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The Artist's Way

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The Artist's Way & Swedenborg

Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way:  A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity writes:

Creativity is a spiritual force. The force that drives the green fuse through the flower, as Dylan Thomas defined his idea of the life force, is the same urge that drives us toward creation. There is a central will to create that is part of our human heritage and potential. Because creation is always an act of faith, and faith is a spiritual issue, so is creativity. As we strive for our highest selves, our spiritual selves, we cannot help but be more aware, more proactive, and more creative.

William Blake wrote:  I myself do nothing.  The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.

How are creativity and spirituality connected?  To Swedenborg, they were the same.  That "to create," in the Word, signifies to reform and regenerate.   

For Swedenborg, regeneration was a deeply spiritual process of a human being becoming one with the Divine.

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