Issue 46 – Creativity, Intuition & Sacred Art
Creativity, Intuition & Sacred Art
This issue is about creativity—where it comes from and its importance for success in all areas of your life, especially your spiritual life.
In this issue of Spiritual Life Magazine you’ll find:
- Kamala's Musings
- A few thoughts on creativity from Nayaswami Kamala
- Dispatching The Fear Monster
- A tale of facing our fears … and if we don't …
- Journey to Your Center with The Mandala
- Mandalas help us get in touch with the realities in ourselves that the sacred symbols represent.
- Alike: An Animated Short Film
- The many unconscious ways society squelches us.
- Intuition and Creativity
- How to be more creative in daily life
- Your Elusive Creative Genius
- TED Talk about all of us “having” a genius instead of the rare person “being” a genius.
- The 1% Solution
- A doable, but counterintuitive, approach to overwhelm and achieving Big Goals.
- The Spiritual Quality of Inspiration
- Affirmations for Self-Healing By Swami Kriyananda
- Becoming Aware of Your Resistance
- The key to surfing and surviving the chaos of today's uncertain world
- Meditation for Beginners
- 20 Practical tips for understanding the mind
- I Will Broadcast My Voice With the Chorus of Thy Songs
- Whispers from Eternity by Paramhansa Yogananda
I’ve been thinking about how to live more in the creative flow, to write more from inspiration and less by thinking and research. I’ll share some of what I’ve learned with you in this issue of Spiritual Life Magazine.
We’re all creative. We may or may not become creative artists. Or even should be. But creativity is essential for success in every field—material, artistic, or spiritual. We must master the art of living creatively to thrive.
This is not the kind of creativity that comes from our little ego, not like a rock star screaming, “Look at me! Look how great I am!” Rather, we need to tune in to what God wants to express through us.
We are all born creative. As part of the Great Creator, we’re co-creators. But what happened? We get squelched as we grow up—by school, by peers, careless remarks by parents, our own mental critic which proclaims that we’re not good enough, special enough to be real artists. It can take quite a lot of work to overcome our fears, still those beliefs and reignite our creativity.
But it’s a journey back to our true selves that’s well worth the effort.
I’m thinking of going back to kindergarten or maybe preschool. Not literally, of course, but as a framework for adding more fun and creativity to my life—naps, milk and warm cookies, finger painting. Sounds delicious! 🤗
With love, light, and joy—from my heart to yours,
Creator and Founder, Spiritual Life Magazine