Traditionally, spiritual art has been a synonym of religious art. Musicians, painters, and sculptures in this category would typically work for the church. Some masterpieces were created thanks to this relationship. I am thinking of works like The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, The Burial of the Count of Organ by El Greco, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosh, La Pietà by Michelangelo, The Messiah by Handel, and Mass in B Minor by Bach.
However, we should have learned by now that there is a difference between religion and spirituality. The former has institutionalized the connection with the Divine, giving a set of dogma, rituals, and rules to perform in order to belong. Clear guidelines and practices need to be observed and followed. The latter is a direct connection between the individual and Spirit through the soul. It is a direct experience, without any mediators or superior preachers meddling in between. The person finds the transcendent himself.
How do you do that?
Practicing meditation, being in nature as well as creating and appreciating works of art can be excellent instruments to build a connection with the sacred and the eternal that underlies all creation.
Giving the fact that we live in an ocean of materialism, distractions and deception, how many people have any interest in searching their true Selves?
The power structures are carefully in place to oppress and tyrannize humanity, so we do not have any inclination to listen to the inner voice that lead us out of the Matrix. Nothing new. From the beginning of civilization, society has been erected to the advantage of the Powers that be. All spheres serve the power Elite, including religion, law, and the arts. What is new is that we never had an artificially manufactured culture so pervasive and fake. If you do not participate in the twisted game, you become indeed an outcast with few opportunities to get connected within the current society.
As insidious propaganda has infected all fields in order to control the minds, mainstream culture is a giant psychological operating machine geared towards keeping people asleep and compliant. The Truth, the Beautiful, and the honorable have lost all value. Now all that matters is what sells, what get followers, what increases your popularity and your bank account. If that is shocking, hurtful, negative or false it is of no importance whatsoever.
Clearly, it is difficult to swim in this sea of artifice and mind-control. To see through the social engineering and control mechanisms takes a great sense of sovereignty. To go against the powerful currents that drag everybody around takes a lot of courage. To be able to remain authentic and true to your soul’s mission is a titanic task. Committing to shine Light in such a dark world is something that only heroes do. To use your talents to serve the Light, no matter what, is the key that will open the pass to higher realms and to the New Earth.