The Foundation for the Spiritual Practice of Creativity
The Foundation for the Spiritual Practice of Creativity (FSPC) began with an inner impulse to serve, beginning its journey with the community of Kaillua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2010.
In 2010, we started by providing services to the community of Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. There, we facilitated workshops on the healing power of creativity and how it might be used as a spiritual practice. At that time, recognizing the similarities between 1) the practice of contemplative Tantra and 2) creativity as a spiritual practice, workshops were called Creative Tantra. However, Tantra not being widely understood by the general public prompted the decision to give the spiritual practice a new name: Creation Meditation.
In 2010, Creation Meditation was recognized by Barbara Marx Hubbard, a leader in Evolutionary Spirituality, who described the practice in this way:
“This seminal approach to meditation as the deep activation of our creativity, our access to divine imagination and manifestation is one of the most important approaches to meditation that I have recently encountered. It guides us toward co-creation and full participation in the conscious evolution of ourselves and the world. A vital practice and approach to spiritual evolution for us all.”
Between 2011 and 2013, workshops and retreats were offered in various parts of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Arizona that provided opportunities for spiritual practice, including meditation and creativity.
In 2014, it became clear that the spiritual practice of Creation Meditation needed a business structure that would best support and honor its depth. With this in mind, Adriana reached out to similarly-minded leaders and together they founded a non-profit organization that would facilitate the teaching of Creation Meditation, alongside complementary methods and approaches. Adriana Attento, Whitney Freya, Judith “Kahealani” Lynne, and Bairavee Balasubramaniam each bring their wisdom, vision, skills, and experience, creating an organization rooted in a desire to serve and love.
In May of 2015, the Foundation for the Spiritual Practice of Creativity was officially recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit, public charity organization. FSPC will provide services that are low-cost or free to the public, so that anyone who is interested in and serious about spiritual practice will not be held back by financial concerns. Historically, various spiritual traditions have offered wisdom and opportunities for spiritual practice at no cost. We are grateful for the opportunity to follow in this tradition.
The minds and hearts behind FSPC include:
Adriana Attento, MA – I have a Master’s degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I am a published writer, teacher, and psychotherapist pursuing licensing in Hawaii and California. The symbolic meaning of the name Adriana Attento reveals an aspect of my deep Self. Adriana means rich and dark, or dark one. I experience myself to be dark, that is, fertile with wisdom and rich with the abundance of life. I enjoy long hours in the darkness of my being, meditating upon truth and how to express this truth to the world. Attento means attention or to be attentive. Giving my full attention to the darkness within as well as to what is emerging from that darkness brings me great fulfillment. In fact, this is not only what I deeply enjoy; it’s my calling. Facilitating in others the emergence of what is arising from within them is my soulful vocation.
Whitney Freya – Intuitively, in 1996, I aligned with my soul’s calling and opened an art center with NO art training. Tuning into my truth as a “Life Artist” became my passion, the blank canvas my modality, and the beginner’s mind my greatest ally. Alliances with others who are committed to reminding us of our inherent, infinite creative ability became my reward. At FSPC, I have found a medium within which I can collaborate to expand and inspire even more forward thinking individuals—those of you yearning to live life from infinite possibility—to new heights of personal creativity.
Judith “Kahealani” Lynne – Everything in my life is pulsed by the longing to know God. Continuing in my ancestral lineage, I carry the gift of Sacred Sound, using the voice consciously as a potent tool. As a spiritual practice, I open and allow the Voice of God to breathe and express through me, then I focus inward and allow the voice to carry me back to Source. I have discovered that each breath we take holds the possibility of a new creation; with the conscious addition of sound, we can call new worlds into being. It is my passion to navigate the many worlds on the wings of my Voice, evoking harmony, alignment, balance and upliftment for people and places. As an elder, I love mentoring others in their exploration, supporting the emergence of the True Self. I am a spiritual teacher, healer, voice teacher, published writer, recording artist, intuitive reader, celebrant, grandmother and True Friend.