We live in a time of rapid change, when evolution of thought and consciousness is proceeding by leaps and bounds. There are many avenues open to us, so many voices competing for our attention that we are sometimes overcome by confusion.
To meet and transcend this confusion we must increase our awareness. To eliminate confusion and to transmit and radiate the simple, beautiful messages of the heart’s flame of truth is what the artist in us considers as his chief work, not only for his own benefit, but for the benefit and well-being of others.
We respond with laughter and sometimes tears. The higher emotions of being one with the Cosmic lift us beyond the cares of daily life to an experience of oneness with ourselves and the eternal life that is vibrating in us at all times.
When the artist taps the source of imagination by proper attunement and mastery of the art of visualization, he gives us a glimpse of something precious and essential. When we have a close look at the essence of another, we experience our own essence. This same essence resides in different places; there is no separation, no division. There is only the reflection in the mirror of the same being.
One of those inner glimpses leads our attention to the obvious and natural law of the many in the One. Once this law is understood and lived and maintained constantly in the situations we face, we enter a world of peace; we become calm in the midst of turbulence. We finally begin to understand the adage of the sage which urges us to be in the world but not of it.
The obviousness of this law is actually the “veil” and we need only increase our attention to see through to the depths, to unveil and reveal the truth of the one in the many. This obviousness is the hypnotic spell of the material world in its extreme. We accept this hypnotic curse because of our laziness and our unwillingness to think deeply with proper discrimination. It is actually easy to see through this illusion which we have accepted at one time or another, either consciously or unconsciously. But until we do, this hypnotic reality is one with our thinking structure, and we sink into a slumbering attitude toward life.
We know from observation that the entire ocean cannot sink a ship unless the waters enter the ship. All the hypnotic vibrations of negative thinking cannot affect us unless we allow or welcome them to enter our selves, unless we believe in their existence. It seems ridiculous to spend so much energy dwelling in those negative waters, letting our ship sink. The inner intelligence rather suggests to guide the positive waters toward a good direction, toward the manifestation of the same beautiful law of oneness in its perfect working order.