Developing the Heart's Creative Faculties
Paul the Venetian, Chohan (Lord) of the Third Ray of Love is devoted to beauty and the perfection of the soul through compassion, patience, understanding, self-discipline.
He teaches the development of the intuitive and creative faculties of the heart by the alchemy of self-sacrifice, selflessness, and surrender.
The Purpose of Art
Paul explains that the purpose of art is to enhance the love of Christ always. He says,
“I AM Paul the Venetian. I paint on canvas on the ethers. I etch in crystal, I sculpt, I mold the clay. I fashion all things physical and many substances not known to you in the higher octaves.
“To what purpose? To the purpose of showing forth an evermore revealing and exquisite image of the Christ—the Christ appearing in children, in people from every walk of life….”
Norman Rockwell Studied at Paul the Venetian's Retreat
“I remember when Norman Rockwell came to me at inner levels to study in my etheric retreat. And I remember as I counseled him to show the Christ in the American people, in everyday scenes of humor, humility, wonder, togetherness, heroism.
“And all these have been treasured, remembered and valued highly because something of the spirit of the Christ image that is become an image of America came through his work.
“A unique artist, one devoted to the inherent qualities and identity of the individual. As his perception of the Christ was, so was his painting the capturing of unique moments.
“You might examine that work to find in each painting what is the glimmer, however great or faint, of some aspect of the individual reaching for the Higher Self.”
Modern Art Versus Point of Unity
The ascended master Paul the Venetian says:
“Is it any wonder that we deplore the chaotic and abstract art that has no point of unity? It also portrays a certain barrenness and absence of that point of light in the individual. One can see anarchy by an absence of dimension—an absence of harmony or focalization in modern art.
“Modern art enters the subconscious. Accordingly, whether or not the artist is influenced by marijuana or other substances, art portrayed in fabric design, wall coverings, clothing style becomes a matrix capable or incapable of carrying some measure of Christly proportion. When the peoples' art and sense of art flounders, then the images of Christ recede.
“It is rare to find a work of art that is come from the etheric octave in this period…
“Where will your leaders learn to deal with the invaders of the minds of the nations?
“They will learn from the etheric schoolrooms and cities and retreats.
“How will they get there if they do not contain the crystal that becomes the magnet and a star to follow when the soul goes forth from the body in the hours of sleep?”
Resolution to the Problems of Terrorism and War
“Unless angels and devotees of light accompany them, they will have no new idea, no means of resolution. Without internal harmony that is the direct child of perfect love, there is no resolution to international terror or the threat of nuclear war.
“And while abortion itself seems to me the supreme act of anti-art, it does beget the callousness that year-by-year has a lessening sensitivity to the art of angels and the art of God who fashioned the perfect image out of which you were sculpted in clay.
“Thus, beloved ones, it is necessary in the very midst of the most tense international circumstances to retreat into the contemplation of the divine beauty and the music of the spheres, to remember that the building blocks of creation are sound and that sound forms a pattern that is a divine harmony and that this divine harmony can be portrayed in architecture, in life, in everyday utensils such as pottery.
“The things you use and you surround yourself with become a focus for the flow of attention.”
Excerpted from The Masters and Their Retreats by Mark Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet.