Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
What I created here was made of clay, sand, blue glue and a pearl…in a small wooden box. The inspiration for this image came from the Old Testament Story about King David in 2 Samuel: 15-17, which reads as follows:
“…And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! And the three mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out to the LORD. And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it.”
This is how the story reflects part of my own life: My Heart was like David…Longing for the Water from my Own Soul that I had been separated from, driven from, through the effects of years of Violence and Cruelty. The three Mighty Men are Courage, Trust and Commitment to my Therapeutic work with Dr. A. Those three fought through very painful battle grounds in my own Psyche and Emotions, but they reached my Soul…they Retrieved the Beautiful Water from within my Soul…and brought it back to my Life, my Heart, my World…and My Heart knows that this Gift is so Profound, so Deep, so Hard-Won…that instead of Consuming it for Myself, I feel the call to Pour it Out…to Give it Away….and in the Pouring Out of the Gift, the Pearl of Great Price Appears…Freedom!
Actually I apply this Principle of Pouring Out the Gift to many areas of my life and in many of my relationships. It is a way of always Letting Go, Never Clinging…and this always increases my Joy and my Freedom.
My books, with the story of Healing, is meant to be a Gift Poured Out…for whomever will benefit from it. That is why I have chosen this image for the cover of A Spectacular Dawn.
With my Gift from the Heart, Z Moim Dar z Serca, Con il Mio Dono dal Cuore,
Gabriel Orion Marie
* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others!
This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)