ACA2006 McKinsey Unzipping Your Pillow

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Published on October 15, 2007

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Unzipping Your Pillow:  Unzipping Your Pillow Actualizing Your Deep Creativity What are we getting into...:  What are we getting into... Dreams Inspiration Raw creativity Dreams are a treasure trove...:  Dreams are a treasure trove... Famous creative dreamers Artists Writers Philosophers Scientists Inventers What Are Dreams?:  What Are Dreams? Indigestion response Garbage dump Information processing Messages from the unconscious Messages from the Divine Consciousness Slide5:  Puccini said dreams were “The conscious purposeful appropriation of one’s own soul-forces…” Freud called dreams “the royal highway to the unconscious.”:  Freud called dreams “the royal highway to the unconscious.” Famous Creative Dreams:  Famous Creative Dreams Sir Frederick Grant Banting found his laboratory procedure for the mass production of insulin in a dream he had.:  Sir Frederick Grant Banting found his laboratory procedure for the mass production of insulin in a dream he had. Poet, John Berryman's masterpiece was “The Dream Songs,” which he began writing after he started keeping a dream journal.:  Poet, John Berryman's masterpiece was “The Dream Songs,” which he began writing after he started keeping a dream journal. Neils Bohr dreamed of a planetary system as a model for atoms. Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for this.:  Neils Bohr dreamed of a planetary system as a model for atoms. Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for this. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “Xanadu”:  Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “Xanadu” Descartes- theory of logic and reasoning came to him in a dream:  Descartes- theory of logic and reasoning came to him in a dream The German poet Goethe described the writing of his novel, “Werther,” telling a friend: “I wrote the book almost unconsciously, like a somnambulist, and was amazed when I realized what I had done.”:  The German poet Goethe described the writing of his novel, “Werther,” telling a friend: “I wrote the book almost unconsciously, like a somnambulist, and was amazed when I realized what I had done.” Elias Howe- tribe of savages with needle spears with holes in their points.:  Elias Howe- tribe of savages with needle spears with holes in their points. Kekule’s snake and the benzene ring atomic structure: the carbon chain at the molecular core of the compound does indeed form a chain that swallows its own tail.:  Kekule’s snake and the benzene ring atomic structure: the carbon chain at the molecular core of the compound does indeed form a chain that swallows its own tail. D. I. Medeleev “I saw in a dream a table where all the elements fell into place as required.” The Periodic Table:  D. I. Medeleev “I saw in a dream a table where all the elements fell into place as required.” The Periodic Table Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Kim and both Puck books came from his dreams:  Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Kim and both Puck books came from his dreams Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: In writing of an inspirational dream he had wrote: “I felt pleased with the ballad. It hardly cost me any effort. It did not come into my mind by lines, but by stanzas (in my dreams).”:  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: In writing of an inspirational dream he had wrote: “I felt pleased with the ballad. It hardly cost me any effort. It did not come into my mind by lines, but by stanzas (in my dreams).” Otto Lowei 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine: “The night before Easter Sunday of that year (1920) I awoke, turned on the light, and jotted down a few notes on a tiny slip of thin paper. :  Otto Lowei 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine: “The night before Easter Sunday of that year (1920) I awoke, turned on the light, and jotted down a few notes on a tiny slip of thin paper. Slide20:  Then I fell asleep again. It occurred to me at six o’clock in the morning that during the night I had written down something important, but I was unable to decipher the scrawl. Slide21:  The next night, at three o’clock, the idea returned. It was the design of an experiment to determine whether or not the hypothesis of chemical transmission that I had uttered 17 years ago was correct. Slide22:  I got up immediately, went to the laboratory, and performed a simple experiment on a frog’s heart according to the nocturnal design… Slide23:  Its results became the foundation of the theory of chemical transmission of the nervous impulse.” Paul McCartney- “Yesterday” The song and its arrangement came to him in a dream.:  Paul McCartney- “Yesterday” The song and its arrangement came to him in a dream. Slide25:  Ramanujuan, mathematician extraordinaire, said a Hindu goddess presented him with formulas in his dreams. