The Artist’s Way is “a spiritual workshop aimed at freeing people’s creativity”. It calls for one to acknowledge some higher power. The book doesn’t rely on using Biblical scripture or any other spiritual text as a source of reference. It allows you to define and apply God and spirituality on your own terms within your artistry.
You can call it what you want: God, Goddess, Universe, or Source. It doesn’t matter. I like any and all of these terms and use them interchangeably in my spiritual and artistic life, but I am partial to the term “The Great Creator”.
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness… So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them… Then God blessed them… Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” (Genesis 1:26-31, NKJV)
When I read this passage, I like to imagine God in a studio searching Her soul for inspiration. “What should I create next?” Then an idea pops in Her head, “I should make a self portrait! And I’ll make it a diptych!” Then after He’s done and satisfied with this new work of art, She signs it, takes a step back, looks at it and says, “This is good. I put my foot up in this here.”
My creativity is the manifestation of my desire to be closer to God.
I am creative, because God made me in God’s image and God is creative. Every song I sing, movement I make, or word I scribe is inspired by my love for The Great Creator and the creativity She has instilled in me. When I create, I honor God. When I create, I am drawn closer to Source of all things. When I create, my soul aligns with the energies of the Universe and its Spirit flows through me.
My artistry is my worship. And it’s for real!