"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" ~ Leonardo da Vinci
I am taking an abstract art class with Josh Goldberg at the Drawing Studio and he shared the quote above, which I find to be quite true about anything creative we do. If you love to paint, sing, write, photograph, dance, garden, quilt, cook, play music, make crafts, draw or something else creative, you must do it from a grounded state of awareness where you connect to your soul.
I am an artist and I could just dip a paintbrush into paint and apply it to the canvas, but it would not be art. I must release my ego and empty my mind and connect to my deepest self. Josh shared with us that “an empty mind creates creative opportunities.” This is why I like to meditate prior to painting; it clears my mind and I can be open to the infinite possibilities. I paint from my heart and soul and not my head.
Do you connect to spirit when you are in your creative mode?
How could you deepen your connect to spirit during creative endeavors?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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