When it come to following any
written guidance, the first question that most individuals probably
ask, “How do I properly use and/or comply with this material to do
it right?” To properly “comply” with or implement these Fifteen
Creative Steps/Guidelines, three comment need to be made.
The first comment is there is no “right” way and/or no issue of
compliance. These are guidelines. There is only the way that allows
you to feel free and grow into the fulness of life. It is the way
that frees your creative spirit so that it is able to create what
you desire and there are a variety of ways to do so. You may have to
experiment to find the way that is best or most effective for you
and it may look different than another’s way. The best way is your
The guidelines are only presented to make you wise as the proverb. -
an individual learns from their mistakes, a wise individual learns
from the mistakes of others, a fool never learns. However, remember,
when you are creating no one can show you the way. Don’t follow the
path of another. Rather use the wisdom inherent in their path and
use what is applicable to your situation. Realize your situation is
different in one way or another from theirs.
These guidelines are provided to you to learn from the success and
freedom of others in hopes you learn more about the creative spirit
that lies within your being. In any case the recommendation is that
you can try the way that has worked for others but don’t fall into
the trap of following the way of another. Look for the way that
optimizes your creativity and give you freedom and the freedom to
consciously create in whatever situation you find yourself.
The second is that in any creative endeavor, especially exploring
the depth and breadth of your own creativity, there are no mistakes.
There are only learning experiences. Mistakes can only be made
against some know criteria. Since you are trying to create and/or
experience something that never has existed before or what you are
aware, there is no known way to create what you desire. You will
have to learn your way to achieve your goal. You will also need to
feel your way to the goal. Since any intention creates a flow of
energy and energy follows the path of least resistance, you can
align with the feeling of the flow of energy generated by an
intention to manifest that intention with the least resistance.
The third comment is an anecdote from when I was a federal regulator
and inspected for compliance with federal rules, regulations and
standards. Often I was asked by the individuals who were being
inspected as to how they could fix their problem so they would not
get fined or suffer whatever penalties that could be imposed.
However, as a regulator, I was not allowed to tell them how to do
what needed to be done. I had to allow them to choose. As an
inspector, I did not make the standards, rule or regulations. All I
did was inspect to see if what the individuals were doing met the
requirements. Yet some individuals were confused for many
requirements were not clear and no implementing guidance was
available. Some continued to plead,”Tell me what I have to do to fix
Being the compassionate and creative individual that I am, my
approach was a follows. I would think of two ways that were
reasonable and appeared to effectively address what needed to be
addressed. I needed two solutions so that (1) they had a choice and
(2) I was not perceived as telling them what to do. They had to
choose. However, I would not stop there. I always gave them a third
recommendation. I would think of a third recommendation that was as
ridiculous, encumbering, and as foolish as I could make it yet have
it meet the requirement. In essence, I looked for the “stupid”
solution rather than one that adds elegance and finesse.
I would give them all three options. Then I would tell them, “If I
had a choice and I had to make the decision to tell you how to do
what you needed to do, I would choose this third choice.” I would
then look at them directly and ask, “so what do you want to do?” and
politely imply ‘Do you really want me to tell you what to do?” Some
would laugh and realize the choice was theirs to make and they
needed to look and see what would work for their situation. Some
would not get what I was trying to communicate and I had to tell
them again, “ I cannot tell you what to do, you have to choose and
do what you think is correct..”
However, there were always a few rare individuals who would take my
most ridiculous choice as a recommendation that I wanted to see and
then go and try to do it. These were the people that frightened me.
These people tried to do the ridiculous only because they felt they
needed to satisfy me. They were not concerned with their own needs
or even the requirement. They were too worried about pleasing the
authority no matter what form it took. They were simply afraid of
getting it wrong and were either unwilling, unable or too fearful to
think. Of course I knew these people were the one’s that probably
were not meeting the requirements in other areas but simply trying
to satisfy the preference of the person in charge. Those individuals
were the one that needed to be watched. Fortunately there were not
many of them but a few nevertheless existed.
So too the application of these Fifteen Creative Steps/Guidelines.
You have to access and release your creativity to become creatively
self empowered. You cannot use another’s, not mine or anyone else’s,
for your creative endeavors. Only you can do that and you have to do
it in a way that meets your needs. Only you can give yourself the
freedom to explore your creativity and find out what you can and
can’t do. I, as others, can give you recommendations and talk about
what has worked for others and I do so in this document. But you,
and only you, can decide what is effective in your life and serves
your creative needs to allow your creative spirit to become free.
You will have to do your own explorations. What is found here are
guidelines, recommendations and the actions people have taken that
they found useful. You have a free will and the choice is yours at
to what you do. You are free to choose as you wish. There are no
judgements on what you choose, but there are consequences. Look to
see what the consequences may be and ask yourself if they serve or
do not serve what you desire to create. Then allow effectiveness to
be your measure of truth.
Just remember, if you are face with a hornets nest and you don’t
want to get stung, simply knocking it down in an attempt to get ride
of the hornets may not be the best way. You may be only increasing
the problem you wish to remove. Become wise as the proverb
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