Listen To Your Inner Voice and Enjoy The Process

This article is written by Jenny Grant

When I let my intuition lead me through the painting process and I find my flow – Magic Happens! When I think too much about the result my inner critic is taking over and I am not enjoying the painting as much. When I am brave enough to follow my inner voice and I am not being afraid of adding another layer – that is when the magic happens!! When a painting is ready I can feel it physically in my body. It is strong and it fills me with both energy and peace.

mixed media collage by Jenny Grant

I believe that many of us have lost the connection with our spiritual self. Many of us search for answers. We want to expand and explore love, creativity and our spirituality. But we fail. We seem to go in circles and not find the answers. I believe that we should stop searching and start listening. Listen to our inner voice, our inner guide. If we do we will achieve more and peace will develop within ourselves.

Did you know that recent research indicates that being creative and making things by hand improves mental health and makes us happy? We experience pleasure, pride and meaning through the creative process much more so than simply buying what we need. But the research shows that it is not the result that gives the joy it is the process! Too much focus on the result feeds frustration and unhappiness; we should experience and take pleasure from the journey.

When I find my flow while painting, I become totally absorbed in the moment. When I take a step back from the painting I often realize important things that leads me to insights about life and myself. My latest solo exhibition was about intuition and what I learnt through the process of painting the exhibited paintings. You can read more about that on my web site: The Voice Within.

Mixed Media Collage by Jenny Grant

My goal for 2013 is to find Inner Harmony. I will let my intuition lead me and I will enjoy the journey. The first couple of paintings this year led me to the concept of Stillness. Stillness is not the lack of energy but energy in harmony! I realized that stillness will be important to understand and practice to reach Inner Harmony. I will explore this further and if you are interested you can follow my insights on my blog through the year.

I hope that I with this short article can feed your curiosity to explore further, to be brave and creative and to listen to your inner voice! Intuition, instinct, inner voice, inner guide or gut feeling – many names for the same thing. Whatever you call it, respect it and act on it! Intuition is our most reliable compass on our life journey and everyone has access to it. Be Brave! Let Go of your Inner Critic! And last but not least Enjoy the Journey!!!

With my art and my blog I am exploring creativity, spirituality and life in general. 

To find out more visit my blog Flow by Jenny or follow me on Facebook. You can also OWN some of my work from
Etsy – Jenny Grant Art or Society 6 – Jenny Grant

Jenny Grant's Someday Mixed Media Canvas

Artist Statement: Through my art I explore myself and I practice to let go. I create based on an intuitive process. Most of my paintings evolve as I paint. It is my inner guide that guides me. When I find my flow magic happens and it fills me with energy! I work with mixed media – acrylic paint, ink, color pencils, fabrics, paper, photos… anything that comes my way. My work is very rich with many layers that add depth and texture. My work is exhibited and for sale both in Sweden and New Zealand as well as on-line.

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Finding your Creativity with Andrea

Hello there. My name is Andrea, I am a Creativity Goddess over at ABCcreativity and I’ve been invited to talk to you today about where creativity comes from.

The way I see it, that is pretty simple. Creativity comes from us. It’s who we are.

Human beings are so creative we are practically magic.

I see creativity as your inner wisdom, intuition, authenticity, uniqueness and passion all rolled into one. The way I see it, you can’t not be creative.

How did you choose what to wear this morning? That was a creative decision.

How you raise your children. How you do your job. How you do your hair. How you manage your finances. How you nurture your relationships. These are all creative acts.

remember: there is creative genius inside you (let it out)Every single one of us is so enormously creative. Everything we do is so dripping with creative energy that we don’t even notice it anymore. But as children we noticed it. We appreciated it. We reveled in it.

As adults, when we don’t feel creative it’s not because our creativity isn’t there. It’s because we’re not appreciating it. We’re not reveling in it. We’re ignoring it.

And the option is always there for us to go back to that appreciation. To open the door to our creativity and discover what we can really do. To discover who we really are.

I’m sure you’ve seen this in your mixed media explorations. Ideas come to you. You feel good. You feel strong. You feel empowered. Something about playing with creativity just feels so right.

It’s healing.

It feels good and right and healing because what you are doing, in opening up to your creativity, is opening up to your inner wisdom, intuition, authenticity, uniqueness and passion.

You are opening up to who you really are.

You are a creative genius.

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