How to develop creativity and stimulate the intuitive faculty

Anyone can be creative and intuitive The training methods of the great artist of the past didn’t just teach them the skill of the craft. They were taught in a way that required them to submit to the directions of a master and so engendered a humility. At the same time they would have a spiritual life that encouraged an openness to inspiration and a desire to follow it if given. In short, their training taught them to be open to God’s inspiration and to recognise it when it was given. This is the source of the great beauty and rich creativity of their work and here’s what’s so good about this. You don’t need to be an artist to benefit from their training methods. If any of us do what they did, we can be creative and intuitive in pursuing our own personal vocation. And if you don’t know what your personal vocation is yet, this will help you to find that too.

The weekend summer retreats hosted by the Way of Beauty Atelier  at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire, can teach you these traditional methods.  It is a peaceful campus with a traditional New England feel and the perfect place to learn and grow. To find out more details, follow the link through to the college website, here.

David Clayton

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David is an Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA. He is an artist, teacher, published writer and broadcaster who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Liberal Arts at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. The Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC, focuses on the link between Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy. David was received into the Church in London in 1993. Visit the Way of Beauty blog at thewayofbeauty.org.

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  • noelfitz

    This is interesting.

    Can one express and learn about creatrivity and intuition by gardening?  Really this poses two questions.  What is creativity? Presumably it is the ability to make things, as gardens.  What is intuition? Here I am at a loss and would welcome suggestions.

  • noelfitz

    This is interesting.

    Can one express and learn about creatrivity and intuition by gardening?  Really this poses two questions.  What is creativity? Presumably it is the ability to make things, as gardens.  What is intuition? Here I am at a loss and would welcome suggestions.

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