Your brain naturally works in patterns. This post is about creativity, but in order to be creative, you need to have patterns to work from. The degree to which these patterns are available is a function of your memory. If you want to have a better memory, actively store information. If you want to remember where your keys are, take a moment to remember where you’re going to put them. If you get into the habit of this, you’ll never lose them again. The more things you do this with, the easier it will b; names, faces, shapes, and places will just pop up when you need to remember them. The transitive property makes memories show up. When you’re neer to what you need to remember you can remember it.

You could just jump straight into creating the patterns yourself, but that would ignore the wealth of patterns already available, and subconsciously, you couldn’t just abandon your life in the real world. Even dreams make you wake up sometime. Monks on the other hand spend weeks, months, even years alone in the mountains of Tibet meditating, forgetting the entire world around them long enough to understand the most intimate facets of reality to the point they realize they are the creators or reality.

In accordance with Morian will (the will of people who live in Mora) I will not expect that you will just ignore reality. In fact, it is important to use reality to your advantage. When you think of meditation (this what we’re doing, but we’re using it for different purposes beyond just clearing our minds) you think of sitting cross-legged, closing your eyes, and even saying “OM”; however, all these things are sacred and are used for specific purpose by monks. They know what these things trigger. The majority of people reading this, (United States, and the United Kingdom) probably have not spent years meditating, trying uncover the nature of the universe, and therefore, have no memory of why these things are relevant to clearing the mind.

Our goal is not to clear our mind, but to take control of it to master our reality. Now that you know how to imagine, and how to visualize, and you can take the creative works other people have created: Books, Poetry, Art, Photography, Music, you are able to fully utilize your creative potential.

The Big Picture and Its Details
When you think of something you are paying attention to either the big picture or the little details. This goes back to the methods in “Visualization Explained”. This a bigger picture take on the components in the spectrum I showed you before.

Details < ———— > Big Picture
Lifeless < ———— > Energetic

They are the same, but you need both to really understand the concept duality is based on. Duality is the first characterization we’ll be working with for a while. Up until know, you have not been conscious of duality and where you fall on the spectrum. It could be said that you were using a unity sub-consciousness. If you were to use the other method for creating patterns, you would become mindless. From there you would create duality. This is the same, just contains a more familiar environment.

Creating
So now that you know what we’re using to be creative you need to know the difference between creativity and crafting, or art, or music. Back when these things really needed a creative mind to create works in these fields, there was no internet, there were no blogs, or youtube, and only a few people in the entire world could actually do anything “artistic” as we now call it. There is now so much art, that you could just get really good at copying a piece or a work. There are people all over that teach you step by step. This is much like how you’re now thinking: you’re able to read something and imagine it in greater detail than you could before. This is only limited to how creative you are, how skilled you are. In art, you could follow step by step and get a perfect picture. The more you practice the better you’ll be, but without the guide or if a step is missing, suddenly, you’re lost. The more creative at art you are, the more you are able to utilize things that you remember to fill in the blanks. This is where people’s differences come in. You will find, that as people around you get more and more creative, these differences will disappear. If were to take something, anything really, say The Mona Lisa and paint it, you wouldn’t be creative, no matter what the misconception says. But if you were to take The Mona Lisa and do something new to it, imagine it from a different angle, then that would be creative.

By now you’ll have memories you can use to your advantage. Things and patterns that you remember. These will be your topics.

River

Then separate it into details in whatever way that you want.

Rocks, Thousands of trees on either side, water running through it curves with the land and ripples were the rocks make it change. Fish swim though it.

Or

Rock, Trees, Leaves, Fish, Water.

Or

Blue, Grey, Brown, Green

It doesn’t really matter how you define things, but you just need to pick some details that you are aware of in your the memory you’re using. You can use Books as inspiration, Songs, pictures, or real places. They are all just as real in your mind. Reality may not be the easiest choice. It just depends on what you value and if you can give up “reality” for creativity. Things that are simpler will be easier for you to imagine, but things that more complicated will be easier for you to maintain an awareness of; it depends on where you fall on the spectrum. The more things that need to be in your mind, the more you are a big picture kind of person. The details may fade in and out, but the sense you know what you’re looking will remain. The simpler something needs to be in your mind for you to remember it, the more you are a detail thinker.

The goal of creating is to make something as clear as possible in your head. It is your option to record it so other people can see it or not. If you take the details you picked from your topic and use those as topics and create details for them, you’ll eventually end up with a stronger picture. If the “visualization” starts to dull, then start over with a topic. It can be the same or it can be different.

Next Week
Now that you know how your brain works, it’s time to explore Zedu. Next week we’re going to take a lap between the two ends of duality, without leaving Mora. Next week, you’re going to understand how other people see the world and how to see the world in the exact same way that they do.

Post a comment about how you use this new creativity and share this with someone for valentine’s day.

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