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My solo show closes this weekend, and I'm taking a short respite in Santa Fe. I decided to re-release one of my favorite story-telling episodes about friends, trust, and guidance. I hope you enjoy this early episodeA Recap:Listen to this heartwarming story about Chris' recent trip to Santa Fe. After taking several weeks off from producing "The Spiritual Artist Podcast," host Christopher Miller shares his harrowing adventure through the hills of Santa Fe to visit a sick friend. Chris initially met artist Carolyn on his first journey to New Mexico and felt a deep desire to visit her during a time of need. A flat tire, an intermittent phone signal, and rocky terrain challenge him to understand the true meaning of control and Spiritual guidance. He is reminded to seek those moments of awe; look for beauty, release control, and trust his Spiritual guidance.For more information, consider purchasing a copy of "The Spiritual Artist" on Amazon or visiting
Trans femme, genderqueer spiritual drag artist Bonnie Violet shares how the creative process out pictures in her drag performances and speaking engagements. She has learned to lean into Grace to expand her role as an artist and let her inner child out.  As a child, she was constantly told that she was not masculine enough or big enough by her father, but drag lets her lean in and embrace her femineity. She explains how today's gay, lesbian, biracial, and trans stereotypes limit our full creative expression. Our relationship to how we see ourselves impacts how we approach our lives.  "When you see me, if you only see a trans person, then you don't see me," she said. "There's more to me than that."  Bonnie Violet shares her definition of grace. When we recognize our grace, we realize that we are already worthy. We don't practice creativity to make ourselves whole; we are creative just because.  She explains how grace has expanded her view of life. She uses the definition of a White House as a metaphor. When a 10-year-old defines the term "White House," it differs from that of a 40-year-old. Our understanding of what "a white house" means enlarges. We can lean into our knowledge.  Bonnie has learned to embrace herself wholeheartedly and continues to reveal parts of her that were always there; that is the gift of being a queer, trans, drag artist. She has the opportunity to push limits and boundaries.  Grace puts God back into her life. Bonnie Violet explains that she gets to be part of her creation. She is a co-creator with the creator and has agency. Her creator is always with her.  Bonnie ends the interview by reminding the listener that art helps us stop long enough to be present with ourselves. She has chosen to lace her narrative with a spiritual threat and enjoys teaching that process to others.  Bonnie Violet is a trans femme genderqueer spiritual drag artist and digital chaplain. She is a YouTuber & Host of a queer chaplain podcast with such series as Drag & Spirituality, TranSpirit & Faith Leaders.   She co-hosts Splintered Grace with her conservative Christian aunt & At the CCC recovery podcast.   Creator and founder of Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV & AIDS (a.l.p.ha.), the annual Drag & Spirituality Summit.  Bonnie Violet shares her experience, strength, and hope with HIV for 24 years, recovering from drugs, alcohol, and sexual assault, among other things, for 14 years in classrooms, community centers, churches, online, and pretty much anywhere else she is invited.   As a queer chaplain, she is present with people in death and dying to self by helping to lace one's narrative with a spiritual thread to remind one of their resilience, strengthen faith in self, create serenity in the now, and instill hope for their future. For more information on Christopher J. Miller, visit or purchase his book on Amazon.
Are you in the channel of love? Are you practicing love consciousness?  After Podcast host Christopher Miller spends the afternoon volunteering in the Equity Texas booth during Carrollton Pride, herealizes that we have one resource that will never run out; love. Why celebrate LGBTQ diversity? Because diversity inspires creativity. Chris notices the incredible creativity in dress and expression. Each attendee demonstrates their self-love through their clothing and generosity. Why do we often find ourselves hesitant to practice love? What are we afraid of? We have two main reasons we resist love; we're worried that we only have so much available, and we think we must be totally like those we love. Real love isn't limited. When we love one thing, it doesn't take our love away from us. There is no limitation to the amount of love we can share, and when we love and accept others, it doesn't make us all alike. If those reasons aren't enough, Chris explains a practical reason to demonstrate love. When we practice love consciousness to release creativity, we create possibilities. When we are feeling love, we are most aligned with Spirit. When we are in a state of love without judgment or fear, that is when creativity and ideas flow. These ideas have no limitation to solving any world crisis. Are you in the channel of love? Chris encourages the listener to practice loving those they encounter this week despite whether they are like you or of the same beliefs.
