Words, the Arts, and Our Advancement of Consciousness

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© Agsandrew | Dreamstime.comOver the past several years, I’ve watched so many, as they step into their spiritual remembrance and realize they’re ALLOWED to follow their passion, favor expression via some form of the arts – whether painting, sculpturing, music of all kinds, dancing, writing, you name it – and REALLY expand once they allow themselves to do so.

For so long, I’ve observed this, and wondered why, as our remembrance of existing in higher consciousness unfolds, this seems to be important. It’s always felt good… and it’s always felt necessary; yet, according to the “3D standards,” the arts are generally a “nice to have” vs. a “necessary” part of our existence.

However, in my heart, I’ve always felt, “Of course,” even though I hadn’t yet remembered why.

My personally favored “art” – though I love many of them – is writing. I have much to write, it comes easily to me, and I know I consciously convey so much more energetically with the energy and remembrance I infuse in my words, than the words do in themselves.

Recently, I came across an article talking about author Stephen King’s tips on “How to Be a Great Writer.” One of the 22 very good points in this article was, “Understand that writing is a form of telepathy.”

‘All the arts depend upon telepathy to some degree…an important element… is transference. Your job isn’t to write words on the page, but rather to transfer the ideas inside your head into the heads of your readers…

Words are just the medium through which the transfer happens…’

Bingo!

It’s sometimes been a little disheartening to see some struggle with their heart being set on some form of arts, yet their mind (ego) telling them that it’s an “unimportant” pursuit in the bigger scheme of things… as the 3D world (friends, family, culture, you name it) will tell them this is so. I’ve watched them get a good start and then see their effort falter and sometimes regress – or go completely defunct –  as their ego causes them to question their worth, and tells them that they would be better suited to “put that on the back burner” to pursue “world-worthy efforts” instead; this assures the ego of the individual’s value in 3-4D society. I recently saw the lamenting of a fantastic artist I know – who REALLY infuses her intuition and Higher Consciousness/Remembrance into her art – mentioning she’d gone through a tough period of feeling down about herself because she was “just an artist.”

So, let’s step away from that for a moment, and observe it. My understanding is that our focus now is to progress BEYOND the “traditional” and REPETITIVE rise and fall of the 3-4D; time to allow the management of existence from a fully integrated consciousness, including from our 5th dimensional Self and above (TO NOTE: Yes, we ALL have that; the 1-4D versions of our Self is just a TINY piece of the whole of our consciousness, and yet, our lessons before now have been generally been to allow the separation-driven energies of the 1-4D rule our experience in those planes, while we’ve just gone about our other lessons in higher consciousness). Now, it’s time to bring it altogether, ALL consciousness apparent at ALL levels.

As I often discuss with others, all “things” that exist in the 1-4D have been Divine tools of expression that we’ve created for these kinds of lessons. We’re the Divine expressed as we are for these lessons. The separation-based existence we’ve pursued here is based from there possibly being something OUTSIDE of us – and we often and mostly forget here that all of that which is OUTSIDE of us is created from the Divine WITHIN us… simply tools that remind us how to consciously and purposely access that within ourselves. Eventually, as we remember that… we let go of the tools.

Words, art, music, and movement are some of the MOST POWERFUL tools we’ve created!

They’re based in the heart; in the intuition; and, when allowed to be fully expressed, allow the consciousness of the Higher Self to shine through… helping ALL who have exposure to it to tap into that part of themselves. It’s with these media that we convey so many feelings and understandings – and Remembrance – that are so, so, SO much bigger than the 3D representations in themselves!

As we progress down the path of our Remembrance of Higher Consciousness here in our 1-4D Self, in the 3D world, my understanding is that we’ve cycled so many times – Remembered and “fell,” to start/cycle over again – that we’ve completed these lessons, and it’s time to do things differently. We’ve gotten lost, over and over, in the pursuit of the mind, the pursuit of separation… and now it’s time to Remember the pursuit of the Spirit, the heart, and connectedness while simultaneously completing these lessons in such separation.

Since the practice of the Arts – of all kinds – brings forward, in its full glory, the reflection of the Spirit and Higher, connected Consciousness… then THAT would make it one of the MOST IMPORTANT practices to honor in the 3D world, foregoing all of the “mind-based” pursuits we’ve come to love so much, in the pursuit of separation!

Why? Because the Arts help us to Remember.

The more we allow ourselves to exist in connectedness and Oneness as we pursue our individual journeys here at the consciousness level of this particularly separation-based Universe, the FASTER we will collectively attain our goal of transcending the barriers on which we’ve previously tripped in forgetfulness. The individual connection to this connectedness that comes through via the Arts, the amazing tools in this category that we’ve created as a REMINDER here, actually help to propel our Remembrance light years beyond any separation- and mind-based activity/pursuit that we’ve created here. So yes, I fully agree that the Arts are a form of telepathy from this standpoint; and in that, I now have the answer to those I know, and to those whose paths I continue to cross, when they doubt the “validity of their existence” because as they pursue their spirituality, and their heart opens to and wants to express itself via this set of tools.

