We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Holeman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniel, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think taking risks towards a worthwhile endeavor is vital. It sends out an energetic message that you are seriously investing in the endeavor which the universe (others) picks up and responds to. In other words, opportunities begin to show up to support it. Remaining in a comfort/safe zone does just the opposite where after a while things begin to decline and fall apart. We want to grow and expand and initiating risks is such an important part. This is especially true for endeavors that include the benefit of others, worthy causes, the environment, etc. In my life, I was working as a computer trainer and the company went out of business and rather than get another job I took the risk of becoming an artist. I actually went into debt for a while living off credit cards but I stuck with it and eventually, my reputation grew and my website began to attract income and opportunities. I had been hearing Joseph Campbell talking about “Following your bliss” and I thought “what brings me joy?” and I remembered how much I loved art in High Schools and I got lots of recognition so I knew I could do it as well as enjoy it. I had been pondering this and even said a prayer to the Universe asking how to become an artist. And within a week I got the call from the computer company saying they were going out of business and at first I freaked but then thought “Oh, this is an answer to my prayer! “But still, it was a great risk for me and not easy at first. And sticking with it I am successful.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Well, since I was a boy I knew I had a knack for art, but spent my early years in spiritual questing and then trying to fit into the conventional job market. That did not satisfy or work out. I even tried being a real estate agent for a couple of years but hated it. Spirituality was my most important interest and I was attracted to “Visionary Art”, and when I started it was quite elementary as I was just self-taught (mostly) and slowly developed my style. My style is quite recognizable as it generally renders feel-good, heart-touching, spiritual qualities. It often touches people deeply, sometimes to tears. That style and spiritual them is what sets it apart from others. There are many who are better artists than me, but many people like my unique style and use of colors. I am most proud of the art videos I have made as they art set to cool music and the art comes alive and really creates a strong impact on viewers.
It was not easy to get where I am today as I had so many psychological issues to work through to get aligned with my destiny path, get on my right track, so to speak. I had many years of low income, or rather unreliable fluctuating income.
Over time I learned that it is actually me that people are liking, meaning my frequency transmission out into the world.
I have learned so many life lessons I can’t count. I want the world to know that my art represents the Unity of all Life and the One Source of Light behind it all.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I lie in the forest so I would take them for walks and maybe also to the weekly Fusion Dance events to share my community. Community of like-minded folks is important to me. I would take them to a local place that has healthy amazing from Laos of all places. Like Thai food. I generally like healthy food places and more often prepare food at home. Living pretty remote in the first I don’t spend a lot of time going places and doing exciting things. I am a bit more chill in my older age.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
A great man name Stan Dale, who is now deceased, recognized my artwork fairly early on and promoted me to many people and it was a huge boost to my confidence (which had been weak) and career. It was pure Grace as I had very little business sense and not designed to self-promote. Much later in my career a man named Richard Rudd came into my life and provided me with the psychological wherewithal to take it to a bigger level. He is the author of the Gene Keys book and system of self-inquiry that has helped me immensely. All along I was aware that putting myself out into the world as an artist was engaging my inner psychology (self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, inner strength, and so much more) They all come into play and must be worked through to get to success when a person stops working for “the Man” and basically puts themselves out there hoping others will like what they are offering enough to pay for it. Especially true for creative types, artists, musicians, writers, etc. So, the Gene Keys system was a tremendous help in that regard.
Daniel B. Holeman