In this episode, Dallas-based multi-media artist Ann DeRulle shares how she receives intuitive guidance to create her transformative, inspirational, and uplifting paintings. She sees an image or hears words instructing her to create detailed pictures that display sacred geometry, often tiered through plexiglass layers that emanate transformative energy. Ann and Chris discuss her creative process and how she receives Divine Guidance to make art that resonates with energy. Chris experiences an "aha" moment when he realizes that he can receive guidance during the planning stage of a project as well as during the creative act. According to Ann, humanity is migrating from an external world of 3-D external sustenance to a 5-D world of eternal sustenance. She deconstructs her "Love Without End" painting to share how her geometry, grids, color choice, line work, and position provide an energetic charge. Other images in her 5-D Transformative Series include Evolution, Inspiration, Consciousness Manifested, and Ascension. Ann's ever-evolving work synthesizes 25+ years of scientific/spiritual/art study, including more than 15 energy-balancing modalities plus intuition. In addition to her artistic creations, Ann provides energy healing to individuals and environmental remediation to home and office locations through her Quantum Solutions business. Ann asks the listeners to recognize themselves and their environment. What are you resonating with that you don't want to be resonating with? And what do you want to resonate with? Ann DeRulle founded Life Changes Unlimited in 1997 and integrates 25 years of scientific and spiritual training in personal empowerment consultations using her exclusive Quantum Solutions process. Ann also clears toxic, detrimental energies in our homes and offices by transforming them into positive, life-enhancing energy through her Zapp Technique. For more information, visit 
Dallas Glass Artist Amy Voss shares her process for making glass sculptures from damaged guitars, dealing with criticism of your art, and other essential life lessons. Amy was passionate about music and was attracted to creating art from old guitars. She explains that she avoids huge grout lines by cutting precise glass and using Frit and gold leaf gilding. She doesn't use resin on the entire face of the guitar because it creates a manufactured look; she prefers leaving a raw, organic look to her glass sculpture. During the interview, Amy and Chris discussed the importance of being present while working and spending the appropriate amount of time. According to Amy, you enjoy the process for what it is, or you shouldn't be doing it. Ourr art comes from a place that is personal to the artist. What's important about your art is your experience when you make it. Amy and Chris discuss stepping out in embarrassment. Amy often stands anonymously by her work during a show while listening to the viewers' comments. Amy encourages artists not to respond to negative criticism. She needed her life experiences to learn how to let things go. Get to a point when you have zero fucks to give. Surround yourself with people that do get you. Take the good with the bad, and don't take it personally. Sometimes making your point and making yourself heard happens by being silent. You cannot separate personal growth from creativity. According to Amy, life imitates art. The more confidence you have in your work, the better your work is going to be. Amy grew up in Houston, TX, and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After graduating college, Amy worked in the entertainment industry as Southwest Promotions Director for Lyric Street Records, Affiliate Relations Director for ESPN Radio and ABC Television network.  A self-taught artist, Amy experimented with various approaches before she landed on her signature style: One-of-a-kind glass sculptures that incorporate the body of an acoustic guitar as the canvas. In 2009, she launched glass Axes to sell bespoke works and educate customers about her process. Many of Amy's guitar sculptures have been acquired by private collectors, including entertainer Katy Perry and renowned entertainment industry execs, hotels, and restaurants. She is currently represented in Europe by Hiren Kothari of Gallery Privé. Amy currently resides in Dallas with her husband and son. For more information about Amy, visit 
International Coach and Senior Trainer for the More to Life Foundation Ann McMaster shares how the More to Life methodology reveals your Real Reality.  More to Life is based on Dr. K. Bradford Brown and Dr. W. Roy Whitten's training program that enables people to make fundamental changes. Their premise is to be awake to reality– the reality of our essence, relationships, and the moment and circumstance in which we find ourselves. Ann walks Podcast Host Christopher J. Miller through one of his recent Lifeshock experiences to demonstrate how the process works. After we experience a Lifeshock, we interpret the experience based on our current situation and belief systems. This response is known as Mindtalk. With clarity, we revisit the Lifeshock and ask ourselves three questions. Are our thoughts true or false, or do we simply not know? The process helps us live in the real world instead of one made up in our heads. The ultimate goal is learning to live our true destiny.  