I am starting to fully believe that my secret goal statement is becoming true and that things are lining up for it to be realized. It is hard to believe, but when 3 places ask enthusiastically to show your work, you know it is Divine Intervention via Goals as prayers.
What I most want in life is to serve humanity through my creative work.
In order to do this I need to live in full freedom. Including economic freedom.
I believe that if I have an infrastructure that supports me in this way, I will then be able to fully receive and translate the messages of Love.
So that is what I give: my life in the service of Love.
And Love gives me freedom, and more love.
This is all very abstract. In "real life," I follow up on leads, ideas and help that other people offer.
•If I get an email with a wonderful request, such as an invitation for an exhibition that fits me really well, I go with my gut feeling and answer immediately.
•If a friend does something for me, like Raquel finding us a place in Albuquerque for the Mary Magdalene Celebration, I cannot rest until I honor her time and effort by following up and doing my part.
•If someone asks for a donation for a cause I am feeling close to, I send it. It is usually printed art. Costs me a lot less than advertisement, serves a purpose, helps people in their projects, and goes straight to the heart of future "fans."
•If I get a message in my mind to do something voluntarily, I immediately send the intended person or organization an email offering it.
•I take the time to talk with people about themselves. Because it is all about them and not about me.
•I give free advice to whoever asks, whether I know them or not. In the beginning of my journey as an artist, I got a lot of advice because I asked a lot of probably inappropriate questions to my chosen mentors, people I admired and continue to admire.
I cultivate the spiritual side of my art in many such ways, and I get back so much Love. That's the way it works for me.
I am not looking for fame or even recognition. I am trying to touch the human heart, and I go with what resonates with that goal. For money, I create things and people buy them. Or write things and people read them. It is all ethereal. And that's the way I have found to do this work without giving up. From the heart and only from the heart.