I think you can by describing the negative space. Find the nearby knowns or effects. Even if you can’t find the cause(s) at least you’d know the shape of it.
It’s not wrong. It’s allowing your creativity to function without getting bogged down in “Why?” and “How?”
When I play piano for more than 1/2 hr or so, something changes and I’m just playing. What am I playing? I don’t know. Why am I playing it? I don’t know. It just happens. Whatever is moving the machinery of my body is doing it and I’m just experiencing it.
Trying to figure it out stops it from working, so I let it work.