Ann aligns herself with this saying, "I am who I am, You Are who you are. My journey is my Journey; Your Journey is not my journey. And all journeys work in the big scheme of things." To understand more about the thinking mind, the feeling heart, and the knowing gut, Ann refers the listener to another book titled "Mbraining: Using your multiple brains to do cool stuff" by Grant Soosalu and Marvin Oka. Ann reminds the listener of one undeniable truth, "We belong right here, right now." Ann McMaster has been training, coaching, and working with people from Europe, New Zealand/Australia/Fiji, Mexico, Colombia, and South Africa – where she lived for two years. She is a psychotherapist, trainer, consultant, and coach. She has worked with people across the US, the UK, Mexico, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Brussels, Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and South Africa, where she lived for two years. As a Senior Trainer for the More To Life Foundation, she has also led courses for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Texas and California. She has been a consultant for the New Mexico State Prison System. She is the author of "Lifeshocks Out of the Blue: Learning from your Life's Experiences," available on She loves working with people and learning about new ways to make a difference in the world.  You can check her out at For more information about More to Life events, visit 
Podcast Host Christopher Miller got out of the "wrong side of the bed" this morning and feels anxious. In the episode, he shares the importance of accepting your emotions and letting them take you on a journey.  How do you process negative emotions? By accepting and feeling them completely. Emotions are what make us humans and connect us to others. Let your feelings take you to that next creative place.  Ram Dass states, "As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is." Part of being a Spiritual Artist is surrendering to what is. You can't resist your emotions, whether it's what you're experiencing in the art studio or in your life. Chris explains what he means by saying, "Be still. Listen. And know that you are a Spiritual Artist." He reminds listeners of the importance of having a spiritual practice and reading something inspiring first thing in the morning. He references the Guide for Spiritual Living magazine published by the Centers for Spiritual Living. Ask yourself, "How do I feel right now?" Whatever the answer, accept what it is.  For more information or to download a practice guide, visit 
Podcast host, Christopher J. Miller shares his three-step process to move from disbelief to belief.  Sometimes we feel blocked by our beliefs when changing our lives. How do we change our life situation? We change our limiting beliefs. First, start by cracking open the door and just considering the possibility.  We once believed that man couldn't fly, but it's possible today. Our ancestors wouldn't have believed that we could land on the moon or communicate without wires. Second, claim a similar experience from your past. Look back in your history and see where you achieved something you considered impossible. Download the Practice Guide online and make a list of past successes. Third, do a multisensory visualization. Close your eyes and use all five senses to experience it in fruition. See it in your mind's eye. Hear it. Taste it. Touch it and experience the feeling of what it would be like once you achieve this creative manifestation. For more information or to download a practice guide, visit  
Sculptor, Painter, and Artist Curtis Frederick reveals his process toward achieving timeless flow. Curtis uses various spiritual exercises, including writing morning pages, turning off the mind, emotional release, and dance.  Curtis shares how he used Julia Cameron's Morning Pages process from her book, "The Artist's Way." The practice involves writing three pages of a stream of thought every morning. Podcast host Chris Miller elaborates that morning pages are an excellent opportunity to stand back and watch your thoughts from afar. How do we get to that unplanned place?  According to Curtis, the artwork will define itself when we let go, be vulnerable and embrace our imperfections during the creative process. He emphasizes that good artwork is about telling a story. According to Curtis, the worse thing an artist can do is focus on what others want and what will make them happy. As artists, we should look within ourselves for expression. We often fall into the trap of looking for what's trending and trying to figure out the audience rather than letting our inner out. Curtis emphasizes his desire to create emotional art. While cuisine, religion, and language vary worldwide, emotions are universal. He encourages artists to love themselves first and make time for creativity. We can be accepted if we express ourselves. Curtis Frederick is an artist, sculptor, and painter in Dallas, Texas. He is an award-winning artist across the United States. Some of his exhibitions include Buchanan Center of the Arts (IL), Craven Art Council (NC), Farmington Museum (NM), Blue Line Arts (CA), Craighead Green Gallery (TX), Cooperstown Art Association (NY), Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), and Art League of Hilton Head (SC). His work has also been featured in the book "Gate Posts With No Gate- The leg paint project"- Shanti Arts Publishing. For more information on his work, visit 
Is doubt holding you back from creativity? Podcast host Christopher Miller reminds you that you already have everything you need to create original, one-of-a-kind art right now. Can I make magic happen on this canvas? Am I unique? Am I worthy? He shares a chapter from his book, "The Spiritual Artist," on the Intelligence of Being and asks listeners to recognize this intelligence within themselves. How does a cantaloupe seed know how to grow? There is a certain logic, a system behind the cantaloupe contained in one tiny seed. It has an intelligence of being. We also have this built in design. We recognize the intelligence within and simply let go. Accept what it is. Resist judgment and fear. And let the intelligence behind us walk us through the creative process.  If you doubt something, perhaps you're trying too hard. Trust that you are unique and special. You have an "Intelligence of Being" built within you. 
