TITLE: Drive Hunger Away (2017)
ARTIST: Abby Kamen
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 in.
STORY: This painting is inspired by AAA, yes, the automotive company. Just like AAA provides roadside assistance, I learned the Universe provides comprehensive guidance. By opening my third eye and engaging my awareness, I started recognizing the signs leading the way towards my life purpose.
I know this sounds lofty. I know you feel lost and lonely. I know your inner child is wounded. I know the world feels chaotic and raw. I know happiness feels elusive. I know your dreams feel far away. I know you hunger to belong.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can fix how we feel. Reality is ours to create. Free will and destiny are partners, not adversaries. Our human experience is a collaborative process between the beyond and the here and now. The key is learning how to manage energy. Energy is everything. The entire scope of our being is a chain reaction of energy transmitted between cause and effect.
I spent a good part of 2017 trying to wrap my head around the concept of “Energy Management.” The beyond kept pushing me to see it from my perspective. The result is the following guide to help us better navigate our relationships. It is centered around three words: Should, Would, and Could.
When SHOULD controls our energy, it's in a toxic state. Think Pie Chart. Fear dominates how we express love, experience joy, and understand truth. You should do this, you shouldn’t do that. In this relationship, we work against each other for control of the energy between us. Trust and vulnerability are not able to be engaged, because we don’t feel safe with each other. Judgement is very present. To win, the other must lose. Our energy is finite and our potential is limited.
When WOULD controls our energy, it’s in a conditional state. Think Venn-Diagram. We are able to establish some trust by negotiating how we express love, experience joy, and understand truth. Fear is navigated by working together, but only in a give-and-take format. I’ll do this, only if you’ll do that. Vulnerability is still not able to be engaged, because we are not in a fully trusted relationship. Failure is feared, thereby limiting success. Our energy is neutralized and our potential is compromised.
When COULD controls our energy, it’s in an unconditional state. Think Infinity Circle. We are able to freely express love, experience joy, and understand truth. Fear is outside of the relationship and address together. We trust each other implicitly and thus are able to be vulnerable. Failure is unhindered, enabling success to flourish. Both alternate freely for the best possible outcome. We can do anything. This relationship is always in balance, even when 100 % of energy is needed on any given side. This isn’t magic; consequences still apply, but the possibilities are endless. Our energy is unrestrained, collaboration is possible, and our potential is unlimited.
The road to enlightenment may be the road less traveled, but it doesn’t have to be. Beyond pain is peace. It’s all about flow. Namaste.