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David Batty

This Art Work

This artwork has been three years in the making and has been an incredible part of my life. Since the age of five I wanted to be an artist, the closest I got, was when I went to college as a mature student for fine art and design. I did fall in love with the printing department and (this will be an area I next move into). But once again, I allowed life to get in the way. Also, I could never get motivated to create art, just for money. I needed more than money to inspire me, my life experiences have given me the inspiration. Whilst creating "I Didn't Know that I Knew" I uncovered many lies, lies I once believed to be the truth! The problem with beliefs, is, we believe them to be true! It can be "hardwork", to ask ourselves why we believe or dis-believe what we do or don't. Is it time to question our beliefs? I've no intention of asking you to believe or disbelieve anything. Please view my work and think about what you think you see. It does matter what you believe. This work is aimed at helping us to question our beliefs, and we do have the answers, we came, to realize the truth, and it's up to us to work it out. Every human being has an ego, it's what makes us human. If you wern't aware you had an ego, maybe you soon will be. But there's much more, so much more to life. Please enjoy the Journey/exhibition and remember- " The truth shall set you free."


"I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I KNEW" AN EHHIBITION BY DAVID BATTY


Viewing this exhibition could save you and the world an immeasurable amount of time. I ask you not to believe or disbelieve anything you are about to see. You will find this hard to do! But it can be done, with practice when we accept things as Not being "Black and White" we can then see things in a different light.

You may believe you have an open mind, belief is not truth. Ask yourself now, "Are you prone to judgement?" "Are you prone to criticism?" These symptoms are characteristic of a closed mind. Think about it now before reading on. Do you suffer from judgement and criticism? This may be the first time you have become aware of it.

I once believed I was open minded because my mind told me I was. When I saw through this mis-belief I realised I was very very very closed minded. Believing something does not make it the truth, for example, man once believed the earth was flat, I myself once believed I could not recover from alcoholism, and yet, today I am a recovered alcoholic. I do not believe I am, I know that I am, just as I know the earth is not flat.
I also know we have a lot more to remember, because the truth of the matter is, we are all, all knowing.

This exhibition "I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I KNEW" is an attempt to help us remember the truth. The truth is not lost, we are! "The truth shall set you free", is a promise. When we accept things as not being black and white, the colour can come back into our lives.
For this we will require an open mind, not much can enter a closed mind, I speak from experience! Place your beliefs and disbeliefs to one side for the time being, you can always pick them up again later if you so choose, it is our choice to believe or disbelieve whatever we choose, belief does not set us free, whoever we think we are!


BEINGS

PRIOR TO CREATION THERE WAS ONE BEING, ONE UNIFIED SOUL, THIS BEING CREATED WHAT WE CALL THE UNIVERSE. THIS ONE WHOLE SOUL SPLIT ITSELF IN SMALLER PARTS, SOME OF THESE SMALLER PARTS ARE NOW ON THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY WE CALL LIFE. WE ARE SPIRITS/SOULS HAVING THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING HUMAN. HUMAN BEINGS HAVE ATTRIBUTED VARIOUS NAMES TO THIS ONE UNIFIED SOUL, NAMES SUCH AS GOD, ALLAH, CREATOR, FATHER, JEHOVAH, THERE IS HOWEVER, ONE THING WE DO SEEM TO AGREE ON, AND THAT IS, THERE IS ONE. FOR THE ONE OF US TO EXPERIENCE THAT -WHICH-WE-ARE i.e. ONE. IT CHOSE TO EXPERIENCE, THAT-WHICH-IT'S-NOT i.e.-MANY. FOR THE MANY TO EXPERIENCE BEING ONE, WE HAD TO COME, TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE, WHAT WE ARE NOT, i.e. HUMAN BEINGS. WE HAD TO COME TO BELIEVE, THAT SEEING IS BELIEVING. WE BELIEVE WE ARE AWAKE. WE'VE FORGOTON WE ARE LOST. WE ARE LIVING IN HELL, FEARING, GOING TO HELL! WE CAN BELIEVE ANYTHING WE CHOOSE, BUT WE CAN ONLY KNOW TRUTH, BE TRUTH. LET'S GO TO MOTHER EARTH AND FORGET TOGETHER, THEN RE-MEMBER, AND THANK GOD FOR THE EXPERIENCE.