This is the third article in my series on intuition. Before we talk about the connection between creativity and intuition, let's first look at using logic and creativity to help us ask better questions.
We already know that for any given issue or situation, there will be an answer that is capable of resolving that issue. The universe is full of answers, there are trillions of answers. But until you get to the answer that resolves your issue, knowing them all is really of no help.
Using the Yuen Mastery System, we start by using logic. To summarize the process, we use: logic, feeling (strong/weak), perception, and intuition. How exactly do we ask good questions, and how do we employ creativity in this process?
It's pretty simple. Start by using creativity as a kind of lens for your logic to both widen and narrow the field of your questioning as it applies to the situation. Sometimes you will want to ask very broad questions to get you in the 'ballpark' and sometimes you will want to narrow the focus to be very specific.
If you find yourself getting stuck, you might prepare yourself by clearing any personal weaknesses. You could make yourself 100% strong with infinite potential to using logic, creativity, feeling strong and weak, and accessing your intuition right now. If you are having trouble getting into a meditative state, you can use corrections to separate thinking from emotions, emotions from feeling, thought from feeling, and so on.
Once you begin testing it's good to keep in mind that you can test many areas of a person's life for weaknesses. If you are looking for a specific cause to a specific issue then you will need to focus on a very exact answer. However, many issues can be resolved in a more general way. And if the general correction does not clear the specific issue, then you may have to narrow your aperture again and look for more weaknesses.
Let's begin with a hypothetical case. A client asks you to help clear some leg pain. Their symptoms include back and leg pain including numbness in the right leg. They tell you it's been going on for several months and now the pain is so bad it's hard to stand up. You might begin by asking what their desired state is and what is most bothersome about the symptoms. If you like, you might ask them to estimate the intensity on a level of 1 to 10 to give you a baseline. Whatever your client tells you can be tested for strong or weak. If there's numbness involved, you might ask what is being numbed? Does your client feel like they don't have a leg to stand on?
Remember, you can always start by testing broad categories such as aging, fitness, career, finances, relationships, and health. This can help narrow down the possible choices using logic and feeling alone. What's most important is identifying the weakness and following the trail of any weakness you find.
For example, Is the issue one of body, mind, or spirit? What influences are at work? Is it ancestors, descendants, collective influences, spirits, or personalities? Is the issue simply your client's issue or is there an outside influence? If it's an outside influence, is it parents, friends, or coworkers? Does the issue come from the past, present, or future?
In the end, it's intuition that gives you answers, but creativity is important in giving logic a little boost. Logic alone can be a little dull and slow, especially if you are accustomed to traveling faster than the speed of light! After all, even Mr. Spock ultimately realizes that logic is not sufficient to account for friendship, and that sometimes the needs of the one are greater than the needs of the many.