The soul calls individual artists beyond their sense of isolation into a life of love and deeper meaning. The soul demands that we experience our own divinity and find a way to express it in service to the wider world. The creative drive must come into alignment with the divine will. "Not my will but Thine." The soul-our greater, higher self- can work with the smaller egoist self through art. Art becomes the bridge to the spiritual in everyday life.
Artists of good will create their work as a service to spirit's presence and as an offering of insight, healing, and joy to others. Art is in essence a gift to the artist from the spirit. The drive to share one's artwork with others is healthy and necessary. The gift must be given to the world. Sharing one's work completes the cycle of creative endeavor.
Materialistic desires for power, fame, and money can obscure an artist's higher calling, like clouds covering the sun. Ambitions to dominate, acquire influential friends, produce and sell more, tend to blind artists to the shining source of their own creativity. As long as artists remain true to their authentic experience and vision, there is healing value in their creative effort.
The trick for most artists is to get themselves out of the way and let the spirit do its work. As a person matures, consciousness unfolds in a sequence, from lower to higher, from the primal survival feelings to the concepts of the ego self and on to the socio-centric or possibly world-centric self."