Creativity has been identified as the most important skill for the 21st century workplace. In fact, a special report jointly released by UNESCO, UNDP, and UNOSSC declared that “Creativity and innovation, at both the individual and group levels, have become the true wealth of nations in the 21st century”. This has led to a renewed interest in creativity. How do people become more creative? Creativity seems like a talent bestowed upon a lucky few. However, this is not correct. We observe that uncreative adults were once considered creative geniuses as children for example. All things considered, a purely mental or intellectual approach to creativity does not work. Matters of creativity are spiritual.
Creativity is defined by insights. When you come up with ideas that are new, original, and useful, you are considered creative. There are no scientific formulae that guarantees creative insights in a way that is consistent, and predictable. Creativity does not manifest by calculated thinking and analysis of facts, data, information and knowledge. It is not a fruit of your conscious efforts. High level creativity manifests when you cultivate and strengthen your spirit, then supplement your creative spirit with knowledge. When you grow your spirit, you get ready to channel love, wisdom, and the creative energy of God into the world.
When you study creativity and invention, with a focus on how breakthrough ideas were discovered, you will soon notice a pattern. Every act of creativity has its root in the spirit. Something that goes beyond the rational mind. It is always subconscious. That is why Nikola Tesla concluded that, “my brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists”. If you want to become a creative genius, approach it from the spiritual angle. When you build a vivid relationship with the Holy Spirit, you will have access to insights. Those insights will earn you the label of a creative genius.