Inspirational thoughts leading to new perspectives naturally bubble up when we are feeling good, when our hearts are open and free.
We are inspired by music. When a marching band plays, we want to tap our toes. Or, sometimes we are almost moved to tears when we hear a piece of music. Handel’s Messiah rocks my soul every time I hear it, and it has nothing to do with religion for me.
Scientifically, music is the creation of energy vibrations known as sound waves. The faster the sound waves travel, the higher their frequency.
Why am I talking about energy vibrations and frequencies? According to quantum theory, everything in the universe is made up of energy vibrations, including us.
When we listen to music, our body’s energy vibrations sync with those of the music. If the music is at a high frequency, ours will increase to match it.
Inspirational thoughts and emotions, like love, gratitude or joy, come easily when our frequencies are high. These inspired thoughts further accelerate the frequency of our energy vibrations, triggering even more thoughts of love, gratitude or joy. Vibrations and thoughts are like hand in glove. Each fuels the other, gaining momentum on the energy scale.
Why is focusing on high frequency thoughts and emotions like love or gratitude important? When our thoughts and emotions are at a high frequency, the constriction around our hearts (caused by low energy emotions such as anger or resentment) is eased. Our hearts open and we begin to see possibilities in our lives, where we saw none before.
Knowing that possibilities exist frees our decision-making. We begin to make decisions based on what we truly desire. Imagine what your life would be like if the only criteria in your decision making was whether or not you wanted the experience! What would you do…or be…or have, if the cost didn't matter?
Music stirs inspirational thoughts directly by touching our body’s energy vibrations. Art is more indirect.
One of the most coveted pieces of art in the world is the Ghent Altarpiece, also known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, attributed mostly to Jan Van Eyck.
The Altarpiece can be found in the Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent, Belgium, when it isn’t in the hands of a thief! It is so coveted that it, or parts of it, have been stolen 7 times! Here are links to some fascinating articles about it: Getty Foundation, Met Museum and NPR-Thefts.
Why is this piece so compelling that people want to possess it? Symbols! The Altarpiece’s images are believed to open the door to the spiritual world.
Symbols are door openers, although probably not in the way you’d expect. If we go back to quantum theory, contemplation of a superb piece of art, like the Ghent Altarpiece, stimulates inspirational thoughts, raising the frequency of our energy vibrations.
Like music, this opens our hearts. Feeling more loving and expansive inspires us to move beyond everyday thinking, towards a more spiritual direction. Quite a different way of looking at art, don’t you think? It certainly was an eye opener for me.
For the art that I create for you, my inner voice guided me to offer:
Clicking on the title of each piece of artwork below will take you to its dedicated page, where you will learn what moved me to create it or a thought-provoking story about it. Or, click on Inspirational Art Gallery to see my inspirational art collection.
Envision yourself relaxing at your campfire, contemplating your hike to the top of the mountain the next day. Feeling at peace and yet imagining the sense of triumph when you reach the summit. How would your life be, if your thoughts were like these about your experiences in life?
Following where your heart wants to go doesn’t look as easy as the route taken by the crowd. Know that your heart will lead you unerringly towards your fondest desire. Will the traditional route?
Imagine wearing a cloak that makes you feel so good you move with total confidence through your world. You know who you are and you are living it!