Dorayne Breedlove is a storyteller, musician, artist, spiritual mentor, and teacher who leads drum circles and sacred circle dances. In this episode, she focuses on the practice of a labyrinth walk. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not designed with choices. There is one path that twists and winds your way to the center of the circular maze. That same path is followed to exit. According to Breedlove, a labyrinth walk is a spiritual walk that serves as a metaphor for life; there are a lot of twists and turns—the challenge is to stay present. Dorayne currently mentors children in a private learning association called The Pride. She provides project-based learning to these students and explains how she and her partner, Doug, instructed them to build a labyrinth near Austin, Texas. By entering a cycle in the middle of the location and using a long, marked rope in a compass-like manner, the group moved native rocks to define the path. The conversation includes a mention of Lauren Artress's book called "Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice.  Dorayne’s process starts with centering and connection. She sets an intention, whether to feel peace, process emotion, or gain insight about some life situation. Dorayne uses the inward journey for RELEASE. While walking this portion of the path, she releases judgment, control, negative feelings, fear, and shoulds. She creates space to receive. Once in the center, she RECEIVES impressions, guidance, insights, and intuitions. After leaving the center, she RETURNS with gratitude, reflection, and thoughts of integration. The podcast concludes with Dorayne sharing her enlightening thoughts from a recent walk. To find a labyrinth near you, visit You can download a practice sheet on the Practice Guides subpage of For more information on Dorayne's programs for people to connect within and with others to feel love, support, reverence, and relatedness, visit
How can you be a better public speaker? Author and speaking coach Gail Larsen shares her transformation process with the listener. Each of us brings a gift to the world that is original and is our form of art. Transformational defines when things shift; through our internal growth and throughout the planet. Gail’s book reviews all the technical skills of Speaking, but approaches speaking holistically, starting with the heart of your Speaking. She believes that your original talents and skills are your Original Medicine and encourages her students to name their medicine and stand in the power of it. Her process distinguishes between the Comfort Zone of speaking and the Home Zone. The Comfort Zone encompasses the professional persona and credentials we traditionally associate with public speakers. The Home Zone defines your “Original Medicine” message and the story that only you can share. Gail says you find your audience if you are true to yourself. When we speak from our Home Zone, we are present in the moment with our true story. It’s a place of vulnerability and truth. Gail believes that if what we share is not emotional, it will not touch the audience profoundly and transformatively. She shares a favorite quote by Martin Shaw, an acclaimed teacher of myth and storyteller. He claims, “You don’t trap a story. You track it.”  Gail’s methodology and concept were also influenced by Angeles Arrien and her book titled, “The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrier, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary. Gail Larsen is the author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story, Gail has been in the world of speaking for decades, first as an SBA award-winning entrepreneur and soon after that as the first full-time executive of the National Speakers Association.  Her study informs her work of cross-cultural and perennial wisdom. Her focus is on uncovering our true gifts before applying strategy so that our work is original, sustainable, and genuine. She offers Transformational Speaking to a global audience through her Online Academy and live immersions in Santa Fe, NM. She served on the faculty of Omega Institute from 2008 until Covid! Several of her graduates have been named to Oprah’s Super Soul 100 as awakened leaders who use their voices and talents to elevate humanity. 
