4 Steps to the Creative Process

February 23, 2012 | posted in: Spirituality | by 1 Comment

As I sit here on an unusually warm February day, I am reminded of the extraordinary process of rebirth that we are privileged to witness as the earth moves through its yearly ritual of resurrection. Even now, there is movement within the brown crusted earth, a surging of the life force through which each potential blade of grass, each flower that will fill our world with beauty in just a short time.

If we could realize that this birthing process is the same experience that we have each time we go through change in our life, always remembering, no matter how dark the day, the spirit of life is moving within us. There is a divine spark contained within each of life’s experiences, a seed of creation that awaits our attention. If we water that seed with our thoughts and feelings, we are invoking the power of the universe to guide and direct our path.

There are many techniques that can help us to move through these times of transition, none of them magical, but rather tools to keep us focused when our hearts and minds want to give up and succumb to the darkness. I would like to share one that has worked for me. It is simple and direct, a method that employs the principles of the creative process in a simplistic organized fashion.

There are 4 steps:





Defining is always first for it forces us to make choices, to decide what it is we are choosing to create. Whether your desire concerns relationships, physical health, career, prosperity or peace of mind, you need to know what you want to replace your current experience with. In other words, if you don’t want what you have now, what do you want? What would it look like? How would it feel? In what way would it change your life? I highly recommend putting this step in writing and keep your statements in the affirmative model. For instance, instead of saying, “I don’t like my job.” Use words that affirm what you want like, “I am attracting a wonderful work into my life that is creative, rewarding, prospering and exciting.” Doesn’t that feel better?

Acceptance is important because we often don’t feel worthy of our good. This step is one of introspective examination, searching deep within ourselves to uncover any beliefs that would keep us from creating that which we have chosen.

Action is our next step in the creative process and one that many overlook. The divine spark that lives in each of us can do nothing “FOR” us but is the activity of life that expresses “THROUGH” us. Once we have defined what we want to achieve and accepted the desired outcome in our consciousness, it is imperative to follow the guidance we receive and move our feet.

Our final step is the all important and sometimes most difficult act of surrender. All of the effort that we have put into this creation so far does not begin to touch the depth of potential that awaits us if we let go of our expectations and allow the universe to bring us our good. What we have established in mind and strengthened with our feelings and actions is at work in the creative stream of intelligence from which we have come forth. The universe conspires to bring us our good when once we engage the creative process and get out of the way and allow life to come forth in all of its magnificence.

May the re-awakening of spring represent your personal rebirth from any transitional phase of darkness into the light of truth and life.


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