Being A Lesbian And Creating Spiritual Art

‘The soul entering the universe for the first time’, painting by Jina Wallwork

Jina Wallwork is a writer, artist and medium living in England. She has studied art and has a BA(hons) degree in fine art from Staffordshire University. Jina Wallwork has just released a book ‘The complete explanation of death and rebirth’. The book is illustrated with Jina’s art works. I have talked with Jina Wallwork about being gay and creating spiritual art.

Jina Wallwork:

“I do not feel defined by my sexuality although I would be horrified with myself, if I didn’t believe that love defined me; to that extent I am defined by the love that I feel for others. My art work and writing is influenced by the love that I feel, and it is also influenced by my sexuality.

My sexuality has influenced the unfolding of a very specific spiritual journey: When I was a child, I believed very much in a Christian God. It was something I found beautiful and comforting. As I entered my teens, I knew I was gay. I was attending a Catholic school, where I received a lot of judgement from the other students and some teachers. It became a difficult situation, which involved questioning my spiritual beliefs. I think my spiritual conflict became a backdrop for everything that was happening.

I felt that others were pushing me to choose between being gay and believing in God. In reality that would be asking me to choose between love and God. I realize now that those two choices are the same. You can not separate God from love. So the question I needed to answer is, do I believe others or do I explore my spirituality and sexuality for myself and see how they link together? This challenged me to wipe the slate clean of anything I had been taught to believe about God. This is one of the greatest gifts, I have ever received from being challenged by others. Being gay gave me that gift.

Being told that you are not welcome within a religion can send you on a quest to discover your own truth. I have always been a medium for spirit and I have met mediums that come from all different faiths. They all make an attempt to link their work with spirit to existing spiritual teachings that come from their religion and I do not. I keep my mind and heart open and accept, what I am told by spirit.

I made a commitment to existence that whatever I discover from talking to those, who have passed, would always be kept pure. It would never be altered by existing belief. I would adapt to the knowledge I was given through accepting, when I am wrong and spirit is right. I no longer hold traditional beliefs. I hold the result of exploring truth through communication with spirit. I would tell every gay person that they are exactly, who god designed them to be. God does not make mistakes.”

Jina about reincarnation:

“If time represented our journey, death would be a small moment that we pass through. We will have grown from the experience but we lose nothing of who we are. We sacrifice only a body that was not always our home. Our memories have been such a stranger that we no longer understand death and rebirth because we remember nothing from before we entered the world.
In my book, ‘The complete explanation of death and rebirth’, I want to give you the opportunity to reconnect to those memories. Your history began long before this life. I will not give you a religion or tell you how to live. As a medium I just share my understanding with no expectation. Feel the energy of an image or a set of words, and see if you can connect them to your own journey.”

‘The soul entering the universe for the forth time’, painting by Jina Wallwork

Related Link

Jina Wallwork’s website