Each microgeny unfolds over patterns deposited in the previous traversal, and the retracing of these patterns configures the next unfolding. there are vertical constraints on the bottom-up flow that determine what survives in the passage from depth to surface, and there are horizontal constraints in the seriation of each bottom-up sequence that limit the degrees of freedom of one microgenetic series from those that precede it.
Creativity is a flight from deliberation in the service of a concept rising from below. This is also true for the deep appreciation of creative work. One can say, truly, that you discover the creative by falling into its parts and letting them discover you.
The mental life has a depth beneath awareness and a surface punctuated by conscious events. The subconscious is not a form of mentation complementary to consciousness, but a preliminary stage in the derivation of consciousness. That the contents of awareness rest on and develop out of subsurface mentation is evident from dream analytic work, psycho-pathological case study, and the effects of brain injury.
What mind perceives is the substance of what mind is for the moment of that perception. A perception is not a space punctuated by objects; there is no empty space out there, only one enormous object, the world.