The Magnificent Four




The more I work in my creative journal, the more I come to realise that creativity is the gateway to inner transformation because creativity is part of our spiritual nature. Over the last few months, I have been using The R.E.S.T. Practice to inquire into the nature of creativity, what happens inside me and why it is so powerful. This inquiry will probably last for the rest of my life, but the few things I have noticed are that creativity is so powerful because it:

  • Heightens your awareness, allowing you to RECOGNISE unknown aspects of yourself

  • Fuels Curiosity allowing you to EXPLORE what you learn about yourself.

  • Strengthens your capacity to Compassionately SURRENDER and stay with your direct experience.

  • Deepens Connection to your soul and ability to TRANSFORM.

I call this ‘The Magnificent Four’ of The R.E.S.T. Practice. In essence, we are practicing

  • Creativity

  • Curiosity

  • Compassion

  • Connection

and our pens, paints and inks (and even our Gesso, or maybe ESPECIALLY our gesso) are the tools for the job. I'd love to know what your experience of creativity is and why you think it is so powerful? Jane x