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Art as a Healing Tool

MICHAEL JACKSON ONCE said,

“I believe that all art has as it’s ultimate goal, the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine.”

The impact of the arts in the process of healing was recognized early on by Hippocrates, who understood the importance of uplifting his patients’ spirits. Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic growth in the use of the arts in medicine. In fact, renowned institutions such as Duke University Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School are doing research on the subject of art as a healing tool. These recent scientific studies show us that art heals by changing both a person’s physiology and their emotional attitude.

According to the Art As A Healing Force organization, when a person experiences art, “The body’s physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation, from one of fear to one of creativity and inspiration. Art and music put a person in a different brain wave pattern; art and music affect a person’s autonomic nervous system, their hormonal balance, and their brain neurotransmitters.”

Further, the research tells us this: “Neurophysiologists have shown that art, prayer and healing all come from the same source in the body, they all are associated with similar brain-wave patterns, mind-body changes and they all are deeply connected in feeling and meaning. Art, prayer, and healing all take us into our inner world, the world of imagery and emotion, of visions and feelings” — the very place where divine angelic guidance and inspiration occurs.

Michael Samuels, in his book Creative Healing, writes, “The concept is catching fire, is awakening in people’s spirits… Artists, musicians and dancers are realizing their imagery has meaning…that their imagery heals them, others, their neighborhood, or the earth.” There’s even a new organization — The Arts and Healing Network — that serves as an international forum for anyone interested in the healing potential of art. According to the group’s founder, Marion Weber, “The Arts and Healing Network honors and supports the emergence of healing artists and recognizes them as essential catalysts for positive change.”

Angelic art therapy is part of this whole new genre of “healing art” that is being born as we speak. Put simply, art creates hope. Being in the presence of angels does the same. Angelic healing art combines the best of both worlds. It intoxicates the senses, while uplifting the spirit. Angelic art is quite simply a wonderful emotional healing tool. It carries a benevolent, loving energy from the angels that works with people at a deep heart level to bring comfort in time of need, as well as inspiration, hope and motivation.

When I co-create Angelic Message Portraits™ with the angels, I am divinely guided as to the exact colors, symbols and images to place on the page that will reach people at a heart level. The angelic energy coming through my hands is embedded into the page, creating artistic pieces that heal at the emotional level. What the angels infuse into the art truly heals the heart and, in turn, the mind, body and soul.

And so it is at this time in our evolution that this type of healing art is ever so needed. It cuts through the mental layers of ego and self and goes straight to the heart center, which is now, and always has been, the main power plant of the body, for without it all else cannot function.

It is time to fully embrace the reality that the emotional heart center of the body…the seat of the soul…heals all, creates all, manifests all. To heal the physical, we must first heal the emotions that created it. Angelic healing art does just that.

“No work of art can be personally transformative unless it engages both the heart and the mind of the viewer …To be touched intellectually is to be affected …To be touched emotionally is to be moved …To be touched by both is to be raised to a new perception of being.”

— Peter Canova, Researcher/Author/Educator

 

About Lori Daniel Falk (2 Articles)
<p>As a Spiritual Life Coach, Visionary Artist, author and public speaker,<br /> Lori Daniel Falk is often referred to simply as a Contemporary Mystic. She has been gifted with a new artistic healing modality that enables her to communicate with, and share, the wisdom of the angels in both pictures and words. These Angelic Message Portraits™ Lori has the honor and joy of creating with the angels; bring a feeling of wonderment and inspiration to all who view them. To date they have found homes in twenty countries around the world and have graced the covers of numerous magazines. Her recent book, “What the World Needs to Know NOW, Wisdom of the Angel,” along with her line of Angelic Message Products can be found at www.wisdomoftheangels.com. Lori is available for speaking engagements, private consultations, life coaching and custom portraits.</p>

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