|THIS IS WHAT I KNOW. My body knowledge is expressed here. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Let me venture to address this question, first of all, by addressing the issue of self and inner authority. After all, how does one discovery one's uniquity without a sense of inner authority?:
What do I know from my own inner authority; that is, who am I and what do I know from having my own experience in the world? Phil Porter, co-founder of InterPlay, calls this self-acquired information "body data." In fact, he and Cynthia Winton-Henry, the other co-founder of InterPlay, have developed the following flow chart for honoring what we "personally" know from our daily lives:
|JOURNEYING. COLLECTING BODY DATA. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
BODY KNOWLEDGE, which is acknowledging the patterns that emerge from the body data...and this knowledge flows into...
BODY WISDOM, which is when we structure our behavior and life making choices based on our body knowledge...thus benefiting ourselves and the world.
I am sure that it is from this place of BODY WISDOM that the blue ocean emerges! Phil Porter writes in Having It All:
"Paying attention to your own information increases inner authority, which is a crucial balance to external information and control. By paying attention you will be more able to make choices that will be good for you and others."
What uniquities do I have to offer the world acquired from my BODY WISDOM? What is my BLUE OCEAN?
MIDWIFE TO THE AWAKENING. Midwifing other people's inner authority surrounding their creativity. I am a seasoned artist yet I am still navigating my own creative journey, gestating and delivering from my own body data, body knowledge, and body wisdom.
What is unique here or the blue ocean is the birth of Hallelujah Truth's courageous existence. If I can create a heightened sense of myself to embody what I know and use her/me to express my inner authority, I can assist others in doing likewise using words, images, and meaningful play.
PARTY PLANNER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATORS. My love. My life. My husband, Tony Martin. The scientist. Who would have known that many scientists are yearning to have fun with the data they collect? That they crave connection with you and me and the community at large? They are wanting one big party around what they know. HOW TO MAKE THIS PARTY? These scientists need help expressing their ideas beyond academic circles. I know this because of living intimately with a scientist and having had the privilege of meeting many other delightful scientists over the years.
My uniquity here? My BLUE OCEAN? Dancing with the Scientists! Playing with them and making one big celebration with what they know!
Oh! I have other BLUE OCEANS to explore. But I must go out on this beautiful Saturday to acquire more body data through Second Saturday InterPlay! That's Coffee with Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me and give me suggestions about what you might think my BLUE OCEAN is. What is yours?
#C4ward March Blogathon (Day 8)) Prompt:
Take a few moments and meditate on the phrase, “Red Ocean.” What images, thoughts or ideas does this phrase bring up for you? Is this a positive or a negative phrase in your mind?
After thinking about the idea of a Red Ocean, reflect on the phrase, “Blue Ocean.” What images, thoughts or ideas does this phrase bring up for you? Do you find that this phrase bring up more of positive thoughts for you? How are you feeling when you picture a Blue Ocean?
The Blue Ocean Strategy is the idea that creative individuals can find a unique place in the market that reflects their individual voice. It’s a metaphor to get you thinking and imagining untapped or unexplored possibilities to sell your creative offerings. The Red Ocean represents the market today – rife with competition and rules. The Blue Ocean represents the future, the potential, the undiscovered market for you.
The key to thinking of Blue Ocean Strategy is thinking big, and of the big picture. What need can your creative offering fill, that no one else has done before? What problem are you solving for the people who experience your art? What void do you fill? What innovations do you offer to your creative field through your own practice?
Today, think about your Blue Ocean. What can you envision for yourself? How can you create your art such that you don’t even have to think about competition; it becomes irrelevant in this beautiful blue ocean?