CREATIVITY and Connection
I continue to be in awe and humbled by the cosmic connection we call Life and the human soul expression we call "The Arts".
I've been hanging out with artists my whole life. I'm not talking about technicians, though these artists have all been masters of their media and technique. I've come to realize and really appreciate, the difference between technicians, production/products, and multi-media fine art.
With the multi-media fine arts, there is always something deeper, a level of consciousness, a connection between that consciousness and the expression that comes out as the artwork, no matter if it's poetry, dance, painting, sculpture, film/video, music. This is the essence of creativity. When we have the opportunity to experience this - either through conversation with artists, viewing and sensually experiencing their creations, or through experiencing the magic of creating, ourselves, we know we are in the presence of something cosmic - universally holistic, and perhaps even Divinely connected.
So often, especially in the society and culture in which I've lived, there seems to be a disconnect between science and the humanities. Though, as I learned from one of my earliest mentors, the humanities reflect the culture and society of the times, and everything is connected: science, literature, art, architecture, fashion, cuisine - everything.
My own work and life, especially over the past four years, has made me very conscious of the importance of nurturing and supporting artists, their gifts to the world, and the humanities as a whole; and that the Arts COMMUNICATE Story, and Story connects us to our humanity. When we connect through Story and the Arts, we affect Cultural Transformation.
We must all be the stewards of artists' creations, and in doing this we also connect to that cosmic consciousness, the soul expression that is so much bigger than just us, alone. And we all WIN - our lives are enhanced beyond measure!
By doing this, we are really living the 6 C's of Co-Creation - Our Core Values: Consciousness, Connection, Creativity, Communication, Congruence, and Community.
And this just lights me up - one way of going from 'Me' into 'We'! A way to Change the World!
Co-Create, Communicate, IGNITE Change TOGETHER!