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Creativity

“Georg Groddeck on Inspiration”

“The power to be impregnated, and not the writing of poems, the painting of pictures, or the composition of music, is the essence of art, the being an artist.”* — Georg Groddeck

In my terms, Groddeck is speaking of the Inspiration that is then succeeded by Aspiration: the still meditation then the active.

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“Creativity as Aspiration through Meditation”

What unconscious does the artist bring into conscious expression?

The superficial – with always some hate, often more than the love,
or the Deep Unconscious of Pure, Pure Love?

In a sense, it all depends on meditation. Did he, does he, meditate? And what Guidance does he receive from it?

It does not have to be meditation in the more formal sense, only some means of surrendering himself to Inspiration.

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“Creativity is Being Breathed by Amida”

Creativity is not just the doing, but the taking in and then the doing. The chi, the spirit, being breathed in, and then being breathed out. An act of Creativity is a breath cycle of Amida. She breathes into us as Inspiration and then out again as Aspiration.

Creativity is being breathed by Amida.

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“The Reason for Art”

I have spent many thousands of hours researching and examining thousands upon thousands of musical performances, dances, paintings, photographs, sculptures, poems, and books.
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“Creativity and Enthusiasm”

For our acts of creativity to be truly therapeutic, they must arise out of a deep desire to conceive them, to incubate them, and then to deliver them into the world.
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“Healer – not Artist”

I'm only interested in Healing. I'm primarily a healer, not an artist...
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“Creativity from the Heart”

No work of art has ever transmuted hate into love. But that should be the primary Purpose of all artistic endeavors.
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“The Homing Thought”

There is a rock that each of us can have all the time throughout our lives. That rock is what I call the "homing thought."
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“All I Want to Know”

All I want to know of a composer, a performer – any artist – is: How close has he come to Knowing his Mother of Love, his Muse?
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“A Different System of Aesthetic Criticism”

I believe that the purpose of all artistic endeavors, and, for that matter, every activity, should be to enhance Life Energy: to encourage the Embracing of Life – enthusiastically, passionately, wholeheartedly and gratefully.
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