The Spiritual Artist Podcast

The Spiritual Artist Podcast

A Spiritual Artist with Christopher Miller is a podcast series that shares stories of enlightenment and growth from conversations with today’s spiritual artists and thought leaders. An artist is defined as anyone that is consciously connected, present and inspired while practicing their discipline. Conversations with guests explore how making art engages us in emotional, wholistic and spiritual growth. Christopher Miller is an artist and produces the Urban Artist Market in Dallas, Texas.

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March 15, 2021 63 min

Cincinnati Prize-winning Violinist and Life and Artistry Coach for musicians Jennifer Roig-Francolí shares her “The Art of Freedom® Method” and its roots in The Alexander Technique. Jennifer uses her method to help musicians feel better and play better by overcoming physical and mindset hurdles getting in their way. The conversation includes Jennifer’s hands-off process to integrate the mind and body with non-doing. The human organ...

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What are the gifts of creative expression? Can creativity help us navigate illness and grief? Artist and Certified Educator for Golden Artist Colors Melanie Brannan uses painting and writing to share stories of her journey with House Manager and Gallery Director Maryann Wegloski through nodular melanoma diagnosis. In this podcast, Melanie reveals her current solo show "A Celebration of Friendship" at the Eisemann Center for...

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Previous guest and musician Robin Hackett returns to share her new book release, “The Creative You; a step-by-step guide to recovering that part in you that wants to express creatively. Robin introduces her Fairy God Muse and how she follows her intuition. She explains how many people, especially women, experience an artistic wound in their childhood. As a result, a rowdy cast of characters, including Negative Nelly, take residence...

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New Mexico Fiber Artist Cheryl R. Janis explains her meditative preparation before weaving, her conscious choice of cruelty-free, ethical fibers, and the use of her intuitive and empathic faculties while weaving. How do we connect with Spirit during the creative process? Does our choice of material carry a consciousness ? As a highly-sensitive person (HSP), Cheryl shares her walk through her "Dark Night of the Soul," where ...

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Host Christopher J. Miller interviews spiritual songwriter Gary Lynn Floyd on his newest album and the presence of love when writing his music. The episode begins with a sample of the first song on Gary’s latest album,“Back to the Essence” based on the first days of COVID.

Gary shares his thoughts on accessing creativity with love consciousness during the moments of forced separation that we are all experiencing during the pandemic....

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In this episode, Host Christopher J. Miller plays turn-about with recent guest and wordsmith Wilene Dunn. Wilene initiates a dialogue with Chris about his new book, The Spiritual Artist.  Chris also shares his creative expression through the Urban Artist Market and the founding of The Spiritual Artist Podcast.

In addition to sharing his journey while writing the book, Chris explains how names separate us from our relationship to  Gr...

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Host, Christopher Miller shares Harold Rosenberg’s concept of Action Painting with Painter, Sumi-e Painter, and Collagist Randy Padorr-Black. 

Padorr-Black details his understanding of the timeless state of flow, a portal between two zones, time-space and no time-space where intuition creeps into his creative work. He explains that when an artist creates in that space, they create a “portal piece.”

The conversation includes the impor...

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Author and Business Entrepreneur Wilene Dunn details the importance of our everyday language. Are our words moving us toward our goals or further way? Host Christopher Miller interviews Wilene about the importance of word choice when speaking and manifesting.

Conversation includes highlights from Florence Scovel Shinn’s books “The Game of Life and How to Play it” and “Your Word is Your Wand.” According to Wilene, Shinn emphasizes th...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, LCSW Peggy Roberts on the definition of Transpersonal Therapy. Discussion enlightens what it means to connect to a power greater than one's own and be in the state of a “Spiritual Artist.” Peggy details the difference between the creative process performed by ego as opposed to Spirit and reviews Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Conversation highlights the ...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews North Texas jewelry designer and painter Dana Brock on the opportunities presented by perfectionism during the creative process. Dana details how she learned to embrace imperfection in her jewelry design and was surprised to discover customers seeking out those inconsistencies. Dana introduces the ancient Japanese tradition of Wabi-sabi; an aesthetic described as one of beauty that is "imperfe...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews landscape architect/teacher Michael Parkey, ASLA on the art of listening during the creative process. Michael introduces listening for the Genius Loci or “Guardian Spirit of a Place.” As artists, we’re asked to be still, be present and avoid the temptation to force a solution. Conversation details Michael’s learned process including years of practice, focused concentration and “dreaming with his e...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews writer, speaker, and spiritual coach Tracy Brown on breaking through limiting beliefs and writer’s block during the creative process. When we step “into” the creative process, we can choose a different behavioral response to develop new beliefs that are grounded in feeling. Tracy reviews 12-step programs and their focus on changing behavior to create new thoughts, feelings and beliefs.  Discussion...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews actor/director/teacher Terry Martin on practicing intentional presence during the creative process. Reveal your authentic point of view by turning off the critical editor in your head, withholding judgment and walking through the fear. Terry shares insights into the repetition exercise, the foundation of the Sanford Meisner Technique, discusses “Intention of Attention” and the importance of being ...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews Dallas yoga teacher Lisa Coyle on the mind-body connection. She shares how the body carries the burdens held by the mind and the ways that we can release these stored emotions. Conversation highlights include using breath as a bridge between body and mind and what Eckhart Tolle means by his term Pain Body. Plus, discover how Yoga Nidra can shift your mind with the 61 Point Relaxation Practice that...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews Dallas singer/songwriter Robin Hackett about the source of her creative inspiration. Robin introduces her song, "Love is what we're here for," and its message. She cites her recognition and connection with oneness as the driving force behind her lyrics and notes that people use different terms for this energy. Some call it God, Divine Intelligence, Source but they are all one according...

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Host Christopher Miller interviews Dallas mixed-media artist Rebecca Collins on her process of working with and through fear when creating art. Rebecca shares her insights  dealing with Stage 4 Cancer and a global Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to these external fears, Rebecca discusses showing up and the use of detachment while struggling with internal fears of failure. Collins details her use of meditative sketching while drawing...

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