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Christ's One Hand Clapping - Enlightenment

C J Lewis

Joined March 2008

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© C J Lewis. Oils on stretched canvas 3‘x 4’.



JULY 2009 FEATURED IN Core group


Below is the section of a photograph of a tree trunk that I looked into and which gave me the inspiration to paint this art.

The word Christ in Eastern terminology means the enlightened one, a vehicle of enlightenment it was not actually a part of the name of the man, that was called Jesus Christ. He was called Jesus Christ as he was Jesus, the man, who was enlightened and as such understood the energies, and therefore the process of life, in this world which is what sayings such as: “As you sow so shall you reap” and “As you give so shall you receive” and other such explanations referred to…the physics of the energies of this world.

Enlightened, enlightenment basically means the understanding, the conscious awareness, of just being and living from the higher sense of the knowledge of self, the Higher Spirit which is directly linked to the Soul, the divine God essence of All, that is above the egocentric mind-set which creates animosities when emotions run high and reactions occur to the action of not thinking what is going through one’s mind…reacting in anger to a situation that has made you feel wronged or whatever instead of seeing the emotion for what it is…a bad feeling that urges one to create a drama in one’s life.

Such unconscious awareness is a form of mental dysfunction (mental illness) and causes reactions such as segregation, wars, killing, jealousies, envies etc and pits nation against nation. It’s also the cause of the many problems, both past and present, that creates suffering.

I have shown my depiction of the Christ lounging back and having a discussion with Mohammed, his brother in spirit and the other beings that are aware of the function of the energies who are ‘awake’. In the background there are faces behind a curtain of darkness that depicts they are close to awakening. The eagle represents an all seeing animal that transcends dimensions hence the white orb around it’s head like that of the main character being a representation of enlightenment. Some people who allow themselves to go through the door of death and travel in spiritual realms during rest can travel in the form of an eagle and take back the memory of what they witnessed during that journey of being a part of nature. This I believe is what the Ancient Egyptians were referring to in their hieroglyphics of human’s with eagle heads – they were, and are, usually high priests/priestesses of spiritual knowledge. The young girl at the feet of the main character represents one who sits at the feet of Christ, her mentor, and spiritual brother. The yin/yang sign depicts the balance of energies that is needed in the world of physicality for the energies to function with equilibrium within the Universal molecular structure.

© C J Lewis, Sydney, 2008.

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