One thing we can say, for sure: It isn't your sense of self.
Your sense of self is just your sense of self.
Ideas come in addition to that.
And then the belief comes, "It came from me."
So, what is the source of ideas?
Ideas come unbidden, by surprise.
Then we may elaborate upon them.
We may take credit for the elaboration,
except that the inspiration to elaborate
comes unbidden, by surprise.
What is the source of ideas?
If it is not the sense of self, what else is there?
Ideas come from mystery.
They emerge into existence.
They emerge as unique attractors of attention.
They seem at first not to be there and then suddenly are recognized.
Is it then an all-off, all-on situation?
or is it that emergent ideas must be sufficiently prominent to be recognized?
They must protrude into our experience, more attractive than everything else, for the moment, something we can sink our attention into, something about which we feel an intention of sorts, something that inspires our imagination or calls forth memories.
Ideas do that.
But where do they come from?
Do ideas come from everything else? or do they emerge, mysteriously, from out of ("ex" as in, "existence") the mysterious field of constant awareness? Do they condense within that field? or move into position? or some of both? Do they form linkages with other ideas or with memories? Are they the very linkages of ideas and memories? or are they something more?
What is higher than linkage in the eros of causality, is intention.
Intention is informed by memory, by imagination, and by something more:
Latent potentiality is revealed where memory and imagination ARE NOT.
Latent potentiality is revealed where memory and imagination SUBSIDE.
Latent potentiality is formless source.
That's why it's "latent" potentiality.
There is a great tendency in life to keep things moving along. Things keep moving along by novelty (newness) and memory. Novelty progresses and memory retains. Novelty is the balloon and memory is the ballast. Attention tracks it and intention moves it.
That is active potentiality.
Active potentiality has a tendency to persist and to have a kind of mass that resists change, other than at its own rate and in its own direction: a kind of inertia.
You have to push against it to induce change -- and it might resist change or push back.
That's why it's good to let it all subside into LATENT POTENTIALITY.
LATENT POTENTIALITY has no mass. It has no tendency. It presents no resistance to anything.
Sounds like a good place to change gears.
But there is more to the "something more."
Some ideas lead into the intuitive transparency of the field of LATENT POTENTIALITY.
They seduce desire with the promise of truth -- only to be recognized as an effort to arrive at what already IS. Unnecessary.
Acts conducted in that state communicate that state even beyond the ideas actuated. The acts communicate, simultaneously, themselves and the field in which they arise -- kind of like modulations of a carrier wave used in wireless communication: no modulation, there's only the carrier wave.
Thus, the spectrum of ideas (the Plethora) and their common ground of being (Cornucopia).