Most of the secular research around the origins of creativity conclude that creativity is natural. It is something every human being is born with. However, it has been discovered that less than 2% of the adult population can be considered creative. Something is off. On one hand, creativity is something everyone is born with, but on the other hand, less than 2% of the adult population can be considered creative. The first step to understanding creativity is to approach it as a spiritual matter. Creativity does not manifest from the conscious and active mind. It flows from the subconscious, the spiritual aspects of one’s being. You will perform better if you approach creativity as a spiritual affair.
You have to recognise that God is the origin of all creativity and inventiveness. Human beings manifest creativity because they are created in the very image of God. With this framework, we would see the reason less than 2% of the adult population retain their creative nature. Nikola Tesla wrote, “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”. Minds that are in tune with the Spirit of God manifest creativity. Children are more creative than adults because they still retain the purity of heart required.
If you want to manifest creativity at the highest levels possible, become childlike again. Jesus Christ said, “truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3 ESV). Children are considered to be innocent, passionately curious about everything, ingenuousness; open to new ideas and willing to trust. There is a word we use to denote all the aforementioned: CHILDLIKENESS. That’s why Julian Fleron concluded that the creative adult is the child who has survived. If you want to reclaim your original creative state, approach it as a spiritual matter and embrace childlikeness (not to be confused with childishness).