Here we look at the conventional understanding of the ‘Creative Process’.
This procedure is universal and, with appropriate adjustments and modifications, is found in the creation of everything - whether it be a book, a piece of music, a new political party or a bridge – the following steps are taken:
- A need is expressed, or created, for an objective
- A designer, inventor or creator is either inspired or employed to produce the objective
- The creator conceives an idea of how to achieve the ultimate objective. This idea is seen to have arisen from the past training and experience of the creator – and, with creative artists. it might be accepted that a ‘Muse’ had played a part.
- This idea is visualized in detail and decisions made upon the measures needed to materialize the idea.
- The creator may initiate all the necessary action to enable the project to be completed – alternatively an individual or company may be retained to find and provide these resources – and to supervise the production of the end product.
- The above having been agreed, the creation process starts
- In due course the objective is realized
- Action is then taken to produce and deliver the objective to its planned audience. This may be by the creator- or alternatively an agent or the commissioning company
How does the Enabling Process differ from the above ?
Let us look at our different steps:
- A need is expressed, or created, for an objective as a result of consciously accessed intuitive inspiration
- The designer, inventor or creator is usually an individual working on their own
- The creator conceives an idea of how to achieve the ultimate objective.
- The idea is visualized in detail and the final outcome is clearly visualized
- The methods needed to achieve the final outcome are loosely defined – the details are left for instructions from the ongoing guidance.
- If the idea being visualized is a community project, then there will soon become apparent a need for people and other resources.
- Some of this may come from volunteers and donations, but inevitably some funding will be needed.
- Any potential funding source will need concrete plans with defined steps towards a sustainable future
- Now we meet the first major obstacle !
- Creators, fluent with the intuitive creative process, are often antagonistic to the concrete, materialistic requirements of the suppliers of the necessary funding
- At this stage, the creator either needs to possess the skills of an Enabler, or retain the services of a person or organization able to provide these skills
- A new project will need a significant amount of organizing in the way of legal structure and financial accounts help and organization – this may not be a skill of the creator - again someone will have to be found to perform this function
- From this time on, whoever is doing the Enabling will be needed to fill the vital role of allowing a properly structured organization to emerge in order to implement the inspiring ideas of the creator.
- throughout the whole of this second stage, the creator continues to provide important ideas received from the guidance, whilst of the organization as a whole is running along conventional lines
what we see is the need for the inspired Creator to conform sufficiently to the needs of the materialistic society in which they are operating