“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets
There It is…knocking at the door of your heart, tapping at the thresh hold of your mind, silently screaming from the depths of your soul, pestering you to let It in…What is this?
This thing is simply your own splendor urging to express itself through you. It is your divine nature attempting to make its contribution to the world, and when it is blocked or disregarded, it can show up in life as discontentment, anger, depression, etc…
The beautiful artwork you see above was created by artist, poet and graphic designer, Eric Hart Samuelson. I met Eric for the first time in 2009 when we took an extensive 2+ year long class together. In that class of 12 students, we all spent numerous hours together learning, growing, and really getting to know each other (a life-long bond we will all forever share and cherish). But most importantly, we began to learn and unleash things about ourselves that were buried beneath old beliefs and shaded by the expectations of others. During one of our class projects, I got to see, first-hand and for the first time, the brilliance that was Eric’s artwork. Not that we were competing with each other, but his project totally blew everyone out of the water!
Why am I writing about this? As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” We all have a brilliance that is urging to express through us. It may be deeply hidden away within ourselves or simply waiting to surface by means of our own receptivity to it. Eric’s calling laid dormant for a while and finally surfaced while doing some inner work. Thank goodness he listened to his divine urges or we wouldn’t be experiencing his exquisite artwork. If you hear that knocking from your soul, open the door and see what’s waiting to come through you. The world deserves to see your gift!
Please check out the rest of Eric’s artwork and let him know how much you appreciate his gifts: