The higher self communicates with us through symbols. These symbols take on many forms – some verbal, some visual. While language used is made up of symbols, it often times is not sufficient to establish the clearest communication between our conscious mind and our higher self. The visual arts offer us a more suitable way to access and interpret communication with our higher self.
In addition, the images, drawings and paintings that are created from this communication with the higher self along with the process of creating these images can provide you with other vehicles for accessing the higher self. Artists have done this, either consciously or unconsciously, as long as man has been in the earth. While we can readily identify this in primitive cultures, modern artists have been well aware of the power and magic inherent in expressing the spiritual nature of art. Some of the modern masters who have effectively explored the spiritual nature of art include Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Franz Kupka, Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian, and Wassily Kandinski to name a few.
Each of us is in regular communication with our higher selves even if we are not consciously aware of it. The higher self continuously offers us guidance in the various forms of the dream state that we all experience. Inspiration that comes to us during daydreams is another form of guidance from the higher self. Anyone who meditates on a regular basis has experienced still another. Shamanic journeying is a form of touching the spiritual dimension of life that has been with man since before recorded history.
There is wonderful power inherent in both accessing and communicating with the higher self and in expressing this communication through the visual arts. Like all power, it can be directed toward constructive or destructive ends. The artist is a powerful shaper of reality, both personal and global. With this power comes responsibility, both to self and to others. As you learn about the various ways of communicating with your higher self and you prepare to do so, you will be instructed in specific guidelines to follow. These guidelines are there to see to it that the highest good is always achieved throughout the process.