Art has been my natural way of expressing myself. I always enjoyed creating. I’m self taught. It took me years to realize I was an artist, because I couldn’t separate the concept of being an artist and being “me.” I have always believed in Magic, since my dad gave me a wondrous wand when I four years old! Whenever I would sit and paint, it was as the magician was being awakened within me.
2. How does your inspiration come to you for each of your unique pieces?
Once a moment of inspiration triggers me–it could be a song, theater, a moment of reflection, a dream, or even talking to someone about the deep matters of life–my need to create manifests.
I always put on a candle, incense and high vibrational music. I prepare my canvas, and when I take my brush, it’s as if a magic wand ignited! My eyes start twitching, and then it’s as if I leave my body. I am no longer aware of what I’m creating. When I come back it could be moments or hours later. And when I look at the piece of art, I almost don’t believe I did it!
In the case of the book The Art of HealingArt, I could “hear” the dictation of the book. I found that each painting would take me to a different dimension, where messages were given related to the artwork.
I’m merely the tool, the brush the messenger–not the message. I work for God, and I serve Humanity.
3. What prompted you to write this book?
A rare given gift was given to me during a time of a major health challenge—a time when I was also loaded down by life’s other tests–I realized that sickness could be turned into an enlightening opportunity.
For three years, I was forced to “listen only,” since I was unable to talk clearly. I learned that the constant chatter, stress and noise of life kept me away from my true self.
It all came on very suddenly. While taking for granted my health, one day–out of the blue–I just couldn’t talk well, my energy dropped, my life changed. My dad had died, but I felt I still had so much to tell him. I was dealing with old emotional wounds. But my unresolved pains and fears started taking over my life and my body. The doctors’ diagnosis after an MRI scan was that I had a brain tumor. This was in 2009.
This was not an easy situation to accept when all my life I had been so energetic. Sometimes life forces one to take paths that stray off the main roadway. These stray paths are often unexpected and difficult. But these challenging times are the ones that help “awaken us” to our True Essence. I tried to fight the sickness. My ego started crumbling, forcing me to face that I was not perfect, and could not solve it all on my own. It was not an easy process to accept. I had to deal with my concern about what people would say. Combating my fear that people would “judge” me when they heard me speak, just added more weight to my ” sickness.” Some people were afraid to see me, thinking it could be “contagious.” Some thought I was drunk (when I barely drink alcohol.) Others were more compassionate towards my inability to communicate.
At that point I understood that the main communication had to be between God and me.
My ability to talk declined day by day. A shift, a transition happened, just as the caterpillar is guided to create its own process when it pupates. Slowly, I started being comfortable with change, turning over my energy. I began focusing away from sickness and instead toward my creative forces. I basically secluded myself.The sickness was leading me away from the noise of life. It took me a while to realize its embedded positive potential–for the first time in my life, I could find inner freedom!
I realized for the first time in my life that by not being able to speak fluently, I had a choice. I could learn to listen within the silence…
That’s when I started to write the book…The Art of HealingArt.
In those moments of vast silence, suddenly I started listening within the sacredness of silence…a voice…I heard a voice in my head which I knew was not me. That voice was dictating me this book. I was in awe! Sometimes I would say to this voice…”please not so quickly…” And I’m sure I lost a lot of the dictation. I learned to be Present. I became the observer of that voice, and my Soul was listening to it. The state of awareness really began for me.
As in the wondrous process by which a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, sickness represented an opportunity for reconstruction, a way to revamp my life, to re-emerge.
Though adversity may place heavy strains on us, it is definitively a fundamental obstacle that we must overcome, to get to a place of true self-discovery.
4. Can art heal the mind body and spirit?
Art is an experience of the sublime, or the divine. It enriches our lives. And by inspiring us, it raises our being into higher states of vibration, connecting us with our inner divine force. This is the mission of art. It touches us so we can raise our inspirational level and awaken the forces of creativity and consciousness, creating Peace within us to unite the world. Only then, when we are able to manifest Peace within, will we be able to manifest Peace everywhere.
“Great works of art contain the essence of man and they convey that there is something more that cannot be seen with our eyes. They reveal the Invisible world. Every masterpiece has this quality of mystery.” JR©
5. How can your art and book be a healing tool and inspire people?
My art and book come from higher connections of my Soul.
When the viewer is seeing my art, or art images, or reading the messages in the book, there is a moment of INSPIRATION–an impact, as the energy and higher octave vibrations are automatically transmitted to one’s inner self and his/her vibration is raised, going beyond the barriers of the mind.
At this divine moment, many walls of fears accumulated throughout the years fall away, as a “BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT” healing takes place. All the organs of the body respond to these high vibrations (as documented in studies made by Dr. Vaughn Cook), a balanced state appears, and a sacred moment of communion in the body, mind and spirit takes place. This is what I call “Raising the Viewer from Earth to Heaven.”
Here’s a quote from the book: “IT IS VALUABLE TO FEEL PAIN. Pain nourishes your courage. It can weaken the ego, strengthen humility, and increase compassion. Pain is a human process that we should not fight against. It’s a lesson to let go of all attachments we may have. By living the experience of pain, we mature and move forward.”
6. What are the benefits of being in a high vibrational state?
It behooves us to understand how our minds work, and that all in life is vibrational energy.