It’s one of the MOST important things for us to pursue… in helping ourselves, and in helping others Remember our connectedness. Are you up to the task of its purity? Just allow…

 

We’ve Got the Beat… So Time to Use It!

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There are multiple mythologies that state the Universe was created with sound; in metaphysics, there is also the mathematical concept of the Music of the Spheres… a representation that all of energy – which includes all of our Universe – has a tone related to it: matter itself, creation, expansion, existence, interaction, etc. There’s been plenty of research also showing how sound affects our energy in an infinite number of ways, including healing!

Throughout my life, music has been instrumental (literally LOL) to me… from an early age, I danced, played multiple musical instruments… and when I was a teenager, the music I played was how I expressed myself. Angry? Heavy metal. Content? Upbeat music. Contemplative? Something entirely different. The list went on, including all different kind of music, all different eras, all different beats, tones, and lyrics.

That hasn’t changed in my adulthood. In fact, in my house, from the time when my kids were just past toddlerhood, we got into the practice of never even having the TV on during the day. The only time it gets turned on is later in the evening, typically about an hour or two before bed. But music? I have it playing ALL THE TIME… when I work out at home, I have music playing. My office is at home, and as I’m working, I’m almost always playing music. When I’m in a session with a client… yep. In the car… etc., etc., etc.

Have you ever had a day when something – some sadness, anger, whatever – welled up and wanted to come to the surface, but you just couldn’t find a way to do that? And, in a moment of reflection, you found the song to play (or the song gets played on the radio, funny how the Universe will do that for you) that brought it RIGHT UP THERE… and allowed you in some way or another to release it?

Do you think that’s coincidental?

This weekend, I watched the movie, “Rock of Ages,” which was a Glee-ish type of rock musical about the 80’s… exactly when I was first coming into myself, through teenage years and early adulthood. Needless to say, I have a lot of memories tied up in the music of that decade! The entire movie was a montage of memories for me… through so many variants of the music that I listened to during that period. I sang along through the entire movie, loved its campy-ness, its accuracy of the campy-ness of the time… and I noticed how easily memories popped up throughout – yes, some of it was related to the characters, but MOST of it was related to the music!

Yesterday, I hosted a class at my house on sacred tantric dance for women; I had seen this on the instructor’s Website  awhile back, and knew immediately it was something I wanted to try! To me, it felt like the perfect combination and a different way to “connect in” using music and the body. However, I really had no idea in what to expect (“Is it bellydancing? something else? ???”)…. and WOW. How amazing!

The best part: No need to be a dancer; no need to even have the FIRST IDEA of how to dance to do this!

We spent the day learning how to apply techniques to open ourselves up energetically… via music and the movement of our bodies. We all adorned beautiful coin scarves (dancing is SO much more fun when you can HEAR all of the movements!)… and we MOVED. Without any better words to describe it, by the end of the class, we learned how to allow the Divine express itself through our Self in the dance. It was truly fun AND profound… later in the day, we did “individual dances,” which translates to about 7-9 minutes of allowing the Divine to dance each of us, one at a time,  in the center of the room, eyes closed, while the others in the class held space for the dancer and watched. I know what you’re saying: “Dancing alone – freestyle – in the middle of a group of people as they watched?” – but you know what? We had bonded with each other through the day, we had left any judgment – for others and ESPECIALLY for the Self – at the door, and we all saw the absolute beauty and power – and Divine – in each other, and in our Oneness. In holding space and watching when it wasn’t our turn, we all BECAME the dancer, we all experienced the dance through each other as well as through ourselves… and we released and healed just as much by being the observer as in being the participant.

When it was my turn, as soon as I closed my eyes and allowed the music to take me… I was truly outside of space and time, and the illusion of the room and others there just melted away; I was in my completion, pulling through bits and pieces of other lifetimes, of certain energetic patterns, of what it was that was ready to be brought to the surface, melded, and/or released through that dance. It was freeing, expansive, and beautiful in ways that are challenging to explain in words… except that I knew ALL of me, in completion, in those minutes. And when it was done… I had no concept of how long it had been, because time wasn’t even a part of it!

I didn’t truly realize just how the class had shifted me until I woke up this morning, in the aftereffects of a day of such amazing grace, beauty, power… our eternal presence. Not only did we find parts of ourselves in the dance; we truly experienced our wholeness and our Divinity in ways that words could never describe.

As I’ve written this I’ve been playing one of the soundtracks that was played in class, now added to my already extensive collection of music… and my entire body is lit up, my chakras wide open in joyful anticipation, having recognized another open pathway to tap in… and thus, it wants to MOVE… and allow it through.

And so, my new coin scarf beckons to me from my meditation room…  😉