Art for the Soul
B y S p i r i t u a l A r t i s t G I N G E R G R A N T
I don't know how it happens...the images just come into my head.
I am compelled. I can't stop them. They take me over and fill me with spiritual intensity and it brings me to tears. When this happens I have to find a canvas.
... I then take a deep breath and my hand starts moving. I start chanting and an unexplained power jumps on to the canvas. Within moments a mystic image begins to appear.
GIVING FORM TO ANOTHER DIMENSION
You can't make this stuff up. You pray to be a conduit for God and to do what you love and love what you do, and one day someone introduces you to a program that teaches you how to make spiritual paintings. You try it and the first painting you make looks like a professional piece of art. You try it a second time and it happens again.
Then the process starts to morph into something else. You've activated something. Something innate. Something predestined. A power flowing on to the canvas. And when the image emerges, you have given form to another dimension.
This is my process. I write a prayer on the back of each painting, or sometimes a plea or intention. When the healing image comes through it brings a special message (one that I hear in my head) to accompany the image.
At 50 I never imagined I would become an exhibiting artist a year later. I am still humbled, amazed and stupefied every time it happens. I simply become a hand to the divine paintbrush. The experience is trance-like and so deeply fulfilling and drenched with healing power.
I am still in awe of their power and the overwhelming connection others have to these images.