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing lively dream. Still the actual hearing of the tout ensemble is after all the best. What has been thus produced I do not easily forget, and this is perhaps the best gift I have my divine Maker to thank for.”:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing lively dream. Still the actual hearing of the tout ensemble is after all the best. What has been thus produced I do not easily forget, and this is perhaps the best gift I have my divine Maker to thank for.” Giuseppe Tartini (inventor of modern violin bow) wrote “The Devil’s Sonata” from a dream.:  Giuseppe Tartini (inventor of modern violin bow) wrote “The Devil’s Sonata” from a dream. Robert Louis Stephenson: in an essay on his amazing creativity and his dreams wrote: “Well, as regards the dreamer, I can answer that, for he is no less a person than myself…and for the Little People, what shall I say they are but my Brownies. God bless them! Who do one-half my work while I am fast asleep, and in all human likelihood, do the rest for me as well, when I am wide awake and fodly suppose I do it for myself.” From such dream work came works like “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” :  Robert Louis Stephenson: in an essay on his amazing creativity and his dreams wrote: “Well, as regards the dreamer, I can answer that, for he is no less a person than myself…and for the Little People, what shall I say they are but my Brownies. God bless them! Who do one-half my work while I am fast asleep, and in all human likelihood, do the rest for me as well, when I am wide awake and fodly suppose I do it for myself.” From such dream work came works like “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Richard Wagner’s epic opera “Das Rheingold” opened in his dream:  Richard Wagner’s epic opera “Das Rheingold” opened in his dream William Wordsworth said he often wrote from a “dream state” :  William Wordsworth said he often wrote from a “dream state” Einstein- entire scientific career based on a childhood dream.:  Einstein- entire scientific career based on a childhood dream. Slide32:  I could mention many more: Richard Strauss Brahms William Blake Keats Percy Bysshe Shelly Tchaikovsky Slide33:  The point is, many of human kinds most creative people and the produce of that creativity are directly linked to their dreams Slide34:  “While awake we move through our lives in a sequential, linear moment-by-moment fashion with a point representing birth and another point the present moment. But when we go to sleep and begin to dream we create pictures of what’s outside of our waking organizations. Richard M. Jones in Dreams are Wiser Than Men Slide35:  In other words- dreams take us “outside of the box” and into a world of immense potential and creativity. Who Dreams ? ? ?:  Who Dreams ? ? ? Everyone dreams, every night Dreams of Deaf and Blind:  Dreams of Deaf and Blind Repeated studies have documented that deaf and blind individuals dream. It is not the purpose of this talk to go into these dreams in any special ways. Rather, I will look at dreams generically—that is, in ways applicable to all populations in general. This will allow for adaptations of dream work within special needs populations. On going, adaptive comments will be made throughout this presentation. Slide38:  A Simple, Practical Method of Working With Dreams- Your Own or Someone Else’s Remembering Your Dreams:  Remembering Your Dreams Average person dreams 5 to 7 times each night Many people have no dream recollection Remembering dreams takes conscious intention and preparation Preacher story- pray’n for rain. Dream Recollection:  Dream Recollection Intension as you go to bed Note pad, pen by the bed Upon waking- look for the dream Retain body position Rehearse dream summary Outline, the narrative Writing the Narrative:  Writing the Narrative Pretend it’s a movie Note scenery, plot, characters, sets Move from your outline to a full script When completed, re-read it and give it a title What Title ?:  What Title ? Pretend you’re Fellini… Identify key symbols People Objects Colors, sounds, directions Direct statements Animals, creature So, what shall we call it ? Working With the Symbols:  Working With the Symbols Once identified, look at them one by one What associations do you have with each one? Write these associations down Go through the entire list When done, read what you’ve written down back to yourself Coming to An Understanding:  Coming to An Understanding The dream is trying to tell you something But it is using symbols and metaphors to do this This is done in part to get this information past your sensor— the Ego Elias Howe’s Dream:  Elias Howe’s Dream Everyone trying to invent a sowing machine. The needle and the thread were both the key and the stumbling block Everybody was trying to thread the needle at the back Howe saw natives with spears with holes in the tips of their spears Such a dream may seem obvious to you and I today, but that is because we already know about needles and sowing machines. Howe had to figure it out. He had to interpret what the dream was telling him. Once he did, the rest was history.:  Such a dream may seem obvious to you and I today, but that is because we already know about needles and sowing machines. Howe had to figure it out. He had to interpret what the dream was telling him. Once he did, the rest was history. A Sample of Dream Work:  A Sample of Dream Work Who has a dream they’d like to share? Review of the Process:  Review of the Process Write it down (flip chart) Find Symbols Associate symbols Title Review & Interpret What’s the message? Slide49:  Dream Incubation Slide50:  Take a problem, situation, or idea to bed with you with the clear and expressed intention of dreaming about it. Slide51:  After the dream comes to you during the night, be ready to write it down and work with it when you wake up. You may be utterly amazed at the inspiration it provides. Slide52:  Most of all, learn to be aware of your dreams. Put them to use. They are one of your most valuable creative resources. Slide53:  “It is my personal opinion that in the science of the future reality will neither be ‘psychic’ nor ‘physical’ but somehow both and somehow neither.” Nobel Prize Physicist, Wolgang Pauli (Mindell, 2004) 15. (A close friend of C. G. Jung) “The math of physics is like the dream behind reality.” (Mindell, 2004) 5 Resources to Read:  Resources to Read Inner Work by Robert A. Johnson Dreams, God’s Forgotten Language, by John A. Stanford

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