According to this bestselling author and creative artist, “We often speak of God as the Creator without realizing that creator is another word for artist.”
And, as she notes, artists longing to ‘create’ soon discover the ways that creating beauty is spiritually uplifting both for the artist and those who behold the finished product.
However, we too are a work of art that desires fulfillment and completion. All too often, we dismiss our yearning for creativity due to the belief that creating art is somehow a process to be achieved using tools and ideas from outside of ourselves.
In truth, creativity is a ‘full circle’ type of process: That is, we are both the Artist and the Art. Can you see the parallel between the Creator and that which is created?
Come explore this idea for yourself with world-renowned artist and bestselling author, Julia Cameron, who comments, “Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know.” Learn how to nurture those gifts and boost your creativity with new ideas about what creativity is, where it comes from, and how the process works!
Cameron will guide you through 3 days of self-discovery as you create a working partnership between your creative self and your Divine self. In a safe community of like minds at Sedona Mago Retreat, you will enjoy exercises that will allow you to experience the joy of connection with your true self and the creative energy that flows through all things. You will also explore and discover the ways prayer and meditation can reconnect you with your inherent creativity.
The workshop is being held at Sedona Mago Retreat, a center for spiritual awakening and holistic healing where participants can immerse themselves in renewal and rediscovery of the true self as envisioned by founder Ilchi Lee.
If you have read The Call of Sedona, you may recall the story of Sedona Mago Garden, the nickname for Sedona Mago Retreat. Mago means Mother Earth in Korean, and in the book Ilchi Lee describes Sedona as, “the land where the heart of the earth can be felt.” The beautiful, peaceful grounds of the property nestled near the red rocks encompass walking trails, a natural pond, gardens, and yoga facilities. What a perfect place to slow down and allow the pure natural surroundings to reconnect you to your Divine inner creativity and energy!
The retreat is operated by Tao Fellowship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “Love Humanity, Love the Earth.” As a spiritual center seeking interfaith friendship, the organization states, “We believe that peace and harmony can be realized through our connection with Earth; without which, humanity cannot survive. Our common goal is sustainability of Earth and all of its inhabitants, now and for future generations.”
Escape into the beauty that is Sedona to rediscover your own creative spirit! Learn more and register for this exciting upcoming creativity workshop and Sedona retreat at SedonaMagoRetreat.org.
By Lynn A. Trombetta: A freelance writer on nature, creativity and wellness, Lynn is also a visual artist, professional flutist, recording artist, and published author.