If you’ve even remotely studied the chakras or other metaphysical things, you’ve probably noticed the symbols that accompany them. Symbolism is the language of the soul.
In the Middle Ages, art was not, for the most part, about technique. Seriously, if you’ve never studied the art back then, its sub-par compared to present day, much less the Renaissance. The emphasis, instead, went into the myth and symbolism. Mary usually wears blue, sometimes red, depending on the storyline. The dove represents the Holy Spirit. The representation of Christ has its start in Appolonic representation, think “golden boy.” (Apollo was a Greek god associated with the sun, among other things. He was usually depicted with sun rays emanating from his head, which became the halo later with Christ.) It was probably the Surrealists though that really learned to capitalize on a semiotic subconscious framework within their art.
Everyone argues over whether something should be considered art. Think of the urinal that Duchamp entered into the 1917 Art Expo at the Grand Central Palace located in New York. He merely signed it R. Mutt. The committee rejected this entry and yet this affront to “polite society” lives on in infamy as a glorious act of rebellion. It was a ready-made object, not constructed by Duchamp, but forced into the spotlight in one the most controversial questions of all time: what is art?
Though we can’t agree if technique or skill have anything to do with the answer, one thing art is meant to definitely rely upon is feeling. If something stirs the soul, shouldn’t it then be considered art? Art, at its core employs symbolic language – a subconscious, or even unconscious, stirring of the soul that reaches into Spirit and spreads light or darkness upon it.
Poetry is another form of semiotic language. Poets have used vastly different techniques of rhythm, the visual, metaphor, and breath. The masters understand how the words are spoken – whether in the mind or outloud – and have the ability to master a full range of emotions to be invoked within the reader, listener, or speaker.
Now, the original reason for this post came up when I fell upon Light Language. In case you’ve never heard of this, perhaps you’ve heard of Speaking in Tongues. I was listening to some of these videos I found on YouTube and realized – I knew this language. Perhaps it does speak to the soul, but I knew it specifically from one speaker as it sounded exactly like the nonsensical language I would use with my cats. There must be something about that cats are like gods thing when they were the ones that brought that out in me.
Light language can also be written and you can find examples online. Years ago, I had an image that came to mind and I knew it was my soul’s name – the symbol of my soul. I didn’t tell anyone until maybe a year or so later when I saw a painting that my cousin had created. He signed it with a symbol. I asked him about it and he explained it also as his soul symbol. (Please comment below if you too have a soul symbol – I would really love to hear!)
Language of the Soul is that which speaks to Spirit – the emotional side of our being. If you ever listen to Abraham (Esther Hicks), they consistently stress that your intention means nothing without establishing the feeling that you are striving for. So, if you wish for love, you must feel love. If you wish to have abundance, you must establish that emotion first. It’s why most of us fail consistently. We desire but we do not acknowledge that it’s already ours for the taking. Love is ours for the taking for love is all around us and in us, you just have to open yourself up to it. Freedom is ours for the taking if we just embrace the chains that bind and become one with all that is.
Everything in our reality is a construct of the mind – both a personal and social one. The only thing that we should be able to trust is our emotional body. How does our body react to… ? How does this make you truly feel?