Welcome to the E-cademy of the Creative Inner-Muse!
From the rim of the universe echoes the song of the soul,
“Live to Create - Create to Live”.
These are teachings for those that wish to awaken the vibrant creative self within, that the living moments may reflect the connectedness between the Spirit and its chosen medium of expression. This is a dance of unlearning, a movement away from the blockages and baggage that limit the personal expression. This is an embracing of the inner strengths that identify the individual as a unique creative creature on Earth Mother, so that the actions and creative manifestations may outlive the creators. Through these insights and lessons may the reader become an apprentice to the Great Mystery and reclaim the wonder and enchantment of the inner child; once again living in the unbiased realm of creative magic.
Welcome to the E-cademy.
This E-cademy's Mentor
I am called either Boe Glasschild or Bvshpo Lawa.
Embracing my Choctaw and African heritage, I teach a pathway of shamanism referred to as "Lightning Dance" -- It is the reclaiming of one's personal powers through releasing one's internal baggage and reopening channels for creating personal miracles in one's daily lives. I have also authored a book THE SHORES OF INNER FEELINGS to facilitate one's personal growth, and am the moderator for the Yahoo! Group, Iksaatiya.
To contact me regarding this e-cademy, e-mail email@example.com, use Pantarbe.com's Contact Page writing "Halito, Bvshpo Lawa" in the Message box.
Realizing through the Arts
Creativity is the process of transforming a vision into reality. It is a form of energy manipulation on several overlapping levels - spiritual, physical, and vibrational. On the spiritual level, the artist goes within and captures the vision. He mentally buys into this vision as a reality and gives it life force through his focus of attention on it - where the attention goes the energy flows (this means that our thoughts direct our flow of energy, and our first contact with anything outside of our personal space is through the attention we direct to it). The more this vision is replayed in the mental space the more concrete it becomes. If it can be accepted that all actions and manifestations first occur in the dreamtime (the subconscious mind) then cross over into the dream (the waking consciousness), the artist can empower the creative vision with immeasurable amounts of spiritual life force. This brings the vision to life in a spiritual sense like the birthing of other living things, for creative projects are the “spiritual offspring” of their creators first and foremost.
On the physical level, the manipulation of energy is in the doing. The design and construction of the vision (be it a dance, song, or composition) entails taking a piece of existing reality and reshaping it. In song, one uses the vibrations of sound and silence, in dance one uses the energy of physical movement. The point being emphasized is that the artist uses a medium to give the spiritual vision a physical existence. Another piece of knowledge worth its weight in gold to the artist is the fact that things behave as named (for example, a knife can be both a tool and weapon, and a bottle of paperclips can also be a rattle). To be able to apply this seldom used principle gives the artist access to unlimited resources in the creative endeavor.
The vibrational aspect of energy manipulation in the creative process is of a sympathetic nature, it is the ability to vibrate with the surrounding reality. Like produces like - creative work that embodies universal reference points will make more connections within its reality space. This is somewhat like the law of fertility or doubling, we resonate with energy that creates reference points for us. Likewise, our creative endeavors will also establish reference points with the surrounding world. This translates into a larger acceptance within society-success.
The artist gives life to the vision, the vision transforms the abstract world of the artist into a concrete experience. There is an equal exchange in this relationship, that being inspiration. The artist is inspired to push the vision, and vice-versa. But what is the source of this inspiration, how does it manifest on both sides of the creative equation?
Artistic inspiration is a state of spiritual experience, of being stimulated by an event and desiring to capture the moment. This moment of inspiration can be triggered by whatever the artist makes a sensual connection to- sensual in that the event is exalting and elevating for the artist on some level. The source of inspiration can be as simple as a kind word, or as traumatic as life threatening. Regardless, in the process of living we each succumb to different levels of drama. When the outcome is a positive experience in our personal space we get elevated and inspired, this stimulates creativity and growth. When the experience leaves a negative imprint in our space, we may go into an avoidance mode and even shut down on some level to block or remove the experience from our mental storehouse.
