Art connects you with the spirit of things. It captures that energy on a page.
In ancient China, Taoist Shamen would put spirit healing energy into drawings they did for their patients. Their calligraphy held different types of healing energy. It was a healing prescription that you never took to the chemist. The prescription itself was the medicine. It might have been a talisman of protection, release or transformation depending on what you needed.
This was how I first knew my Chi Master, Master Yang. He made one of these amazing drawings for me to wear on my body and another to place on my wall. I could feel the smooth, warm, healing chi radiating out of the paper - sometimes smelling of herbs and flowers, bringing about balance, harmony and happiness inside my body and outside in my chi field.
How does this happen? I love doing creative projects that explore this question- how energy enters into the things we make and lets us know we are part of something much larger, something much more mysterious & magical.