Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Self Realized Artist's Affirmations
I am an Artist. I do make a living with my creative pieces. I am really living today, not simply surviving, but forging ahead in each moment with an understanding that everything I have known and lived through has made me stronger, more compassionate, and ready for this new moment and the possibilities with in it. An artist must be very courageous. She must live in faith, for unlocking the doors of the mysteries of emotion and memory, the past, dreams of the future, by diving into herself with the hopes of coming out of the dark personal abyss Alive must be her reason for Being. She can never look backwards on her journey, for the past no longer exists. She may look forward but the future has not happened and it is holding on to dear life by a thread to what magic is alive in this moment which is a gift called the present. An artist is a reflection of God, of a Higher Power, energy, or Life Force. This Force creates an entire universe within a split second when thought and feeling collide with matter and an explosion of colour, of various shapes and forms recreate the world as a new reflection. I am a wealthy woman. Wealthy women are able to share themselves for they thrive in abundance. Payment for an artist is the growth, no amount of money or fame will give her the approval and recognition she desires and needs, although a means for livelihood is important. The artist must find approval within herself, must consult the committee in her mind or tell them to fuck off which ever is necessary, she must KNOW that she is The Creator, must let go of the fear of being too small and insignificant to affect the world in a positive and beautiful way. She must know that she is accomplished in her work for she has walked through her own darkness and from that emerged into the light with a self portrait in hand, a hungry belly, and authenticity. Artist's shine a light for the world and pave a road for truth seekers.
I am employed, although I look for a job in a society of failed economies and greedy money grubbers, for I am at work at my Life's Purpose. There is no failure, no mistakes, no judgement or condemnation, and like some of the most interesting and beautiful art in the world, seemingly mistakes make the piece unique, make the piece come a live in a way that is unplanned. I am learning that God is in the uncertainties.
Posted by Laura at 5:12 PM