So, it should be noted that every encounter in life holds the potential for some form of creative inspiration. There are no good or bad experiences per sec, the things that create our dramas are just relative events which we interpret as such. The artist that is truly connected to the uni-verse within can get creatively inspired from eating a hamburger as well as climbing Mt. Everest, its all in our interpretation and relation to the moment. Enough said.
The Artist As Vehicle
We are the manifestations of many interpersonal relationships throughout time. We are not to be separated from the web of the uni-verse, we are a thread in its fabric. We are not the person playing the guitar but an extension of the guitar into this moment. We animate the intransient world. As the artist we belong to the production of the moment, we live in it and view the world from its space. Our touch leaves our personal life force upon our works. We become the focus of our creation on the human level.
No one goes and practices sex to be good at it, this happens spontaneously. Likewise in the arts. The creative energy that produced the Mona Lisa is the same energy that produces baby brother. To be a proficient artist is to be totally aware of the moment, be a liason between the dream and the physical world. To create from the uni-verse within is to birth the inner vision with common reference points to the world outside the artist’s personal space. This makes the vision universal in nature, and generates mass acceptance on many levels. It has been said that a masterpiece is just a piece of the master, so run wild with this one.
Meditation for awaking the Inner-Muse
This is a simple meditation to connect the struggling artist with the creative pool of energy within. This meditation can be performed anywhere, but it would be most benefitual to perform it in the mornings and again in the evenings at sunrise and sunset on a consistent basis. This meditation will open the doors of dialogue between the artist and the higher-self, allowing the higher self to become the counseling voice that does what it does best - guide the artist.
Find a secluded space in your home, yard, park, or wherever you can be undisturbed for 15-20 minutes. Sit in a comfortable pose, be it yogic or on a chair. You must be in a space that will allow you to relax the entire physical body. Close your eyes and allow your breathing to slow down to slow deep breaths. Physically experience the air entering and leaving your lungs.You want to mentally tune out any noises by focusing on the tip of your nose as you breath in and out. You may feel that there are too many thoughts to deal with, but allow these thoughts to come into their being, then release them to the uni-verse. The only thought you will wish to focus on is the mantra I AM WHO. When you feel that you are daydreaming, return to this mantra and keep repeating it over in your mind. Do this in the mornings and evenings and try to record the revelations you experience after each session. You may uncover new discoveries about your creative identity.Respond in Messages
In the next lesson, we will build on these teachings…
Iksaatiya at Yahoo Groups
Iksaatiya · Iksa Atiya - A place for awakening and connecting... Everyone in this e-cademy is invited to Iksaatiya, a Yahoo Group, for additional message posting and chats. To go there, just click Iksaatiya, then please bookmark the page, or add http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iksaatiya to your favorites.
ID/PasswordAnyone can go and read the messages as a guest. To participate fully as a member of Iksaatiya, however, you need to sign on with a Yahoo! ID and password. Registration with Yahoo! for an ID and password is free -- GO HERE or click on the Register link near the upper right corner. Fill out the form and follow Yahoo!'s directions.
To offically join Iksaatiya once you have an ID and password, click on the "Join This Group!" link near the upper right corner of Iksaatiya's main page. You will need to sign in first with your ID and password -- Yahoo! will prompt you to do so if you have not . Then follow Yahoo!'s directions.
Signing In. After you have your Yahoo ID/password and have officially joined Iksaatiya, use your ID/password to Sign In each visit. It's a good idea to actually Sign Out when you leave (as oppose to just shutting down the browser window).
What else at Yahoo! In addition to the areas for chatting, posting messages, uploading files and such at Iksaatiya, Yahoo! also has an Instant Messenger utility (Yahoo! Messenger), a broader Chatroom Network (Yahoo! Chat), personalize profile pages (Profiles), customizable "My Yahoo!" home pages, it's famous search engine, and more. At Yahoo!'s Geocities domains, you can also set up free (well with advertising via Yahoo!) web sites. Okay, I'm done with promoting Yahoo! -- please explore it for yourself now. :)