I sometimes think that creative people have a heads up on intuition. Many of my artist friends seem to have an instinctive knowing about things of a spiritual nature. It frequently comes out in their work. Whether the person is a painter, writer, actor, photographer, sculptor, or any other kind of creator, this type of individual, like a child, seems to be closer to the source.
Once in my studio, as I bent over my silk canvas, painting doves, the elements combined perfectly and I could actually hear the doves that I was painting, gently cooing. I was one with the moment, with my inner source, and my creativity.
Artists are frequently pigeonholed as oddballs, strange people, or “out there.” I’ve come to believe that this is because most people don’t understand artists, and in that respect, feel more comfortable by classifying them as odd. Creative people frequently get to the source more quickly. They can be more child-like, more truthful, more unrelenting. They process their inner angst into creating art.
This art is frequently prophetic, as in dream work. Artists over the centuries have forecast prophetic events in their work. (The following master artists come to mind: El Greco, Dali, Blake and Goya.) By the nature of their work, all artists connect with their inner being, including the spiritual/psychic/intuitive part.
Please don’t infer that I am concluding that artists are the most intuitive people. I am merely observing the keen connection between creativity and intuition in artists of all kinds.
Artists frequently work in isolation. They are more often than not looked on with awe – while, in an odd paradox, their works usually pile up without being sold. So, it’s only justified that the Universe has ordained that on an exceptionally good day, an artist can become one with his/her work, his intuition, and energies, and create great things.
What do you think – are artists naturally intuitive?