When I first started connecting with the spirit of Prince, one of the first things he did was lead to me his unreleased song, One Song. He asked me to share it with people, especially to those who are artists so that they can know the spiritual value of their work. Prince truly understood the power of the arts to influence the consciousness of society and he talks about it in the beginning of this song.
From his perspective, he saw the kind of stuff that is going on in the music industry. He didn’t want anything to do with it, so he stayed away from Hollywood. He left the major music label scene so that he could do his work, uncensored. Because he knew that he didn’t just come here to be a musician. He came to show us spiritual truths.
In his manifesto, he speaks about the kind of art that is filled with negativity designed to destroy the human mind. The excuse that is often used to justify such disturbing works of art is that Art reflects society. The spiritual truth is that artists are projecting themselves into their art. This energy gets projected into the collective consciousness and society reflect the Art. Art is a form of manifesting . We shape our reality through what we create. Therefore it is the responsibility of the artist to create what it is they want to see in the world. The enlightened artists chooses wisely what they gift to the world. The meaning that Prince wishes to coney in One Song is that there is no separation between oneself and the universe. They are together, the same, and therefore one has the power to create the world we live in. He is talking about oneness and unity consciousness. Everything is energy. Our thoughts are energy. These thoughts project into the universe and the universe reflects back to us our thoughts manifested in the physical. Hence, it is also important what it is that we allow to enter our minds in regards to what media we consume.
These ideas were the founding principle when I founded Dreamer Gallery. I was quite aware that the art establishment may not accept my work, calling it “too pretty”. So I followed Prince’s business model that he used to sell his music and crated my own way of exhibiting and selling artworks.
Image above: “Mountains and the Sea” by Prince in spirit.
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