Discover the power of your inspired mind
When we experience our inspired mind we feel good about ourselves and our place in the world. We know what we are doing, where we're going next and we feel connected to those around us.
The key obstacles that get in the way of our feeling good is misunderstanding how we become disconnected from the experience of the inspired mind and misguided attempts to reestablish the connection.
The Samaii Method brings us into direct relationship to the creativity of our inspired mind through three pathways- dreams, creativity and purpose.
When we're in touch with our inspired mind we naturally feel good and experience healthy self-love. It is from this place that the desire to express ourselves fully in the world arises. We want to play.
“Before working with Simon, I was measuring my own accomplishments against that of others-- a recipe for unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Rather than looking to external sources for validation, I needed a systematic way to access my own inner wisdom. Simon provided support and a fantastic framework for doing this. Now I trust myself—I am more in touch with what I want, what I need to do next, and most importantly I feel aligned, empowered and on purpose. Using my own dreams and "knowing", Simon helped me open to my own creative force and answer the question: "what is next in my life?” -Denise Rushing deniserushing.net
Self-Love and the Inspired Mind
While we are each one being, we are made up of many different parts that have different voices and different and often conflicting needs pulling us in different directions. Feeling warmth and love towards these varied parts of ourselves can be a challenge especially when external circumstances are difficult.
Our needs change and evolve over time as we grow and our life often doesn’t keep up. Often we have so much invested in what we’re already doing that we keep going hoping things will just improve. And sometimes they do.
But at other times this doesn’t happen. We may try and make it better but it doesn’t really get to the core of what is going on. Or it works for a while and then we’re back to the same old same old once again.
This is normally where our misunderstanding of how to get back in touch with the inspired mind shows up. We start to look to our current thinking for answers. But because they are part of the world of the problem itself they don’t offer the stepping stone to the inspired mind that we need.
This is where we have an opportunity to notice something fascinating.
When we are in touch with the inspired mind our experience of healthy self-love is so high that we don’t even think about it. Our high self-regard arises spontaneously and comes from the inspiration that lies beyond our thinking.
To prove it to yourself think of a moment where have had a real breakthrough. In that moment you were feeling amazing but with no self-reflection in the matter. You were just in the present moment feeling good (or maybe fantastic). This is being in touch with your inspired mind.
Compare this with the experience of struggling where the problem has got under your skin. Here you’re caught in your thoughts and when it’s really bad may even end up thinking badly of your self. Your level of self-love has dropped.
There are two reasons that this is so important. Firstly, it becomes the most helpful and simple method of self-evaluation in the moment. If your level of self-love is low in this moment, you can be fairly sure that you’re out of touch with your inspired mind. You can set about creating the conditions that lead you back into experience of your inspired mind.
The second reason is that we tend to take better decisions when we feel good about ourselves on the level of the inspired mind. We tend to make life-affirming choices rather than following self-destructive patterns and behaviours when we’re in touch with the inspired mind.
Below we look at the three powerful pathways of the Samaii Method that take us out of the prison of our thinking and back into the experience of the power and clarity of the inspired mind.
“In a nutshell, it is about interpreting your dreams as metaphors for issues that you’re facing in your day-to-day life- and using those dreams as a way to spur creativity, enhance productivity and let go of negative thoughts. And the sensation- when you piece things together, when you see a light at the end of the tunnel, when an idea full of creativity and spark and limitless potential strikes you- is immensely rewarding.” Tatler Magazine
The Three Pathway's that lead to the Inspired Mind
The Pathway of Dreams
Our dreams are the most incredible and largely untapped resource that is hidden in plain view. In our culture we tend to think of dreams simply as the processing of our day’s events. But if we know how they can offer us much, much more.
All dreams (even challenging ones) can be experienced as messengers from the deeper parts of our being. Because the literal interpretation is often unclear we frequently ignore our dreams but with the right methods the real meaning of the dream reveals itself. It is rarely what we think it is.
