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100 Days of Awe: Day Six – Schemas of Genius

Day Six: Schemas of Genius

IMAG3612 I had expected that I would be taking delicate pictures of nature’s growth and glory, the changing sky or moody sunsets but no.  Any illusion I had of the amount of time I spend in nature and revelling in the embrace of Mother Earth are being firmly squashed by this project.  My realisation is that I had an underlying assumption that because I am not gainfully employed that  (a) I had nothing better to do and (b) I have plenty of time on my hands.  I actually have plenty better to do and one of those things is my sadly neglected SatNav4TheSoul toolbox. SatNav4TheSoul emerged from my love of the warmth of technology and my passion for the world of imagination.  A set of self coaching apps the first of which, FindYourMojo, was launched in 2012.  I lolly gagged about in the imaginary world of concept and teetered on the brink of fantasy for months but eventually got to a point where I could not avoid that bringing these apps into reality required hard action; visual design brief, functional specifications and app schemas.  Unfortunately I know how to do these things so prevarication was not an option.  Squeezing blood from a stone I managed to create the visual design brief about a month ago but I was spinning wheels on the schemas. Suddenly today my energy shifted and my commitment to complete the overarching schema turned into an effortless flow and all the schema work is completed.  It took will to stay hunkered down today, not to distract myself seeking out awe but rather allow it come to me by way of spirit, genius if you will, as I know that I couldnt have done this by myself.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

The Power Is In You

Last Sunday the 9th February 2014 I was in Los Angeles completing the third day of William Whitecloud’s inaugural Million $ Book Club Congress. William is the best selling author of The Magician’s Way and The Last Shaman. William’s books are engaging stories wrapped around fundamental truths and premises that have the power to change lives. William by his own admission felt ill prepared to be a writer but he had a calling to share his wisdom. He did not write his books by following formulae or 10 step programmes but rather he used his intuition and imagination to connect with his genius and manifest high level creative function; creating unique stories that made connections that hadn’t been made before. And who wouldnt want some of that.

William’s weekend is not so much a course as a journey, one which 23 brave souls were up for. The consolation was company but the rewards proved to be individual, unique and beyond expectation. The bar was set high right from the start, William asserts that to operate at High Level Creative Function we have to understand consciousness and that starts with knowing ourselves. I was brought up close and personal with my deluded relationship with writing which swings between pointless futility and the arrogance of platitudes from some self-important sense of purpose. A place devoid of joy, frustrating as fuck and makes writing feel like extracting blood from a stone. The tension I experience is painful but revealing the truth of my egoic agenda takes the power out of it and truth, to quote William is the ‘fuel of a powerful creator’.

William unwraps his intuitive tools, shares how to use them and guides us to purposefully use our imaginations to see the potential of our genius offering; I experience expansiveness, gentleness, simplicity and vulnerability. A place where writing is a joyful unfolding, a mystery to be followed, a way of being infinitely curious. I am free to see who I truly can be as a writer and now ready to experience tension as the engine room of my genius and creativity. We learn that tension is the writer’s friend and it is our ability to master tension that determines the quality of the end results that we create.

On day three with the tension resolution system in place we are all poised to dive into the specifics of what we would love to write be it a book, a play, a movie script or poetry. All options are possible. The framework that William uses for writing; Theme, Premise, Qualities and Emotion is arrived intuitively and it ensures ample space for genius to emerge as an unadulterated offering from our Muse. I saw the book I want to write; simpler, more beautiful, compelling and revelationary. No longer is it The Quest rather it is A Journey, no longer is it about certainty and knowledge, it is about awareness and vulnerability about the revelation of a deeply imaginative sexuality – in the words of my Muse.

Returning from America, a week has passed, in the spaces between the jetlag I spy the divil of resistance. Under the covers of catching up and reconnecting I see the pariah of distraction. My personal saboteurs lurking at the wings but I know about them now, I see them, I can choose not to give them the power but to be professional to turn up as a writer regardless of the conditions and circumstances and choose to meet my Muse and write from my genius. It is a choice.

Follow the links to find out more about William Whitecloud and the Million $ Book Club

Photograph: On the Camino 2012 courtesy of Tobias Schade