about!
Hi - I'm Jan Cross, Creativity Change-Maker and founder at Extraordinary Mind Project.
Over more than three decades - in what has turned out to be my life's work - I’ve helped literally thousands of people reconnect with hidden creativity that they didn’t know (or remember) they have.
As evolved over time, this brain-aware pathway has proven transformational for people no matter how creative they seemed to be, or not, before knowing this information.
It has huge potential for raising the level of creativity in our world. Which is what led me down the path of creating the quiz.
So, thank you very much for your interest. Let’s get to your results!
Based on the information you’ve shared in the quiz, the category that best reflects where you are on the path home to your full potential is “Creativity-In-Waiting".
Whether purely intuitively and/or through curious observation you have developed ways of tapping your creativity.
Are any of the following on your list of favourites?
You know the importance of sometimes just ‘getting out of the way’ of your brilliant new connection-making subconscious mind.
If so, then no surprise! Neuroscience has recently found that daydreaming, awe and wonder experiences, the flow state, and imagination all use the same brain networks.
So, if in your busy life you haven’t already done so, give yourself permission to
They are creative states! . . . v. important work.
Let’s start with the thought that you are already more creative in your life than you give yourself credit for and, whilst likely thinking of yourself as a realist, in that heart of yours there's deep-down intrigue around creativity.
It may seem, when you compare yourself with some others, that you haven't been so specially gifted with creativity.
Or maybe that's just when you're thinking of creativity in terms of 'arty'. Because you’re the one to come up with those elegant, innovative solutions when needed.
You also likely have favourite activities, physical and otherwise, that are your go-to spaces when you’re in need of some of that rejuvenating flow energy!
You do know the calm and peace and power that’s at the essence of the creative energy state and you’re no doubt a fan of its clarity and aliveness and delightful surprises.
There are likely times, though, when you
But hey, there are times when you’ve been in flow states and caught glimpses in yourself of levels of creative talent and ease that surprised you.
Possibly you think of yourself as being more of a logical than creative bent.
Q: What could some brain science in the creativity mix mean for you?
What if there was a way you could use conscious, logical, analytical thinking to tap into the so often elusive subconscious creative magic, pretty much on-demand?
A: An opening to opportunities that even you've never thought of!
Because for everyone, imagination is faced with the limitations of what we think is possible! And this is your ticket to slipping past them!
Imagine that . . . in this secretly champing-at-the-bit “Creativity-In-Waiting” world of yours!
My guess is that you would deep down like this to be a case of just
“Give me the know-how . . . and stand back!”
BTW, how many delightful surprises can you stand?
It is hard to reconnect with hidden creativity, to find your way home to the whole of your potential!
The most common - and the most unknown - reason for both creativity to become hidden and for it to be seemingly difficult to reconnect with is on a practical brain mechanics level.
Let me explain, though, how
And it's remarkably fast and easy to do!
WARNING: This is about to get nerdy!
In practical terms, from our outsider/owner’s point of view, our brain is designed with two very important functions on the subconscious level that happen to be in opposition.
ONE FUNCTION is to take you safely through your day by matching incoming data against the patterning of your past experience. It very efficiently has you repeat what you already know – automatically, instantaneously, and perfectly!
So if, for example, you are a stickman level drawer and you have a piece of paper, a pencil, and a subject to hand, your brain knows exactly what’s required . . . stickman level drawing!
It will have you do it perfectly, and continue to do so, unless and until you find out how to intercept patterns that are holding you hostage in stickman level.
In fact, it repeats past patterning so well that it can leave you believing that it’s the whole picture of what’s possible, or not, for you to achieve and be.
And this is the biggest mistake that people make: to believe this!
Of these two subconscious functions, this past-based one is dominant and so you can see how easy it is to
THE OTHER SUBCONSCIOUS FUNCTION is, of course, your creativity!
Your ‘born to explore’, breaking out ability!
“This provides you with the tools and brain knowledge, and the permission, to explore your own creative abilities." ~ Murray D., schoolteacher
“Very different to other courses. Feel more potential in life, other abilities.” ~ Mina J., medical doctor
Following are examples of participants' unfolding hidden creativity during Extraordinary Mind Project courses.
Included are some post-course transformations people have experienced using the same brain-aware approach in non-drawing areas.
These breakthroughs, and the outside-the-norm progress, happen in hours of working with this information, not in weeks and months, or over years.
There's something magical about this!
"I know it was me [that just drew that], because I was here!" ~ Nola O.
"I feel like I can do anything. I really do!" ~ Naomi A.
"Jan takes you from nothing to something. It's a beautiful experience!" ~ Frank S., engineer
In a ”Creativity-In-Waiting” world such as yours, the biggest secret to the limitless unfolding of creativity is having ‘at will’ access to the deepest, most hidden, reaches of it.
For this to happen, more practical information about the mechanics of your brain, and how to work with it, is beyond beneficial.
Happily, there is now a practical and fast small step-by-small step – and this is the important bit – brain-aware path to take to your patiently waiting hidden creativity.
Right now, here’s what you can do start opening a deeper connection with it than is common.
TRY THIS: No matter what level you are now at, can you stop yourself in your patterned belief tracks for a moment and stand . . . open to the thought that:
The truth is: your creativity is limitless!!
A TIP: Do you think of raising your creativity level as a way of
THEN TRY THIS . . .
Because, as you know, the essence of the creative flow state is to lose all sense of self, to transcend the self and its limiting opinions and expectations. and to come out surprised, seeing yourself and what you can do in a new light!
Following is an example of someone changing how they see themselves and what they can do . . . from one drawing (centre) to the next (right)!
Between the 'before' drawing (left) and the breakthrough drawing (centre) are the 20 hours of brain-aware information and exercises that make this possible.
Note: exponential unfolding is the norm. It's available to everyone, no matter what level you are currently at.
A simple idea: creativity is a choice!
Just keep actively choosing the new, choosing to explore, choosing curiosity,
Because otherwise your subconscious brain - it's designed that way - will keep you efficiently repeating your whole life pretty much as you know it.
Including hampering you from being as creative as you sense you deep down want to be.
Happily, we're also designed, especially made, for creativity!
But you have to choose it! Time after time. What fun!
The simple actions mentioned above – choosing to be open to the idea of limitless creativity within you and choosing creativity often – underlie the success of this brain-aware pathway.
By approaching drawing exercises in a brain-aware way (not right brain/ left brain – this is up to the minute ‘whole brain’) you can, in effect, re-wire your brain for direct, on-demand access to your true potential. And know how you did it! Important!
Along the way spinoffs include
· a naturally toned-down inner- critic
· comfort outside your comfort zone (and excitement)
· a knack of ‘living in the question’ – that creativity is – rather than out of already known answers
· a quality of focus that makes magic,
I’m excited for you and urge you – if you don’t already - to think of flourishing your creativity as part of the change that the world’s waiting for.
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