Fabian Lijtmaer, 2016
Acrylic & mixed media on canvas
36 x 48 in (3ft x 4 ft)
How can we fulfill our dreams? Take a deep breath and exhale as you gently dive into the center of the painting... breathe deeply and allow the fiery circles of energy to give you power.
Breath & exhale as all the narratives in your life fade away. The stories, the doubt... all of it disintegrates in the fiery & calm anchor of your breath. Let go of everything that doesn’t serve you. Become an empty vessel.
Now alight the spark of your dream. The Master of Legions, the Creator of Time & Space, listens to every word you utter and every thought. Take the spark of your intention, the dream you wish to manifest, and give it all to Hashem. Envision G-d building systems upon systems, both revealed and concealed, to manifest your dream. You are an amplifier of Hashem’s light so connect your dream to the source! Hashem will make your dreams real. Take steps forward and offer your dream to Hashem.
The journey began with doubt and a little trepidation. We were in Jerusalem, Israel. Nearing the end of 2016. It was the second morning of Rosh Hashanah davining (prayers). One of my closest friends in the world, a King of Compassion and a Powerhouse of Emunah (faith/trust in g-d), the ever-mighty and ultra holy Lorenzo-san, insisted that I join him with his Rebbe. I had been with the Beala Rebbe in LA before and although I appreciated the connection my dear friend had to this eccentric being, I felt like the way the Rebbe practiced wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. I knew deep in my heart that Lorenzo-san only wanted what was best for me, and that he would never ever consciously lead my astray, yet I feared the possibility of getting stuck in an environment where I felt uncomfortable and disconnected on one of the holiest days of the year. A day where I truly wanted my prayers to be inscribed in the book of life. A day where we are meant to to strengthen our emunah to the high...
Welcome all!! This is the beginning. May we all tap into our inner voice and part the seas of doubt, fear and loneliness... this painting, "Song of the Sea" represents the movement from exile to redemption. The Jewish people walked through the Sea of Reeds to escape the Egyptian army on their path to freedom... where and how do you walk to pave the footsteps of freedom for others and for yourself?
Music is an incredibly powerful form of connection.... for me, when I need healing.... when my soul feels the disconnection of two thousand years of exile.... I need Maiden. Iron Maiden one of the finest bands ever to grace humankind. Thank g-d for Maiden. I recommend the concept album 7th Son of a 7th Son.