"Many people try to describe their experience when "in the zone" or "in the flow" during the creative process. Some claim that a Greater Power or Divine Guidance assisted them. But, what is this state of consciousness, and how do we replicate it? In search of answers, writer and painter Christopher J. Miller took the suggestion of one of his art mentors to watch and chronicle his creative process.
Join him on his journey home as he outlines his approach and rediscovers his connection to Oneness while creating his art. Miller confirms that our first task as humans is to create, whether painting, raising children, starting a new business, making dinner, or writing a novel. This book is for everyone, for we are all creators.
Christopher Miller's book The Spiritual Artist deserves a place on your bookshelf right next to The Artist's Way, The Inner Game of Tennis and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. His vision is to free artists from limiting beliefs and help them discover their unique Creative DNA. His workshops focus on moments of awe, creating sacred space, being present, the power of emotion, intentional attention, wholeness, love-consciousness, the ability to monitor your thoughts, and learning how to listen. Each chapter includes exercises and/or references to YouTube videos for more in-depth discussion.
He references the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Twyla Tharp, Deepak Chopra, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., Mark Nepo, Dr. Petra Weldes, Rabbi Shipiro, Ester Hicks, Elizabeth Gilbert, Katie Byron, Malcom Gladwell, Ann Bogart, Joel Goldsmith, Terry Martin, Julia Cameron, Eric Butterworth and many more thought leaders.
"The best part of my day is when a student or audience member shares with me an incredible “a-ha” moment that has shifted their perspective and expanded their creative expression", said Miller.
The Spiritual Artist develops self-awareness and creative confidence with education, exercises, and coaching that releases the creator within anyone."