“On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.” -Yehuda Berg
I want to take you through a fantasy and just make your mind escape for a moment through this surreal world I experienced. Imagine writing your intentions, your hopes and dreams, on a lantern, and letting them go. Then seeing thousands of burning balls of intentions being let go into the dark and starry sky. Freedom for your spirit. Angelic music playing in the background. A feeling of warmth and love envelopes your soul. You hear a whisper that says “everything is going to be alright, you are loved and the universe is behind you”. That is how I felt when I was at the Rise festival in the Mojave Desert.
The week before that, my father came back home from a country that mistreated him and kept him prisoner. I had not seen him for 13 years. I learned the power of prayer, of positive thinking, and most important….never ever ever giving up on your dreams. I dreamt of the day I would hold him and hug him again and I got that. It felt like I had another chance with him. So needless to say, it has been an emotional roller coaster for me.
Through it all I have realized that all the things that has brought me pain has also brought me immense growth. I pour all of my emotions into my paintings, it’s my form of releasing all that resides inside my soul. What do you do to release whatever it is you are feeling? Do you write? Play a sport? Sky dive? Scream into a pillow? I’m not kidding, I have done that one before after a long day with my kids! The festival I went to was another form of release and it felt soooooo good. Life is not easy for anyone, I don’t think it was meant to be. We all have our challenges we face on a daily basis. If it was always smooth sailing then growth would not occur. We are here to evolve and grow. How will you evolve? Who are you meant to be? Leave your comments below, would love to hear from you! Namaste my creative spirits!