The Love of Christ Is The New Age

Balance

 

Balance by Jaison Cianelli ©2007
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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.”

“Inner Peace” Painting of Love & Healing

“Inner Peace” Spiritual Painting by Cianelli

Inner Peace by Jaison Cianelli ©2007
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Within this painting you will find an Om at the center of the heart. The sound of Om (pronounced: ah / oh / mmm / silence) is considered to be the sound of the universe and is used in prayer or meditation to bring peace and connection to life’s joyful sound. Om, Amen and Ahamin are all one. Also, you will find the seven colors of the rainbow or light spectrum. Each frequency of color corresponds to the seven chakra energy centers within the human body as follows: red = base of the spine, orange = abdomen, yellow = solar plexus, green = heart, blue = throat, indigo = brow, violet = crown. Reiki, acupuncture, prayer, meditation and other forms of healing all work to align these energy centers to the right color or frequency.

“How sweet it is to love, and to be dissolved, and as it were to bathe myself in thy love.” ~ Thomas A Kempis

“All Family” – A Spiritual Painting for Unity

All Family

All Family
Original size: 20 x 30 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on canvas: ©2007
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Feelings

We as people of the world are all God’s children. And if we understand that our brothers and sisters are all those that do in accordance with love then we would see it that no one would be left behind or excluded for any differences in this big family. By embracing the variety of culture we understand and respect the whole of people as a flavorful medley, a composition of spirits on this earth. And by shedding the heavy weight of racism, jealousy, fear, arrogance, and inferiority we embrace and exchange and allow for the lighter, higher self to shift us through the ages – a place where we can begin living, loving, and laughing together.

Painting Technique

To portray a message I like to paint words in a natural way or in a way that they appear like nature. I also like to build up many layers of paint while experimenting with colors and enjoying the fine lines of texture from the brush strokes. This painting is a blend of expressionism and an abstract landscape paintings. Like most of the pieces in “Spirited Expression” I included the actual title (“All Family”) within the painting. Something special about this piece is that the overall essence of this painting was meant to give reference to an angelic figure.

I recently submitted this painting to an event called “Embracing Our Differences,” an outdoor art exhibit intended to demonstrate in a positive way that diversity enriches our lives. This event invites artists, photographers, and writers to participate. 39 artists will be selected for the exhibit. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 400,000 visitors. For more details visit their website at www.embracingourdifferences.org

“Simple” – Inspirational Painting for Wellbeing

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Simple
Original size: 24 x 30 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on canvas: ©2007
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This painting was derived from a pink silhouetting sunset. A sunset is so powerfully beautiful yet so very simple. It’s amazing the play with colors that the Lord demonstrates to us on a daily basis. This piece reminds me to live a simple life because Christ tells us we should have a simple heart if we want to reach God. “Except ye become…as little children, ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

 

 

Feel Joy – Turn On Your Imagination

Feel Joy Contemporary Abstract Painting

Feel Joy
Original size: 20 x 20 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on canvas: ©2007
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The everyday mundane life can rob us of our inspiration by taking up all our time and energy. The world can be cold, it can make us bitter and our sense of hopeful wonder can turn to dust. When we were young we were like a piece of bread fresh out of the oven, and for some of us, now that we’ve sat around or been exposed to the elements, we’re quickly turning to toast. Life doesn’t have to be this way.

We spend so much time and effort on what we call “making a living” while never tapping into our soul’s purpose and development. It’s simply not healthy to go on neglecting the spirit. We are not here on this earth to be stressed out. Do you really think all of mankind’s rules were intended for us when God created this wonderful place? We are here to enjoy life, to love this earth and each other, and give thanks for these moments.

I will admit, finding the time to stop and smell the roses can be hard these days, but there is a simple change you can make that will open the doors to inspiration. And that is to kick start your imagination again. You do remember what that is?

Did you know Native American’s called God “The Great Imagination.” If we are extensions from this source, shouldn’t this same imagination be embodied by us? But how many of us really give way to our imagination? Perhaps we learned to shy away from our creative fantasies when school taught us to fill our brains with data. It’s too bad we often scrutinize our own imaginations, ultimately squashing their fruition due to “real world” thinking. Our imaginations sparked by some precious moment are actually our divine ability to be a part of creation. They are gateways to our very evolution.

There’s a whole other life when we begin to access the creative juices at the heart of our imagination. The world originates within us. Somebody once said that our challenge is to act upon life as creators rather than having life act upon us. This is a great challenge to practice everyday when we go out into the world. As the doors are opened to birth new and exciting ideas or knowledge into reality, manifestations of all kinds are born. Culture itself is formed. We suddenly have artists, inventors, musicians, performers, comedians, etc. And they in-turn inspire us, they delight our senses and get us thinking with the mind muscles of possibility, humor, and creative amazement – the very muscles that see each new day as a blank canvas ready to be painted upon.

Using your imagination is an art form that feels good the more you use it. It thins the separation between you and higher dimensions. Playing within the exploration of the imagination is to flow in an embrace of curiosity that nourishes the soul. Each one of us has a choice to exercise the imagination, and as we tap into this resource it is up to us whether or not we censor the imaginal flow. Giving it full reign surprises us and puts us in a playground of possibility – we are linked to the Mystery and are authentic to unfold unexpected results while dancing in a wealth of visionary awareness.

So how do you turn on your imagination again you ask? Well it’s different for everybody. The desire to change, build new habits, and improve must be strong enough to resist any laziness. You can start by taking time out of the everyday routine to seek your sanctuary so you can be at peace to let the creative spirit flow. In your sanctuary you might uncover a unique quality, or talent within you that would have been missed if you never made the effort to seek your imagination.

Here are some places to find your imagination:

  • Your sanctuary might exist in beautiful music that heightens your way of thinking. You can decide to take up an instrument or you can put on your favorite CD. Music is a powerful gesture to your inner feelings. With the ability to heal and uplift the mood, music reminds us of our youth and can swing us in a more positive direction. We can even witness the blatantly obvious and instantaneous affects of music as we dance and yield our bodies to the beats and sounds in pure creative expression.
  • Arts and crafts and other hobbies such as sewing also have the ability to take us into our inner garden. Expression through art such as drawing, painting, creative writing, or poetry have been known to act as therapy and aid in the healing process with physical and mental tension. Light waves of color are another vibratory form besides music that can yield a change in mood. Just exploring the use of different colors whether on your living room walls, your clothes, or on canvas, have impact on our inner senses.
  • Maybe your inner garden comes from an actual garden – A place you go to where you can take part in nature and watch it come alive in all its wonder. This could be just outside your door or down a path where you can take in the pure air, trickling water, or beautiful aromas of plants and herbs. Having a garden to visit, a dog to walk, or animals to feed, helps us get outside and exposes ourselves to an unlimited expanse of creative expression force fed to us from the greatest Creator of all.
  • You can make your sanctuary in the quality time spent with family and friends as you immerse yourself in conversation and warm company. Even in the very conversation you can use your imagination. This can be by telling a story, or even by smiling with the intent to bring humor into the conversation. When people see you smile it becomes easier to joke, and the desire to talk about something positive is increased.
  • Your sanctuary could also be your bed. Yes I said bed. Creativity comes from our dreams and getting plenty of sleep. Not getting enough sleep makes us irritable because our energy is low. It even gives us headaches and bags under our eyes. Sleep is a priority, a must. Your body repairs itself during sleep. And, contrary to common myth, the need for sleep doesn’t decline with age, the ability to sleep does. Many creative ideas come from the clarity of the quiet night and the vivid visions one receives just before falling asleep.

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