Here we consider what we might call the conventional understanding of ‘Spontaneous Inspiration’.

Let us look at some definitions

Inspiration– Oxford Dictionary - the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative: a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something.

Colloquial Intuition - Wikipedia – Intuition, as a gut feeling based on experience, has been found to be useful for business leaders for making judgement about people, culture and strategy.

 Law enforcement officers often claim to observe suspects and immediately "know" that they possess a weapon or illicit narcotic substances, which could also be action of instincts.

 Often unable to articulate why they reacted or what prompted them at the time of the event, they sometimes retrospectively can plot their actions based upon what had been clear and present danger signals. Such examples liken intuition to "gut feelings" and when viable illustrate preconscious activity

Muses – Wikipedia - In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts.

They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in ancient Greek culture. .Ancient authors and their imitators invoke Muses when writing poetry, hymns or epic history.

The invocation occurs near the beginning of their work. It asks for help or inspiration from the Muses, or simply invites the Muse to sing directly through the author.


With these conventional interpretations of ‘inspiration’, the concept is that some external person or source prompts us to do something.  This prompting happens spontaneously, often as a result of prior thoughts around the subject but is not seen as being specifically inspired by a particular entity. These prompting thoughts arise if and when the prompter feels so inspired – these cannot be actively participated in by the prompted one.

It is a question of waiting for the inspiration to arrive - many poets of speak of waiting for their muse to come up with some useful ideas – and writers speak of writer’s block – when no ideas are forthcoming.

The idea of the influence of ‘another’ is widespread – poets, authors and composers talk about their ‘muse’ - engineers and designers talk about being inspired

The concept that we are is exploring is the process of accessing the Wisdom in a conscious manner, and being able to work with, and build upon the information, that is co-operatively made available.

We look at this in more detail in our website - 

and the inspired creative process in our website: