I knew from the start the focal point of the room would be the prayer painting. I entered the room with a prayer and I completed my work with a prayer. What happened in between? I had visitors while I was working, lots of visitors. So many, I found myself working into the night to keep on schedule.
An artist job is not to make pretty things. Craftsmen make pretty things. An artist's task is to be a visionary, a channel, a messenger. An artist steps into the universal flow, grabs hold of something, and brings that something into form for others to see. An artist is a student, a teacher, and a student again. An artist breaks the silence with the voice of the creator with or without an audience. Occasionally, someone hears you.
I visited Rhett while he was in the middle of painting this room. He
had just finished the wall with prayer ties. Paint cans, plastic
sheeting and boards lay about as he continued with his vision for this
guest room. He stopped working to chat with me. I didn’t want to
interrupt his work, but he was gracious and listened to my chattering
about needing to find work and the like. As I continued, I felt a wave
of emotion come over me and I began to cry. I immediately apologized
and told him I could not explain why I was so emotional. He nodded and
reassured me that it was o.k. After a short while of crying and
releasing what apparently was pent up energy, I felt relief and was then
able to focus on his artwork and ask him about the paintings and the
vision he had for the room.
I was stunned to hear that he had asked the Creator to allow people who visit the room to heal and find the medicine that they need to follow their higher path. Later that night, I had a vision of a new career path I could take that would fulfill my desires. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I think Rhett has been able to channel some powerful energy into his work and into this guest room. If you get a chance, you should come to experience the room and this wonderful artwork. Thank you Rhett.
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