Empower Your Life with Art

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Make art and have visions. That is my gift to you today.

    Both art and visions are deeply healing for your whole life. Make art, anything, draw, sing, dance, write a poem, and you will find out who you are what you are to do in this life.

    Making art will heal your trauma and wounds. It will heal you, your family, your community and the earth. I know this is true.

    Make art to relax and to grow.

    Talk to spirit each day. You will know more about yourself and the universe if you talk to spirit.

    Close your eyes and ask ancestors, spirit guides, spirit animals, revered teachers, to speak to you and tell you who you are and what you are to do. Ask them questions a and …listen.. for the voice coming back that is the answer.

    Deep in your consciousness you already know that you are not alone, you have spirit animals, angels, spirit guides and ancestors with you talking to you all the time.

    Remember and know in every moment in every breath, that you are an artist, you are a healer. Remember and know that you can speak to spirit and listen to spirit.

    My second gift to you is pure love. To see and be in love listen.

    In your beautiful life, listen to people with awe, love admiration and beauty. See the people in your life in their most beautiful moments in this second and love them from everywhere.

    Release judgment, let your inner critic, the one who tells you that you can’t do something leave. Let that inner voice who tells you that you are too fat, not able to success, just leave for a while.

    Now, open your eyes and see the world and your friends and family without judgment, in pure love. You can do this.  It’s beautiful and it’s life changing.

    Remember that your love comes to you from spirit and that the love you give is from spirit too, from before the beginning of time to after the end of time.

    The love you give and are immersed in comes  from your first kiss to your last breath.

    When you are with someone, listen to their stories and sniff out the words that resonate with your own loving universal spirit. Then love them right there into that place.

    When someone criticizes you, open your heart and listen. Take the criticism as advice to grow and change.

    Have compassion for yourself and others. To do this, simply feel love of the one who loves you the most.

    Feeling love is the best way to live.  In your imagination see someone who loves you more deeply than you can know and bring that someone into your consciousness feeling the love they feel for you and the love you feel for them. Then, let that love spread to yourself, family, community and the earth in your visionary imagination.

    This experience opens your heart. Experience this heart opening as a feeling state of love.

    Open your eyes to the beauty around you. See the tendrils of love coming from above and below and pass it on.

    Michael Samuels

    Michael Samuels, M.D .is a physician and artist. He is the founder and director of Art As a Healing Force, a project started in 1990 devoted to healing yourself, others, the community and the earth with creativity and making art and healing one. He teaches Art and Healing at San Francisco State University, Institute of Holistic Studies and John F. Kennedy University. He is a bear dancer with the Native Americans three times a year, to heal people and the earth. Michael has used creativity, art, and guided imagery with patients with life threatening illness and life crises for over thirty years in private practice and in consultation. He lectures and does workshops nationwide for physicians, nurses, artists, and patients on how to use creativity and spirituality in healing. He has organized many nationwide conferences on creativity and healing and visited and participated in projects in hospitals where creativity, art and music are used with patients. He has networked people in the field together and is a recognized leader in art and healing. He is a sculptor and marble carver. Michael is the author of twenty one books including the bestselling Well Body Book, Well Baby Book, Well Pregnancy Book, and the guided imagery classic Seeing With the Mind’s Eye, Creative Healing, Spirit Body Healing, The Path of the Feather, Shaman Wisdom - Shaman Healing and our new book Healing with the Arts.

    For more information, please visit michaelsamuels.com.

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