Let ‘er Rip

Two years ago, as I was preparing to celebrate my 59th full circle of 365 days in this physical form, I wrote what was to date probably the most powerful prose I’d ever penned; titled Original Wound: Revealed and Healed. While it was most definitely a profound, provocative, and purposeful text, it was also…proper. By that I mean, I was still adhering to long-held conditioned beliefs about the “right” and acceptable way of conducting myself in the world and was not quite willing to turn over the reins of Self-expression to the formidable force within me that I KNEW wanted to speak through me, AS me. As I sit here now with who I have become and who I know I was born and destined to Be – a tsunami of root-level healing and transformation on the planet – I recognize that the “cord” impelling me to bow down to any social norms or niceties that are not aligned with the voice of my Higher Self, is about to sever once and for all.

Twenty-seven years ago, seemingly out of the blue, I began channeling the pictures that have come to be known as URABE Spirit Art. Although I knew from the very first colored pencil scribblings that an event of cosmic proportions was taking place that held all of humanity in its divine embrace, I also instinctively knew that neither I nor the world was ready for Urabe Unleashed. Furthermore, as a totally untrained artist, I felt I should keep my convictions to myself; after all, it would be presumptuous to claim that my art was destined to be one of the biggest things to hit the planet if I didn’t have degrees and certification “proving” my right to call myself an artist! I figured I’d better keep my mouth shut so as to not invite any criticism that could burst the bubble of my vision before it had the chance to materialize.

I’d been raised by a Mother who bowed down to some mysterious  “they”, who dictated I should live my life in a certain manner but never really explained WHY. And so even though everything in me screamed that Urabe Spirit Art was the reflection of some of the most powerful transformational Source energies available to humankind at this point in the evolution of Consciousness…I stayed mum, for fear of how I might be received or more truthfully, rejected.

It’s now time to flush all the “shoulds” down the toilet and LET ‘ER RIP! Whether it’s a fart, a voiced opinion, a new dish created wholly without a recipe; a spontaneous song or a dance, or a daily schedule that turns everything upside down, I’m going to do it the way it feels right to me and call it like I see it. And if there is an art form that comes through me that not only breaks the mold and shimmers from outside the proverbial box but smashes to smithereens the notion that there ever was a box to begin with…well, in this upcoming chapter in the story of E.R.Urabe, no thing and no one will hold me back from saying so with all the passion this old lady can muster. Including, and most of all, my concepts of who I think I am.

And when the dust has settled and the smell has dissipated and the uproar over any controversial opinions has calmed down and I’ve returned to my stand by food dishes and favorite music and age-appropriate dance moves, URABE Spirit Art will remain standing, a shining beacon of the divine light of eternal Consciousness through the darkness, calling us Home as One together, guiding our every breath and step.

And I’ll be here on my mountain, maybe with hair dyed pink or purple, just for the hell of it, wrinkled face smiling and Soul rejoicing as I witness my Spirit Children fulfilling their divine destiny just as fully and completely as I know in my heart and soul that I have.


Elizabeth Urabe
Elizabeth Urabe
As an artist, Elizabeth R. Urabe has always only had one goal: to translate the invisible energies of Absolute Truth into tangible form using abstract design, color, and poetic imagery, so that an ever-increasing number of people might have more direct access to the inner realms of human existence. In early 1995, with no art training whatsoever, she began spontaneously to draw the pictures now known as Urabe Spirit Art and to date has channeled more than 750 designs, each one perfect, whole, and complete, exactly as it is. No thought is ever involved in the birthing process and Elizabeth has always referred to her role as that of a "spiritual midwife" rather than the creator of this extraordinary body of work. And remarkably, despite incredible complexity of design and detail, no single picture has ever taken longer than one week to complete. In 2011, intuitively entering a picture birthed in 1995 titled Divine Unity, Elizabeth was one of three first-place winners of the unprecedented American Batik Design Competition, organized by (then) the Ambassador to the US from the Indonesian embassy in Washington DC, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal. As a result, she was awarded a three-week tour of some of the most prominent batik and fashion companies in Indonesia and now has contacts in Jakarta who have created breathtakingly beautiful silk shawls for ladies and one of a kind original shirts for men; each piece endowed with the living 4000-year-old history of Indonesia's perfected batik techniques and the essence of Urabe Spirit Art as both the energetic and design inspiration. Early in 2016, in answer to the global craze for coloring books, Elizabeth rose to the challenge and in a matter of months, self-published four books; three coloring books for adults, each with original art and contemplative poetry, and a highly interactive book for adults and children to engage in together. The first adult book, Color Me Freedom, was immediately rendered fully into German, and there are French, Spanish, and Russian versions available with the translations of the Artist Introduction and dedication pages. A full Arabic language translation is also soon to be released. With these books, Elizabeth has taken the very essence of her art and offered it in a compact, affordable and interactive format that is especially attractive at this time, when global challenges are both accelerating and intensifying and the need for awakening, healing, and transformational reintegration is more imperative than ever. In Elizabeth's words: " Urabe Spirit Art, in whatever myriad forms it may take, is one of the most powerful reflections of Source energies available to us at this point in the evolution of Consciousness. We are at a crossroads where the fate of our planet and life as we know it may very well depend on the willingness of each individual to embrace the entire spectrum of human emotion and commit to the kind of transformation that only real spiritual growth can offer. There is no longer any middle ground and as long as we (still) believe that Love has an opposite, we are (still) living in fear." It is time for us to say an unequivocal yes to destiny and to take our rightful places as warriors of the Spirit. Let us join in this pure and noble vision, knowing that - together - there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

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