Igniting Creativity and Imagination
“This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to drawback, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’” William H. Murray
What is creativity but the power to make manifest that which is invisible? What is imagination but the capacity to see with our inner eye?
Technology is both enabling and detrimental when it comes to creativity and imagination. Yet, most of us do not realize this nor have the time to understand why. Thus, the invisible evades our perception even more. Unless we train ourselves to sense the invisible and express that inspiration with or without technology.
Of course this is not the only struggle with imagination and creativity. Often, what blocks us is not the incapacity to perceive the invisible but our own personal issues with worthiness, self-esteem, confidence, courage, commitment, to name a few. After all, in order to change the world, we must change ourselves first. So, in order to heal the world, we must heal ourselves first.
This is where CHC appreciates the lessons from indigenous cultures – from the Babaylans and the Shamans – and the various forms of Healing or Therapeutic Arts. We learn to more consciously work with the invisible world through our imagination and creativity, which in turn becomes a healing and empowering process for us.
CHC is an advocate of the value of arts education, and in the recent years, of ritual and healing art modalities. Working with artists and artist-educators who practice a therapeutic approach to their craft, CHC organizes and manages Events (workshops, training, conferences, festivals), produces Creative Works (performances, creative writing), Creative Concepts and Designs for Special Projects, most of which are geared towards healing and empowering audience, participants and event staff or crew alike.