Two major surveys According to global survey conducted by IBM of 1500 top executives in 60 countries and Partnership for 21st Century Skills, an organisation that brings together 250 researchers from 60 institutions, to thrive in the future – is creativity.
Most of us think we are ‘not creative’ or that we don’t have time for our creativity as it is not essential or important. This old thinking is faulty and dated.
Many schools of thought believe that our education systems not only do not teach creativity, but also actively knock it out of us. From ‘stop day-dreaming’ to art and sport being removed from curriculums everywhere. Baby Boomers and Gen X can be forgiven for thinking they are ‘not creative’.
The problem is we still have no real concrete process or education for training people to be more creative.
Or do we?
Bodhi Eira Jones has been working with CEOs, inventors, sports people and artists for over 15 years in a practice called KaiFlow. The KaiFlow practice is unique in the technique of undoing and unlearning. KaiFlow is built outside of any traditional ways of learning. In fact, KaiFlow is about breaking binaries to open up more dormant capacity. Letting go of standards, ideals and binary measuring systems of success and failure.
Using a creative studios technique that enables clients to switch into the flow state, KaiFlow has opened up creative flow states for hundreds of clients.
Sandy Chen, financial analyst and CEO of Graphene Composites and KaiFlow client.
Sandy leads a team of scientists who have recently invented a COVID killing ink – the ink kills the COVID virus in 30 seconds flat. He talks about KaiFlow moving him from fear to purpose; how he has not experienced fear stopping him since the work he did with KaiFlow a few years back. He is now completely clear and unstoppable in his commitment to save lives.
The KaiFlow practise increases creativity but also productivity by 500-700% – in less time, with effortless ease.
Renaissance thinkers become renaisance inventors in KaiFlow. They join more dots. Sandy Chens one of the cities’ most renowned financial analysts. In a court case that claimed no one could possibly have predicted the 2008 crash, Vince Cable held aloft a paper written by Sandy and told the court, ‘Sandy Chen did’.
Bodhi observed that Sandy’s Guiding Principle – Iron Spirit of Protection – a deep and powerful context connected to through the Kai session, informs everything Chen does. All of Sandy’s projects come from a deep connection and commitment to protecting people. Moving from the fear of needing to protect the self to the commitment to protecting all, that purpose has spread out to protecting life through COVID killing inks and inventing the world’s lightest, strongest material used for bullet-proof body armour, to protect children in schools, for aircraft linings through to F1 cars.
Bodhi started to notice a unique happening with some of KaiFlow’s financial services clients, CEOs, financial analysts. investment bankers and economists. The shift in KaiFlow when opening up creativity not only had them reconnecting to a part of themselves that had been shut off over time, but also started to make them more purposeful, innovative and inspiringly creative in their day jobs.
Vikram Seth, a long-standing KaiFlow player contacted Bodhi immediately after going into lockdown – ‘What can I do to make a difference?’ He got to work on an economic system that promotes social impact, the development of an anti-racist charter for Shell, teaching Bounce Bhangra on BBC and is now researching seaweed farming and a whole eco-system business.
From Bhangra to economics, a social impact currency and seaweed farming… what is the link between it all?
KaiFlow is the product of profound changes in standard brain function. First in the Kai deep why, in the context, the stories in our brains and the sitting with fear, riding with it and making friends with it until the unique expression and the created you starts to emerge. This created you is like birthing you 5.0 self. Then the Flow of KaiFlow, the state our brainwaves move from the fast-moving beta wave of normal waking consciousness down to the far slower borderline between alpha and theta waves.
KaiFlow has been going for 15 years. They are not interested in building social media followings or Instagram likes. They are about what they call the ‘real work’. Working in deep connection with chosen clients and players. We are looking for CEOs, financial analysts. investment bankers and economists to create their future legacy leadership, organisational teams committed to totally reshaping their industry.
Bodhi surfs, is a chanting Buddhist and a minimalist who says their work is just getting started. Bodhi says the game starts in the smaller moments. That whisper that comes when you get really quiet and truly listen. What if…. and why not? And if not now, then when?