Stuck? Blocked creativity? Faced with a tough decision without a clear answer?
Engage your “right-brain” processes… tap into your intution!
Often, our stuckness or blocked creativity is a function of the limited perception of fixed or “usual” perspectives – we have habitual ways of viewing things, and unless we can widen our view we become stuck. We can also get stuck by getting caught up in the details before we’ve exhausted the creative possibilities – seeing the “big picture” and the variety of interrelationships and associations inherent in the situation can result in new insights.
Our brains are capable of taking in and processing far more information, at a far greater speed, than that of which we are consciously aware; we all have a veritable storehouse of data, perceptions, and understanding below the surface of conscious awareness. Occasionally we get spontaneous access to some of the information that usually remains hidden, something will trigger a strong gut feel or intuition about a situation.
Recent bestsellers Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future both discuss the importance of intuition and right-brain processing of information.
How can we tap into these right-brain processes when we’re already stuck or caught up the left-brain “paralysis by analysis” syndrome?
How can we gain reliable access to that storehouse of information that sits below the surface of conscious awareness?
The Projective Differential (PD) bypasses the left-brain processes of detailed analysis and logic, and taps into the right-brain processes of holistic awareness of patterns, abstract associations, and the big picture. By tapping into the intuitive, right-brain processes, the PD augments the creative process by introducing the latent associational, symbolic perceptions of the issues you’re assessing.
If you’re trying to come up with new ideas, introducing this previously hidden material can help break through creative blocks caused by being stuck in habitual ways of perceiving the issues at hand.
If you’re struggling with a tough decision, bringing your intuitive awareness of the options into conscious awareness can help you to see the situation more clearly, and better understand what you sense at a deep level. The process may also help you to become aware of other, better options by breaking you out of your habitual way of conceptualizing the situation.