I am a firm believer that I am never alone. Since I was a young child I have known that I have a guardian angel looking after me and now that I am an adult I need my angel more than ever!
The worst thing that can hit an artistic person is doubt. Doubt can hit you out of nowhere. It can totally derail you and dull your artistic nature. It eats away at your time and makes you second guess all your decisions. Having such a fickle career can lead us artists to experience doubt quite often if we are not careful. We start asking ourselves if we are crazy to do what we do but I think we probably need to be a little crazy for this business! It is so important then for us to know that there is something working for us outside of ourselves. I believe that sometimes, when doubt has got its clutches into you, you must just say, 'Universe...help!'.
I recently experienced some doubt as to whether I am mad to be creating a career for myself in such an unstable field. Then, one day, the universe answered. I was approached by a woman who had lost her brother and wanted to thank me for the comfort that one song on my album had given her through an incredibly dark time. I then opened an email from a young child from Germany who had loved my concert in Kenmare and wanted me to know that. This was followed by numerous wedding music enquiries!
So, artists, if you are questioning yourself and maybe feel lost, why not ask the universe for help? Maybe say a prayer or meditate? The answers sometimes lie in the energy around us.