Vulnerability and Creativity

Center Within 36x12 acrylic on board $1800
Center Within 36x12 acrylic on board $1800

Opening your heart and soul to the Spirit and being vulnerable to feelings can bring magic to whatever you create.  I watched “So You Think You Can Dance” last night and was so touched by a dance called “Breast Cancer” by Tyce Diorio.   The dancers had tears after they finished, the judges cried, I cried. It was beautiful and showed vulnerability at the same time.  When I create I want the magic to come from The Source.  Have you created something that wasn’t really you but it was so powerful it took your breath away.

I believe that is why we are co-creators.  Our mission is to uplift not just ourselves but the world just by creating.  I have had that experience of someone who stood in front of one of my paintings and felt that Spiritual connection and told me  it brought  her to tears.  That is only once that I’m aware but it doesn’t happen unless you are being true to yourselves by being vulnerable and balanced.  I had lost that part of me until I started working with a Spiritual coach and now I’m working with a Body Talk coach to heal my body.  Balance brings me back to my Center and there is where I create.

Author: lori landis art

Working in acrylic mostly on canvas with texture, writing, speaking and teaching adults to finding their creative selves. Spiritual endeavoring to explore the journey of painting and creativity using faith and hope. Now blossoming in new ideas and and new awareness.

6 thoughts

  1. I agree with you about the connection between what we create and The Spirit (or whatever you want to call it). I produce a lot of work that is more formulaic than spirt-based. But when I do have a painting that somehow comes from my soul, it connects with others on a deep level. The challenge is to let the spirit come through every time. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Wow Lori. Powerful. I missed that episode of So You Think You Can Dance, but I saw an episode of it a couple of years ago that Mia Michaels (sp?) choreographed and it was a tribute to her father, who had passed away. Very moving, emotional.

    Your post has evoked a lot for me to think about when it comes to my work. I don’t know if it has ever moved anyone on the emotional level as you describe here. Perhaps my stained glass window of the Grand Tetons has done that for me as I consider it my best work to date.

    I thank you for giving me these things to think about, because I do want my work to make that connection with people. Your words “Opening your heart and soul to the Spirit and being vulnerable to feelings can bring magic to whatever you create.” are so very true and I am working to achieve that. I think being aware and open to it will help this to take place in my work. Thank you Lori.

    1. Thanks Kathleen, I just want to share the power of createvity and the power of Spirit. That doesn’t mean it has to be serious just totally you being present in the moment. I’m so glad we can share our inner selves to the world. You are achieving a lot Kathleen.

  3. Lori, thank you so much for sharing your insight with us in such eloquent and poignant manner. You have so many wonderful gifts. Your spiritual coach sounds like a gem! But apparently you have been putting a lot of effort and intention into your own growth. Again, thank you!

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