Creativity is a mystery, appearing to most of us a unique or inherent capacity for only a few, and a sporadic occurrence at best. Yet the reverse is quite true: without exception, we all possess access to that sublime spark of light—if only we realize ourselves to be the obstacle to that access. Similarly, most of us remain blind to objects of art and their means to help us see beyond the obvious. The key to this blindness is, again, our self. We will explore what the creative process requires, especially the necessity of getting out of our own way.