Exploring the dream in the right way gives insights into what is going on in our lives now or in the past, as well giving indications about directions for the future.
When we dream we are transported out of the ordinary and into a world where the rules are very different. If we are able to remember a dream we can use the dream to expand our experience of what is possible for us- we can experience the magical qualities of the dream and bring them into our daily lives.
It is our relationship to our inspired mind and thinking that determines how connected we feel to our lives. Our dreams offer us a direct method to tap into that power. And it is available to us every single time we remember our dreams.
The Pathway of Creativity
Creativity is the bringing into existence of new forms. We see this in the endless abundance of nature, the incredible creations of great artists and innovators and in you.
You are no longer the same as you were when you were a child. Or as you were 5 minutes ago for that matter. We are all constantly changing and as a result the problems that we face are constantly changing.
As humans we are master problem solvers evolving throughout our lives. While we learn lots of different skills for solving problems over life they tend to be situation or problem-specific.
The Samaii Method is different because it works specifically with the core issue that underlies how we solve all of the problems in our lives- how we nurture the relationship between our thinking and our inspired minds.
Rather than upgrade the software, the Samaii Method upgrades the operating system.
The key to accessing our creativity is experiencing and then really knowing and understanding that we are more than simply our thoughts. We can see this when we have a breakthrough. In an ‘aha’ moment we experience a sudden flash of insight.
Suddenly we know something that we didn’t know before. We may make sense of this flash of insight with our thoughts, but in the ‘aha’ moment itself we have an experience of knowing that is beyond thinking.
This place of non-thinking where our best ideas and inspiration come from and is the experience of the inspired mind that we are most familiar with. It is always there available to us- if we know how to access it.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, we get access to this place many, many times a day. We have visited this place every time our confusion is replaced by clarity.
And with this clarity comes a renewed sense of purpose.
The Pathway of Purpose
Purpose has an energy and a desire that reveals itself when we are inspired. While some of us have probably experienced periods where our purpose feels pretty clear, most of us will also have had periods of difficulty where we have no idea which way to turn.
When we’re confused and out of touch with purpose (whether for a big problem or something more mundane) we start to disconnect and can turn towards self-blame. This in turn pushes us to search for the big answer that is somehow going to solve the problem of how we’re feeling right now.
This can be useful but it can also however be an obstacle in itself as we can spend hours, days and months searching for a powerful life purpose that doesn’t reveal itself.
Most of the time it is the constant finding of purpose within the small situations and decisions of our day that is most useful. Each time we experience that place of insight our connection to our sense of purpose automatically grows.
Our bigger purpose then begins to reveal itself throughout our lives. Our improving relationship to this place in us brings us more into touch with the authentic feeling of self-love that is not dependent on other things and people.
“The call with you touched and inspired me in all sorts of ways. The undercurrent of sadness, loss, worry and fear left me entirely and I felt a clarity and lightheartedness about things which I'd not had for several months. Several things you said answered some deeper inner angst I'd been struggling with for a long time. As I look back and try to analyse 'what happened' it’s the sense of a crystal bell being rung. This was your powerful intuitive essence which cut straight to the heart of things” Jane Sleven, Yoga Teacher
Play- The Ultimate Expression of our Inspired Mind
When we understand how to create some space to really experience how dreams, creativity and purpose work in us to allow the inspired mind to surface something magical starts to happen.
As we relax more into experiences of self-love we being to experience play. This is both very similar and very different to what we normally think of as play.
Most adults (myself included) have cut ourselves off from our ability to play. It’s often relegated to a position of ‘not being serious enough’, ‘not being practical’ or ‘I’ll look stupid’.
In reality it is the opposite of these things. Play is not just a spontaneous expression of joy, it is the lifeblood of true connection and true inspiration both to others and ourselves. And the source of our genius.
When we play we are open to discover new things and experience life to its fullest. When we create a life that helps us connect to our inspired mind self-love arises naturally and we spontaneously invite play into our world. That is how we feel most alive.