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"You are an unlimited being, and you are now open to new ideas, new feelings, and new inspirations."

  Shakti Gawain, Meditations, Part 4

Here is a meditation to help you get in touch with your creativity. In this meditation, let your imagination open, and trust whatever comes to you. Enjoy it.

Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes.

Relax... Take a deep breath, and as you exhale, relax your body... Take another deep breath, and as you exhale, relax your body more deeply... Take another deep breath, and as you exhale, relax your body completely... Feel the energy flowing freely through your body as you breathe... 

As you inhale, imagine that youíre breathing in the life force of the universe. Imagine it coming into every cell of your body... As you exhale, release all the old limitations, fears, and doubt that you no longer need. Every time you exhale, you release the old and make room for the new... And as you inhale, you bring in fresh, creative energy... 

Take another deep breath, and as you exhale, relax your mind... Imagine that all your old, limited ideas about yourself are floating away. Imagine that all your old conditioning and programming about who you are and who you arenít, about what you can do and what you canít do, are all dissolving and floating away. You are an unlimited being, and you are now open to new ideas, new feelings, and new inspirations... 

Take another deep breath, and as you exhale, allow your awareness to move into a deep place inside of you... With each breath imagine going deeper and deeper, until you come to rest in a quiet place inside... 

Now imagine that you are walking down a beautiful path toward your inner sanctuary... As you walk down the path toward your sanctuary, you are feeling very open and alive, almost like a new person, ready to have new experiences and new adventures, and to discover something new about yourself... 

Enter your sanctuary and take a few moments to experience being there... Notice whatís in your sanctuary, how it looks, how it feels. You may find thereís something different about it today, or it may be the same as usual. . . . Allow yourself to feel the peace and nurturing and safety of being in your sanctuary...  Find a place to sit down and be comfortable... 

Today weíre going to invite your creative being, the most creative part of yourself, to come into your sanctuary with you. Look toward the entrance of your sanctuary and begin to sense or visualize your creative being coming down the path... This is some part of you that is very creative. It may be a part that youíve been in touch with before, or it may be some part of you that youíve never seen or experienced before. Just trust whatever comes to you in your imagination now... 

As this creative being comes into your sanctuary, begin to see or sense who it is, what it looks like... It could be a person, a man or woman, an animal, a color or shape, or anything that comes to your mind... Notice the details about your creative being. Let yourself be open to its appearing in whatever way it wishes... 

Now your creative being comes toward you and you make contact with each other... Allow yourself to feel the energy of this creative being... Ask the being what message it has for you or what it wants to tell you or communicate to you, whether in words or in any other way... Ask your creative being what it most wants to do, how it wants to express itself in your life... Also ask your creative being how it already expresses itself in your life... Ask if thereís anything it would like to do with you right now, and go ahead and be together in whatever way feels good or right... 

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