The Main Idea
If you are in Arès during the August session of the pilgrimage, you can find a man who organizes an expressive arts workshop, very laid back, very open with an Arèsian theme. He furnishes art supplies and all are welcome. You can see some of his work here: http://mondechange.blogspirit.com/
My husband and I participated one morning. I decided to do a bit of graphics with the words that sum up the main idea of penitence– love, peace, forgiveness. (There is also freedom from prejudice, judgment, and spiritual intelligence, but it would have been hard to fit all that on the 21x14cm paper.)
If I keep these words ever present in the back of my mind, they help me change and to change my actions which will change the world.
My husband does not usually do art work. Here is what he did:
“L’Ile bleue”, the Blue Island (RA xiv/13)
From the notes in the bilingual English-French edition of The Revelation of Arès, here is an explanation of what the Blue Island represents. “The supreme, ultimate refuge of the just man in contrast to the dry island, his temporary earthly refuge. The Blue Island refers to the abode of the souls waiting for Eden to be gradually restored by good men and for God’s Day to make that restoration complete.”
If we practice love, peace-making, forgiveness, freedom from prejudice, developing our spiritual intelligence, we will get to that Blue Island which for the moment seems to be a Utopia, very far off.