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Luxuriance of Freedom

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Spiritual artists learn from Inspiration to flow with the luxuriance of Freedom. This acquired state of Wholeness becomes an essential aspect of their very being and existence so any experience that contrasts with this natural occurrence feels hindering as it represses the soul’s inherent way of being~ In that sense, Art’s purpose is sacred as it is an alley to the Beauty of the Divine which is our origin~

Once the soul has tasted the nectar of the sublime Stream that animates the Universe as well as the awareness of the Artist, nothing compares to the intensity of such a Love~ It’s the closest thing to the Afterlife’s Bliss for a fragrant soul. Very few are those who have awakened to the Wisdom that compels one to embrace this Reality in a culture of distractions that numbs our senses with its powerful ego-based illusions. Immersed in the intense subtleties of Beyond, the Sage-Artist cultivates his grace and shares it for the sake of the collective soul’s exaltation.

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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The Music of the Spheres

La Note Orange~ guitar art © Aïda Touré

La Note Orange~ guitar art © 2014 Aïda Touré

~ The Music of the Spheres ~

When you begin to hear
the Music of the Spheres,
you can’t help
but to observe
Silence and to lead
a reverent Life~
Awaken my dear,
find the way
to yourself,
come to the Essence,
come to Love
in its sublimest form~
Learn to read
the divine notes
that ornate your soul~

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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The Artist’s Hands and Heart

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3 art pieces~ © 2014 Aïda Touré

I’m often emailed questions about creativity and inspiration so in response I’d like to share a few thoughts here.

When it comes to the creative process, I have never been into formula because I believe in the manifestation of higher Knowledge and in order for the brain to receive it, it needs to be free from conformity to old patterns and rules so I say break all patterns, break these molds that no longer serve our evolution, break these mundane learned rules that restrain the soul’s voice and watch your creativity expand and become what it was truly intended to be…

With the Will of the Divine, the human soul has the capacity to channel certain degrees of Knowledge that will materialize through different mediums depending on the individual soul’s specific purpose as well as the collective need for these uplifting expressions. The selfless artist has no control over that level of revelation, s/he is just a vehicle through which flows these specific expressions…

In the exaltation of collective consciousness so much takes place in the act of artistic creations such as writing (holding a pen) or painting (holding a paintbrush) or music (holding a musical instrument) or even the molding of clay! Our hands act as antennae to subtler realities and our fingertips are directly connected to the heart so the life force that flows through them is deliberate and purposeful~ Yet the outcome of artistic creation is but a reflection of the heart’s spiritual condition.

With the ongoing cosmic unfolding we are immersed in, the artist must learn to surpass any worldly conditioning and to become empty so that s/he can truly birth the very beauty and love our souls need to see manifested for our evolution. In this world, the highest examples for emptiness were the prophets (peace be on them); by being purely empty, they were thus able to become receptacles for the most sublime light that uplifts humanity to this day~

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Life’s Afterglow

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~ Life’s Afterglow ~

My love, stop sometimes
to catch the fireflies
of life’s afterglow.
Come sit by my side
and listen to your echo,
this infinite whisperer
from the hereafter
who inspired
the prophets in their glide
between worlds…

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Original Paintings Available

Peace~ Twice a year I render a few of my original paintings available for sale on the visualsufipoetry.com e-store. I also recently started to make canvas prints with ornaments reworked by hand so each reproduced piece is unique. Feel free to share with anyone who would be interested. Thank you for supporting spiritual art~

~THE PROPHETS’ FOOTPRINTS~
14″x18″ acrylic on canvas panel

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The Prophets’ Footprints © 2007 7 Aida Toure

~ZUHRTIME BEADS~
18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel

Zuhrtime Beads © 2008 Aida Toure

Zuhrtime Beads © 2008 Aida Toure

~THE LUMINOUS, THE COVETED~
16″x20″ acrylic on canvas panel

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The Luminous, the Coveted © 2008 Aida Toure

~FRAGRANCE OF LIGHT~
18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel framed.

Fragrance of Light © 2008 Aida Toure

Fragrance of Light © 2008 Aida Toure

~DERVISHA~
18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel framed

Dervisha © 2008 Aida Toure

Dervisha © 2008 Aida Toure

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Wings of Solace

solaceAll talk ceased~
At last, we can truly
wallow in the grace of being,
laid on the wings of solace,
this breeze in me says
“I am you my beloved,
welcome to your unveiled self!”

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Eternal Now

water-lilyYour soul is most precious,
she is loved, not for the
artifices the world brings
but for the very core of
your being which is pure light~

Would the warm energy
behind these words have
helped you see these truths?
Could they have convinced you
that nothing is more worthy

of your attention than
your spiritual treasures?
Could human language have
conveyed to you how loved
you are in the eternal Now?

Oh my lily, be at peace in the
grandeur of this Returning,
may you be forgiven,
may you heal~
Amin.

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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