The process of Creating is the same, whatever project we set out to build and there are clear stages that need to be taken.
Here we look at the techniques needed to create anything at anytime anywhere - these techniques are always used whether they be used consciously or unconsciously.
The essential steps that we outline are necessary for the creation of any project. Every great achievement in the arts, business, engineering, science and every other aspect of human activity, has followed these basic principles, whether or not the initiator was fully conscious of process.
We need to understand that this process works for any individual inspired with their own personal desires who follows the necessary steps, regardless of the ethical or moral stance of the project. It works equally well when building the Forth Bridge or designing Gas Chambers
In the draw-down page section 'Inspired Creativity' we go on to see how this basic process needs to be modified when we are working with an intuitivey inspired project.
Now let us look at the steps that are taken in this creative venture
An idea - every creative project starts with an idea. This idea may be the result of previous thinking or may appear to spontaneously appear in the mind - however it has started, it is received and understood.
A vision - the creator formalises the idea as something which is to be achieved and visualises the final product.
A powerful desire - the creator is passionately commited to bring the vision into being. This might be a book, a piece of pottery, a painting, a business or something as solid as a bridge – virtually anything. To be effective this idea needs to carry with it a powerful sense of purpose and destiny.
Clearly formulate the idea -The finished project is visualised in every detail, with absolute clarity, and then recorded in writing. Whilst writing the details will become clearer and it will be possible to assess the worth of the project by using discernment and discrimination.
Believe - the creator ha absolute faith and confidence, that the envisioned objective is achievable.
Visualise - the project is visualised at it will be when successfully completed. Holding this vision helps to give the strength required to move through periods of difficulty.
Complete the initial research. Think through what will be required in the way of premises, facilities, people, advice and resources.
Commit to the first steps of physical action. This may be a nervous moment as it will not be clear exactly how the final objective is to be achieved - but the very first steps will be obvious and apparent. There may be hesitation and dithering because all is not clear, but it is vital that the very first steps are taken to start the process moving. There is a temptation at this stage to endlessly mull over the possible detailed requirements – what is needed is to take the first practical step. The very process of taking this first step seems to enable ideas to flow and for the people and resources to arrive.
There is an excellent saying – 'Don't let the perfect inhibit the good'
This means - start things as soon as something worthwhile can be achieved, don't wait for it to be perfect in every detail.
Hold the original vision with tenacity of purpose – this is vital in order to survive the inevitable pitfalls and disruptions. Momentum has to be maintained despite all adversity.
Be open to new ideas as the project progresses. As new people join the project there will be new ideas in the way in which it should be handled – from these ideas will arise the temptation to make changes simply for the sake of reaching agreement. But changes should only be made if it is apparent that such changes will help to attain the original objective
If the original idea is clear, the vision held with tenacity of purpose, and all adversity tackled with calmness and clarity, then the objective will be achieved.
An essential understanding of the creative process is that the final result may be different to the originally envisioned objective -