Are you one of the millions of magical thinkers who unwittingly hides your big ideas from the world, even though your people adore you?
When did it happen?
...when did you realize that you could no longer communicate your ideas by yourself?
...that moment when you were ready to be more than just your body, and claim your power to express your creativity through others?
You've already figured out how do what you love and love what you in ways that serve others, but you're ready to respond to the world on a higher level.
You're ready to play with a creative partner who can help you manifest what you see and feel inside.
You feel the frustration and isolation in not influencing people on the level that could if only you were connected to the right artist who could bring your ideas to life with art that speaks to your soul and doubles your impact in the world.
You could really use some bold beautiful art that captures your vision in ways that inspire you and captivate your audience.
Of course, since you are powerful and creative, you don't need me to remind you that you not only have that power to create your own reality, but you literally are that power.
Yet, you feel like you've barely dipped under the surface in your ocean of potential, and you want to play with your creative team so much more.
You might even have the skill to bring your ideas to life artistically, but you're done working too hard and handling all of life's tasks by yourself.
When you get up to start your day, your certain still feel the inner fire of love fueling your work and helping other love themselves unconditionally...
...but at the end of the day you realize you don’t feel the level of excitement you once felt when you first aligned your work with your values.
You dream of having a creative team who can help you bring your vision into the world and influence people on your behalf.
You want a visual component that lays the groundwork for your message to take root in the hearts and minds of your people, before they even decide to work with you.
Imagine the Power
oil on canvas 24 x 24"
Except there is a bit of a problem in your art department, because when you tried to work with an artist before, you probably got pissed off.
Maybe you started out by googling the perfect artist, but every creative professional you found looked just like the next one, covered in a glossy "me-centered" wrap that you couldn't connect with.
So how the hell do you decide which artist to work with?
Maybe you found an artist with a style that inspired you and decided to contact them, but when you hired them to capture your ideas, the waves of disappointment came flooding in when they delivered material that missed the mark on what you wanted to convey.
Or worse, an artist you tried to collaborate with completely lost interest in your project altogether.
Maybe you found a piece of art online that you loved but it still didn't express the subtle nuances of your message... but you're still resting on the fence worrying about the costs involved if you get a hold of the artist and they give you the art of your dreams.
But, what if you get stuck with art that doesn't match your vision, what happens then... do you get a refund even though the artist did all that work for you?
Why waste time, money, and energy trying to mold someone around your ideas, when they were never the right fit to begin with?
You wonder how to connect with the right artist who can help you bring your vision into the world.
You wonder if it's the right timing.
Eventually you find support and inspiration to move forward and continue serving your community, but even though you have fun being your authentic self and your people adore you, a sense of emptiness keeps nagging you about how they could connect with you more easily if you had the right art to compliment your ideas.
You feel like a guitar with no strings.
Your work is starting to feel flat, which creates dissatisfaction in your work, which causes you to feel stuck, which feeds a fear that you're wasting your time ...that you're wasting your potential, and it's starting to eat you from the inside, and you're slipping into a feeling of isolation, because the majority of your tribe doesn't get to fully experience your vision... and that's so not you because you know that they can use your help now more then ever.
You ask higher power for help.
You remember that your mind doesn't have a say so over your success, your heart does.
What if the unconditional love that you are is the best creative partner you could ever have, because it connects you with the infinite beings in the universe who always and already serve as your creative team.
What if the frustration you feel around meeting your perfect artist is helping you open your heart even more, so you can tune into the frequency of your perfect artist and contemplate the essence of your collaboration so vividly that you discover new ways to meet that you haven't realized yet?
8 keys to bring your vision to life in ways that inspire you and captivate your audience.
Open your heart, allow the sensations of frustration in your body, and accept what you feel.
Thank the pain and relax more than you have considered relaxing before, opening your body to a relentless wash of loving attention, and love your dissatisfaction so fully that you no longer need anything to change.
Know that you literally are the awareness and creative power that manifests what you want.
Contemplate your role within your unique body and give thanks for how your unique qualities compliment the right creative team for you.
Make wishes for what you really want and why. For example, I wish I helped enough people with art to generate $5000 per month, so that joy can flow through my work more authentically. I wish that my creative capacity manifested more fully into my work, so that I do it more joyfully for the good of all. Etc.
Remember that we suffer until we're willing to match our suffering with enough love to transform it into bliss and gratitude.
Experience yourself as creator incarnate.
Enjoy the wait as much as the manifestation of your dream-come-true.
Know you are 100% successful and have nothing to prove or gain that you aren't already.
These 8 keys invite the whole universe to play as your creative partner and cultivate gratitude that attracts the right artist into your immediate experience.
A KINK IN MY PLANS TO CREATE HEAVENLY EARTH
Self Portrait drawn in 2014 with crayon, graphite, and gouache on 11 x 14" paper
In the summer of 2016 I sat in my downtown Kansas city apartment watching the dim light of the moon slowly sweep over my bedroom wall of dust paintings.
