What’s my job in the creative process? What’s the job of the universe?
Aladdin with his lamp and the genie: The genie says: “your wish is my command.”
Think about this metaphor and apply it to everyone.
Steps of Creative Process
The three-step of creative process is:
- Ask. Make a command to the universe. Let the universe know what you want. The universe responds to your thoughts. Write out what you want in the present tense. “I am so happy and grateful that______.” This is really fun; it’s like having the universe as your catalog. You just place your order with the universe.
- Believe. Believe that it’s already yours. Have unwavering faith. Believe that the unseen will be seen. The universe will arrange itself to make everything happen for you. You don’t need to know how something will come about; the universe will arrange itself to you. Merely trust. Don’t think that just because you can’t see it you should become doubtful. Your doubt will bring a feeling of disappointment and replace this with a feeling of unwavering faith. “I know that it’s on its way…”
- Receive. Begin to feel wonderful about it. Feel it now; know what you will feel when it arrives. Feel good, feel happy, the entire time. When you feel good you’re putting yourself in the frequency of what you’re wanting. If you only intellectually believe something but don’t have the positive feeling behind it you don’t necessarily have the power to make that manifest in your life. When you turn that fantasy into a fact you’re in the position to build better and greater fantasies. Then you’re really in the creative process. Do whatever you have to do to generate the feelings of having it now and whatever you can do help attract it. The universe likes speed. Don’t second-guess, don’t delay, don’t doubt. When the impulse is there, when the inspiration is there, when the motivation is there, act.
You’ve gotta pay attention to what you’re attracted to. Everything approaches your life as you attract it in certain ways.
One of the things about the movie is it suggested a very materialistic ‘you can get stuff’ attitude and mentality.Sifu
This is true, but it’s just as true that what you think about or better yet how you think about being starts to manifest. Focus not about stuff so it manifests in your life so you’re richer, but “I can think about how I want to live, how I want to act, behaviors I want to manifest, personality quarks I want to increase or decrease.” It’s that powerful, about having the ability to create on every level, not just a material manifestation.