So You Think You Have a Problem


Neurographic drawing can take you from the belief in a specific problem, to the realization that problem-making is all mental and emotional. It is a way of rewiring and refining that tendency, toward the general capacity to see that all problems are constructed in the same way. There isn’t one particular problem, there is only a mental and emotional, reflexive, process that seems to present as a specific, time-dependent, conflict” out there”.

The algorithm of the Lifting of Inner Constraint (notice the use of the word “inner”), otherwise referred to here as the Removal of Limitations, takes the physical discharge of that mental/emotional discomfort out of the mind/body and onto the page. What is at first a nondescript, somewhat harsh, scribble is transformed into an aesthetically pleasing whole. The difficulty is effaced and, if not entirely, at least diminished in importance and intensity. The process addresses not just “problems,” but belief-generated limitations of possibility. Anything is possible, when the inner constraint is seen as a purely mentally-generated construct.

Yes, there is respect by the Neurographic facilitator for the suffering the problem seems to present. We do seem to have them. But as Pavel Piskarev describes, it is the “streaming state,” like meditation, that is continually entered into when drawing neurographically, that takes you from the specific to the general natural state of equilibrium that is your true nature. Which leads to an underlying “aesthetic intelligence” that can supersede the divided and divisive problem-and-limitation-creating mind, to a more holistic perspective. The inner representation becomes the outer experience. Until they are seen as one and the same.