Murals, Miracles and Mother Earth

As I painted the Ruby Lake mural, I was driving about 40 minutes weekly to go to this wonderfully conscious food store called Mother Earth Foods! The whole reason I was brought to Parkersburg was a place called Unity Cafe initially. Run by a firery and wonderful soul named Petia from Bulgaria! They were also 40 minutes away but I had that divine and intuitive urge that I always get to go... so I went! Holy shit... LITERALLY, all of this is some holy stuff because BOTH Unity Cafe and Morher Earth were looking for a muralist! Seriously in the flow, I found myself dancing with care free salsa moves and spinning all over the public, in private, all over! It didn’t matter, when your doing what you love, full-filling your purpose, and getting creative for a living, well, dancing with joy becomes a daily part of your routine! The transformation I have made is astounding. I found myself battling depression just 3 years back prior to this manifestation of a path of light and love!

How the mural came to be at Mother Earth Foods was PRICELESS. As I was checking out, one of the many lovely souls working there asked if my mural went well last week. Before I could even say “yes! It was a well conquered challenge!” A man with a long grey beard, wolf shirt and no shoes interjected with “ you paint murals? You know Dave?”. Truly I had no idea who Dave was, but my heart knew and had a response that said “the owner?” TOTALLY TRUSTING IN MY GUT... he replied with “ Yeah! You know he’s looking for a muralist right?” I bent down to my knees with a hand over my mouth like “ you gotta be joking this is all sorts of divine!” . He took my business cards and promised to pass them onto Dave! This mans name was Mark. He was in great pain actually, as I noticed he let out yelps of discomfort carrying his things back to the car. My solar plexus, which is located right in the sternum area, began to overwhelm with presence. I felt tightness in my soul, repeating “ you gotta tell him you can help him”. With this, I took a big breath and exhaled as I piped up and found the courage to speak my truth. “ hey Mark, I am pretty sure that I can help you, I am a healer and can ease your pain” . The spiritual man that he is, he kindly said yes, and we had a session right there in the parking lot! Little did I know throughout the painting of that mural I would have three more sessions of other souls brought into my path in that parking lot. Hey you gotta do what you gotta do! So after reconnecting many fractured energy pathways in his right leg, he got off my reiki table enthusiastic as ever that his ankle was feeling better and he let out a huge “ praise yaweh!” whom others refer to as Jesus, and followed up with a grand hug! I gave a few cd’s as a gift for him and Dave who he just so happened to be meeting for dinner that night! Upon further meditation, I received that I would be working on Mark three more times to fully fix his fractured energy pathways from an old injury and accident, and that all sessions had to be about one week apart. Super stoked on all the synchronicities, I began to seek out nature to stay for the night. I looked up camping places in the area and let my finger be guided by spirit to choose the right one. It choose the closes one and immediately I knew it was only so I could stay in the area.... for I went there and marveled at the beauty of the river as the sun set. I got a call moments after the sun was down from Dave himself! He invited me to stay at his organic farm! Blessed and blissed out of my mind, I drove there to his little slice of heaven in the hillside country of West Virginia.

Ahh he and his whole family were so cordial and kind, my soul again began to sing the familiar tune of “ its good to see you all again?! Soul family from a different life being brought back together again under different circumstances and atmospheres. Too cool, this life is way too cool. My goodness!

Next day we talked designes. Him and his co-worker told me what they wanted the mural to represent loosely. It was to collectively embody gratitude reminding everyone where our food came from and how we are all one living in harmony with Mother Earth not against her. So I did as I always do and put out a prayer that I would channel a drawing that would be for the highest good of the community and the highest liking of Dave. This way I never have to worry about painting the wrong thing, I simply pray and know that whatever comes through is exactly what I need. Without falter, they loved it!

the initial watercolor of Mother Earth!

And so it began! Crazy, I was painting two murals at once, one was extremely small details and intricate designs of red and orange Bulgarian roses and flags that harmonized two territories that Petia called home , and the their was an extremely huge macro scale! Where everything was larger than life! It was my first time using a scaffold, or should I say and adult jungle Jim... what your. It supposed to play on those things? At least I was wearing my skateboarding helmet the whole time!