Posts Tagged ‘Art’

From the very first time man started to think he/she also started to dream, and from that time until now, they have solved many problems based both on thoughts and dreams. No less is the relationship between science and art.

Science helps us to solve problems in an intellectual and rational way while art helps us to solve problems in imaginative ways.  Art helps us to think outside of the box and to solve our daily challenges and problems through creative thought. Contrary to what is generally believed by those under the spell of the entertainment media, art is not the property of a chosen few, but rather the way of all people. It guides us to create solutions.

The beautiful truth is that we are all artists as we all have human brains, and since all human brains have a left and right hemisphere, which are responsible for the creative and intellectual mental processes of thought, all people are gifted with the talent to produce art. Even when we do not feel the necessity to express art in some form of work, we are still being affected by the art that we surround ourselves with and that which surrounds us.

The problem is that many people are drawn into the entertainment industries propaganda that art is reserved for a talented select few. Other industries such as the science and scholarly circles view art as a mere imaginative past time of the mind. In this view, many people who are attracted to the power of artistic creation, as well as the creator, lose control of themselves thinking that they are more artistic or more special than the next person through all of the media hype. This view leads them to behave in eccentric and sometimes self-destructive ways. They sometimes tend to think “I am an artist and I am supposed to be odd,” and this view gives birth to eye sores and other sensual disturbances.

Art, if used properly, can go deep into places that science cannot reach, and in so doing, possibly heal the people of the earth. Art is known to heal a variety of dysfunctions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, mental illness, substance abuse, etc. Art can even be applied to minor ailments such as boredom and stress and even extend over into social and emotional difficulties. Properly using art means using art in a way pure to our conscience and the conscience of those whom may be affected by our work.

When we were children, before we learned how to read and write, we could color and draw. When we colored, drew, and played, we did so from a place of purity and goodness. In so doing, our minds were nourished with imaginative calculations of the world that helped us enjoy ourselves and company. When this purity is present, art becomes the medium through which a beautiful truth is expressed. Through art we can improve and enhance our physical, mental, and emotional well-being as well as establish communication with the inner world.

Art helps to build self-esteem in the artist as they feel a deep sense of pride in a work well done. Art also helps to train and discipline the mind of the artist as they must focus in order to learn how to make their thought become reality. In most artistic disciplines truth holds the center stage around which the artist’s art revolves and so the artist builds for him/herself and his/her supporters a unique relationship with truth through self-expression.

In closing, the beautiful truth is that art helps us in various ways to improve and enhance our expressions as well as to cope with, learn from, and enjoy life and through art we expand our knowledge of self and others.

Express yourself in creativity and honesty.

Inwardly Focused,

Aalim Elitou


The Inward Artist: True Art without the Additives was founded by Aalim Elitou, co-founder of Lenabe Life the umbrella for Neshee Publication, Infinite Magazine, and the iMag Network. He has for many decades searched to find that inner artist; that creator of imaginative thought and progenitor of pure beauty. After many years of searching through meditation of deep thoughts and even deeper feelings along with living experiences and inspirations, he has found his inner artist while traveling along the path of creativity. He calls his inner artist, Tru Greenfire, the bright flame of the heart.

Tru Greenfire is an Artist Par Excellence and travels the creative universe searching the hearts and minds of aspiring artists everywhere. He also inspires the hearts of aspiring artists and art lovers through his poetic writings and artistic expression. In short, you could say that he is “A God of Art” (everyone has their own creative God). The Urban Prophet who resides in the heart of Aalim Elitou, is the Inward Artist. His purpose is to awaken the inward artist in all people  by encouraging the master of beauty (through a focus on the importance of art, culture, health and education) to rise and to heal our troubled world at a time when we need it most.

The Inward Artist is a blog dedicated towards self-growth and inner development through artistic expression. It explores the reality of art as a therapeutic medicine that can aid people in expressing their loves and their hates as well as their joys and their fears in a good and positive manner. If it is indeed true that art is a form of medicine, and there are many studies that indicate this to be the case, then we should in time see that the art expressed becomes more and more stable as the mental condition becomes more stable.

It has been said and proven many times that music can heal and uplift the minds of the masses, and it has also been stated and proven that music can disturb and befuddle the mind state of the masses as well, yet there are still people who play on the human thirst for negativity and create music that quenches that thirst. In some cases the results have been utter chaos. Just as music is said to be therapeutic, so too is art: painting, dancing and writing also is said to be good for the emotional state of the person. Hollywood is in our opinion, at the center of what we call the production of mental chaos and the unsettling of the minds of billions. This machine called Hollywood misuses art and gives a distorted view of reality. For this reason we see the artist traveling in two directions: inward and outward. The inward artist is one who journeys into the creative universe and produces art from his/her heart for the well being of themselves and the entire universe. The outward artist is one who journeys into the creative universe for the sake of profit and material gain. By bypassing the heart, the outward artist creates from his/her brain searching for something that will benefit themselves and a limited few with no intent on helping the universe and therefore produces intellectual property only. The inward artist doesn’t merely produce intellectual property, but true intellectual property with that truth being felt deep within his/her heart.

Even with this much said, we see that the outward artist is also an inward artist and the inward artist is also an outward artist because the outward artist travels within for a selfish purpose making themselves a “me-me-me” type, holding their true talents within while an inward artist journeys inside to bring something meaningful to the world making him/her more of a “we-we-we” type of person expressing that inner reality outwardly for the good of all. So, the difference is that one journeys within to aid him/her in the gaining of material things for one’s own selfish enjoyment, and the other journeys within to aid him/herself in the gaining that which is immaterial and beneficial to the universe.

Join us in our cause to find true artist and to bring forth good, wholesome, and beneficial art to this New World that we are entering.

We are always looking for artists of all kind to feature on our blog, so spread the word!

Inwardly Yours,