Music that moves my soul is a form of art that most people appreciate, and can easily relate to. We’ve all experienced the powerful effect that a song can have on us when we allow it to penetrate our lives.

I crave the stirring that is caused inside my soul when I listen to music that is written with “creative genius” inspiration.  I can feel my mind become quiet,  as my thoughts drift inward.  I feel closer to God, and my heart begins to cry out in worship.  It is at this time, when my artistic abilities flow and I am best able to create.  I am focused and I feel inspired.  However, I have come to realize that the quest to find this music is never ending.

I shared a youtube video a while ago of a talk given by the author of Eat, Pray, Love.  She describes what it is like for many artists (visual and performing artists alike) when inspiration hits. If you haven’t yet watched the video, I highly recommend that you do.  It’s very inspirational.  This is the kind of “creative genius” inspiration that I am talking about.

Here are a few of my favorites:
ZoeKeating_30Zoe Keating ~ Escape Artists

OverTheRhine-TreeOver The Rhine ~ The World Can Wait

Sarah BrightmanSarah Brightman ~ Deliver Me

Are there certain songs in your life that speak to your soul every time you hear them?

What are these songs? I’m dying to know what they are.

I’d love to listen to them and add them to my playlist.


Creative Genius

I woke up at 1 am on a Thursday morning.  I was unable to sleep with this unsilenceable notion that God had something for me.  So, I rolled over, turned on the light & picked up my laptop. This is what I found.  It is a speech given by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.  As I laid in bed & watched this video, tears streamed down my face as a resonate “YES!” was heard in my heart.  I am not alone in this need to create, & the task of meeting this need is not left to me alone.   I often have a difficult time expressing my thoughts with words, (this is why I am a visual artists), but on this night God gave me Liz.  She has said in 20 minutes what my heart has been trying to tell me, but has struggled to find the words.