A lot has been written about the power of the subconscious mind going to work while we are sleeping and how we often don’t fully use this power to our benefit.
Ray Kurzeweil, coined the ‘Restless Genius’ by The Wall Street Journal, Director of engineering at Google, legendary futurist and inventor shares how he gets inspiration for his brilliant ideas.
I’m going to try this out and I invite you to join me to do the same before you fall asleep tonight:
STEP 1. Assign your mind a problem/ an issue that’s been bothering you or something you would like guidance or clarity on
Example: I’m worried about my job interview, I get so nervous and I’m worried I may say the wrong things
STEP 2. Think about what you would like to achieve/What would be your best outcome to this problem?
Example: I’d like to find a way to be more myself, try and relax a little. I’d like them to see me for who I am and not just a bundle of nerves.
STEP 3. Journal your creative thoughts on waking
Keep a diary/ notepad/ journal by your bed with a pen and within 5 minutes of waking make a note of any creative thoughts and dreams you had.
Freud often spoke about sleep conscious being absent of judgement, boundaries and limitations.
It’s where we are free and relaxed enough to find solutions that our conscious rational mind would normally reject as impossible or unachievable.
I love this concept of a place where we can escape our conditioning and be our true selves with no limitations.
It is often our innate self-talk of not feeling we are good enough that stops us from achieving our full potential. Anything that helps us rise above this has got to be worth a try.
Mendeleyev was thought to have come up with the idea of the periodic table through a similar process of dream-inspired insight which solved many problems that his waking brain could not fathom.
What do you say?
Give it a go and let me know what happens.
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