Women are often shamed for using skills traditionally attributed to a good salesperson. Miriam Thiel, a conscious business & life coach, helps women entrepreneurs connect the dots to feel good about marketing and sales conversations without giving up on integrity. Through her unique process of breathwork and belief examination, Miriam helps woman embrace their full potential.  In this episode, Miriam shares her personal sales journey and explains how being an introvert can benefit sales. She explains the importance of active listening and transparency in a business exchange. Miriam encourages radical change by recognizing when you are uncomfortable and locating the belief behind that feeling.  Before entering any conversation, you need to feel in balance with yourself. If you enter a conversation with fear, people notice that. Miriam encourages you to enter relationships with vulnerability and authenticity.  According to Miriam, listening is an excellent Superpower. We all want to be seen, heard, and understood. Empathy and care for the other are valuable to a sales relationship. Create the space for the client and yourself to say “no” if necessary; you don’t need to work with everyone.  According to Miriam, we live in systems, and sometimes, these beliefs are deeply ingrained in both men and women. While some traits are encouraged in men and some in women, it’s when we become whole beings and welcome all qualities in ourselves that we arrive at true abundance.  Miriam uses Revelation Breathwork and cites one of her favorite books, “The Body Keeps the Score,” by Bessel A. Van der Kolk, for reference.  Women can embrace their “sales side” by focusing on their connection with others and how they bring a valuable service to them. If you’re scared, you’re focusing on yourself; focus on the other.  For more information, visit her website,, or follow her on Facebook at @itsmiriamthiel. More information about Chris is available a  
In this episode, Podcast Host Christopher J. Miller shares his experience with Deepak Chopra's Law of Pure Potentiality and the Gap. Chris urges listeners to stretch the moment of empty space before making the next decision on their canvas or in their personal lives. As an artist, don’t rush to the end and don’t repeat past successes. We are here to be original creators. It’s about the journey, not the destination. Discover new aspects of your Creative DNA by not filling space too quickly. Set your intention, make space, and let Spirit bring you countless possibilities. The longer we are able to stay in the space of the unknown, the more creative opportunities will arise. While it’s scary to be “in the Gap,” know that one key principle of nature will work for you. Nature abhors a vacuum, and Spirit will respond to your intention through divine intuition. Make sure to follow this podcast by clicking on the three small circles in the podcast player. Visit to sign up for the online SEC Community Book club.  #field of infinite possibilities #deepak chopra motivational speech #creative field of possibilities #its about the journey not the destination #nature abhors a vacuum law of attraction 
The podcast host gives a Spiritual Artist Chat about the importance of being like a child. We're always told, "Don't be Childish," but Chris tells the listener to do the opposite. He shares his experience while taking an old-fashioned bubble bath and the importance of using water to become more present. Notice the light hitting the bubbles, the sensation of the water on your skin, and the way the steam rises from the bath. Avoid creating a to-do list or thinking of ways to improve your life situation while enjoying your bath. As an option, he encourages the listener to bathe, shower, swim in the pool or go to a public park with a water fountain. Water grounds us to the present moment.He explains how most of us try to solve a problem by changing a physical manifestation rather than focusing on staying in the space of spirit. By being a child, we access our inner intuition and guidance. The spiritual realm is much stronger than the physical realm. An idea or thought is more potent than any manifestation. You don't need to do anything but be present to the spirit in you reacting to the world around you, and then creativity happens. 
