About ten days ago, when I just didn't know how I was going to make it through another day, I got an e-mail from a woman thanking me for creating my affirmation art. She shared that years ago she'd purchased a poster of Henry David Thoreau's quote: "If I am not I, who will be?
" (BTW, it's one of my all-time favorite Thoreau quotes). She shared that about four years ago she had tried to kill herself. She said, "I did not know who I was then. I did not know that my voice mattered." Now, she shared with me, she knows what Thoreau meant by that quote and she wants to bring that message to others. She continued: "Your beautiful art and Thoreau's wise words traveled across time to reach me and I just wanted to let you know that your artistic voice matters too."
Most of you know that a little over a year ago the Sausalito Heartful Art Gallery closed suddenly when the owner of the building condemned it and gave us six weeks notice to vacate. You may not be aware of what a difficult year this has been for me because it is in my nature to make lemons out of lemonade and trust in the possibility of the next adventure. God is, after all, for
me, not against
me. As I moved through this year, while reinventing Heartful Art as a wholesale and internet business rather than retail, I stayed focused on the idea that Spirit intends for my art to find a bigger audience and reach out to more people. This is, in fact, happening. However, it may take another year to reach the volume of sales I had from all the wonderful people who visited my gallery from all over the world every day in Sausalito. So, now is the time for me to ask for your support. Please tell others about heartfulart.com
and forward this e-mail to your friends, family and colleagues who might find inspiration and value in the art and art products I create. Then, even through these difficult economic times, this business that has given so many people love, joy and color to heal and bless, will thrive and grow.
One of the resources I discovered on my path through this new business model is hayhouseradio.com
. It's a wealth of tips and support from all of the Hay House authors from Wayne Dyer to Louise Hay herself. My current favorites are The Mary and Heather Show, Denise Linn, Debbie Ford, Cheryl Richardson and Carolyn Myss' Sacred Contracts. Perhaps you will enjoy these programs as well. A whole archive awaits you.
Please remember me in your prayers and enjoy the art I'm sharing with you today along with the truth of my experience.