The Artistry of Expression

There is an implied artistry in the expression of the six heart virtues, but before the artistry can be expressed, the virtues must be anchored in genuineness. The virtues cannot be manufactured from mental constructs or merely given lip service. This quality of genuineness is a result of the heart’s and mind’s sense of connection to the deeper framework that each of these virtues operate within. For most people, this connection takes time to develop and mature. It starts, however, from having an understanding that a framework exists, and then contemplating and feeling what it is, how it works, and why it’s important to apply in one’s life.

This understanding serves as the foundation for the artistry, which relates to how and when one wields the six virtues, or a subset thereof, to life’s diverse situations. You can look at the six virtues (appreciation, compassion, forgiveness, humility, understanding, and valor) as musical notes. If you strike these notes simultaneously there is a chord and this chord is Divine Love—the highest vibration contained within the quantum field that a human can receive and transmit.

Each of the six virtues can be activated with incredible speed and virtuosity when the person expressing the virtue operates from a platform of high coherence and a sense of neutrality. In this state, one can navigate their life looking for the wisdom in each new challenge, the creative spark in the mundane, the intuitive feeling around each corner, and the deeper rhythms in the apparent calamity of everyday life.

How one can attain and maintain this state of coherence rests largely on their artistry, and, to some degree, vigilance, in applying the six heart virtues. There is an ascending spiral process to this practice. First, one must be grounded in the framework, and this can be done by studying the free e-paper The Art of the Genuine: A Spiritual Imperative and then contemplating its meaning. Second, one can experiment with the six virtues and learn how to deepen their understanding—not at an intellectual level, but rather a practical application level. In other words, how does one apply the virtues of humility, understanding, and forgiveness to the person who just cut you out of a parking place at the mall?

It is at this level—the practical level where we all live—that we must practice the artistry of the six virtues lest we lose our ability to self-empower. It is in this self-empowerment that we rise as spiritual beings to the challenges of the physical world. This form of empowerment is different than speaking truth to power, or imbuing your self-esteem with the elixir of invincibility. It is the empowerment of problem solving the emotionally rooted turmoil of daily life with the incandescence of the heart’s intelligence and knowing how and when to tap into this intelligence.

In the continual ascent to master these virtues and express them in our lives, we refine our understanding. Not the sudden revelations spoken of in the texts of ancient days or hallucinogenic awareness of the modern world, but rather the robust understanding that we are part of a vibratory field that energetically encompasses us, records our ways, generates our holographic reality, and re-invents us anew on the timeline racing to and from eternity.