This is the second video I published dedicated to artists of all genres.
Its main focus is on the ability of the artist to become his or her own support system especially in times when it is lacking personally and/or professionally.
This video also discusses how we have everything within us to be the alchemists of our own Life experience.
“We all have a similar story where we feel like we haven’t been supported in our endeavors.
My response to that is…
Normally when you don’t have the support of others it rarely has something to do with you.
It really has to do with another person’s viewpoint of what they think your trying to achieve or not achieve.
And very often that is a false perception.
However, support, of course it is important, but before you can get the support of anybody else, you have to get the support of yourself.
And really understanding that everything and EVERYTHING you want to realize in your life is in your own responsible hands.
You have to be accountable for that which you desire.
You have to be your own cheerleader.
You have to be your own teacher.
You have to be your own healer.
You have to be your own support system.
You have to be your own best friend.
And if any of those are lacking you have some serious work to do to see how you can fulfill those roles for yourself.
You know, I really believe that we have been given everything to achieve that which we desire.
And sometimes life gives us obstacles in order for us to realize our own power.
To realize that we are capable of taking the most heinous circumstances and transforming them into our blessing.
And transforming them from coal into a diamond.
You know, if I listened to everybody that told me what my outcome was going to be I’d be dead.
But I took everything I had in myself to really go in and understand what my demons were (and I am still doing it…it is a process).
But understanding what in me is allowing these obstacles to keep happening?
What in me is keeping me from understanding my full potential?
What in me is allowing the world to feel dark?
What in me is allowing the world to feel limited?
And once I started to allow myself to look at those circumstances that I am allowing to live in my head I started to be able to transform them.
Little by little.
That definitely comes with growing pains.
But throughout that whole process the thing that I have learned is that the more I depended on other people the more I gave my power away.
The more I thought the answer was out there the more I needed more answers.
The more I turned in the more I started realizing that everything and EVERTHING already resided within me.
I just needed the balls to trust myself.
I needed the courage to know that I am enough.
I needed the heart to understand that I am my own healer.
I needed the strength to look at myself in the mirror and say “Ya got some work to do!”.
And then have the will to actually do that work.
You see, we are taught that everything we need resides somewhere “out there”.
We are taught that somebody else has the answer.
We are taught that if you follow this book it is going to find the way for you.
We are taught that if you go to this doctor he is going to have the answer for you.
We are taught that if you go to this guru, or this mentor, or this person or that person, they are going to give you the answer to your life.
But what we are not told is that the answer we are looking for IS US!
We are our own mirror but we have to be willing to look in that mirror.
We are our own path but we have to be willing to walk our path.
We are our own salvation if we are willing to allow ourself to see that we truly do have the power to be our own salvation.
We are the very thing that either gets in the way of our desires or the very thing that sets us free to experience that which we desire.
And this isn’t some self help bullshit.
This is actually our birthright.
This is actually what we’ve been given.
No matter what the circumstances are, there is always a way if there is a will.
As long as you have accountability for yourself…
As long as you have responsibility for yourself…
As long as you have the courage to look at where you may need some transformation…
As long as you have the self love to want to change for the better…
You can achieve anything.
You are a creative being by the nature of how you were created.
So knowing that, as a creative being, you have the ability to create that which you desire.
You have the ability to create alchemy in your own life.
You have the ability to be a warrior of that which you want to experience for your best and highest good.
The only thing that stands in our way is our ego and what we are taught marrying themselves to say that we are not enough.
And the truth of the matter is we are more than enough.
We have always been more than enough.”