"IT IS TIME
TO RECOGNIZE AND LIVE IN SYNCHRONY WITH THE SPIRITUAL
HEART OF OUR LIVES."
deep love abides within each of us. Opening to
that love, feeling it within every cell of our
body, moment to moment, with reverence -- despite
this being unfashionable in many circles -- with
heart-felt gratitude, without reservation, without
restraint, is to experience the Divine. Experiencing
the Divine is our inheritance: the peak or ecstatic
experience we so long for. Experiencing the Divine
brings knowledge and joy. All we need to do is
remember or become a member of Divinity once again!
Relax and open to IT. Then share your newfound
love with others.
This Great Love resides within. Call IT the Holy Spirit, Life, the Force,
our Divine Essence, God, Jesus, Allah, the ECK - whatever term used matters
not. Only that you LIVE IT. This energy, this glory - is always with you. IT
can transform and exalt your state of consciousness, right here, right now.
In the midst of the tumultuous 1970s, borne from torment and struggle, I
experienced the twin pillars of Inner Light and Sound, and discovered my
true identity -- Soul. Thus began my quest to live in full consciousness.
For me, creating and viewing uplifting works of art facilitates this
awesome, demanding, and rewarding journey.
My paintings honor Souls in communion - with friends, self and this Divine
Essence. When I create from a state of inner connection and wholeness, when
I allow this Holy Spirit to flow uninhibited through me, using me as Its
vehicle, I feel tremendous joy and energy. This feeling becomes a permanent
part of the piece being created and viewers of the finished art can feel it.
My art has been exhibited on covers of books and magazines and in numerous
art shows, churches of various denominations, and treatment centers
throughout the USA. It has received countless tears and words of
appreciation, touching the hearts of many, evoking a sense of "YES!" My
spiritual themes touch Soul in a unique way; multicultural themes welcome
and acknowledge all human beings. I work to be part of a movement taking
place today in the healing professions, to use art both as therapy and
rejuvenation, process and product.
Personal and collective awakening is accelerating around the globe today. It
is time to walk our talk -- to dance and sing it; to move into the fullness
of our Being. We all want the same things - love, fulfillment and happiness.
Let us celebrate our unique gifts, our differences, our similarities, and
our mutual desire for peace and connection. Portraying our ideals visually
can help counter negative conditioning and empower us to move forward toward
personal, relational, and global healing. We can use this to open further to
our aliveness by actively participating with a spiritual painting.
I invite you to try this spiritual exercise: Relax. Listen to your inner guidance and the
sound current within you. Look for light or a sacred teacher of your choice.
Use your Divine gift of imagination. Pay attention to your experience. Ask
for and trust Divine Guidance. Allow limiting patterns to dissipate and new
waves of life energy to permeate your being. Take one half-hour each day to
contemplate your inner worlds and learn who you truly are. Let us celebrate
our grand and sacred journey into the heart of Life.
Our survival depends upon love. You can choose to be radically alive. Isn't
it time to recognize and celebrate the spiritual heart of our lives? Will we
own the naturalness and universality of this without creation of new ways to
divide us? It's an on-going challenge for each of us.
How will you live your experience today?
Marcia Diane Studios
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