What our souls experience might not be reflected directly in our lives. Our feelings are supposed to reflect our daily experiences directly. However, there are people who encounter trouble with their feelings. This sometimes leads to mental complications. To live a good life, you need to be free from stress. You need your soul calm to live a comfortable life. Let us look at how art can heal the soul and set you free from distress
Art therapy is an art that uses creativity to cure emotional distress. It can be a powerful means of emotional transformation since you are able to produce visual stimulating paintings in your mind and translate them into the reality. It is through this that you get innovative minds that produce good music, interesting movies and films, poems and other expressive arts.
For instance, music as an art can be a good element of art therapy. In Kenya, there is a famous saying that music cleanses the soul. You may wonder how music as an art can heal the soul. Indeed it does; when you feel distressed and listen to soothing music, it helps you regain your spirits and somehow, the stress disappears. You will find yourself singing along to the tune, dancing or nodding to the tune, clapping and so on. That is a sign that the music you are listening to has some effect on your soul. There are different genres of music and you can always choose the one that suits you best. There is music you can listen to when you are sad and slowly you regain your moods, music to listen when you are angry and they calm you down; generally, music is an art that psych you up. This proves that music is a form of art therapy and it heals the soul.
Even though many people consider music to be part of poetry, it does not comprehensively cover the whole of poetry. Poetry as an art can heal the soul too. Poems are a form of expressive art that one finds interesting to listen to or read. When your spirits are low, you can take time and attend poem exhibitions. For sure you will be able to agree that there will be a change in your spirits once you leave the exhibition. Only a creative mind can write a good poem. It therefore means that when you read or listen to someone recite a poem, you are actually getting a glimpse of the creativity in the poem. Poetry is a form of art poetry that opens up your mind and heals your soul.
There are also other forms of creative arts that are therapeutic. You can attend classes in our schools and colleges where you will be able to be taught on how to be creative and connect with the mind. Remember the mind and the soul are connected entities. You will also get a chance to realise your potential and understand how art can heal the soul.