The Creative Process is mythical. The invaluable energy that makes everyone curious. What is the creative process? How do we end up on that path? Where can we find it? And how can we work with it?
Creative thinking is recognizing relationships between concepts. It is the act of making new connections between old ideas.
Ever hear someone say, nothing is original? It’s not. But you are. You are the original piece of the puzzle that is the creative process and with your thinking, you tap into the fountain of creativity.
Each and every person’s idea of the creative process will be different, but at the foundation of the creative process, it will be the same. It’s an old idea working with a new concept, the concept of you.
When I first realized that I am the concept that interacts with the creative process, I was actually pretty excited, and mind blown. The concept of who I am essentially is everything that happens in the present moment, but once I move past the present moment, I am making new connections with the same concept. The idea of who I am is not different from now until the end of time. I am in fact consciousness and the different roles that I might fulfill are my process of thinking through concepts and relationships. My creative process is the experience I have surrounding being conscious.
Now, Whoa. Let’s back up a second. So essentially, my life is the process, I am the concept, and creativity is what transforms my life and present moment to be new and different each and every time.
That is why everyone’s structure of their creative process will be different. Any system that you have in place that brings you back to the present moment will optimize your creativity.
An example, I am currently working through writing a book. I finished my book proposal through a brain dump (writing over 50,000 words over the span of 3 months) and when I finished, I spent at least a few weeks questioning if I am an even a writer. Writer being the concept for my experience and Writing being the experience. Even though in the present moment of writing all of those words, once I was finished, I failed to look at my process from a bigger picture.
I am the writer as I chose the experience to write something. In the present moment, where I was thinking or questioning whether or not I was a writer, I was not a writer, but a thinker or an inquisitor.
Our roles in the creative process will change.
So How do we stay actively engaged with our creative process? It is of my opinion that is not the creative process that we need to stay engaged with as it is consciousness.
I truly believe that meditation, reflection, journaling, and staying aware of yourself is the key to unlimited creativity. And hey, who knows, maybe it is the key to unlimited energy, too 😉