Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
I appreciate the feedback on the new web site design, and it seems that all who responded really liked it! The web designer and I were able to make things lighter and more suitable and I am quite happy with it now. Please know that I will be working on it more as the weeks go by and adding some more of my paintings and work. It takes time for me to learn how to operate a website and I appreciate your patience will it is unfolding. I want my website to reflect Hope and Light and Healing. The whole reason why I have written my books and shared my story is because I want to offer to anyone who suffers from any kind of wounding,, that Healing is Possible. Many of my paintings are not particularly easy to look at, but the reason they were healing for me was because in Images and Colors, I was able to express the pain that was stuck inside of me, and these paintings truly helped me to get the pain OUT.
As some of my work has been displayed on a few other websites, and in exhibits, the feedback that I am constantly receiving is that they portray/communicate a depth of suffering or pain that others who have suffered can relate to, and that these images echo something inside of them, which then becomes consoling or hopeful because now they feel less alone.
That is the purpose, my friends, of all my work. For decades I carried around a depth of unspoken, unreleased, toxic and rancid pain from years of childhood abuse, and then I landed upon a fantastic, and difficult but profoundly Healing path that has proven to be Solid, Lasting and Thorough.
Suffering does not have to have the Last Word. Mental Anguish and Torment, Nightmares and Obsessive Fears, Emotional Paralysis and Frozen Sorrow do not have to Win. We can be Healed and Transformed from every one of these. In the Alchemy of Acceptance, Acknowledgment, Grieving, Forgiveness, Letting Go, everything that once Threatened us, Tortured us, now becomes the Gold, the Light, the Gift, the Promise and the Lasting Peace.
I woke up this morning wanting to share all of this with you, my friends. I have a gentle and good feeling throughout my Being and the words: “Something Wonderful Is Happening” are floating around me and speaking to me. I cannot put my finger on any one event or thing that is happening, but it an overall sense that All is Well.
Thank you for being my Unseen Friends, my Brothers and Sisters around the World, with whom I share a lovely bond. You are all very much part of my ongoing Alchemy and Transformation and I pray I can be even a small part of yours. Deo Gratias.
With Love and Peace, Z Miłości i Pokoju, Con Amore e Pace,
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)