If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.
Entering into an uplifted space requires the renunciation of pain, negativity and powerlessness. Entering into a positive frame of being is difficult because we are used to enquiring about what we see as faults and not about the natural attributes we take for granted.
Our present times are pointing our perception towards moving from internal emergency towards creative emerging. It is the time to test our creative expressions and find the passion and consistency of expression to put pleasure and satisfaction into a social innovation context.
When you cross the barrier of shame and helplessness, you are face to face with creativity. You are in front of the creator within you that is satisfied only by giving you what you need and not what you want.
Acknowledging that your needs are revealed by your challenges, created by that wise part of you that knows exactly what you need to grow, strengthens your potentials and reaffirms who you are (identity).
Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none seem to exist.
You are a replica of the universe, and that cosmic tapestry is highly creative, diverse, spontaneous, unpredictable and organized. Your nerves, bones, and biology are designed to respond to the universal creation and its creative process.
At the level of your day-to-day living, creativity is expressed very concisely and constantly. You are always creating the reality, form and direction of your life. When you make this process conscious, you become aware and the definition of creativity explodes into a flow of pleasure and passion.
Creativity is the force of a combination of elements. It’s our ability to tap into our ‘inner’ pool of resources: knowledge, insight, information, inspiration and all the fragments populating our minds that we’ve accumulated over the years. We do this just by being present, alive and awake to the world, combining them in extraordinary new ways.
Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings what was previously hidden to our awareness and points us to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.
Is your creation innovative?
There are two ways to know if you are truly creative:
1) be authentic and 2) appropriate.
We refer to authentic here as being original and not predictable. Appropriation is a creation that fulfills an inner completion, integration or vision. It refers to being proper or in cohesiveness with who you are and according to your circumstances. It also means that it has a content of innovation. For your creation to be accurate and appropriate it has to come from a place of freshness, not done before, BY YOU.
Innovation is not that difficult.
Your ability to generate innovative ideas is not merely a function of the mind but is also a process of five key behaviours that optimize your brain for discovery:
Associating: drawing connections between questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields
Questioning: posing queries that challenge habitual wisdom
Observing: scrutinizing the behaviours you have adopted and adapted to
Networking: meeting people with different ideas and perspectives
Experimenting: constructing interactive experiences and provoking unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge.
Creativity is a practice; and, if you practice using these five discovery skills every day, you will develop your skills in creativity and innovation.