The seven creative powers and three superpowers

How did I come to identify the seven creative powers?

I do not know whether I discovered them or invented them, but it really does not matter. As with intent, Angels and several other phenomena discussed on this website, it is faith — whether secular or religious — that makes them real. Have faith now, be given proof later.

By the time you reach the end of this article, you will be faced with four options:

  1. You can truly believe there are seven power sources located in your body, just as many people believe their bodies incorporate seven energetic centres named chakras.
  2. You can treat the seven powers as an embodied metaphor, map or mnemonic.
  3. You can regard the set of seven powers as an embodied process for conceiving new creations, bringing them into being and realising their value generation potential.
  4. You can dismiss the seven powers as New Age mumbo-jumbo and leave the website.
If you have chosen option 1, that is laudable although my choice is a combination of options 2 and 3.

The chakra system

The chakra system was one of two sources that led to the discovery or invention of the seven creative powers. The other was a diagram and commentary appearing in the book Talking with Angels.

I reinterpreted each chakra in the light of personal experience, study, reflection and intuition. The work required to understand the function of each power and give it a meaningful name was carried out over the course of many years and is ongoing. I have renamed powers 1, 4 and 7 several times, although the associated functions have remained constant.

The designations and descriptions will only ever be indicative as I am compelled to use Leftside language to describe Rightside workings, and these by their very nature are beyond conceptualisation and description.

How I translated the chakras into the Newcreator's seven creative powers

Talking with Angels

The insights gained from this remarkable book provided even greater inspiration than the chakra system.

The following diagram and associated proclamations scattered throughout the book are profound, and foundational to the Newcreate way of conceiving new creations, bringing them into being and realising their value generation potential.

Talking with Angels | Seven souls
In the image below, you can see how the seven creative powers correspond with the seven souls (mineral, plant, animal etc.) shown in the previous image.
Talking with Angels | Bodymap

Each creative power is associated with a particular part of the body.

OpennessTranscend the MundaneCrownConnection to the creative impulse that seeks to bring the new into being.
ImaginationEnrich the WorldThird eye ¹The power to foresee a world enrichment possibility and conceive a potent idea for actualising it.
ConceptualisationCreate the NewThroatThe power to devise something that will generate the foreseen value.
FaithTranscend the MundaneHeartAn unbending commitment to enriching the world with value, meaning and joy. The precondition for activating all three superpowers.
MaterialisationCreate the NewDiaphragmThe power to give the creation tangible form.
RealisationEnrich the WorldPelvic floor ¹The power to bring the creation to maturity and fully realise its value generation potential.
GroundednessTranscend the MundaneTailboneConnection to the evolutionary impulse that seeks to realise the potential of that which has been created.
1. The mythical ‘third eye’ is located between the eyebrows. The pelvic floor muscles (pubococcygeus or PC muscles — we each have two, whether female or male) control the flow of urine.

The creative powers combine to form three superpowers

Transcend the Mundane, one of the Newcreator’s three superpowers, is a combination of the creative powers Groundedness , Faith and Openness (numbered 1, 4 and 7 in the previous image).

When Transcend the Mundane is activated, the Newcreator becomes right-inclined, the door to primal world opens, 147 becomes a channel for intent, and creative imagination becomes accessible.

Transcend the Mundane enables the activation of the other superpowers: Enrich the World and Create the New.

Faith, experienced in the heart as an unbending commitment to enriching the world with value, meaning and joy, is the precondition for activating all three superpowers, as represented in the graphic below.

Love forms the basis of the Newcreator's three superpowers

Read more about Faith

Read the article Transcend the Mundane


In the future of work, a paradox is becoming increasingly apparent and important: The more advanced and pervasive technology becomes, the more important humans are to the equation—humans as customers, humans as buyers, humans as engines of growth and innovation, humans as users, collaborators, and stakeholders. And leaders are seeing fresh importance in the ways in which organizations deploy and develop their people to create new value and navigate increasing ambiguity.

As unexpected events proliferate and the pace of change quickens, companies are under more pressure than ever: performance pressure to deliver not just consistent financial returns to investors but noteworthy and increasing returns, pressure from customers for products and services that don’t just meet needs but deliver more and different value, and pressure from talent, for material well-being and aligned values and support for opportunities and individual development. In the short term, the immediacy of any one of these pressures can seem irreconcilable with the others.

And this only becomes more pronounced when large unexpected events further accelerate the pace of change. For a company looking to grow and thrive in a fast-paced and ambiguous future, meeting these needs for increasing returns and new types of value and meaning will require differentiation and deep relationships. Human capabilities—curiosity, imagination, creativity, empathy, and courage—applied by workers across all levels and departments will be key for the type of differentiation, relationships, and new value creation needed to navigate these pressures and sustain success.

Collectively, these enduring human capabilities are like superpowers. They course beneath the surface or lay dormant in every member of the workforce with the potential to deliver real benefits. They help navigate ambiguity and deliver greater impact. Organizations can draw on these powers to accomplish far more—to jump higher, run faster, see farther, maybe even challenge the laws of the universe.

How capabilities can unleash business performance, by John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Maggie Wooll, on Deloitte Insights

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The three superpowers and constituent creative powers in more detail

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Enrich the World

Create the New

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