Creativity is vibration…
The more I grow and learn from ups and down in my graphic chronicles, the more I acknowledge how important it is for me to understand “states of creativity” and get around them often to know and grow in my creative potential.
The Creative intelligence in you
Knock, connect, ask, co-create
You definitely know our common friend, the creative intelligence in you. A friend of great value and funny too, once you get to know it/him/her… whatever name or genre you give him.
It’s only recently that I finally gave him the name and title he deserves. I always knew he was with me but never really connected with him at a deeper level… a daily face to face to a friend and co-creator.
How did I not know better such a source of creative intelligence within me? He used to generally come in when I have wiped out all my resources when finally I would knock at his door for help, then he would open and show me the right way to see, do, understand and share.
Our daily meeting
Through my “power morning routine”, I got to know him better, the morning is the clearest moment to interact and talk with him. He is quite a funny being, inspirational, direct, warm, kind but bossy too in a good way. Realizing and naming “him” was a huge step, It opened possibilities that I was unaware of. The myth of creativity only coming from one individual, may be a pressure, true inspiration comes to you and it comes because you meet The intelligence that speaks only if you knock the door and say: “Hi, can we talk… I need your guidance, to learn, play… create”.
A growing relationship that takes its roots in curiosity and awareness. As unique and different as we are, the presence of that intelligence is common to all of us. As designers, artist, creatives it’s even more critical because it feeds us, we need it to birth ideas and create them.
“You never know where Design will lead you to”
This of one my favorite quotes but in the light of acknowledgement, it became: “you never know where creative intelligence will lead you to”. I understood it is a lead-follow journey and the key to this guidance is “Vibration”. On a previous article, I talked about the vibration of work and the need to be in it or create an environment for it, because it is the formula to be “tunned in”. Changing my views on vibration and design has allowed me to see my work as a co-creation. I even use the good vibration as a signal: “feel good create good!”.
It Just doesn’t matter, follow the instructions
It has taught me to follow the instructions, co-create, test, debate and realize how Creative intelligence knows it better. It has removed a lot of result expectancy, once I finish a project, I ought myself to let it live and move on. The instructions sometimes can be uncommon and out of the box, Creative intelligence will most of the time take you on unconventional paths and ask you to do & create with a twist, he is never the expectation, he is beyond.
I am currently designing a book project that was started 6 years ago and kept in a drawer. Out of the blue, it became a momentum, an urgency to create and design it now. I can fight it but in the end, it is of no use, Creative intelligence knows how to bring light on your Calling, whatever the details of it.
His vibration is “joy”!
He is a nice being, he knows it all.
He is kind of cool, he lives in a state of bliss that is contagious. Convincing, direct, honest and just giving “You” the choice: “do you want to join the ride or will you just witness your journey”.
He is always claiming betterment for he knows your heights more than you do. The more you trust him, the more you will be revealed to your capacities and surprises you weren’t aware of day after day. Step by step he shows you the decor and you see new spots of “awe”.
The more you choose joy the more you exist on the same level as he does, have you ever witnessed the power of joy? Sure you have we possess it all. How more productive you are, more wired to overcome obstacles, more peaceful to finish and start again. “Joy” is already A success.
“You” only know what makes “You” feel good, do it and level up your vibration to His, it is a good start.
Obviously not all the time we are in that state but he is understanding, he will always be the reminder of our “why”. It’s our choice and when we are ready we get back to him. He will always be there to tell us to get up! Pick up our mood! and join the ride again. A choice and daily practice, overall an encounter with a kind friend (who knows you more than you know yourself).
So level up your vibration, do what it takes for you at your pace and enjoy those talks with your co-creator… in life as in design, when you are tunned in… action!
I hope you get to know this Dear friend better, He is closer than you think.