Wily Walnut's BRAIN SQUEEZER
Squeeze your brain and get your creative genius
The man's head lay on the ground. Separated from his
body. Which was slumped and chained to a whipping post. A shocked crowd of onlookers stared in horror. An unearthly
glowing light surrounded the decapitated head.
...The painting was huge. Depicting the beheading of St John the Baptist. A
dark and grisly scene from the Catholic faith. And it hung there in the Cathedral of Malaga, in Southern
I like to visit the sacred spaces of all kinds of
faiths. Churches, temples, mosques. tombs. They are usually built according to special guidelines that help to
define a portion of "space" in a way that makes us super conscious of it and imbues it with
You don't have to visit a religious building to get a
sense of sacred space.
It can come in nature. A quiet grove of trees with
the sunlight streaming down into it. A peaceful cove where the waves kiss the shore like a mother kissing a baby
goodnight. Or a mountain top vista where your eyes can scan far and wide, your spirit flying into all that
It can be found in other buildings. Museums, galleries, municipal
buildings, even malls when the architecture is special. I especially like the interior of the old Pablo
Picasso airport building, again in Malaga. It is cavernous and the light in it has an ethereal quality, that
reminds me of Heavenly scenes depicted in the old Robin Williams' movie, "What Dreams May
Of course, it can occur in your own home. If you have
a particular place for reflection, prayer, meditation, or deep thought, one can tune into and feel the ambience,
the depth, the resonance of that contemplation. It is as though the air is seared with the power and presence of
your awareness, your stillness, your penetrating gaze.
And best of all, it can occur within you. When you meditate deeply,
when you think deeply, sending your consciousness deep into contemplation of your being, of your life, of a
topic... something happens. The noise quietens. The movements settle, and become still. And your inner
vastness, starts to be revealed. Pockets of sacred space open within.
I had such an experience this morning. Listening to a
brain entrainment track as a meditation aid. As the audio progressed, so my awareness of inner space increased. To
the point, where the experience was similar to standing alone in the middle of a cathedral. With the walls far to
the sides, the huge vaulted and domed roof far above, the altar far ahead, the entrance doors far
Imagine containing a huge building within you. A
building that defines an immense space, a vacuum, which is pulling and inviting something special and significant
into it. For your creativity, I recommend developing your inner space, building the inner cathedral, if you will.
An inner temple. A place to worship and rejoice in inspiration, fresh ideas, and profound insight, wisdom, and
understanding. The sacred.
Build An Inner Cathedral In Your Mind
1. Take a time out to visit
a special cathedral, temple, mosque, shrine, historical place of worship, or inspiring (and big) architecturally
beautiful building. Soak in that sense of size, vastness and contained space. If it is a religious
building, try to get a sense of all the people that have worshipped there. Feel the vibration, the echo of their
love and prayer. If it is a secular building, sense the history, the brilliance of the mind of the designer, the
purpose and intent of the building, the thought power behind its manifestation in this world.
2. Find a pocket of nature that inspires
you. If you live in a city, where nature has been all but obliterated, look to the small... the flower
growing between the crack in the paving... or, better yet, to the sky above. Let your eyes penetrate deep into the
blue sky. If there are clouds, get a sense of the space between you and the clouds. Try to focus on the space
between you and the cloud. You may see the sparkles of prana, the vital energy of the Universe, flittering across
3. Develop sacred space in your
home. De-clutter. Simplify. Or at least tidy up, clean surfaces, push chairs back against the walls, and
maximise the sense of space in one of your rooms, Make it the room where you will think, create, and
4. Re-use the same room, the same part of the
room, the same chair for your meditation, contemplation, and thought sessions. Anchor your deepened states
to that position. Develop a sense of presence, the vibration of heightened awareness in that
5. When meditating, you need to be
still. To enhance a sense of space within, and to help with that stilling process, I imagine taking a
pebble and dropping it down through the top of my head and watching it fall deep inside... like dropping a pebble
down a well that goes deep into the earth. I often use a meditation enhancement aid such as a brain entrainment
** My personal favourite and one I recommend is the
Brain Evolution System. (You can read a comprehensive 6-month user review of that at
www.brainevolutionsystem.net or visit directly at: http://www.thebrainevolutionsystem.com).
6. To develop space within, you need to think
about space. Why should you do that? Why is emptiness significant? Because it enables you to
become more aware. More aware of potential. More aware of power. More aware of Presence. It gives birthing room for
fresh ideas. It provides a home for Wisdom to roost. It gives Insight a dwelling to frequent.
Think about and become more aware of your
Space and build that inner cathedral for your creativity and purpose.
I hope this has been a great year for you. May the
next twelve months be ...scintillating!