I loathed the mundane slowness of my situation and a familiar depression creeped into my belly.
In 2012 my mother died and I inherited $20,000, which motivated me to pursue my utopian dream of creating heavenly Earth with my art.
Five years later, I acquired my dream apartment with my brother Michael and rode on a new entrepreneurial spirit to help people capture their vision with inspiring art.
I experimented with as many business strategies as I could find in order to attract people to buy my art.
In a couple years, I made my first $30,000 as an artist, but when 2016 rolled around, I started falling behind on my bills and had spent all of my inheritance.
My brother and frustrated roommate worked 50 hours a week as a chef and started paying for my share of the bills.
The stinging guilt I felt around burdening my brother still didn't break my stubborn refusal to get a job.
I believed I was unemployable, and that my only true work was my art.
So I set up portrait stands on the streets.
I approached strangers in public.
I posted paintings for sale on facebook.
I contacted every interesting person I could find to explore how my art could help them.
YET I STILL FOUND MYSELF LIVING OUT THE CLICHE OF THE STARVING ARTIST
I persisted to sell enough art so I could catch up with my bills, but by the end of summer 2016 I was surviving on rice and apples.
Frustration and despair pulled me into another deep fatigue and I took many angry naps, occasionally waking up with sparks of hope that I could find solutions from my trusted business leaders and spiritual teachers on the internet.
I gobbled up all the advice I could throw into my pit of self-doubt and found just enough answers to start relaxing again, to stop pushing or trying to sell anything, and I sunk into a restful healing space.
I thought of how homeless people survived so long on the streets and that I could live with selling enough art to get by, waiting for my craft and connections to improve.
I made peace with becoming a nomad and losing everything.
Then a couple people interested in my art suddenly messaged me on facebook.
A spiritual healer from across the country hired me to create images for her new card deck, and a local woman with a passion for gardening approached me to capture her vision of heavenly earth.
Getting attention from a couple clients lessened the sting of poverty, but I still couldn't attract the kind of clients I needed every month.
January rolled in, and my older brother, who worked as a financial advisor called me to share how I was being selfish and taking advantage of my younger brother and roommate by not getting a job.
I realized that my distaste for getting a job unconsciously fed my excuse to not get one at all.
So I set out to test my spirituality and opened to the fact that I could express my art through any medium, and that my true art was to bring love into my work as a service to the greater good, even if I didn't enjoy the work.
Testing how far I could love motivated me to take a brisk January walk down the hip, 39th Street district in Kansas City, and I stroll into the shops and restaurants to pick up applications before sun-down.
I happened upon a pizzeria that just opened next to the hottest gay club in town and the energy of the place just seemed to draw me in.
In a week I was making pizzas.
Months passed and my co-wokers started complimenting me on my work ethic and natural ability to make pizza, and I took on 44 hours a week, busting out pies for dinner deliveries and the late night gay crowd.
Strangely, ever since I walked into the pizzeria for a job, I've felt more grounded in my community.
I also realized that my angels were showing me more love and humor than ever, because apparently pizza jobs are the easiest to get in Kansas City.
More importantly I could pay my bills and use my free time to serve the world with my art.
I continued to learn from my favorite spiritual teachers, applying their wisdom, and gaining clarity about how I could best help people with my art.
Loving my pain instead of fighting it freed up energy to move forward.
I showed up at work feeling more relaxed, which helped me make friends with all my coworkers.
Building pizza-making skills transformed my long nights at work into openings for contemplation.
Rolling dough and cranking out pies, I thought about my childhood programing and how much I feared my own power.
I shied away from my own childlike bravery that didn't stop to think about what I'm doing but just reveled in how much fun I had doing it.
My days off would end, the stale dryness of desire would rip through my gut triggering my aversion to the present moment, and I would breath into it.
Those shadowy moments reminded me to tell myself all was well.
I slowly realized that the shadow I unconsciously tried to escape from was the direct path to shine my light.
I shined the light of my own approval to do what I enjoy as the reward instead of trying to survive by doing things other people enjoy, so that I can get something I enjoy.
I accepted the fact that I didn't really value the spiritual community I felt called to serve, because I didn't know how to love myself.
Now I feel satisfaction in my daily activities, because I let my pain open my heart to the exact response needed to enjoy all that I am and assist others with my art.
The way to create heavenly earth is loving what we do and doing what we love in ways that serve others.
COMBINING OUR POWERS
I remember the moment at the age of 3, when my mother dropped a stack of paper and crayons for me to scribble with on the kitchen floor, and I realized the most inspiring idea of my life... I have the power to create beauty... I am beauty.
My life's journey as a mystic artist has taught me to relax in my power more and more, so that I can marry art and spirituality and inspire others to relax in their power, so that we experience heavenly earth manifesting as a natural result.
Capturing each other's vision of a better world using our unique powers can activate more inspiration than we can imagine right now.
When we work together you get free vision calls and sketches, so you can review and edit the project before investing in your final work of art.
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