The blessings of sharing

Dear friends! My exhibition is over, but it will never fade from my memory.  This was the very first time I had the opportunity to share my work in public. It literally felt like coming out of the closet for me. Or rather, out of the room I have been sitting in by myself, doing this sacred work since 2011. During these years, I have channeled hundreds of messages, and almost the same number of paintings. Many of them I have shared with the world, but it has all been shared online.

I was not sure how it would be to take my work out into world in such a direct and personal way that an exhibition really is. Especially since I wanted to make it clear to everyone that all the work I shared there, was channeled information. I knew that this was an important message to get across, but I also knew it was something that might rub some people the wrong way. I soon realized that I need not worry. In fact, the response I got from the very first day was such an overwhelming outpouring of love, I find it difficult to even describe it.

Every single day, I would have the most amazing conversations with total strangers who entered the gallery. The abundance of open hearts I have met during these last couple of weeks has filled me up with so much light, so much love and so much gratitude. It made me realize that we have so many kindred spirits all around us. So many beautiful souls, ready and waiting to share from their heart. They just need an invitation from you to connect.

Having this exhibition, has been a true journey of discovery for me. I have learned so much more about myself. About the impact my work has on others. But also about the impact others have on my work. Just feeling into how the energies in all of these paintings changed during the days they were shown in public has been quite an eye-opener. It is as if all of the people who have connected with my work have not only been activated by them. They have in return activated something within the paintings.

That became especially clear to me after the recital I gave in the gallery together with my dear friend Seshen. Seshen is a very talented artist, she uses crystal singing bowls and her voice to create a sacred soundscape. I also read some of my texts. Here are two short videos from that event.

During and after the performance, you could feel how something profound shifted in everyone present. Also in the paintings. It was as if they expanded, became even more alive. To me, this is such a powerful confirmation of the need for us all to begin to connect on a deeper level than before. We are here to come together. To share. From the heart. For when we do, we ignite something deep within each other. Something that cannot be ignited if we keep to ourselves.

So thank you to all the beautiful souls who have shared this experience with me! Thank you for helping me to open myself up. And thank you for allowing yourself to do the same. It has been magical in every way.  But there is so much more to come. For every single one of us. As the message I got a few days ago said it so clearly: “The end is the beginning.” 

I will use water that has been part of this exhibition to create new paintings. It is now vibrating  with all of these amazing energies. I will of course share them with you on this blog. Several of the paintings I exhibited have found new homes. But some of those I brought back home, will also get the opportunity to find a new custodian. I will offer a selection of these newly activated paintings for sale here.

And to those of you who did not have the opportunity to come and see my work, here is a small “virtual tour” from the gallery.

I am certain that this is not the last time I will share my work in this way. So hopefully we all get a new chance to meet each other soon. To share the same space, and to open our hearts to each other. What a blessing that will be!

With so much love and gratitude from me,
Bente/Aisha