It was midnight when I responded and should have chosen a non-political
example as well as
crafted my answers more.
The point is: that when observing or receiving impressions of life
there is a certain phase where psychic information and insight can be
achieved. The problem is: how to
distinguish between objective information (not available perhaps to
others at the same time) and subjective
colorings that arise subconsciously.
I have basically accepted these developmental rules since 1970 and have
practiced them more or less since then. The only hubris is that without
appropriate support group and/or an experienced mentor/teacher (and
many Anthroposophists and some Rosicrucian groups are not the well
trained for this), these rules of development can get in the way of
living a normal life. Have you ever tried to really just listen and be
non reactive with some people- it drives them nuts because they are not
getting the socially accepted feedback or gestures to support their
opinions, judgments, etc.
The deeper issue is integration - When to stop and allow for time to
integrate the effects and so on. This is my only concern.
As for creativity. Certainly, there are general parameters for any
creative endeavor yet this state continues to baffle the experts.Whehter
its creativity in thought, idea generation in business (my field) or
music, its not about "splash it out" and see what you get. Its more a
process of stimulating free association and the alignment of ideas,
images, etc. within the content of one's soul and allowing the process
to unfold spontaneously. Actually chaotic free association to a central
idea is a valuable exercise in creativity training - it bypasses social
restraints and psychological repression and allows free association to
take place. At first its random and chaotic but when done long enough
there is a certain wisdom that takes hold. It kind of like moths to a
fire. If the idea is clear and one wants adjunct associations or problem
solving variations, this "chaotic" method does work. One of the best
sources for this was a series of books by Van Eck in the 80's called
Whack on the Side of the Head and a Kick in the Seat of the Pants. It
all about unleashing the process of creativity. It is very hard doing
that work and the control of thought exercise during the same period,
as you can imagine.