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Posted: October 20th. 2011 7:42:46 AM
Thoughts on creating art to inspire
by Lee Billings
Age Group: Adult
Why I think it is good to become craft person with an expressive form of art . it is a way to share your soul with the world and helps to internalize belief . Sort of give it a real footing in you mind and the world around us .
In our cycle of life we, we all have some inner light a perspective outlook on life unique to us. And Like every individual raindrop on a pond we will create an ever growing circle , people create circles of influence with our individual self by our thoughts and actions . We effect every other circle we come in contact with, though our individual drop of water is only a small part of the the waters of Humanity , our existence resonates across the whole of it. Many times our actions or expressive art will continue to make ripples long after we are gone .
I never thought that much about time for me I see some once every 8 years or so and still I enjoy them as if we never been apart . I do not worry to much about this . My wife finds it odd that I can go so long without seeing family for months and then just take up where we left off . For me the people I know the fun or thoughts we share is the most important part of conversing . I have Known so many people that I have lost to time, and we will never share a moment of conversation again , but I am always happy to have known them. Every thought others share with us.. become a part of us, and our thoughts become a part of them. In some way this is a immortality, for my actions today will affect not only me but every person I meet and every person they meet like a wave across time , space , and the infinity of humanity . Yes your actions today will effect people that you will never know , and that person may never know that they were moved by your actions in time from a few moments ago to a century or more in the past from where they stand .. so to what we create will also live on long after we are gone even it it is only as a inspiration recreated in another work .
I find that expressing myself with god and goddess metaphorical ideas inspired items is fun and rewarding spirituality , as it also brings me closer to understanding them in a more personal way . To be able to use these Metaphoric images as muse in a Focus item . Makes them Sort of handholds in spatial world of thought that we may then use as leverage to amplify our will . To steady ourselves along a path of spiritual growth . Reading or researching the various gods is great for understanding the nature of the Metaphors for any God in in Cultural Context as to how they were represented or How they brought inspiration . Many cultures still have all of the stories of the gods intact, others like the Celtic Pantheon may be little more than names . However by understanding the other nature based religions and the roles their gods held in their cultural Metaphors for a society . You can Understand a more solid image of the Celtic Pantheon or all religions .
Joseph John Campbell has much on the subject of gods and the comparative symbolism of them and how every culture creates the same gods fulfilling nearly the same role .
When we craft items with a cretin god or metaphor in mind we cannot help but to be spiritually inspirational fill our conscious self and subconscious self with these energies . These energies or metaphors stay with us and forever and continue to shape and change us long after the crafting is finished . For to craft an item is to make it part of us drawing up emotions and feelings like a mother building a baby blanket .When she makes the blanket she is also thinking of the Child it is for, weaving her emotions of love and protection into every stitch with a positive energy that will live on in the item also . In the end long after the child is grown the blanket will ever bring back the love and good and solid memories of love and the baby it was for . Even just the memory of the blanket fills the mother with comfort and love manifested in physical deeds or actions that have gone far beyond words alone .
Esp metaphysical research has proven that spoken words are nearly impossible to send between minds , however Emotions move easily between two minds and Images attached to emotions just as quickly . The thoughts we read in an authors craft and the people we meet and share our thoughts with Are the single most important Aspect in personal development . They are the thoughts and Ideas we use as a foundation to create the us we share with other people . The Us we become by meeting and sharing thoughts .
On a side Note; I believe we speak words as only part of communication we are ever broadcasting ESP images an emotions along with our words when we converse with others , It is how we can feel a moment of immediate like or dislike when we meet someone as we either do or do not like the thoughts they are broadcasting around them .This is how a Bard can Pull an audience into a story for he is an adept at broadcasting his will in the form of images and emotions . When In a group of people working together on a project or magical working actually share a momentary hive mind Thus creating a high energy feels good and powerful shared emotional moment of creation , and Why the longer we work with someone or a group of like minds The more comfortable or familiar we become with their particular Images and emotions . we begin to Think of their thoughts as our own and find it hard to draw a distinction between them, and why as a group we will think of the same Idea at the same moment .. During these collaborations or get together's we have a personality that only manifest when we are with them. . When we leave them we are left with thoughts and emotion we could of never have created from our personal pallet of memories . During these gatherings We will find many thought avenues , we singularly selves have never looked or ventured down .
I have not been a big collector of much outside of books for enjoyment of learning or rocks for my lapidary work for years . And find myself selling , giving away or trading many of my books stones or craft items as I will never use them all in this lifetime . As I am ever creating I am ever finding ways to lighten my dwarven hoard of stuff . I have made many sales , some trades and always some gifts to my patrons and to the New Wicca earth practitioners , Native American spiritualist, followers or the green earth, mystic believers , spiritualist , magical path , and some that follow for the Poetic life it offers . I have seen all manner of reason the movement and watched as many in the movement changed their views or belief of its true geniuses. But still the ever emerging group needs good talismans , amulets, and focus items . Not stamped mass produced tin pentagrams . It is in understanding that the thoughts, ideas, intangible images are the genesis of focusing our will , Anything we shape , bend or form with our hands is a manifestation of will . These items will ever retain the will of the Crafter Artisan and Properties of the combined elements of earth . These items will go on to have a life of their own much as our children are shaped by us but are never truly us . Words are also manifestation of will and books and Incantations are the children some create, Your written words though they are shaped by you, are never truly you only a partial manifestation of thoughts /will at that point in time and will take on a life of their own over the years . Like all good craftsmen we should continued to grow, revisit old ideas and work to improve on them . Though I have not the years to ever truly know all of you on Witchvox , I can, an do respect the collected craftsmanship of this group as such it is ever an honorable to be with other Craftsman well honed or emerging skills .
By reading this I am so glad to have made contact with your circle , hope my simple thoughts resonates well with you . Keep up the good work on making waves . Keep making artistic expression a fun part of so many lives .
Smile , Be Happy, and think Good thoughts, as ever we are the sum of them .
Author's Notes: Off I am a functional dyslexic at best, After years of work I have a 150 % reading skill but only a 60% writing skill so huge Mistakes in may be found in my writing But I will still try to carry through . If you would like to edit and send me a copy pleas do My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
the lower link it to My flickr photo sharing .
Author's Location: Huntingdon, Tennessee
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