Weekly Creative Exercise
These weekly creativity tips and exercises are an invitation to delve deeply into the connection between your creativity and your spirituality. This connection is not a concept; it is not an abstract idea. It is real. It is visceral. More importantly, it is divine – and it exists within you. Indeed it exists with-out you. It exists everywhere and in everything. It is the life force itself – the unimaginable power that created the cosmos and keeps all creation moving towards the light. In many traditions this force can be seen as feminine. Known as Shakti, Sophia, Shekinah, she is the creative force of the universe; she is the creative force within you. Tuning into this power – and allowing it to flow upwards and outwards – is the key to spiritual growth and what the yogic call ānanda. Ānanda means bliss. And even if you don’t manage to attain sublime bliss, you can have a lot of fun along the way!
Creative inspiration can flow anytime, anywhere. For two of the techniques that have “created” the ten books I’ve had published, click here:
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