Start your week by connecting with the creative power in your problem!

by | May 02, 2021

Start your week by connecting with the creative power in your problem

Contrary to appearances we don’t download a preexisting reality—we create it.

Well, to be more precise, we co-create it.

By “co-create,” I don’t mean we’re dealt our cards in life and we have options of how to react.

I mean that within our cards, including the bad ones, is our creative power!

Most psychology, personal growth, and spiritual systems tell us that the troublesome fates in our lives—depression, anxiety, etc.—are our lower/inferior selves that we need to rise above.

This is incorrect: Our problems ARE our personal growth and spirituality!

They contain everything we strive for—awareness, wellness, spirit, success, and meaning…IF we learn how to process them.

If we don’t, and instead choose to pathologize, judge, avoid, and suppress them, we miss their uplifting transformative message.

Try this:

Choose a problem to focus on.

Think of how it victimizes you.

Then put it aside, step outside yourself, and imagine you’re a mischievously, creative force / spirit / intelligence that has the power to give someone a problem in order to wake them up about something, convey a lesson, and push them to grow in some way.

Be this figure, get into its mind, and sense / intuit / imagine / observe why you’re giving your everyday self this specific issue.

What do you want him / her to learn?

How do you want him / her to change and grow?

Don’t be yourself for a moment; be a creative spirit and give yourself this problem.

Tell yourself why you’re doing it.

Then identify what stops you from making this change.

Instead of being victimized by your creative power, BE it.

Rock yer day!

Dr. Zwig
©2023 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist-musician, educator, and author. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Music in the Mayhem: Tales of Total Transformation from a Rock n Roll Psychologist, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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