Creativity, Mental Health, and Well Being: A Case for the Bardic Arts

The Druid's Garden

Creativity is the birthright of all people. When humans are young, play and creativity are central to our own development. Children don’t worry about it being ‘good’; they just make things, play with crayons, laugh, dance, and sing. They play. As children get older, school and society often discourage individual creativity and play, particularly in a culture that values economic growth above all else. The result of this has been a stifling sense of creativity, with many adults believing in the myth of talent (that you have to be good at something immediately to practice it creatively) or insisting they have no creativity.

The bardic arts are those in the druid tradition that focuses on creative works: storytelling, creative writing, fine arts, fine crafts, and any other endeavor where you are building in your creativity. The ancient bards were part of the druid community and were the storytellers and historians…

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How to Let Go

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I have told people you before I am not much on meditating.  I have nothing against it, but I see it as wasting time.  Well in the sense that the western world meditates.  Meditation in the western world is an escape mechanism.  People concentrate on something, someone or some event and think it is making them present to the moment when all it is doing is letting them escape their problems temporarily. It will help you concentrate but not make you feel better.  If you really want growth you must use mindfulness.  Instead of trying to forget your problems you need to focus on your problems directly.  


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The Glass Floor and Ceiling

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Every human being is trapped above a certain floor and below a certain ceiling of success.  It is an invisible prison.  Whenever you venture below that floor an invisible force pulls you back up and when you venture above the ceiling that same invisible force pulls you back down.  You think you have free will and you think you are free, but you are only free as long as its not above this ceiling and below this floor.  


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Self Esteem

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As human beings we are always scanning our environment and assessing where we stand.  On the totem pole of value we want to know if we are near the top, near the bottom or somewhere in-between.  Based on what you think, you are going to have a certain amount of inner resources.  You will have certain amount of confidence, charisma and expression and it is all dictated by where you think you stand in a certain environment at some point and time.  Here is the secret.  People are run by this.  Depending on the situation they have a little more or a little less of the internal resources.  This is the life of everyone on this planet.


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Live Life Like a Myth

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I have made it a mission lately to observe other people and see what kind of energy they are addicted to. Talking to teachers they are telling me this is the worst time of their career because of the young kids coming off of virtual learning they have been doing for over a year. It’s not just the young kids it’s everyone. The teachers are just having to deal with the apple not falling far from the tree. Whatever someone’s energy addiction is to them then their quality of life will be aligned to it as well.


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Human Touch

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As we open the world up most people have been sitting in their homes away from the world for about a year.  I see people have forgotten how to connect in a human to human way.  Everyone has been on their phones or computers communicating and we have forgotten that human touch.  To me everyone seems robotic out in public.  I am out in the world everyday.  I love meeting people.  I love working with people.  As the world ends lockdowns  most can’t connect in person.  This post will help you connect with others and remember that we are all humans who need that human connection.  


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Get Rid of the Negative

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This Easter I thought I would give my readers a post on how to resurrect their own mind and life.  This post will go deep.  It is based on the teachings of mystery schools and the original teachings of Freemasonry.  This is forgotten knowledge but is still taught in esoteric circles.  Those who are on my site if not already awake are ready to awaken, so I think most are ready for this post.  It is a deep dive into how to change our world for the better.  The way we have been has been a failure.  Time to resurrect success.     

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Dear Daughter

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Life needs to be experienced and lived in order to be understood.  Life is not theoretical.  It is real.  It’s here.  There is pain, suffering and intense joy that needs to be experienced.  The ups and downs are life.  There are mistakes to make and traps to fall into.  All to learn.  This world is full of traps to keep you from growing.  This letter is not to make you fearful it is to keep you from falling into the traps of others.

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Fix the Inner World

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Everyone is trying to fix the outside world right now.  They believe that if they can make the world bend to their will they will feel better.  If one would just ask themselves why they do anything, they would find out it’s all about making themselves feel better.  Why do you set goals and achieve them?  Because it makes you feel good.  We are all trying to feel a state of abundance within.  All because this world tells us that we are not good enough.  

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Cult of Personality

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In this post I will let you into a section of my mind.  Careful where you go in there it is deep and dark.  You may not find your way out.  I am what muggles  see as an introvert and I have deep empathy for the world.  Muggles may think they have empathy, but what they really have is apathy. I am called an arrogant liar, but you can not refute me.   With all that is going on the people are going crazy with materialism.  All in the name of whatever political agenda they are following.  Come in and see what I see.  You just might learn something.  

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