The Cascade of Creativity

cascade of creativityThe difference between people who have success with their ideas and people who just have brilliant ideas is their ability and propensity for getting things done.

Some people are naturals at making things happen and others seem to struggle.

To give some help to the latter people and insight to the former, it is worth considering where ideas come from in the first place and our role in making them happen in the Physical Plane.

Planes of BeingIt is postulated by scientists these days that what we see in the material plane is the tip of a multi-dimensional iceberg. This has been ‘known’ for thousands of years by metaphysicians. The Minor Arcana of the Tarot is an ancient model for how this ‘iceberg’ is constructed and operates. My book, Planes of Being, explores and expands on this in more detail.

In short, we are multi-dimensional beings experiencing a three dimensional existence, playing out along a forward-arrow of time. This is a pervasive illusion which we can learn to ‘see’ through by entering the meditative state.

What’s more, we are all connected by the dimensions above us and each higher ‘odd’ dimension is imbued with intelligence and consciousness. These ‘intelligences’ are seen by some as ‘beings’ but we can also think of them as discarnate aspects of ‘Us’ – as everything is connected.

Making Ideas Happen

When we have an idea, or light bulb, aha or eureka moment, what we have done is to tap into the 9th dimension also known as the Archetypal Plane. This is the Plane of Ideas.

The Archetypal Plane is connected via the 8th dimension, or Plane of Thought, to the 7th dimension known as the Creative Plane. Here the ideas can form into potentialities of what we can do with the idea.

The Creative Plane is connected via the 6th dimension, or Plane of Light, to the 5th dimension known as the Formative Plane. Here the creations form into a plan which is mapped out across time.

The Formative Plane is connected via the 4th dimension, of Plane of Time, to the Physical Plane or 3rd dimension. Here’s where the idea can come into what we refer to as existence.

When we experience a light bulb moment, what happens is we get information from all the planes at the same time. This can cause us to rush into the delivery of an idea before some elements are in place. For some, the idea just consumes them and nothing gets done.

Working with the Moon

If you want a handy and practical way to work methodically through the cascade of creativity, you can work with the Moon Phases. This video explains how …


The Magic of AhaIf you want to know more about how to have ideas on demand and how to make the good ones actually happen, then my self-study course, The MAGIC of AHA, shows you how.

What’s more, as the course helps you enhance your Third Eye sight, £20 of your investment will be donated to my EyeLove campaign. This will fund the removal of a cataract for someone in the developing world.

Learn about the MAGIC of AHA here …

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Seven Ways to Encourage Light Bulb Moments

If you read and acted on the last post in this series, Seven Ways to Block Light Bulb Moments, well done – you’ve set up the conditions whereby light bulb moments to come your way.

Rather than waiting for them to come in randomly though, there’s a few things you can do to stir them up and encourage them to occur.


1. Environment

There is clutter and clutter. A completely sterile and clinically clean environment might look nice but will not stimulate the brain. On the flip side, a desk with piles of unfinished business piling up in an In Tray or covered in Post It Notes of things to do, can have a negative effect. A balance is recommended which implies a buzz is happening with positive results and sales wins are clear for all to see. Fill your office with creative resources such as white boards and a book library and ensure a room or space is available for people to meet and be inspiring.

2. Celebrate Success

In our busy days, we sometimes forget to take time out to pat ourselves on the back. This doesn’t mean you have to take the whole team down the pub every time you get a sale in. Have a stack of Mar Bars or a pile of iTunes or Amazon vouchers and dish them out appropriately.

3. Map your Minds

Mind Mapping is one of the most powerful and coolest tools for stirring up creativity. They can either be used for free association or to get your thoughts in order, plan a project or design a product or service. See Mapping your Mind for more on this. They become especially powerful when you work on them collectively and collaboratively. The maxim two heads are better than one grows exponentially when more heads get involved.

4. Appreciative Review

We can spend a fair amount of time analysing what went wrong. The culture of public enquiries and tendency of the press to report everything that’s bad just serves to fuel this type of negativity. When something ‘goes right’, there is much to be gained from working out what you did that was so good and then applying that wisdom to other processes in the business. Different parts of the brain get involved with this process and you will be amazed at the results.

5. Breathing

Breathing is something we all have to do, yet most people breathe very shallowly. Our neurons don’t store oxygen yet need it to function so learning to breathe properly and to pump prime your brain has great benefits to both creativity, health and well-being. Listen to this Getting in the Zone visualisation for 11 minutes – and why not play it at the start of your next creative meeting.

6. Meditation

Many people think it’s impossible to meditate and make their minds go quiet. In our busy days, the idea of wasting 10-20 minutes meditating sounds horrendous. I can testify personally that the days that I don’t meditate don’t flow so well and that when I meditate my days seem to be full of good luck, chance encounters and clients that seem to find me ‘by accident’. Listen to How to Quieten Your Mind to experience the meditative state.

7. Trust your Gut

The most successful business people pride themselves on trusting their gut. It is now known by neuroscientists that our gut has more neurons than a cat’s brain and works about 5 to 10 seconds ahead of our conscious awareness. Using a combination of right breathing and meditation, you can tune into your gut mind and communicate ‘consciously’ with it. The results you get from learning this technique are simply mind blowing.

More resources and articles

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