This is Part Eleven in the Power of Creative Intention series. Read Part Ten here

As well as ignorance of the creative process, one of the main reasons we see our projects flounder, is that we are not trained in how to access the deep power of our creative mind.

Conscious creation is not about working relentlessly to meet goals. Though effort is needed, it’s not the conventional effort of striving, stress, or strain.

To choose the creative way is to acknowledge that though, yes, we frame our intentions, it’s our subconscious mind that does most of the heavy lifting.

That’s why intentional rest and play very much part of the creative process. 

Most of us spend most of our time in conventional mode but we create better, faster, with more joy and ease, when we know how to cultivate the create state.

How we do this is with creative practice.

We acknowledge, and bow to, the deep forces of inspiration, ideas, insight and creative awareness, not by thinking about them, not by paying lip service to their importance, but by action: by adopting one or more creative practices and making it a daily habit.

The Role of Creative Practice

Creative practice moves us into stillness and internal silence. We stare out the window, daydream, doodle and noodle, meditate, take a walk and let our minds wander, f-r-e-e-write and see what arises.

All such practices allow space for what we are creating to flow up into our consciousness, and through us, out into the world.

In creative practice we let go to let flow.

This apparent mental non-activity, and the emotional and spiritual condition it engenders, does not belong only to writers and artists and sages. We all can do this. We all, already, do — and often.

We just haven’t been trained to understand and recognize it.

Next Time: The Three Practices

If you’re interested in creating more of what you truly want (and less of what you don’t) read:

A Creativist Compendium: Beyond The “Law” of Attraction