June 27, 2015 by
The Yoga of Art
Art is a great vehicle to break the borders of the unknown, to transcend what we usually call reality. Art is a tool to raise consciousness, to reach out for inner truth and express it in an aesthetic way.
Art is a creative way of dealing with energy and giving it a form that affects the sensorium. The more the artist acknowledges his own inmost Divinity, the more the art work will radiate vibrations leading to comprehension, support and healing.
In former times, art was linked to religious cult, to shamanism, priesthood, healing, mysticism, alchemy and prophecy. Art establishes realities beyond the expected and creates experiences that trigger emotions, challenge the intellect and touch the heart.
The most sustainable impact a work of art can make is by touching the heart. It’s when we connect with a stream of compassion that the artist implanted in the work for us to feel. When a work of art touches our heart it is due to a loving energy inherent in the work, from its conception to its final production. An art work that just stirrs emotions or primarily addresses the intellect does not have the same lasting effect.
This does not mean that art with positive vibrations is about painting flowers, sculpting angels or installing mandalas only, or that it can exclusively be found in spirited works of ancient or exotic art. Contemporary Western art also shows a multitude of approaches to “update” old themes, sources and forms of transcendence. This can be seen in the work of quite a few internationally known artists.
It has been my personal concern to show and discuss the power of art as a gate to transcendence. I have been sharing my research on art and spirituality in conferences, talks and workshops, and with my own art works I mean to make a practical contribution.