Creative Earth Coach and Artist Claire Takahashi explains the practice of creating a Morning Altar or Earth Art from natural objects. She guides her students through the process of creative sculptures with grass, rocks, leaves, seeds, and petals found in a wandering process. Claire believes it is essential to realign ourselves with nature to restore creativity and live more colorful lives. Morning altars are a tool to tap into your imagination and what you're feeling in the present moment. Using petals, the gifts of the Earth, to build something.  She refers to David Abrams b book, "Becoming Animal" in which he explains that we have lost our connection to this planet and have become isolated from nature. She advises listeners to engage in a morning practice of connecting with nature, whether through a brief walk, taking off our shoes and connecting with the Earth, or building a morning altar.  Podcast host Christopher Miller explains the importance of calming practice before entering the art studio. It's in a ritual that we align ourselves with a Greater Power. Claire is a self-taught artist who shares her watercolor experience and its fluid characteristics. She often incorporates natural objects in her work and is attracted to the unpredictable nature of watercolors. Chris and Claire share their experiences with different paper and board mediums, including the difference between hot and cold press paper.  They advise the listener to be present and notice the difference in art materials. She shares her process for listening, which includes wandering in nature and noticing what is speaking to you, pausing in place, and then letting the site wander around you. Ask yourself, how is she (nature) smelling, tasting, and speaking? Next time you drive around, lower your windows, smell the air, and be more present. She cautions, "Nature isn't always comfortable, but nature is honest." Claire Takahashi is a Creative Earth Coach, meditative guide, and artist of paint, petals, and words. She is certified as a Wayfinder Coach and a Morning Altar Teacher.  Through her 1:1 coaching, creative workshops and Earth art guidance, Claire helps other humxns to reconnect with the Earth in their bones, uncage their inner creatures, and live with more colorful and restorative creativity.  Claire is also the host of The Mindful Creature podcast, guided meditations for reconnecting with our creature cousins and calming our inner landscape. Besides her coaching and workshops, she is working on her first poetry collection and the second season of The Mindful Creature. Claire lives in the Pacific Northwest on Coast Salish lands, and most days, you can find her spattered with soil, paint, fur, or all three! You can find out more about Claire or join her monthly creative creature newsletter at or find her on Instagram @claire.takahashi 
Podcast host Christopher Miller sits with Irish Mixed Media Artist Iseult McCormack to discuss her upcoming solo show, "When I Close My Eyes." Iseult paints intuitively, drawing inspiration from the universe of her dreams and emotions. Her work explores the interplay between chaos and harmony while inviting viewers to connect and find their meaning in each piece. The artist believes in practicing the presence of love when she is in a flow state. Iseult shares her disappointment with overly planned paintings. Instead, she chooses to practice emotional presence when painting her spontaneous work.  In recent years, Iseult learned to stop trying to please others, let go and allow herself to make mistakes. As a Spiritual Artist, she listens to her intuitive voice, co-creates with some sort of higher power, and relishes being in that warm, comfortable place of connection. Iseult often uses writing to jump-start a blank canvas and is fearless in making big moves. She quotes writer Madalyn Beck, "Start over, my darling, be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself how you're always meant to." She ends the interview by reminding the listener to "notice what you noticed" and be a mindful creative artist.  Iseult (E-sul-t) McCormack is an intuitive abstract artist from Bray, County Wicklow, working in mixed media. Iseult has delved into numerous mediums and traversed many creative paths, leading her to a place of profound peace and fulfillment. Within this realm, she thrives, translating her innermost visions onto canvas and inviting viewers into the ethereal landscapes of her dreams. For more information on Iseult, follow her on Facebook, 
Join podcast host Christopher Miller as he explores the philosophical and spiritual implications of making AI art with artist Jeff Perkins. Jeff is an AI artist who seeks to use artificial intelligence to create stunning artwork. Blending technology with creativity, Jeff would like to be part of the movement to expand the art world's horizons using artificial intelligence. Chris challenges Jeff to answer, "Do you believe that when you make a digital image, there is a spiritual reflection of who you are contained in the final work?" Jeff explains that he feels the presence of something other than himself in his process and defines the experience as a form of co-creation. He does find himself experiencing flow when working on an image. Jeff begins the interview by presenting the term Digital Perspectivism. Digital Perspectivism is the view that reality is an abstraction; we perceive it from our perspective. In essence, this term means that all realities are valid, but all are different. He suggests that when we deal with others in life, we can be more compassionate and understanding toward them if we accept the idea of perspectivism. AI art can democratize art-making because it is now available to everyone with or without traditional training. However, he cautions that there is much to be discussed regarding ownership and copywriting of original work but believes that by using AI to create, we can expand the horizons of the art world. AI is forcing us to question what identity is. What is the ethical way of handling someone's digital persona? How do we address these concerns? Jeff briefly explains the process of entering a prompt, regenerating the results, and experiencing random effects. Randomness is built into the AI logarithm. According to Jeff, with every regeneration, we see the results mutating. However, each time we decide to regenerate an image, we are bringing ourselves into the creation of the project. We co-create with artificial intelligence.  Jeff has found himself exploring gender and sexuality roles in his imagery because he wants to see images affirming his identity. LGBTQ themes are a significant area of focus for Jeff, who lives with his husband, artist Michael Duncan, in Dallas, Texas. He takes a digital perspectivist approach to AI art that seeks to validate diverse experiences mediated through digital technology. Chris and Jeff discuss the variable of randomness built into AI systems. They don't respond to the same prompt the same way each time. If your prompt is too specific, it can hinder the AI's ability to make adaptations. Learning to be open to random results is another trait of a spiritual artist. At the conclusion of the interview, Chris and Jeff reviewed the experience of making digital art. They noted many spiritual similarities between traditional and artificial intelligence systems when creating new work.You can find examples of Jeff’s work on Instagram by visiting: jeffperkins_1452.  
