A little story about this. Last week, when I was going to pick up two grandsons from their daycare, so their mom could volunteer to work in the concession for baseball, I had an encounter with an angel. The last time I had picked the boys up, their daycare provider gushed about my art work. She told me how my mermaid painting had resonated with her because she has three daughters herself, and each of them have different colored hair like my mermaids. Since then, I vowed that I would do up a print , frame it for her and give it as a gift for what she does for my grand kids. Well, when I showed up, it just happened to be the anniversary of her mom's death that day, and she was lamenting over how this would be second Mother's Day without her mom (I do not believe in coincidences). She had been crying all day and my print made her day. Why did I need to do it that day? Barry was getting ready to leave the next day and we kind of had to rush to fit it in, but I felt compelled to do it. Why was that day the same, the one year anniversay of her mom's death, the day that I was suppose to pick up the kids...I don't do it that often?
Well, I believe in divine intervention. I believe that her mom sent her that painting on the day she needed to receive it. I believe the message was that she is still watching down on them and close at hand. I was merely the messanger. All we need to do is trust that help is on its way and we get it.
That little story goes along with my belief that when I create art, I am in God's territory. I have access to creativity at the same level of the faith I am able to muster in the moment. When I am in ego, and I am a lot, I struggle. If I compare myself to others, I am not connected to Source. I am claiming God's handiwork as my own. I had a thought that when I openly criticize my work to you, and I have done this, I might be harming someone who is new to painting and may compare their work to mine. This is not a very nice thing to do and for that I am sorry. I am going to smarten up and not do that anymore. Creativity, whatever level we are at is a gift; a reprieve from ego and an opportunity to be in a place of love. I am going to try and remember that when I am sharing my art. I will celebrate where I am at and where you are at. I think it will be more useful with that attitude. Anyway this is me taking responsibility for my actions. We are all beautiful and what we create is beautiful.
So, in conclusion, I see you Angel, and I hear you! I understand that I am a mere vessel for Divine inspiration, should I choose to accept it. And I do. And btw, so are you! Sorry for any harm I may have done with my big fat ego! Keep on doing your beautiful art. The world is a better place for it. xoxoxox
"Fear came knocking at the door. Faith Answered. There was no one there." Unknown to me