The Love of Christ Is The New Age

Balance

 

Balance by Jaison Cianelli ©2007
Spiritual Art Prints
Cianelli Studios – Spiritual Paintings 

I am an artist compelled to create inspirational paintings and drawings from my heart. My art is always an expressionistic message of love. Hopefully, it speaks universally to all people in a positive and uplifting way. Some of my work makes use of sacred geometry that can be found in nature, figures in prayer or meditation, or the chakra energy centers that are within the human body. For this reason my art can fit in the category of New Age. From my understanding there is not one concrete definition of what New Age is.

My own personal thoughts are that the New Age is not anything other than ancient wisdom being revealed in the present moment. The truth from the foundations of the world is still the truth today. The understanding is that there will be changes on the earth and there will be changes in the consciousness of people in the dawning of a new day. There will be a New Earth and there will be a New Heaven. The change of consciousness has already occurred upon the introduction of Jesus Christ into this world. There became a new understanding of God as a source of love by a great number of people across the world. The teachings were meant to uplift the consciousness of humankind to let go of judgment and transcend to higher energy levels through love and through the acceptance of God’s merciful gift to the world – love incarnate, the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

It was taught that If we better understand that the heart of God is mercy, and become a source of mercy and love ourselves, then each one of us has a closer relationship to God as we form a connection to all that is in the universe and feel the warmth that is gives. Through this greater understanding we begin to see ourselves as a son or daughter of God the Creator. And through this understanding we will be transcended back to God.

To me, the term New Age implies a universal spiritual awakening within the heart of man to achieve this unconditional love – a Christ force. This feeling, this vibrational energy, can be felt anywhere and everywhere. Not just in a church, but at home, in nature, through art, in meditation, and through interactions with people. I believe that as more of us let go of judgment, and embrace this force of love and allow it to flow, we will embrace our brothers and sisters of all nationalities and religions.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan, From The Holy Bible: Luke 25-37

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Living Love – Opening The Heart To Bring Healing Peace

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Live Love
Original size: 24 x 30 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on board: ©2006
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Did you know there is a whole kingdom of peace here on earth? You’ve probably felt it before and walked in its divine shoes. Do you know what it is and how its grace touches your life? Of course you do. It’s called love. But when do we cut ourselves off from love and how do we allow more to come to us?

Love is like a great holy river that pervades everything. It is in the tiniest particles that come from the sun, down to the blades of grass, the spiraling waters, and the air you breath. It is in the words you speak, the actions you take, and even in the things you don’t do.

It helps to realize that you are love. You don’t have to go searching for it because you are it. You were created from love and are now an extension of it. In order to bring it forth in your actions you must allow for the whole mind to function in contact with this source of love. You must think with the mind of love. You must open up your heart and let the river flow through you.

This is at times a lot easier said than done. It’s a lot easier to harvest this crop if you begin planting the seeds. First, you will want to dispel fear from your life. This is true because love’s opposite and weaker form is fear, something that breaks down mind, body, and spirit.

Then turn your channels of thought towards the streams of the soul. What I mean is, let that child from within you out by opening up your heart and creative mind. This will counter balance the usually overpowering left brain of logic and reason, ultimately giving way for the balancing of the spirit. Our hearts and creative minds call for inspiration, they are hopeful, and they seek guidance from a more powerful source. They call for positive change and they do not cling to a stagnant past of negative thoughts. With this opening of the heart and mind you will find an enjoyment in culture such as dance, art, and music. You will always know there is more to life and find a continuum of expanse, joy, and wonder. You will laugh and smile more as you enjoy life. You will become inspired within the spirit and you begin to use your imagination. You will find it feels good to be a creator and act upon life rather than having life act upon you all the time.

Somehow the laws of this great big universe allow more love to come to those that accept it, embrace it, and pass it on to others. You will not want to constrict this flow, so learn to not judge others. Learn to let petty judgment wash away from your mind. We as humans are all connected and what happens to any one of us affects the whole group, and to come this realization is to broaden your compassionate heart to the truth. And as you pass your smile onto the next, seek to build up spirits to help your brother. This is love in action. And as love passes from you to another, there is healing even in the physical body. With this mind-set you know that love is the most powerful force on earth and that it can transform anything.

As time goes on open up the doors further to the purity of life by diminishing your really bad habits. You know what they are. These are the things that hold you down. You will also want to acknowledge the creator by giving thanks to this source of love and the life you have within it. Continue to have respect for the earth and all those that dwell here and peace will be available to you at all times and return to your heart in times of need.

“Works of love are always works of peace. Whenever you share love with others, you’ll notice the peace that comes to you and to them. When there is peace, there is God – and that is how God touches our lives and shows His love for us by pouring peace and joy into our hearts…” ~ Mother Teresa