Thursday, September 16, 2010

Introduction to the CREEI Process

Posted: 16 September 2010;
Updated: 22 May 2016

The CREEI Process 
CREEI is a quick, simple and direct way of inventorying oneself or groups to make transformative decisions. It can be applied to any life experience, whether inner or outer. However, the process favors dreams because dreams bypass the ego and tell a personal truth that the ego is generally reluctant to acknowledge or tell.

When I want someone to really know me, I tell them a dream. If I want to really know that someone, I ask for a dream. Reluctance to tell or share dreams keeps relationships superficial.

Ten CREEI Assumptions 

1. Dreams are pictures of feelings that reflect waking life. (Working hypothesis)
2. Dreams are personal metaphors, thus the dreamer is the ultimate interpretive authority.
3. The CREEI Process may be applied to any event, whether dreaming or waking.
4. Dream content need not be disclosed (a safety mechanism).
5. The CREEI process is non-interpretive.
6. The CREEI process is non-judgmental.
7. There is no such thing as a bad or meaningless dream.
8. All dreams are of equal value, whether fragmentary or lucid.
9. Dreams always contain new information.
10. Peace and joy exist (can be found) in any dream or event.

The Twelve CREEI Questions 
[may be answered yes ("+"), no ("-") or uncertain ("?")] 

Questions briefly explained with respect to the dream self  in each scene: 

1. Is the scene Clear? (Can you describe it clearly?)
2. Is your Respondability high? (Rather than  being absent, passive or reactive.)
3. Is your Emotion (passion) high?
4. Are you Expressing your emotion?
5. Are you Interacting with others? (Rather than withdrawing or being alone.)
6. Is the scene complete or resolved? (Is there a sense of closure?)
7. Is the scene pleasant? Does it include satisfaction, joy, beauty, aesthetics and/or abundance?
8. Are you secure? (Do you feel safe?)
9. Do you have a sense of healthy self-esteem or self-worth?
10. Are you being your authentic present self? (Rather than pretending.)
11.Are you beloving of all beings? (Do they experience their own beauty in your presence?)
12. Are you becoming all that you can be? Are you on the path towards self-actualizing? (Rather than procrastinating.)

CREEI Patterns 

1. Transformative (comforting and/or confirming). All questions answer "yes".
2. Motivational (1 or 2 "no" and/or "?" answers to any of the 12 questions)
3. Anticipatory (2 or more "no" and/or "?" answers to the first six questions)
4. Traumatic (3 or more "no" and/or "?" answers to the last six questions)
(Note: some dreams may evidence a combination of two patterns.)

For more information on how to use these patterns, see here.

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1991 CREEI Institute brochure