By connecting to the silent language that is encoded within colors, sounds and the awareness of being ,we influence our thinking, acting and speaking. By reaching for the higher emotions, words and actions, a whole universe opens to give us the possibility of expansion– tapping into love and not hatred, peace and not war.
If we do not learn to control our minds, then we are giving away our freedom and our power.
7. Several scientific testimonials have been given to show that your art contains very high vibrations that can help heal people and aid in raising consciousness… Can you please explain this?
Art has never been a separate entity from science. It dwells in unknown energy dimensions. When the art is done with pure intent, then the body becomes the instrument of the soul, and the visible and invisible dimensions merge into its true oneness.
I’ve had several scientists test viewers of my art and the results were amazing, including the following summations:
“Jacqueline Ripstein’s enlightened message through art is the universal information to calm the current explosive turmoil of people around the world.” –Dr. Valerie V. Hunt, Scientist, Author, and Professor Emeritus, UCLA.
“The effect of Jacqueline’s art on each person was different (as reflected in the readings). The results were impressive. Her art has a most definite calming, balancing, and healing effect.” — Dr. Vaughn R. Cook, OMD, President, Digital Health Corp.
“Jacqueline has discovered the logic within the Harmonic Oscillators that allows the decoding of all information that flows from the Universe into us through our senses. Our perception expands. When we contemplate Jacqueline’s art, it may seem as if time stops.”–Rafael Lopez Guerrero, scientist, president and founder of FET (Foundatión EticoTaku for Innovation.)
8. How can your book and its lessons be used as an oracle and a guide to help people who are in pain, stress or anger?
An oracle has been considered as a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions, a wise statement or prediction. Oracles are a means of divination, a connection between our soul and its divine source. Throughout history they have been used to answers profound life questions.
I believe that when we ask a question that comes from our deepest desire to solve a life test, or to get help moving beyond the trap of suffering, anger or resentment. In that same moment, the question is posed to the book and the answer arises, offering sometimes practical and sometimes mysterious solutions to life’s questions.
I have seen it many times, and people have told me their amazement when this happens. I also know that when we are asking a question that is not powerful enough, nor specifically addressing the true cause of our suffering, the book’s energy will dig deeper to answer the true energy blockage that we need to confront.
This proves that there is a Life-Code hidden within our Invisible World!
In this book, each lesson is revealed and learned through the works of art and its hidden messages. Each message is a step toward the revelation of our own truth, toward our enlightenment. Each image captures different dimensions of reality. It contains a silent language that vibrates directly to our soul, awakening in us states of inspiration and awareness.
The book that you have right now in your hands radiates high, scintillating energies. Its purpose is to inspire, rouse, and motivate–to infuse our lives with joyous anticipation, to shower us with light, and to lift us over any darkness that may be anchoring our lives – whether that is pain, anger, guilt, fear, resentment, sorrow, jealousy, grief, or low self-esteem.
9. What is your life’s mission?
My art and book are part of a larger spiritual movement that is here to feed the spiritual needs of the world. It serves the higher purpose of unity and healing.
I have eagerly waited for this New Era. My mission now is to help bring down heaven to Earth, to reveal the Invisible World to humanity–as a means to help distressed humanity which is today facing one the roughest times in human history—enduring a potential collapse on multiple levels.
When people have an instant of inspiration, faith, love and peace are activated.
My life’s purpose has been to help raise consciousness, to inspire and to transform people’s lives.
10. What is your role in the International Association of Educators for World Peace at the UN?
I have been presenting Peace Proposals worldwide, based on the proposal to use the arts and our creative forces as an instrument for world peace.
My wish is that this book’s inspirational messages and art will aid men and women to reunite with their higher selves, manifesting the light of the creator through every action. Together, we can create harmony among all people, while respecting and restoring balance with Mother Earth and the universe. May the light of the creator shine through our every thought, word, and deed, and may we leave a legacy to our children and their children as we give birth to a world of peace and love.
11. What important international events have you been invited to give your Peace Proposal, using the arts as an instrument for world peace?
Many global events. I was:
- Invited by the government to participate in the “Sefarad” events in Toledo, Spain (1992-’94)
- Commissioned to paint Our Lady of the Universe for Medjugorje, Croatia, to support widows and orphans of war (1996)
- Chosen to open the “Millennium Peace Day” in 2000 at the United Nations in New York, alongside Mrs. Nane Annan; leading a workshop for over 450 children, encouraging their messages of Peace to the World
- Invited by the government of China to celebrate the 9/21/2012 International Day of Peace. Participation in the first Linzhou Art Exhibition and a Gliding Opening Gala at the Taihang Canyon Peach Blossom Valley, including a Ceremony of Friendship and Peace, with more than 3,500 people in attendance, where I was asked to be one of the representatives to close the ceremony using the peace water and bells. I was one of keynote speakers at the International Friendship Peace Forum, delivering a “Proposal to Use the Arts as an Instrument for World Peace.”
- Invited to Hyderabad, India, where I was one of the keynote speakers at the First Parliament on Spirituality, in December 21, 2012.
12. How can we get more information about the kinds of talks, workshops, and shows that you do and a copy of your book?
via Facebook at www.facebook.com/artistjacquelineripstein.