This painting was inspired during prayer and meditation from the Tablet of Ahmad.
Many of us are able to relate to the feeling of utter hopelessness as the world seems to fall apart around us. Injustices are happening in our own country. We stand in complete astonishment sometimes, not knowing what to do or say when we lose loved ones due to health or addiction issues. The condition of our lives seems to be directly related to everything and everyone. There is no real escape to peace, unless we are willing to surrender in some way. All I can do for myself, is find a way to connect to my real self within. While in this state, everything around me can break, or shatter, I am safe to wonder my inner reality to find answers, to speak to my ancestors, to become centered. Certain readings find their way into my life and help me to reach this state of calm.
(excerpt from "The Tablet of Ahmad")
-And be thou so steadfast in My love that thy heart shall not waver, even if the swords of the enemies rain blows upon thee and all the heavens and the earth arise against thee.
Be thou as a flame of fire to My enemies and a river of life eternal to My loved ones, and be not of those who doubt.
About the Original
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas / Image Size: 24" x 36" / Created: August 2010