When we are disconnected from our higher Self we not only lose touch with our spiritual essence, we also set the stage for physical and emotional suffering.
What is the solution?
*How do we reconnect with the Self?
*How do we remember our life’s purpose?
*How do we bring bliss back into our daily experience?
There are as many ways of reconnecting with our source as there are souls on the planet. Many turn to religion, others to meditation, others devote themselves to service to others.
As an artist, I find that opening yourself to the flow of creativity is a perfect way to reconnect to the divine Self. The process of painting (or writing, or sculpting, etc.) is in itself a process of healing.
To me the most amazing miracle of existence is the creation of the individual soul. Somehow, out of that divine, omnipresent hugeness we call God, an endless supply of tiny sparks of divinity bubble up. These sparks of divinity that we call souls, grow into great beings of light and incarnate into different nervous systems to play in this wonderful creation.
Some of these beings (over seven billion at this time) have taken on human nervous systems to enjoy life on our planet Earth. But Mother Earth is in a very dense part of multidimensional creation. In this dense human nervous system,most of us have a very limited range of experience. We forget that our essence, our higher Self, is that spark of divinity, that individualized particle of God.
Fortunately, that divine spark—our inner essence—is always trying to remind us of our origin, and give us clues on the best way to live our lives. By allowing the mind to settle down, we can listen to the messages that are being delivered. But for many this seems like an impossible task.
This is where the creative process comes into play. When we allow the paintbrush to flow, or “put pen to paper”, we are giving the higher Self an opportunity to express itself.
It is in the refinement of the creative process that healing takes place.
“Does this brush stroke really express what my heart wants to say? Not quite. Okay, let’s make some adjustment. Yes—now it captures the right mood or meaning.” In this refinement, our physiology—mental, emotional, and physical—is transformed. It becomes a more perfect conduit for the divine Light that is trying to push through our nervous system.
Sometimes this impulse comes from within. Sometimes it comes from the environment. When you paint an inner experience of consciousness you are remembering the spark of divinity that you are. When you paint a landscape, you are attuning your nervous system to an expression of the Divine.
The Divine is present everywhere. Look for it. Look for ways to express it. With every act of creativity you will be transforming your nervous system to be a more perfect vessel of divine Light—a perfect instrument for the flow of God’s love.
Special thanks to author and artist Douglas Walker:
Douglas was born and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Now he lives with his wife Nancy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
His paintings include unique representations of Vedic gods along with depictions of the relationship between the human physiology and the Divine.
Douglas was gifted with the ability to paint late in life following a meditation experience of Divine Mother dancing in his heart lotus. Many who view his work report inner spiritual transformation and energetic healing.
“Divine Mother is the artist. I just try to be alert to what She is telling me, and not get in the way. The less the ego is involved, the better I can express Her Light and Silence in my paintings.”
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