Creativity is a way to let emotions flow through you. When we express feelings, we facilitate the experience, but when they are repressed, they block our access to higher thinking and intuition. In this episode, Dr. Jayne Gardner, Performance Business Coach with a background in family therapy, explains that buried emotions never die, but they make us sick. According to Dr. Jayne, our emotions are part of our brain. We like to believe that we are thinking rational beings, but we are usually emotionally reactive. Learning to manage your emotions is critical to thinking higher innovative thoughts. Many of us have been taught to think through problems, not feel through difficulties. In the podcast, Dr. Jaynes uses her hand to demonstrate the three parts of the brain; the thinking, emotion and bodily functions brains. Dr. Jayne says the emotional brain can be more potent than the thinking brain. How do our brains feel emotions? The assumptions you made as a child form your belief systems, and they unconsciously lead you around. The more you allow your natural emotions to be there, the more you can move up the emotional scale. You can download a copy of this scale by visiting Dr. Jayne shares how a history of childhood emotional repression and the unwritten expectation that women cannot convey certain emotions blocked her from accessing her best thoughts. She explains the importance of feeling anger and uses an "anger bat" in privacy to move through the state. According to Dr. Jayne, that sound goes directly into your emotional brain when you scream. Screaming is the fastest way to eliminate any emotion. Our pure potential is limited until we release these negative emotional connections from the past. She advises the listener to go back and talk to their younger self and ask him/her/they how the experience felt. Dr. Jayne believes that we have to relive that experience and feel the emotion until we rise to and through the point of anger. She shares a few tips for processing emotions; practice awareness, take action, journal in the first and third person, and face the feeling. When we integrate our mental and emotional intelligence, we improve our access to our intuition and creativity. The conversation includes discussing Brene Brown's book, "I Thought It Was Me." For more information on Dr. Jayne Gardner and further reading material, visit  For more information on The Spiritual Artist podcast, visit
Dr. Lori Eanes, D.O., Author, and Corporate Wellness Speaker, shares her "Five Simple Solutions for a Healthier Lifestyle" with podcast Host Christopher Miller. Chris is having a frazzled morning when Dr. Lori advises him to stop, listen and retrain his brain. At no time have we ever had so much information and distraction, and it's leading to a mental disorder. Dr. Lori says," We have to control the mind and not let the mind control us."  According to Dr. Lori, Americans consume 50% of all the drugs manufactured worldwide. We have become an overly medicated society. Integrative medicine balances the wisdom of history with the science of today Dr. Lori teaches integrative medicine, which uses all forms of healing, including herbology, nutrition, mind-body medicine, exercise therapy, and meditation. She encourages the listener to ask their doctor what they do for their wellbeing. She doesn't focus on how to treat an illness but, more importantly, why we get sick. The conversation mentions Louise L. Hay's "Heal Your Body" book, which matches mental causes for physical illness. If you have digestive issues, Dr. Lori asks, "What in your life on your not stomaching?" Look for the why of disease and disorder. What was happening when this occurred? The podcast host reminds the seeker always to remember the Law of Cause and Effect. We can't get more healing and less medicine until we get to the cause.  Distracted? Dr. Lori resets her nervous system to a Zero Point every morning by turning her phone off and meditating or dancing. It's essential to gather your energy so that it is concentrated and focused on where you want to be. Five simple solutions are taken from Dan Buettner's book, "The Blue Zones. The Blue Zone describes a place on the planet where people live longer, healthier lives. What are they doing that contributes to this wellbeing? Dr. Lori shares Five Simple Solutions for a healthier lifestyle. Nourishing the body Quieting the mind Moving with Intention Seeking out Joy Having Gratitude for all things in life. Look at your constitution and develop a personalized health plan for yourself. According to Dr. Lora, "Doctors shouldn't just treat you; they should teach you." For more information or coaching, visit 
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