Intention is energy. We can hope and dream about being creative, but declaring by intention sets the wheels in motion with the Universe. The Universe wants to share the co-creation process with you.
Great sages and saints have discovered that the kingdom of heaven is within. This is just as true for you. As you go through life you can pick up lower vibrational energies. Something a teacher or parent has said is literally stuck in your energy field and you can feel stuck in your life, depressed and anxious and not know why.
There are methods I have heard about to gain information for yourself from writing. One of these methods is called automatic writing. The problem is that we have egos and information coming to us in automatic writing is not always quality information.