Today at Starbucks I was playing on my iPad Pro, creating a new image on one of my art apps. A young man walked up to me enthusiastically with his iPad Pro in hand, and said he just got his a week ago. You would think two army buddies had reunited after 30 years. We were so excited to share how much fun we were having with this device.
He showed me what he did using a rudimentary drawing app, and it had the capability to redraw the whole picture, going through each pen stroke that he made, and so it became a type of fun animation, showing a quick movie rendering to the viewer, which he could post on any social media or his website.
He went on to confide in me that he felt guilty because it felt like he was cheating. Because like me, he was also a traditional artist who used pen, paint, paper, clay and canvas to create images. I will say that there is something so visceral and sensual about art created from those forms, from the non digital forms. And hopefully, artists will continue to create that way for a long time to come.
But that does not mean there can’t be other forms. One of those being digital.
I can understand the feeling of guilt because of the ease of application and the sophistication of tools available. but I assured him he was just as imaginative and creative, but now he was using different tools to express with.
In fact I put away my paints and canvas. I personally could never get to the depth of expression that is now possible using the various creative digital tools. Not to mention the portability of the device. And the ease and magnitude of sharing the art is amazing to me. As an artist I can now leave my legacy in a much easier way than I could with other media.
What struck me was the feeling of guilt associated with ease. Now with quite sophisticated technology, an artist doesn’t need to learn how to painstakingly paint or draw the human figure or a tree from scratch. But rather than just copying an already created image, he can use pre-existing images and morph them and add other elements to them to create something original and dynamic. And that’s where the creativity and imagination come in.
That is where the true artist is separated from those whose work is derivative. She goes beyond what already exists and infuses it with her soul’s signature.
And that is what we are doing in our embodied enlightenment. We are taking our human form, our human mind and personality, and infusing them with our soul’s presence in a way that has never been done before.
Our soul already knows how to do it. Our soul and our light body are already whole and complete unto themselves. So as we allow the integration, of soul, light body and human, a beautiful and unique being is born.
But our human self has a hard time allowing the soul to create our enlightenment for us. Do we feel like maybe we are cheating unless we do it all by ourselves? The old traditional way of building it from the bottom on up, brick by brick?
But our soul is who we are. It’s not like some third-party is coming in and taking us over.
THE ART OF EMBODIED ENLIGHTENMENT
Digital technology is something we helped to create in order to be able to more easily share our unique brand of wisdom and creativity.
I’m sure future generations will look back at our iPads and digital creative tools and laugh at how passé they have become. But really, it’s not the tools that one uses, as we know, but how they are used.
The human body with all its complexity will eventually be replaced with a much more efficient one that represents and expresses the true soul’s nature. That is what is happening through the light body process. Albeit much more slowly than any of us are happy with.
It will be a body that doesn’t respond to old unhealthy emotional and physical inherited attributes. It will respond to the consciousness of the soul, and of the I AM.
So the Art of Embodied Enlightenment is to allow who we are, as our soul, to breathe life into us, the human. And then we as the human become infused with that dynamic expression.
It’s unfolding. But it is in a way new technology…there is a learning curve. And there is an art to allowing it.
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