Magick & Creativity - Your Left & Right Brain Balance
Creativity is the ability to manifest, and most often times where a lot of our magick happens. We often wonder why the ability to manifest can be difficult or why keeping up with our daily magickal practices is a struggle. Magick and Creativity are synonymous in Witchcraft, so having a healthy balance of Left & Right Brain functions makes for powerful manifestation.
Here are a few synonyms for creativity for a clear understanding,
Your Left & Right Brain Balance
Now let’s understand where this takes place in the physical anatomy!
Your left side of the brain is responsible for performing tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics. The right side performs tasks that have to do with creativity and the arts. When we speak of keeping ourselves in a balanced state this should be taken into consideration. This too can affect your power to manifest magick in your life.
Here is a link to a fun test of a few questions to help determine which side of the brain is dominant for you.
No surprise I scored 75% Right brain and 25% Left brain.
Even with having 75% of my right brain controls, doesn’t mean creativity will not ever be a problem for me. It’s like that old saying, “too much of one thing can be bad for you”. If I don’t remember to keep my left side controls active, this would mean I’m not in balance. How this plays out in my life is I often ignore certain responsibilities and structure for me when I’m out of balance can be like a prison sentence.
In Your Daily Practices
In my daily practices keeping this in mind and actively finding ways to incorporate structure and responsibilities in a way where it flows helps me tremendously.
For example, as a right brained person, writing out my schedules and appointments in an art journal style is a merging of both the left and right side brain functions. This makes it more appealing for me because lets face it, who wants to write out responsibilities (at least not someone full of Right Brain activity lol). It became much easier to have a some balance where this was concerned.
It’s also like being responsible for you health which many struggle with as this is also a task filed under the Left Brain. We all need our health to be at its most optimal and we are even aware of this but without incorporating the Right Brain activities it can become monotonous and boring. This is where merging a little dance and music in your life each day can aid in producing a healthier lifestyle. I know for myself everyday I have my favorite tunes going and as I shuffle through the house it keeps me motivated to move.
Remember just because you may operate naturally with the more dominant side of the brain, doesn’t mean you are not good at the other side. This just means you have to make an active effort to find ways to reconcile your right and left functions.
Keeping a healthy balance is important because creativity is a vital part to the success of your Magick.