Spirituality can be the core of who a person is– an awakening to their way of being in the world. Awakening can simply mean working at clearly noticing and understanding the nature of the mind. How can we do this as creative beings? Create a spiritual practice that will set your inner artist free. In doing so you can let your art and spirituality surprise you, explore your passions, do what you enjoy and celebrate every aspect of your expression. To do this is to awaken the artist within.
One way to cultivate a spiritual practice is through prayer and meditation. When you meditate, you consciously return to the current moment and become rooted in the present rather than the past or the future. In practice, this daily ritual draws you deeper into who you really are by connecting you to your Divine self. Keep in mind, a spiritual practice is not limited to meditation/prayer and can include baking, writing, hiking or gardening. It is anything that you enjoy that brings you out of your head and into your heart.
For many artists, the creative process itself is a form of spiritual practice. Making space for this process is essential and something you must do to help you create a sense of stability and grounding. Designate a time for your practice daily and allow it to provide clarity in your day. Witness as you cultivate the attention required to complete your tasks. You’ll begin to rely on your practice for reflection and perspective, opening the door to a deeper consciousness. When we choose to learn and trust our imagination, we will open to our own creative flow, which connects us to the joy, love, peace and wisdom of Spirit. Be curious. Let your creativity knead and stir you into something you don’t recognize.
We all have the gift of creativity. It is a gift that allows us to use our imaginations as a doorway into the Divine. When we learn to trust what we imagine, we come to realize that we are not making it up at all. What we believe to be our thinking mind is in fact an opening to the wisdom of Spirit; what comes through us is not from us.Starting your spiritual practice will help you make connections between the artistic process and your individual experience by embracing non-traditional access points to your work. With coaching, you can deepen this endeavor by activating energy tools that support intention and visualization. You can summon the courage to make room for awakening and cultivating your own Divine spark.