Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,

The Persian Poet Rumi says: “The Wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

A famous Canadian Singer and Songwriter (Leonard Cohen) gives the same message in his song Anthem, “There is a Crack in Everything, that’s how the Light gets in.”

I have thought about this phenomenon a lot and in my own life it has certainly proven to be True. It is in my Wounds that I have been Open to Receive Light. It is though the Cracks in my Mind and Heart and Soul over the years that I have Sought Light, Pursued Light, and Needed Light and FOUND Light.

In the extremely rare place Inside where I have felt Self-Sufficient (Like in Mathematics, for example!), I have been Proud, Arrogant, and never felt one Iota of Need for Help, but there was No Light in Mathematics for me. It was all Cold, Computer-like Information in my Head.

I do not Propose that we Intentionally create Cracks in ourselves or Impose them on others in any kind of Wounding, but I Propose that the Universe is in a Constant Flow of Wounding and Healing, Birth, Life, Death and Re-birth…of Cracking and Filling with Light.

A Bird pecking out of the Shell has to endure the Cracking and the Collapse of its Container, its Protection, its Home…in order to Burst out of one level of Existence to another… a far more Expansive and Magnificent One…Soaring Above the Broken, Empty Shell and looking down with Gratitude for that Shattering Day.

In the Light of God, W Światło Boga, Alla Luce di Dio

I Remain,

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)