You’re a creative. You’ve spent time finding and honing your craft. Whether your work lands you in galleries, concert halls or in the hearts of those you love, creativity is the stuff your life is made of. When you’re a creative, your life choices align with and complement your work. If you’re a creative type, your emotional intelligence plays a big role in how you as a person come through your work, regardless of the medium you use. This emotional connection to your work enables you to connect with your audience.
Among a myriad of benefits, Sahaja mediation can offer artists and creatives refined attention, purified awareness, and greater emotional intelligence.
Jeff Raum, accomplished artist and Sahaja practitioner attests to the power of energy in a meditative state. Jeff explains that creativity simply flows when you are in a meditative state. He vividly recalls two times in his artistic career when he felt that he was not the creator of the art that emerged from him. On one occasion, Jeff was acting in a play. The setting of the play was in winter and the actors were all dressed in cold weather attire. Unfortunately, the air conditioning in the theater broke, and the cast was left sweltering in their heavy costumes and makeup. To find comfort backstage before his scene, Jeff began meditating. The only thing he remembers is walking off the stage after the scene, with praise from the stage manager on a job well done. Jeff does not recall “acting” out the scene. Instead, he explains that he became an instrument of a creative force.
Throughout time, many artists and creatives have understood that we aren’t the true creator behind their works.
Jeff’s experiences are like many of the great artists and creators of history, including Einstein, Michelangelo, and more. Michelangelo, famous artist and sculptor, is quoted saying:
“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”
Genius comes from being an instrument. When we are connected to the font of creativity, our own subtle inner energy connected to the all-powerful energy of the universe, creativity effortlessly flows.
The following is a short list of how Sahaja meditation specifically benefits artists and creatives.
- Improved perceptual sensitivity and clarity
- A positive effect on our ability to handle perceptual rivalry
- Improved dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills
- Enhanced stress management
- Improved cognitive functioning
- Increased neuroplasticity
- Boosts dopamine
- Improved alertness, attention span and focus
- Bolstered self-awareness and emotional intelligence
So, what role can Sahaja meditation play in your personal creative journey? Read more about how Sahaja meditation resonates with creatives.
To hear more about Jeff Raum’s creative experiences, here is a link to a video in which he discusses Sahaja meditation’s impact on creativity.