It's that time of the month which I enjoy sharing with all of you my readers across the globe. I'm humbled to you my loyal readers for enjoying my blog site "Atrayo's Oracle". Google provides me a statistical analysis tool available through "Blogger" itself. It's common to all account holders and I'm often delighted to see the national origin of my readers. Only 2nd to the United States, is Russia, with Europe (including Eastern Europe), and Asia be it South East Asia as well. Not to forget the Aussies and a few South Africans thrown in for good measure. :o) I hope in the years to come I'm able to gain readership from Latin America and other parts of Africa as well.
Now to this month's trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements. On the topics of: Art, Viewpoint, and Regrets in the series of #1015-1017. Written originally back in early Feburary 2010 that's how prolific my backlog of material is with this ad hoc system to catalogue it all.
As always may you enjoy the insights offered up. To only enrich your own personal reflective tradition with the Divine and the spiritual in your lives.
1015) Art is a subjective experience neither here nor there in its fullest splendor. The value obtained from each encounter is truly in the eye of the beholder. For the artist it is of course in the construction of such a work no matter the specific medium it may be originally found within. The audience be it with devotees as connoisseurs down to the the general public at large are the one's ultimately to relish such fine art. Be it held in a gallery to a museum or into one's personal home it is nearly always a social gathering in the sharing for the artist's endeavor.
If any objective reality is to become applied to art it is by its symmetry of its apparent beauty. The shapes, the lines, the stroke of the artists hands, the center piece, the perception, and so much more. Are values all to express the intent and the artists vision in asking us to indulge with their pleasure. Or at other more sober times their horror in the subject itself where awareness is key to potential enlightenment.
Otherwise all art is in the perception of the creative viewer equally, if not more so from the artists mind. Where the reciprocal giving and receiving of attention as the audience becomes a carnival atmosphere in itself. Art is an outlet for the living and dying within all of us. Nothing more, nothing less, neither here nor there is the embodiment of art as a fervor. It is just the longing of the soul captured in its medium for all to value time and again. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1016) The windows of our eyes allows us to perceive this reality of ours to a limited extent. Oft times we become clouded with inner judgements and doubts to the point of paralysis. We are merely servants to the muse that beckons us from within to better our lot in life. Sometime we refer to this muse as God ever so nurturing our hearts and minds to continue past our own self imposed limitations. Only by a cleansing of our spirits can our windows see clearly in a perceptive attitude. In regards to the meta landscape we call Life as a whole. Permitting compassion to ignite our spark within to live brighter lives for ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbors at large in the world.
This reality is but one of many we shall continue to evolve in over the phases of our lives. Our viewpoint will naturally change as it should. However we must not allow condensation to fog over the windows of our eyes that lead to our heart, mind, and the overall soul. We must conclude to a regular regime of holistic health. In order to have a sound life filled with joy in our selected cross-purposes in living with dignity. Unless we forfeit what we would otherwise hold dearest allowing the toxic viewpoints of the world to trample us underfoot. We are not the chaff of the world, nor are we the titans to destroy our world as egotistical stewards of it. Only the truth meted out in moderation through a responsibility for ourselves can we begin to hope that our objective reality is wisely governed by our subjective whims. Only the light in its all encompassing brilliance is the greatest tool we have to save each other in humility from our lesser instincts as a mob mentality.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1017) For those of us filled with a Life of hurtful regrets. Where only the few of us are so blessed to get an opportunity for a proverbial "Do Over". In making right what at times went wrong or completely unfulfilled in our hearts and minds. We owe ourselves the benefit of a second, third, fourth, and how many more chances for our own fruitful self-development as a person.
The rest of humanity must always find its way given what limited avenues we have in achieving a modest well intentioned life. Those of you that have become doubled over in pain having given up to whatever limited degree. Give yourself an opening to change for the better, you do have the power even if you feel you must crawl in your own sorrow to find relief. Find allies in all given opportunities that support you with a sincere love. Without placing additional burdens on you that you can not handle alone. Know that a life filled with regrets without a recourse to change them becomes a life of sorrow and near endless misery. Those living in quiet desperation if but awakened to their true selves in the "Holy Spirit" would shrug off the web of lies they have adopted for themselves alone.
Forgiveness becomes the key to enter into the archway of an unconditional love. Forgiveness becomes not just a life saver for a "Do Over" it also ushers in the powers and principalities of positive change. Providence will roll over you like countless tsunamis to steer you away from your pain into the promised seas of everlasting hope, faith, and love. Where all your incomplete wishes as sincere endeavors for a life filled with prosperous change is not just possible, but inevitable. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
No prize is worth obtaining if you can never share it. ---- Ernest Littlefield.
For many an individual entity those things that are of sorrow are the greater helps for unfoldment.... ---Edgar C. Cayce. Reading 3209-2
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Where there is great love there are always miracles. ---Willa Cather.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ---Joseph Campbell.