Mozart (1756-91) apparently composed the famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotized.
Rachmaninov (1873-1943) reputedly composed one of his concertos following a post-hypnotic suggestion.
Fear stifles creativity
Sometimes the fear preventing your true inner artistic vision from being manifested is due to a type of perfectionism. It can be scary trying to compete with the perfection of nature and that feeling that ‘if it’s not perfect then it’s useless’ can stop you fulfilling your potential as an artist. Of course some self criticism can be a good thing because it can drive you to continually improve, but too much is self destructive.
Artistic inspiration comes from a relaxed, open mind
Artistically, you need inspiration and clear focus to produce great fruits from your art. To be inspired and to have clear vision and focus when you paint or draw, your mind needs to be just right. In fact artistically you need to be in a kind of hypnotic trance to really be the artist you can be.
The every day ‘you’ needs to stand aside
To produce great music, you need to stand aside and let the music move through you. You need to be a medium or conduit for the artistic impulse and creativity, and to do that you need to be in the right kind of trance state.
When you find problems being as artistic as you know you can be it’s almost always because the conscious mind has started getting in the way. Trust your intuition more, knowing when enough is enough and a work is complete is so often a feeling rather than a conscious logical and rational thought.
Our Artistic Expression Program will help you to…
- access your inner artist, your creative self
- bring emotion into your work
- express yourself more fluidly through your music
- fine tune your technique and free yourself to develop your own style