Realizing God’s Love
through Master’s Paintings
By initiate Phan, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Originally in Aulacese and English)
Long after the initiation, You gave me a wonderful and unforgettable experience, but I couldn’t understand it until I happened to see the painting “Heavenly Flowers” for the first time. I can’t recall clearly whether I had the experience during meditation or sleep, but the flowers in the painting reminded me of the flowers in my experience, as transparent as crystal, sparkling like diamonds, but not solid. The light from countless flowers radiated a soft vibration and bright magnificence. Every time I look at “Heavenly Flowers” again, I’m joyful to recall that experience and grateful that You were so compassionate and skillful to paint it for people to enjoy.
From that time on, every time I look at Your paintings, I’m aware that everything You do is for the purpose of reminding people to remember Heaven and our true self. Similarly, the “Stone Cave” painting shocked me when I first saw it. I recalled the feeling of being spun and pulled into a tunnel when I first got initiation and I knew that my soul was escaping all of these body levels via this tunnel. Later on, I heard You explain that You already smoothed the opening “gate” to heaven so that we would not feel the difference so clearly when our soul “leaves” or “returns” to the body.
Recently, You gave me another wonderful experience about Your “Nostalgia” painting. That day, I just sat down to mediate as usual. I didn’t think that I could meditate well because I had uncomfortable feelings. Suddenly, I saw the “Nostalgia” painting appearing and getting bigger and bigger. The half piece of the fruit in the painting became so big that it covered the whole universe and I felt small like I was just a black seed inside it. I realized that I was a particle of the “Nostalgia” universe and connected to other beings by the light filling the space between the black seeds. The whole universe moved forward with an extremely high speed, including all the particles inside.
I know that I experience a little of the paintings’ deep spiritual meanings, not fully understanding and not at high levels of understanding. But what touches me is the immense love of God when Hes creates each creature in this universe--each detail, color, shape, character, structure, living environment, etc. Each detail is a uniquely creative design.
Since my inner experience with “Nostalgia,” as I observe nature I appreciate that God puts all of Hiers love into each being. I am aware of this more than before. I remember reading that You create art from Heavenly inspiration and that inspiration can be stimulated by nature and have similarity to the inner experience–the splendid realms of the universe.