|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?
Totally up on the body as an intimate source of knowledge. How do you wrestle with sensory overload? How do you find tranquility in the blue ocean of engagement? I also get the LOVE THE SCIENTIST thing. Great inspiration can come from this folks who marvel at the complexity of the material world; who carry on investigation into the microcosms. I find it easy to talk to physicists for some reason or other. They trade in wonder! Your writings are so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Maggie! We share boundaries in so many places! Where science meets art, where words run into image, and sheer wonder of the universe. I would love to see your work in person and would actually like to try some of what you do. Does that sound odd?Delete
Wow Ruth...with no back ground in art other than self taught I am completely over my head in this blogathon...I love what you post and find the other's post very interesting but think I will stop trying to keep up...will just post daily what interest me...and stop trying to swim in an ocean I am unfamiliar with...now will get ready to head out and have some fun...maybe take a few more photos to post tomorrow...ReplyDelete
Darlene, you are my anchor in love and art and being true. Thank you for sharing your feelings here. I feel slightly overwhelmed too. I keep striving with ease towards balance of meeting the challenge of this blogathon while being my SELF.Delete
how interesting! I find your words and work give me pause, to see the truth in them.ReplyDelete
Sagegale, thank you, and I love getting to know you through this blogathon!Delete
Ruth - you are truly an inspirational, creative soul. I love the cadence of your writing, the percussion, the physical, body nature of your expressions of thoughts. I love your blue ocean - dancing with scientists - I think it "solves a problem" immensely, by challenging the assumptions of the buttoned-up, un-fun-loving, lab rat... anyone who is drawn to science, even in an avocational way, is an explorer, and loves learning - is, in fact, fun loving! And I think that gets broken down and ignored as "seriousness" descends -- I think that the scientific community needs you to liven back up their lives, and remind them of the joy they felt when their minds first unlocked their first mystery... similar, indeed, to when an artist unlocks her first piece....ReplyDelete
Wow Deborah! Your words support me profoundly. Thank you for taking time to say it in such a strong pleasing way!Delete
Ruth - is the Journeying Artwork brand new out of reading Phil's book???? It is wonderful (whether it is new or old). I am loving your exploration of the blue ocean and the midwifing of others creativity - I for one know personally that you are amazing at this!ReplyDelete
Christine, the piece of art that you are asking about is now about 3 years old. I love this image and am pleased that you thought it related so well to Phil Porter's work, Having It All. Hallelujah. Thanks also for your support as I develop my creativity consulting business.Delete
Good morning Ruth, love having your posts to look forward to. I adore your cherishing your life and creative process with such delight, intensity. I was often told I was intense growing up, and I still am, I always wondered how people meant it. Know that I mean, you are intense, as in being fully alive, authentic the source of true talent. Also the source of true intent-ion, choice.ReplyDelete
Callahan it so amazing to be dancing this intensity of love of art and life with you and your Bill. What fun we are having!ReplyDelete