18 x 14 Oil on Canvas
Are we worthy enough to be abundant through our art, do we deserve it? This past week I went to a lecture given by International Artist Edward Povey. He coaches and consults many artists, many that struggle with this same underlying question. Somewhere deep down this may be a question that plagues many of us, no matter what the goal. I loved his perspective on this topic. If your reading this post you have eyes and have the sense of sight. If you didn't have that sense, how much would you pay for a day, a week, a year of sight? Would you deserve it? Many are blessed with two legs and the handy transportation they enable us. How much would you pay for a day, a week, a year of these useful limbs? Do we deserve those? We have hands that allow us many many uses - how much would you...you get the drift.
We really don't sit around and contemplate if we deserve eyes, legs or hands, but we do this with having abundance...whether it is conscious or un-conconscious. What would it be like if we stopped having the "do I deserve self-talk" and had the whole idea be a "non-thing". ..you know, just like using those body parts. Is this as big a revelation for you as it is for me?