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 the process.
Anyone who has a concept they want to bring into being, and who follows the necessary steps, will succeed, regardless of the ethical or moral stance of the project. It works equally well when setting up a healing centre, building the Forth Bridge or designing a Gas Chamber.
Here we look at the steps that need to be taken, whatever the inspiration may be. -
In our companion website - WiseCreativity.com- we look at creation specifically applied to a working project
Every new creative project starts with an inspired idea. This idea may be the result of previous thinking or may appear to spontaneously appear in the mind. It also may have been obtained by consciously accessing the spiritual guidance that is available see our page and Guidance.
however it is inspired, it is received and understood.
We will call the person doing this work the creator – they need to be passionately committed to bring their 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.
The creator needs to have absolute faith and confidence, that the envisioned objective will be achieved
The creator formalises the idea as something which is to be achieved. The finished project is visualised in every detail, with absolute clarity, and then recorded in writing. Writing helps to clarify the details of what is needed in the way of premises, facilities, people, advice and resources. Holding this vision helps to give the confidence required to move through periods of difficulty.
The first steps of physical action have to be taken. This may be a nervous moment, as it will not yet 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 so that the needed people and resources can be found.
There is an excellent saying –
'Do not let the perfect inhibit the good'
This means - start things as soon as the first steps can be taken - don't wait for it to be perfect in every detail.
As the project proceeds -
The originating vision needs to be held with tenacity of purpose – this is essential in order to overcome the inevitable pitfalls and disruptions that will occur. Momentum has to be maintained despite all adversity.
The originator needs to be open to new ideas. 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.
But it is necessary to accept that the final result may be different to the originally envisioned objective. It will have been subtly modified and improved by the input of new ideas.