In July 2017 I received an email…and it shook me to the core. Someone who I had known for years, like 20, appeared to be cutting ties with me. I was torn up. I cried, I had trouble sleeping. I drafted emails and threw them in the trash over and over. I practiced Soul Path Art, I wrote, I consulted my tarot and oracle cards. I felt rejected. I felt like I had done something wrong. And, of course, I wanted to make it better. I wanted to put things back together again.

This went on for several days, and at the very beginning of my vacation on David Pond in Fayette, Maine,  none-the-less.

And then one day I was given an insight that set me free.

Maybe I was misreading the email.

And even if I was not, I was reading something into it that either was or was not there.

And I also felt freed from the outcome. I realized that this other person felt how she felt. There was absolutely nothing I could do about it. And really, there was nothing in what I had done that was wrong. It was simply what it awakened in her that she was not comfortable with.

So I sent an email of only 3 sentences just asking a question. Was she terminating our friendship.

And the answer did not even matter, I realized, as I sent it off. But expressing MY interpretation of her email was important. So we were clear. So there was no misunderstanding.

I walked away from the situation, the email, my phone, and I painted FREEDOM from the space of release, letting go, and being at peace. I truly felt free of the torment I had put myself through. It was done and I had come out the other side, whole, at peace, intact, and free.

Freedom 1: Release
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
Acrylic on Canvas

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Freedom 1: Release
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
acrylic on canvas
Copyright Larissa Davis